[smalltalk-central] Task list
david at simberon.com
Tue Sep 26 03:20:30 BST 2006
Mark D. Roberts wrote:
> (5) Screencasts
> David is working on this. It would be good if we could document his
> process so that others could easily make screencasts if they wish.
> Perhaps we could make some templates for the title page, and then all
> the screencasts would have a uniform style.
If we are going to get others to create screencasts and have a
consistent style, we'll have to choose a different toolset. Currently
I'm using Camtasia to capture the screen activity and to assemble the
components. For the slide titles, I'm using Adobe Photoshop because it
does such a nice job with gradient backgrounds, text, scaled images and
Camtasia costs about $300. Adobe Photoshop costs $650 US. This is too
heavy a price tag for people to use to develop screencasts.
We could switch back to Wink, but I found the audio quality horrible.
Cursor movement in Wink is also a bit funky. Finally, you can't have
audio playing while the movie is animating. The audio has to be
associated to a single frame. The effect is that you hear talking, then
things happen then everything freezes and you hear more talking. It's a
very strange effect.
Adobe is really overkill for just rendering text, but Camtasia is nice.
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