OK, cool. Thank you! If I end up doing more of these, I'll definitely make the investment. I'm also using an ancient version of Camtasia, might be worth re-investing in that tool as well, unless you have some recommendations for screencast software?
I haven't used Camtasia in years, but it was pretty nice back then. I never liked it for editing though, just for grabbing the video. Personally, I like After Effects for editing. I know most pros would say go Premiere or Final Cut Pro and they are right, but for my needs After Effects does the job pretty well. It's basically Photoshop for video.
It's amazing how time consuming this process can be. I'm also surprised how hard it is to put together a decent video presentation. I'm very used to talking in front of audiences, but talking to an invisible audience, and realizing all the "umms, ahhs, and so's" that I say that just are not professional in a video production--it's a whole different ball of wax.
Totally, video editing and compositing and even special effects can be very meticulous work. The good news is the IT / developer mindset is perfect for it since we naturally have to pay attention to detail. In fact, there's a lot of guys that started off in IT that ended up in the film industry.
It's just like starting anything new though, it gets easier with practice, especially if you're already comfy talking in front of people.
AE (like most (or all?) Adobe products) is not available for purchase as a stand-alone license anymore. You can only get it packaged in a bundle with other products for a monthly fee. Pro: lower initial outlay. Con: possibly higher long term costs. They do still have the 30-day trial though.
Change your screen resolution to 1024 x 768 and record full screen at that size
Well, I don't have that mic (but I do have a real mic now rather than using the one on the USB camera!) and I'll see how the next video comes out at that screen res. Thanks very much much the suggestions!
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