Screencasting tutorials

Over on the ProCasts blog we’re building up a screencast tutorial series, planned to be 9 episodes long, that will teach anyone how to make a beautiful screencast that helps them explain their product to their new users.

By explaining your product you’re more likely to convince first-timer visitors to stick around and try out your tool.

We’re publishing a new episode every few days, the planned episodes are:

  1. Why do you need to screencast?
  2. Choosing your screencast software
  3. Editing your screencast
  4. Why adding music makes your screencast more professional
  5. How and why export screencasts to .flv, .mp4, .wmv, .avi and .swf formats
  6. Embedding screencasts in your site
  7. Getting your screencast seen by more people using sites like YouTube and Vimeo
  8. Pro tip – how to make your audio sound like it was recorded by a professional
  9. Pro tip – using an introductory animation and PowerPoint slides

We’re writing this series over the next few weeks to help encourage others to try screencasting.  Once completed it’ll be converted into a free eBook entitled ProCasts’ Little Book of Screencasting, if you’d like your copy then email

In part this series will be discussed in a podcast interview being recorded tonight for the Start-up Success series, we’re discussing the topics for the interview in Joel’s Business of Software forum.

Ian is a Chief Interim Data Scientist via his Mor Consulting. Sign-up for Data Science tutorials in London and to hear about his data science thoughts and jobs. He lives in London, is walked by his high energy Springer Spaniel and is a consumer of fine coffees.

1 Comment

  • This screencast tutorial series would be very interesting. Looking forward your new posting.