Make a Flash Guide Video by Desktop Capture
A guide video is more than thousands of words! If you want to show your website or product in a live way, making a Flash guide video can be a good idea. But how to make a guide video from your desktop recording? Using a camera or camcorder to record your desktop operation? You'll find it is not practical and the quality of the recorded video is too bad to accept.
But now, with a desktop recording application like DemoCreator, all problems can be sloved. As it provides two types of desktop capture: Static - consider as screenshots, and Video – so-called screencasts, DemoCreator can meet all your need. Here let's see how to make a flash guide video by desktop capture using this software.
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 capture a running application on your desktop, and select record mode (Take screen shots, Full moiton, and Manual are available options), then click Record button to start recording.
- Application Mode: Capture the window of the specific application which is running.
- Custom Size Mode: Capture a customized rectangular area on your desktop.
- Full Screen Mode: Capture the entire desktop screen.
Application - Record actions on a selected application window
Custom Size - Record actions within a specified area on the screen
Full Screen - Record actions on the entire desktop
2 Edit and enhance the guide tutorial
Once the recording is finished. DemoCreator will import the record video slides automatically. You can add interactive elements like callouts, notes, animations to enhance the selected slides. The recording slides are easy to edit. You can insert the new slides or delete unwanted slides, or record the necessary slides. Furthermore, you can reuse some other projects and import them to the current project.
3 Add sound to the tutorial
Click Audio button and enter the Audio Editor. There you can edit the recorded audio. And also you can rerecord your audio and view the playing slide at the same time. Beside, there is a new feature for you to import existing audio file to the recorded video.
4 Publish the tutorial
Click “Publish” button and we can see the publish menu. Select publish to Flash movie, LMS, auto-run CD, standalone EXE, or Email. With various advantages, SWF is the most popular format to publish your screen recording.
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