The Best Programs We Use to Screencast

This week we will tackle our process in recording instructional videos and which programs we use. Whether you need to record a face, or a screen, or both at the same time — check this out.

 The Free Version:

Screencast-O-Matic is the best free option to record instructional videos and capturing your screen, face, or both simultaneously. Although your videos cannot exceed 15 minutes with the free version, we have never run into an issue breaking up videos to keep the time down.

After downloading the program, the dotted outline can be stretched to cover any portion of your computer screen and recording and saving is as easy as pushing that big red button! A countdown begins and you’re ready to go.

Upon completing your video, you can upload directly to YouTube, the Screencast-O-Matic cloud, or directly to your local machine via MP4 file.

Here is an example of a video made with this program:

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The Paid Version:

For $49.95, Snagit allows Screencasting as well as adding images, a zoom feature, and adding effects and markups with no time limits. Snagit can also be embedded into Google Chrome as a plugin and used seamlessly. Here is an example video made with Snagit:

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