Best set up for screencast with voiceover

Best set up for screencast with voiceover

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phatmanace

Original Poster:

608 posts

173 months

Saturday 13th February
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Hi folks,

I've spent a few hours today looking for ways to screencast a tutorial, so me operating some apps on my computer with a voiceover. The sort of the thing you would see if you looked for a fusion 360 tutorial on youtube; its not 360, but you get the general idea.

I spent a few hours playing and was quite surprised how hard it was - I found tools to record video, tools to record voiceovers. and then tools to combine them into one output video, but I haven't gotten the end to end experience to work as yet. So far I've looked at OBS, Shotcut and Da Vinci resolve. As I google, I seem to find lots of slightly sketchy (spyware) looking tools, so I'm turning to PH for guidance :-).

In my mind, given the number of people uploading content to youtube, I would have thought this would be a solved problem many times over, even at small budgets.

Is there any medium budget (say less than £100) tooling that would provide a reasonably seamless experience, All I really need to do is record some clips, likely a few as I don't think I'll be able to do it all in one sitting, and then stitch them together and add some narration - again probably after the fact.

I have Mac, PC and and Linux, so I don't really mind which one has the easiest tooling

/A

Dogsey

4,227 posts

194 months

Sunday 14th February
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I use OBS to pull various elements (still images, Powerpoint, audio and video files, webcam and microphone) to do an online pub quiz, works well enough for me and gives live output straight to most platforms or can be used to record the session.

Simpo Two

74,884 posts

229 months

Sunday 14th February
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The thing you are looking for, I think, is 'editing software'. I don't get involved these days but da Vinci Resolve is well regarded and Adobe Premiere/Pro crops up a lot.

Essentially put the video clips on one layer of the timeline, audio on another, and edit to taste smile

jingars

857 posts

204 months

Sunday 14th February
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As above, you want something like Adobe Premiere Elements. I have an old version (version 11) on PC and it will do all you require.

phatmanace

Original Poster:

608 posts

173 months

Sunday 14th February
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I downloaded camtasia (a trial) and it seems to do everything I need. Its a tad on the pricey side, but cheaper than the adobe stuff and easier to use and get the hang of than any of the free things that I've found.

singlecoil

29,172 posts

210 months

Monday 15th February
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Sounds to me like you need a screen recorder and DaVinci Resolve video editing software. The latter is free, and there's plenty of free screen recorders available too.

Casey Faris is probably your best bet for training,

https://www.youtube.com/user/CaseyFaris777


hyphen

19,512 posts

54 months

Monday 15th February
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Dogsey said:
I use OBS to pull various elements (still images, Powerpoint, audio and video files, webcam and microphone) to do an online pub quiz, works well enough for me and gives live output straight to most platforms or can be used to record the session.
+1 OBS. Its open source and free: https://obsproject.com/`

sgrimshaw

6,812 posts

214 months

Tuesday 16th February
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Take a look at the Movavi suite of products.

All have a free trial.

Screen recorder will do the recording bit, add Video Editor if you need to manipulate / edit.

Full video suite adds a video converter, £66 at the moment for the full suite

Carbon Based

67 posts

91 months

Sunday 28th February
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If you are using your Mac, you already have enough to get started. Use Quicktime Player to make a screen recording (with or without audio) and then iMovie to edit it, adding a voiceover if you haven't done so already.

Camtasia makes life a lot easier as it is designed with instructional videos in mind. It includes features to add annotations. Camtasia: Annotations... and smooth mouse movement Smooth out cursor motion in screen recordings.