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GeneralSo there I was... Pin
#realJSOP24-Mar-19 7:47
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In preparation for my upcoming screen-cast debut to the other team members, I bought a microphone and am in the process of obtaining several applications (both Linux and Windows) to facilitate my nefarious plans.

Screen-casting apps

There are a number of applications that allow you to create screen-cast videos, but since I'm screen-casting from a Windows VM, I figure a Windows app would be the best option. I found a list of screen-casting apps on the internet, and I eliminated a few at the outset because they don't allow audio input.

I tried to use Expression Encoder, but unless I spend $200 on a retail version, it won't allow me to encode to MP4, so that's a no-go. Also, after I'm done recording the video, EE doesn't allow me to see a preview because it can't detect my video hardware (i think that was the message it displayed). Anyway, Only being able to encode to WMV is a no-go, so the preview thing really doesn't matter.

There are a number of free and retail screen-cast applications out there but it's difficult to find a consensus about which one is the most capable. I've almost decided to use SnagIt - At $50, it's 1/2 the price of EE. If anyone has a favorite, I'm open to suggestions.

Video Editing Apps

I also have to find a Linux video editing app. There are a number of alternatives available (I found this - Top 12 Video Editors for Linux - Linux Video Editing Software[^]), so a free app shouldn't be a problem. Again, if anyone has a recommendation for (or warning against ) a linux app, I'm all ears

Sound Editing Apps

Have you ever noticed that when you hear a recording of your voice, it doesn't sound the same as how you hear yourself in your head? I was playing with Audacity to see if I could fix that, and accidentally stumbled on a method for creating a darth vader voice. Not being one to refuse a trip down random rabbit holes, I also found an MP3 online of darth breathing, and combined them into a single track. The results are almost impressive, so much so that I might add Darth as a vocal observer in my screen cast, to add comic relief. Smile | :)

When I'm stuck on a programming problem, I tell my dog about the problem, and it helps me think of ways to overcome the problem. In a similar vein, hearing yourself describe a process allows you to transcend the topic, and actually think of different (better?) ways to approach a problem. It's the same as "talking to the dog", but in this case, I'm the dog. As I was scripting out the screen-cast, this happened a few times. Woof!
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010
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You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010
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When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013

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