Episode 7

How To Make Your Screencasts Look Better (and Easier To Edit)

Screen recording can be a very useful and powerful tool in your video arsenal, however, few people know how to utilize it well and, if you’ve never used it before, it can be overwhelming to know where to start.

Understanding how to start creating screen recordings is the first step to optimizing your screen recorded video process. Learn how to set your videos up for success and you’ll discover a faster workflow that gives you better quality screen recordings and more engaging videos.

Learning points from the episode include:

  • Know what size you want to publish in, and stick with it
  • Make your video smaller, or keep it the same size, and never make it bigger
  • Limit distractions to keep the user focused
  • Start by recording your audio first, and edit your video to fit the track
  • If you feel ambitious, capture extra material, but use it only for context or a screen reset, not to distract the user’s focus
  • Experiment and play with your screen recording software to learn how to make it work for you

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The Visual Lounge
Discussions about the power of visuals and videos and how to make them even better.

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Matthew Pierce

Matthew Pierce, Learning & Video Ambassador from TechSmith Corporation, has created videos for learning and marketing for over a decade. He is the lead behind TechSmith Academy, a free platform teaching video and image creation for business, which has been used by tens of thousands of users. He is the host of The Visual Lounge Podcast from TechSmith, which streams live on Youtube and LinkedIn weekly. Matthew is a regular speaker at multiple learning and development-focused conferences and is a regular contributor to various training publications. Connect with him on LinkedIn.