Learn Camtasia Studio v8 (for PCs)

Learn Camtasia Studio v8 (for PCs)

Screencasting basics and beyond: Fundamentals, production workflow, audio enhancements, web video overlays and more

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Learn ScreenFlow v4 (for Mac)

Learn ScreenFlow v4 (for Mac)

Learn essentials of video screen recording with ScreenFlow (version 4) so you can digitize your knowledge, flip the classroom and teach online now.

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Learn ScreenFlow v5 (for Mac)

Learn ScreenFlow v5 (for Mac)

Learn the software used by thousands of online course and content creators to digitize and monetize their knowledge.

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How to Apply Green Screen (Chroma Key) Using ScreenFlow

In this video, I answer a common question asked by subscribers in my ScreenFlow course about how to apply the green screen (chroma key) effect in ScreenFlow.

Beginning at bout the 15:35 point in the video, I also include a bonus topic that shows how you can use the green screen / chroma key effect — along with simple image designs from Keynote or PowerPoint — to create a simple promo clip, intro or outro for your own videos.

Key Highlights

00:20 Why green screen isn’t always the best option

2:15 – The lighting issue

6:40 – Chroma key settings: White Clip, Tolerance, Angle

15:35 – Bonus topic: Use Keynote or PowerPoint to design a simple promo clip

[ScreenFlow] Replace that screencast voiceover without losing video sync

At the DevLearn conference last week, I attended one of the breakout sessions titled, Adding Screencasting to Your eLearning Tookit. Speaker Mike Baron, Chief Storyteller at ProjectStory.com, delivered a great session with a wealth of actionable tips ranging from software equipment and budget considerations to techniques for working with subject matter experts (SMEs) and rapid content authoring sourced from SMEs.

Mike Baron - Devlearn 2014

Mike recognized me and was kind enough to give a shout-out for the blog while also kindly allowing me to chime in with my two cents during the Q&A. (Mike’s pretty cool. ‘Hope you get a chance to meet him one day.)

Q&A – How to replace audio narration with new voiceover.

One of the questions we fielded related to replacing audio narration with a new voiceover — but to also be able to do so without losing the synchronization between the new voiceover and the original video.

The answer (the subject of the video above) was right up my alley since it comes up quite frequently on projects where I repurpose product demos or recorded SME meetings for quick turnarounds as video “how to” tutorials or marketing demos.

As I was giving my verbal answer in the session’s Q&A, I described my technique of using the caption feature in ScreenFlow and Camtasia as a transcript. Doing it this way helps a lot in guaranteeing that the spoken word for the new voiceover will stay in sync with the video timing of the original narration.

Check out the video above.  If you have any questions or suggestions, I hope you’ll share ’em in the comment box below.