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OT: Camtasia: Vista UI Tips

Please check out my new screencast, Vista UI Tips (9:29).

First free day after a long five month contract and what do I do? I play with Camtasia and my new Samson C01U USB microphone. Although I made this for a friend who just bought a new computer with Vista, my real motivation was to try out the new version of Camtasia and

I recorded the screencast in one take in about 19 minutes, re-stating several sentences to get it right. It took me about three hours to edit it down to about 9.5 minutes, and then about half an hour to try several different rendering methods (Apple QuickTime was a whopping 498 Mb!) In all it was about 25 minutes of work per minute of final video. I’d like to get that down to 10 minutes work per minute of video.  

So I’m looking for feedback on the screencast – not so much the content, but the production and quality of the screencast. And if you've tried Camtasia, tell me what method worked best for you.

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2007 10:29 PM by Paul Nielsen
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dbaduck said:

I liked your screencast.  It was very fluid and the voice was of good quality and I did not have to turn it up to hear nor did I struggle to make out the words.

Great job.

November 27, 2007 2:13 PM

Phillip Senn said:

Very well done.

You're a professional Paul!

November 27, 2007 8:13 PM
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About Paul Nielsen

Paul Nielsen believes SQL is the romance language of data. As such he’s a hands-on database developer, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, trainer, and author of SQL Server Bible series (Wiley). As a data architect, he developed the concepts of Smart Database Design and Nordic – an open source O/R dbms for SQL Server. He lives in Colorado Springs.

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