Trying to create a screencast, sigh!
Last year I attended a wonderful Internet Librarian Preconference workshop on Creating Screencasts in 30 minutes. Greg Notess was great, truly, and I thought I remembered enough to actually do it, eleven months later. It has been a challenge, trust me. I purchased Camtasia, which is a slick product that has lots of bells and whistles. After several attempts, I finally completed a decent tutorial on troubleshooting remote database problems, aimed at our patrons. After doing the screencast itself, I turned it into a Flash product, using the Camtasia software wizard. It played back quite well as long as it was on my local drive. Once I mounted it on the web, my Flash problems appeared. It looks like I created the video using one version of Flash and my computer keeps asking for another version. Even after downloading the most current version, I still get the same message. And so it goes….. I’ll wait a few hours and try again!
Entry filed under: projects at work.