Need Help With Screen Captures - Couple Quick Questions

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Hello everybody!

I am wanting to set up some screen capture videos on my niche and sell it as a download or DVD.

I have a great web guy who will take care of all of that but my questions are as follows:

1. When I am recording the screen capture, am I speaking at the same time? Or do I need to record everything that is happening on my screen with the software and then narrate it afterwards?

2. What is the best microphone to use when you are doing a screen capture? I am wanting to use a USB headset to do the recording. Is this sufficient?

3. When I am doing the voice recording (or narration?) does the screen capture software do the job or do I need to get a specific software for recording my voice?

4. How would I go about burning a screen capture video from my computer to a DVD? What software would I need to use?

5. Do you even think people would purchase a DVD of screen captures to watch on their tv's?

Thanks in advance!

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  • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
    1. With Camtasia you can do both at the same time.

    2. Don't know.

    3. Q.1

    4. Burn Your Videos Into DVD (Google "How To Burn Videos to DVD")

    5. If it is worth the purchase. They'll buy it. But, you'll need to put a lot of content though, if you are selling DVD. I might be wrong on this one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Quinn_Wilson
      Awesome, thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author GingerColeen
        Camtasia is definitely the way to go if you can afford it. It's not cheap. I understand there are some other programs that can suffice for less.

        As for microphones, it doesn't need to be expensive. The rule on the internet is that a cheap microphone works best because it doesn't pick up all the background noise. Make sure you test it for volume before you start recording. Just create a test clip and play it back. Adjust your recording volume accordingly until it's not too loud or too soft.

        I purchase videos of screen capture stuff all the time. Not sure why you would think people would only watch it on TV. I have a DVD player on my laptop as do most people today. Would be cheaper to create if it was downloadable but it does have a higher perceived value as an actual DVD.

        Just my 2 cents!
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  • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
    I've had excellent results with a 40 dollar USB headset microphone, I just let Camtasia control the levels and it does a fine job.

    Between Camtasia and Windows Movie Maker (included with XP and Vista) you should have enough software to create your DVD's.

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