ScreenCapture & ScreenCast Tools


One of the most effective ways to capture and collect ideas, thoughts, activities, resources and tools online is the use of Screen capture tools (Wikipedia Says). These tool allow you to record what is occuring on your computer screen at a selected point in time.

ScreenCast-O-Matic

http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/
this is a web based site that allows you take screencasts with the option of selecting the area to record. With the free version you can record for 15minutes and then export the video to you computer which will allow for editing on a video editing program. A good tool and thanks to Heather Bailey for this pick up.

Screenr

http://screenr.com/
Notes: A web based alternative for screencasting. Screenr is linked to your Twitter account, and allows you to quickly and easily create a screencast video and then publish it via a range of services. All Screenr recordings are in the public domain so other will be able to see your work - for the purpose of this project this may not be the most suitable solution
Requires the lastes version of Java on your machine.
Only records for 5 minutes

Jing

www.jingproject.com
Notes:
Free for the basic version which outouts videos in an SWF format
The pro version will allow you to save videos in an MPG format
You download and install Jing on your computer - you will need to have approrpaite access to your machine to install this program.
Issues: Some schools have experienced issues with proxy settings, generally these can be overcome by
Jing Learning Centre where you can learn more about Jing - http://www.techsmith.com/learn/jing/

CamStudio

http://camstudio.org/
Free product for PC's - a potentially good option for the project.
Record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into Streaming Flash videos. PC only.

ScreenToaster

http://www.screentoaster.com/
Make screencasts, tutorials, demos and high-scores show-offs. Record your screen in one click. No download. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux. Share videos on the Internet in Flash. Embed them on blogs/webpages or send them by email.

ScreenFlow

http://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/overview.htm
A screen capturing tool for Mac's.
This software does cost money, however the software does an amazingly professional job for the creation of screen capture video.

Camtasia

http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia/
A screen capturing tool for both Mac's and PC's.
This software does cost money, however the software does an amazingly professional job for the creation of web based videos.

iShowU

http://www.shinywhitebox.com/home/home.html
A tool for Mac's to capture the screen with audio.
Free tool

Silverback

http://www.silverbackapp.com/
Not free & for Mac's, but free 30 day trial available.
Capture screen activity, video the participant’s reactions, record the participant’s voice.

ScreenJelly

http://www.screenjelly.com/
Records your screen activity with your voice so you can share via email or embed. Need to sign up and need to be over 13years of age.

ScreenCastle

http://screencastle.com/

An easy to use screencaster with audio. Launch the screencast recorder and record a screencast directly from you browser. Nothing to install. Can embed or get link to share not editing possible.