Show users how to make the most of the library’s online resources.
CamStudio records all screen and audio activity on your computer and turns it into a high quality video file.
- Think of CamStudio as a free tool to create step-by-step videos showing how to use a particular piece of software (such as how to search the catalogue) or an online activity (such as how to place a reserve on an item in your library collection).
- Video files can be saved and uploaded anywhere.
- While CamStudio does have caption and annotation features it doesn’t offer editing tools to enable you to change the video or audio after it has been recorded.
How I Use It
I found CamStudio wasn’t easy to get to grips with but the (long and detailed) tutorial video explained everything I needed to know. The most difficult part of the process is deciding what to say and getting the audio to match what is happening on the screen. It does take a bit of practice!
While CamStudio does include captioning and annotation tools I find Youtube Video Editor is much quicker and easier for any post-production activities.
Have you tried creating tutorial-type videos? What tools did you use?