5 Reasons Why I Think Camtasia Rocks

May 16, 2010

Camtasia Studio 7 is an excellent video production tool, both simple and feature rich Back in January I did a series of posts focused on finding free tools that would enable me to create video tutorials. While it was easy to find tools like Jing and Windows Movie Maker that could help me do this, […]

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Free screencasting – easy; free video editing – not so much

January 31, 2010

My quest for free tools to combine video clips to produce tutorial clips hasn’t yielded the desired results, but I’ve learned plenty along the way. This is the final post in a series focused on creating video tutorials using free applications. Over this last week I’ve attempted to fill in the “missing piece” in the video production tool set I’ve […]

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Testing free video editing tools (and techniques)

January 24, 2010

The 3rd post in a series focused on free tools for recording, editing, and publishing video tutorials. I’ve been working this month to find a set of free tools that can enable me to produce and distribute video tutorials. Picking up where I left off last week, this weekend I pursued the idea of using Windows Movie Maker as a free editing […]

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Screencasting with Debut’s Lite Version

January 17, 2010

Testing the free version of NCH Software’s video capture application. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been looking into a variety of free screencasting tools available on the web. I’m interested in finding a free application that let’s me easily capture screen activity and record audio over it, and then save the resulting file in an easy […]

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Comparing 12 Free Screencasting Tools

January 10, 2010

Combing through the basic functions and features of a list of tools I’ve become aware of, to select some for further testing. Over the course of the week, the list of Screencasting tools that have been recommended to me, or that I’ve otherwise learned of, has grown to a dozen. I have a goal of trying identify a free […]

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10 free screencasting tools to check out!

January 6, 2010

A growing list of free Internet based applications for screen capture and presentation creation. In response to this week’s post about Jing, my colleagues at Classroom 2.0 have informed me of a number of similar tools (“thank you!” to everyone who responded to my Discussion Post on this). Of course, it’s easy to search this stuff […]

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Creating brief instructional videos (and more) with Jing

January 3, 2010

Cool free app for combining screen shots or screen motion with audio, to create instructional presentations. This week I got my Jing on! I recently heard about Jing (found on the web at, and after a quick visit to their web site I knew that this might be the type of tool I’ve been thinking about trying […]

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