Why do you need to record the computer?

“What’s wrong with my computer/this tool?” When you have problems of trying new applications or system, and have no idea of how to describe what happened on your computer, you may need a tool to mirror your operations, and then send it to a computer guru or technical support for help. It need to show exactly what you have done and how can this happen, so the technical staff can understand you clearly and give you the quick solution within minutes. It’s efficient for you to get the quick response.

Do you really need a camera to record your computer screen? A camera face to your computer is not the best way for these purposes. First, the camera can not record the screen exactly. Second, you can not edit the video by adding some instructions or narrations easily. Third, the video file is too big for web sharing and transmission.

Maybe you need an application to record your screen, not a camera! Screen recording tool helps you to record the screen to mirror all of your operations by recording the mouse movements and keystrokes without camera. Even you can add some tips to highlight the important functions. Furthermore, you can add narration from microphone easily to enhance the demo. At last you can publish the flash movie and transmit to the technical guys. As you know, the flash format has smaller size and better for network transmission.

It’s very popular that these screen recorder tools work with three steps, record screen, enhance with annotations and publish to flash movie. A good one in this area is DemoCreator, with the excellent functions of Auto-annotation and click zone. It’s suitable for individual uses, no need of programming or media skills.

The following is a guide of how to create a video tutorial by recording the computer screen in minutes. The following is a flash tutorial of Microsoft Outlook. It need several minutes to load, your patient would be appreciate.

1. Download the Screen Recorder Software

Download the DemoCreator software and Install it by all of the default settings.

2. Setting the capture mode

There are three kinds of modes can be selected, application region, custom region and full screen. Now we select application region to record the Microsoft Outlook, guide others how to create an account in Microsoft Outlook.

Application Region: Capture the window of the specific application that is running.

Custom Region: Capture a customized rectangular shape on your desktop.
Full Screen: Capture the entire screen.

3. Record

Start to record by click on the “Record” button. The red box region is the recording region, you need to adjust the record region before recording.

4. Edit and Enhance the tutorial

After finish the recording, DemoCreator will import the slides automatically, and you can easily to edit the slides, insert new slide or delete unwanted slide, or add some callouts, notes, animations to the tutorial to make the tutorial more interactive and animated.

5. Add sound to the tutorial

Press “Audio” button and login the Audio Timeline Editor, you can edit the audio easily, cut, insert and delete, and also you can view the slide at the same time when editing the audio. Furthermore, you can record the sound when recording the screen.

6. Publish the movie

Click on the “Publish” button and login the publish menu, you can select publish to SWF, LMS, CD/EXE, Email. As you know, flash file has the smaller size and safer in network transmission.

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