“office”-made video tutorials tool

Thursday, January 17, 2013 • Category: A taste of DEI discussions Leave a comment (0)

Contributed by Rich Teplitz (rico129@hotmail.com), responding to the forum question below:

Hi Mona,

I use Camtasia and Captivate, and have done a couple pilots with Articulate. Camtasia
is the easiest to use in that its simply recording your desktop and/or
video and adding elements to it.
Captivate is like a hybrid of PowerPoint (slides) and flash (timeline). It takes more time and
investment to make videos, but its source files are much more customizable, and editable if things need to be
changed, Camtasia is much less so.
And Articulate is actually built into the PowerPoint API and infrastructure. Which means you’re using a familiar application, can use existing PowerPoint presentations (including animation), add video from the screen, etc.

I’ll be giving a session at the upcoming MegaComm conference reviewing these three tools and demo’ing them. You can get more information there, or after the conference ping me and I’ll send you a copy of the presentation.

Rick Teplitz

To: digitaleveisrael@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:42:52 +0200

Dear All,

We need to produce short video tutorials to share with our customers –


I am looking at Camtasia Studio from TechSmith – did any of you use them?

If yes – how user-friendly are they?

Also – if can u recommend another easy to use tool that we can use in the

office for such purpose – would be most grateful. Videos must include image

+ audio and need to come in a format supported by YouTube.

Thank you in advance for your help,


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