How to make a flash video tutorial of your website and product in minutes
"A video tutorial is more than thousands of words!" How to make a video tutorial of your website or product? Use a camera to record their menus? Maybe it's not a so bad choice! But a camera face to your computer is not the best way to show your website with the following 3 reasons.
1. The camera can not record the screen clearly.
2. You can not edit the video by adding some instructions or narrations easily.
3. The video file is too big for web sharing and transmission.
Maybe you need an application to record your screen, not a camera! Screen recording software helps you to record the screen to mirror all of your operations by recording mouse movements and keystrokes along with the screenshots. Even you can add some tips to highlight the important functions. Furthermore, you can add narration from microphone easily to enhance the tutorial. At last you can publish the flash movie and transmit to the technical guys. As you know, the flash format has smaller size and better for network transmission.
The following is a step-by-step guide of how to create a video tutorial of Microsoft Outlook by recording the computer screen in minutes. Or you can click to view the Outlook Video tutorial now: http://www.sameshow.com/samples/outlook-tutorial/outlook-tutorial.html
1. Setting the capture mode and record
There are 3 capture modes to be selected: Application region, Custom region and Full screen. Now we select application region to record the Microsoft Outlook, guide others how to create an account in Microsoft Outlook. Click "Record" button to start recording.
Application Region: Capture the window of the specific application that is running.
Custom Region: Capture a customized rectangular shape on your desktop.
Full Screen: Capture the entire screen.
2. Edit callouts to the tutorial by slide
Once the recording is finished. DemoCreator will import the slides automatically. You can easily to add some interactive elements to the tutorial by slide. Insert new slide or delete unwanted slide. Or add some callouts, notes, animations to the tutorial to make the tutorial more interactive and animated.
3. Add sound to the tutorial
Click "Audio" button and login the Audio Timeline Editor. You can edit the audio easily by cutting, inserting and deleting. And also you can view the slide at the same time when editing the audio. Furthermore, you can record the sound when recording the screen.
4. Publish the flash movie
Click "Publish" button and login the publish menu. Select publish to flash movie, LMS, auto-run CD, standalone EXE, or Email. As you know, flash file has the smaller size and safer in network transmission.
Learn more from: http://www.sameshow.com/demo-creator.html
View the samples from: http://www.sameshow.com/democreator/create-software-demo-samples.html
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