Phase 2: Recording
Phase 3: Saving
Phase 4: Editing
Phase 5: Sharing
Creating a Screencast
1. Navigate to http://www.screencastomatic.com.
2. You have the option of registering for an account by selecting the "Got an account?" link. Creating an account will allow you to view all of your recordings uploaded to the site in one location.
3. To start a recording with or without an account, select the "Start Recording" button.
1. Select your microphone by clicking the arrow near the microphone icon. Select your microphone input from the list that appears.
2. Adjust your microphone volume level by selecting the volume icon. In the microphone window, select the Auto Adjust Volume button and then start speaking into your microphone. Once your volume level indicator stops moving, click OK.
3. To select your recording area, click the arrow next to the current recording dimensions and select your dimensions from the list. Alternatively, yosican slide the guides along the recording screen to select your recording area.
4. If you plan on using your webcam, select your webcam by selecting the arrow next to the webcam icon.
5. Once you have selected your recording settings, select the record button.
6. While recording, the following options are available:
Pause - the pause button lets you pause, then continue with your recording
Time - the time bar indicates the length of your recording
Restart - Press the REC button again to restart your recording, but keep your settings.
Done - Press the Done button when you have finished your recording
Note: If you wish to incorporate music from Computer Audio as background to your speech, you may choose that before recording, or add sounds after recording. Several suggested sources for free, high-quality music and sound effects are Free Music Archive and Sound Bible (check for public domain and Creative Commons licenses).
View these videos before editing your recording:
Canvas – change size of video canvas (see right toolbar in recording section)
To Trim – Position LEFT and RIGHT playerheads (there are two) at the ends of the desired segment.
Cut - cut segment.
Copy - copy segment to use with Insert Paste
Hide - hide cursor or webcam
Insert – insert pause, new or existing recording, new video file or paste recording
Narrate – select section of video to narrate over
Overlay - see box at top right
Replace - replace video or freeze frame
Speed - speed up or slow down
Transition – add as desired when combining clips, at the beginning or end of the vidoe, or with overlays (see next box!)
Volume - select section of video to adjust volume levels.
When recording: Use Zoom & Pan – allows you to select segments in your recording to zoom and pan. When segment is determined, click the Zoom/Pan button to bring up window and adjust accordingly.
Try these tips for hassle-free editing!
Remember, you can only make edits to files that have been saved in SOM file format!
What are Overlays? When and how should they be used?
Overlays cover a portion of the screencast, and can be used to:
Other Overlay Effects:
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