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How to Make a Screencast: Tips and Tricks

Many training programs include screencasts, such as introduction lessons, video tutorials on how to use software, and subject lectures. Screencasts are extremely popular in eLearning. So, we’ve made a step-by-step guide to help you make screencasts. Check it out!

Step 1: Plan and write a script

Decide how you want your video to begin, what you’ll be talking about during the video, and how it will end. Make sure to engage your viewers during the first 10 seconds – make them realize that your screencast is what they need right now.

Step 2: Choose a Microphone

Using a headset or a built-in laptop microphone is not a good idea because you’ll get ambient background noise in your recording. So, we suggest that you purchase a separate microphone.

Step 3: Install screen recording and video editing software

As you’re reading this piece, you must be using an iSpring product. iSpring Suite Max and iSpring Cam Pro are just great for recording and editing screencasts.

Step 4: Prepare the room for recording

Choose a small room for better sound. Close the windows, turn off your mobile phone, fan, and any other appliances.

Step 5: Prepare your voice for recording

To soothe your vocal cords and make your voice deeper and ‘cleaner,’ drink a cup of tea with lemon 10–15 minutes before the recording session. Rehearse the script several times.

Step 6: Record the screencast

Make sure everything is ready: there are no objects in the frame, notifications are off, etc. Record your video at a resolution of 1280×720 px (720i) to get a clear, nice-looking picture.

If you want to learn more about each step, check the complete guide in our blog.

 

Do you have any experience recording screencasts? Feel free to share your tips and stories in the comment section! 🙂

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