by ArtBiz
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Hi,

I'm interested in making a video with an audio component that uses PPT or some other slide presentation program, but I don't know how.

What program is the best for internet viewing?

Does anyone know how to make that kind of video? One that allows a running commentary on-between-through slides or series of slides and coordinates slide with audio without variation.

Does anyone know how to do a Flash video?

Can anyone tell me where to go to find some good tutorials about this subject? Nothing too technical as I won't be able to understand all of it.

Does anyone have a recommendation about which video creation program to use?

I'll appreciate any help and answers!

Thanks,

Art

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  • Profile picture of the author MJ Sterling
    It sounds like Camtasia is what you need.

    I use it myself and it's very good, easy to use and pretty cheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author freudianslip27
    Yes, camtasia is excellent. They have a free fully-functional 30 day trial available.

    camstudio is free, but no where near as sharp.

    It is pretty straightforward, and you can produce videos in various formats.

    Matt
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  • Profile picture of the author scrofford
    Also try Cam Studio. It is an open source free video too which is excellent.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAngel
    Hello,

    I use Koolmoves wich is easier to understand than Flash from Adobe.

    Take a look to GFX Video Writer by Big Mike.
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    • Profile picture of the author ArtBiz
      Thank you ALL for your suggestions and help!

      Do any of the mentioned programs allow an automatic video start when the page loads, or is that just a given with any video creation program, or is that more having to do with the page script (does anyone know how to write that html)?

      I really appreciate all of your help!

      Art

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      • Profile picture of the author MJ Sterling
        Originally Posted by ArtBiz View Post

        Thank you ALL for your suggestions and help!

        Do any of the mentioned programs allow an automatic video start when the page loads, or is that just a given with any video creation program, or is that more having to do with the page script (does anyone know how to write that html)?

        I really appreciate all of your help!

        Art

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        Try this, change the object values to:
        value="autostart=true
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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
        Originally Posted by ArtBiz View Post

        Thank you ALL for your suggestions and help!

        Do any of the mentioned programs allow an automatic video start when the page loads, or is that just a given with any video creation program, or is that more having to do with the page script (does anyone know how to write that html)?

        I really appreciate all of your help!

        Art

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        You can use JW Player and set it to autostart=true
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  • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
    The auto-start is a function of the player, not the video itself. If you use Camtasia (which I would recommend, despite its price tag - remember the 30 day free trial) you can have it publish the video with all the HTML code you need for your web page, including the auto-start code.

    Bill
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  • Profile picture of the author farasens1
    I use Camtasia in order to make videos on my desktop and it works pretty good.
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    • Profile picture of the author cybergod
      I use Camtasia for video purpose and sound forge for audio purpose, check for alternative, which ever suits you will be best and go for it.

      All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author babarapho
    Camtasia is a perfect tool to use for video recording.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    I definitely agree with Chris. I really don't know why so many people overlook windows moviemaker, it really works quite well with slide-based and even regular videos. For the purposes of many beginners and intermediate marketers, it offers a lot and there's no need to step up to camtasia unless there is some specific feature from it that you really need!
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  • Profile picture of the author ArtBiz
    Once again, THANKS to one and all for your replies!

    I've been busy at all the sites of the products you've mentioned. I've read so much in the last couple of days that my eyes are crossed!

    Camtasia looks great, but I can't afford the price tag right now. Maybe I'll be able to get it after my first product takes off! I'm definitely trying the 30-day free trial.

    A special 'thank you' to Bill and MJ for answering my last question about autostart!

    I appreciate all of your advice and the spirit of helpfulness here at the WF! Way cool!

    Thank you,

    Arthur

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    • Profile picture of the author ArtBiz
      Hi,

      I'd like to get as many WF opinions as possible on this subject so I've added a Quick Poll to the thread.

      PLEASE take a few seconds to add your vote!

      It looks to me like most of the responses endorse Camtasia software, but for a newbie $299 is a bit steep for video-making.

      I sure would like to hear from as many Warriors as possible as I value the opinions I read in this Forum!

      If you'd like to add a Post and expand on your Poll answer, please do so!

      Thanks,

      Art

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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
        Originally Posted by ArtBiz View Post




        It looks to me like most of the responses endorse Camtasia software, but for a newbie $299 is a bit steep for video-making.

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        You can get a 30-day free trial version. Any marketer who takes action, creates videos, and sells them will be able to pay off the software at the end of the trial. I've upgraded 3 times (spent over $600) and that software has made me a ton of money.

        Warning: The new Camtasia 7 is a resource hog. You'll want a fast computer with lots of RAM.
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      • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
        Originally Posted by ArtBiz View Post

        I'd like to get as many WF opinions as possible on this subject so I've added a Quick Poll to the thread.

        PLEASE take a few seconds to add your vote!
        Well, I didn't vote... because you try to compare apples and oranges.

        There are screen capture programs (think of it as a "camera" on your computer capturing what's on your monitor) and there are video editing programs listed there.

        If you just started and don't want to spend: use Camstudio for capturing and Windows Movie Maker for editing. WMM is there on your PC, comes with Windows . Eventually, you can make the audio separately with Audacity (free software).

        And here is a nice little trick I learned somewhere: if you make a PowerPoint presentation and you don't need any fancy effects, just save the slides as .jpg images (yes, there is such an option in it); then open WMM and add the images to the timeline; record audio with Audacity; adjust the length (in seconds) for the pictures to be shown... add some title, credits, whatever and there goes your video.

        Completely free
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
    Hey ArtBiz, here is a list of the top 5 free screen recorders. I hope this helps:

    Top Free Screen Recorders to Record Your Screen Activities

    Furthermore, after you are done recording, here is a great site that will allow you to edit all kind of things to make the video exactly like you want it.

    Pixorial, Inc - Convert, Preserve, Organize, Produce, and Share Home Movies and Videos on DVD or Hi-Resolution Downloads

    Hope those links are what you are looking for.

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    Camtasia is what you're looking for IMHO. You can use the "produce video" to convert you video into flash.
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  • Profile picture of the author dwatrous
    If you're tight on cash, here's a combination I found to make camstudio work a lot better.

    danielwatrous.com/internet-marketing/how-to-make-camstudio-work-use-avs

    I also think it's worth pointing out that while windows movie maker can do great things, it can't create screen capture videos and it can't compensate for the somewhat compressed audio stream that I end up with in some of my camstudio videos. For that I use Sony Vegas.

    There's a lot more detail in that article. Let me know if you need more ideas/examples.
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  • At first, I was using CamStudio, which is pretty good for a free open source program, but I eventually bought Camtasia and it works amazingly.
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  • Profile picture of the author ArtBiz
    Thank you all again for posting your thoughts and voting in the poll!

    Thank you Mark & Daniel for your links! Interesting stuff!

    Art

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  • Profile picture of the author matrix1989
    i use camstudio and its alright. The vid quality is shoddy but its free so i cant complain...
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    I'll throw a little love out to Jing. I use Jing Pro, which is about $15. It syncs with Screencaster, so you don't have to worry about hosting the video and eating up bandwidth. The downside is you can't make a video longer than 5 minutes, but that actually helps me in what I do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    As for tutorials, there are a ton of them on the Techsmith site for Camtasia and Jing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Deegan
    Sony Vegas mostly. Some Camtasia and I'm learning a little Adobe After Effects...
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  • Profile picture of the author wealth2004
    hi Artbiz. i just bought an ebook about creating video lessons with camtasia. i think the link is
    How To Easily Create Professional Video Lessons With Camtasia by kevin riley.


    hope this helps. it looks like a real easy book to understand. i will print it out and use it ASAP.

    also Camtasia Video Tutorials, Watch 2 DVD's FREE! looks good. they are video tutorials, about 22 hours long.

    good luck and keep in touch
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