Best software for creating product demonstration videos

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  1. rickfax macrumors newbie

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    I am looking for a recommendation on the best Apple software to create a simple video to demonstrate a software product. I would like to create something similar to what Apple did to explain "Moving from iPhoto to Aperture" in this video: http://www.apple.com/aperture/iphoto-to-aperture/

    Does anyone know what software they might have used to create the video?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    Screencast

    I would imagine that they use something like IshowU HD, in conjunction with FCP for editing the captured footage.

    http://store.shinywhitebox.com/ishowuhd/main.html

    That is what we use for all of our "Screencast" tutorials, its pretty flexible and reliable.
     
  3. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

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    I like http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp. BUT the last time I tried the Mac version it wasn't so hot. We have "A" pc in the office that we run the books and stuff like this on. Great, easy to use software.
     
  4. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    SnapZ Pro X has probably the longest history on the Mac. It has a number of options for screen shot movies. It has very low overhead when recording movies so that your application doesn't bog down while recording. You can watch the tutorials on their site to get an idea how it works. I've been very satisfied with it.

    As suggested above, I imagine they used FCP to combine the screen shot movies and add titles and the voice over.

    http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/
     
  5. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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