Creating a Screencast
Screencasting is the process of recording your computer screen and should include recording your voice. This process is generally used to produce tutorials to demonstrate how to use a given software, but screencasting can be a recording of anything that you want from surfing the web, to playing a video game. There are two main parts to doing a screencast:
- The actual recording - Requires a Screen Recorder.
- The editing of the video - Requires a Video Editor.
https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html - A highly recommended Screen Recorder is Camtasia, by TechSmith. It is both a Screen Recorder and a Digital Video Editor, so you have all you need in one solution. They also provide a lot of great how-to-videos for their software https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-8.html. It costs about $300/PC and $100/Mac but has educational pricing of $180/PC and $75/Mac. They also have a free trial option as well.
https://obsproject.com/ - A free Screen Recorder option is Open Broadcaster Software. Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is free, open source, software that has very good reviews for video capture, I have not personally used it, but thought that I would include it for those who cannot afford the Camtasia software. OBS does not currently come with video editing capabilities, just screen recording, so you would still need to get a video editor.
Note: OBS used to be hosted on Sourceforge which used to be a reputable site for open source software projects, but Sourceforge started bundling malware with the downloads, so the creator of OBS has moved the project to github. http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1y24x2/malware_do_not_download_cryptocointrader_from/
Adobe’s Premier Pro is a very powerful and professional video editor (but not a screen recorder). Premier is part of the Creative Cloud monthly subscription. There are educational discounts, but you must commit to a year of subscription service fees.
Here are some more video editors reviewed by Andy at Channel Empire on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nKRRdOR5vDQ
You will need a good microphone to use with your Screencasting. There are a lot of them out there. You will probably want to look for a good USB microphone. Here are some microphone reviews to help you in your considerations: