Making instruction videos

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Pjotr Wedersteers, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. I'm making some instructional videos for some absolute ps beginners. Now I
    wonder if there are tools out there that allow me to display the keys I
    press during the recording. I have seen such a thing one time, but I guess
    it was on a mac. I am on Xp/intel
    For the recording I prefer to use camtasia, since that's is the package we
    own here.

    Tips very welcome!
    TIA
    pjotr
     
    Pjotr Wedersteers, Jul 20, 2004
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Pjotr Wedersteers

    Hecate Guest

    Using the right tool for the right job is important. Are you
    intending something to be on the Net, or is this for a CD?

    Different multimedia authoring tools would be used in different
    circumstances.
     
    Hecate, Jul 21, 2004
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Primary target is a cd or dvd, but I already thought about compressing them
    into a more concise version in DivX for the net. I may even redo the
    comments manually later in english for the net version, the cd version is
    for a dutch audience.
    Any good suggestions Hecate ?
    Thanks foryour comments
    Pjotr
     
    Pjotr Wedersteers, Jul 21, 2004
    #3
  4. I have now found a utility that comes close to what I want (a friend found
    it rather, to be honest): it's called keyscan.exe and can be downloaded
    here:
    http://www.arcadecontrols.com/files/Utilities/keyscan09.zip

    However, this one displays the entire keyboard, plus it has not got an
    'always on top' feature. But I'm coming close. I may even try programming it
    myself if all else fails... But tips still welcome!
    Pjotr
     
    Pjotr Wedersteers, Jul 21, 2004
    #4
  5. Pjotr Wedersteers

    Jay Peterman Guest

    Sounds great. Good luck with it, Pjotr.
     
    Jay Peterman, Jul 21, 2004
    #5
  6. Pjotr Wedersteers

    Hecate Guest

    Their are several apps which will do|: Macromedia Director is the most
    complete (and expensive). Along with it in the expensive stakes is
    Matchware's Mediator EXP. But my personal favourite, and with a
    reasonable price compared to the others is Digital Workshop's Opus Pro
    (version 04 just out). It'll do everything you need.
     
    Hecate, Jul 22, 2004
    #6
  7. Thanks again for the tips. Problem is I don't have a lot of money to spend
    on it, it's more of a free service (sofar). And I also don't fancy using
    illegal shite. So I'll make sure I check out these if they have a trial
    version of sorts and let the moneymen decide if they care to spend some more
    on my sideprojects ;-) Camtasia is not a bad product by the way if you ask
    me, we used it a lot in the past already. Multimedia presentations sort of
    have become the buzzword around here. Marketing sells, right?

    Now tell me what one has to do here to get a "Thanks to xxxx" posting,
    Hecate! Strip starknaked ?
    Best!
    Pjotr
     
    Pjotr Wedersteers, Jul 22, 2004
    #7
  8. Thanks for the morale boost Jay. I think there will be quite some interest
    for such a product, after all there's tons of videotuts around these days.
    Who knows, maybe I'll get rich quick and buy this newsgroup...! <exit
    dreammode>

    Regards
    Pjotr
     
    Pjotr Wedersteers, Jul 22, 2004
    #8
  9. Pjotr Wedersteers

    Hecate Guest

    hahahaha! Just be a cute redhead it seems like... ;-)
     
    Hecate, Jul 23, 2004
    #9
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.