In some of my other posts, I’ve mentioned to my fellow Mac owners how they can use Jing to create screencast videos because Camtasia software is only available for PC users. Now while there is a Mac version of Camtasia being developed – several people have decided to jump in and fill the void in the market. And not just for Mac users – but for anyone who doesn’t want to spend the money on pricey software.
If you just want to make a few great video articles or training videos for one of your products, then I think trying one of these free web-based screencast video solutions is just the right ticket for you:
My personal favorite is Jing, created by TechSmith. I mean even my nine-year-old could make screencast videos up to 5 minutes long with this software. The videos are really high-quality and include live audio and export features. Supports all platforms.
Nice full-featured web-based screencast creator. Nothing to install. All straight from your browser.
Includes audio. Videos can be up to 15 minutes and are exported as Quicktime videos. All platforms can use this.
I heard about this user-friendly screencast creator from Jack Humphrey — which is currently in Beta. You will need an invite which you can grab over at TechCrunch. The only thing limiting this very easy to use software is the fact that they have not included live audio recording yet — although they plan to while in Beta. You have to record your audio after you have recorded the video and add it in. Videos can be about 5 minutes. All platforms can use this.
Windows users can use this firefox add-on to create screen capture videos with audio. Pretty easy to use although some complain about the overall quality of video playback after a few minutes of playing. Only Windows users can use this.