Video Recording Workflow

The following post details the tools that I use for recording my video tutorials. It also lists all the tools that I evaluated before settling on couple of them that seen to get my work done.

BB FlashBack Express

http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/BBFlashBack_FreePlayer.aspx

(Free registration key)

Can record audio from microphone, speakers and also Picture in picture (from webcam)

WinFF/FFMpeg   (Video encoding)
This is a front end to the ffmpeg software. Very easy to use.


Background

List of tools I recently tried and found satifying for my needs (I am using Winidows 7 OS)

CamStudio

http://camstudio.org

Opensource, but the picture in picture (webcam capture was not working for me)

Jing (Screenshots and Screencasts)

http://www.techsmith.com/jing/

Records upto 5 minutes in swf format. With the Pro version can record directly to mp4. I am using this for taking screenshots

TechSmith Video Codecs

Optimized for screencasts, TechSmith video codecs provide lossless image quality combined with the smallest file size possible.

Free Flash SWF/FLV Converter (Convert swf's from Jing to Avi)

http://www.lumixsoft.com/download.php

Screenr

Its an instant screencast creator designed to work with Twitter. You launch the recording from the website and can record upto 5 minutes. Once the recording is done, it processes it and you are good to tweet your creation. On top of that you can upload the video to youtube and download a mp4 to your computer.

I made some test recordings and you can check them out at http://screenr.com/user/satishgoda


You can check my YouTube channel for some of my recordings.
http://www.youtube.com/user/satishgoda

satishgoda at gmail dot com

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