CamStudio Tutorial

People have been asking me “Grandma, what software do you use to make your wonderful and entertaining and shockingly useful tutorials?”  Okay, I may have embellished that a little.  But I have your answer – it’s the fabulous and free CamStudio.

I like CamStudio because you can put the webcam video into the screen capture so people can see my lovely face.  People like to get to know you.  Then all I do is use the free Windows Movie Maker to edit the screen capture – trim off the ends, add a title.  It’s not hard and it’s free.

Now there are other screen capture products out there that are very nice – Camtasia is fantastic.  But it’s also $300.  It has some snazzy editing features and has a nice zoom feature so you can see the details on the screen.  But I did have some problems with the webcam insertion on their most recent release of Camtasia.  The nice thing is that they do have a 30-day free trial so you can test it out.

So if you want to record your screen, try CamStudio – it’s handy and free!

Grandma Mary

Grandma Mary is a slightly cranky Social Media Edutainer, helping small businesses leverage the power of social media. Learning social media is wayyy more fun with Grandma Mary.

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