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Getting Started with Video Recording Software

Reviews and resources on video recording at CWU

Screencast-o-matic

Software: Screencast-o-matic

Features

  • Quick, easy to use screen, camera, and audio capture
  • Can trim ends of recording
  • Can add captions
  • Records up to 15 minutes
  • Potential downsides: limited editing features, not a great tool if including any student information since hosting site has unclear privacy

Hosting

  • Is its own hosting platform, videos are uploaded to your Screencast-o-matic library and all you need to do is share the link

Access to Software

TechSmith

Software: TechSmith Capture

Features

  • Quick, easy to use screen, camera, and audio capture
  • Potential downsides: has no editing features, not a great tool if including any student information since hosting site has unclear privacy, not able to include captions

Hosting

  • Is its own hosting platform, videos recorded using TechSmith Capture are uploaded to your TechSmith library and all you need to do is share the link

Access to Software

OpenShot Video Editor

OpenShot Video Editor - OpenShot Video Editor is a free, open-source video editor for Linux, Mac, and Windows. OpenShot is designed to be:

  • Easy to use
  • Quick to learn
  • Surprisingly powerful 
  • Easily cut, slice, and edit any video or film