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!
    Pjotr Wedersteers, Jul 20, 2004
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    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
    Hecate, Jul 21, 2004
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  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 Wedersteers, Jul 21, 2004
  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

    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 Wedersteers, Jul 21, 2004
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    Jay Peterman Guest

    Sounds great. Good luck with it, Pjotr.
    Jay Peterman, Jul 21, 2004
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    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
  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 ?
    Pjotr Wedersteers, Jul 22, 2004
  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

    Pjotr Wedersteers, Jul 22, 2004
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    Hecate Guest

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