Name: [002] Ian Ozsvald
Member: 106 months
Authored: 181 videos
Description: I am the co-founder of ShowMeDo (see http://showmedo.com/about), author of `The Screencasting Handbook <http://thescreencastinghandbook.com>`_ and the founder of the professional screencast production company `ProCasts <http://procasts.co.uk>`_: .. image:: http://procasts.co.uk/media/procasts_sma ...

[DEPRECATED] Screencasting On a Windows Machine [ID:009]

a series of video-tutorials by Ian Ozsvald

[This series is out of date - see the replacement CamStudio series].

Screencasting is easier than you probably think and high quality videos can be made using freely available tools such as Camstudio 2.0. These videos show how to use screencasting software, demonstrating configurations that we have found successful.

Video Tutorials

1. Configuring CamStudio 2.0 On Windows XP

CamStudio 2.0 is a free utility that lets you make ShowMeDos. There are plenty of options that can be configured - here we show you the right set of options to use so that you can start making your own ShowMeDos. Note - be sure to check our Configuring CamStudio and Requirements pages in the wiki for details of how to record your own ShowMeDo screencasts. 2nd Note - note that we now prefer to [...]

2. Using CamStudio 2.0 On Windows XP

CamStudio 2.0 is a free utility that lets you make ShowMeDos. This ShowMeDo demonstrates the basic elements - starting the recording, navigating Windows whilst recording, ending the recording. After this you'll be ready to make your first ShowMeDo on Windows XP. There are further notes in first CamStudio video for recording your own ShowMeDos.

3. Make Your Own ShowMeDos With HyperCam on Windows XP

With HyperCam you can make your own ShowMeDos. You could be making your first video within minutes of watching this. Here we show you how to configure and use HyperCam.

Showmedo is a peer-produced video-tutorials and screencasts site for free and open-source software (FOSS)- with the exception of some club videos, the large majority are free to watch and download.

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

Kudos and Thanks for Ian

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