Screencasting: Please share your workflow...

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  1. Reg88 macrumors regular

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    Hi Everyone,
    In my attempt to enhance my screencasting efforts from initial recording to post-production, I figured I'd start a thread where people can share their screencasting workflows (and hardware if you'd like, too).

    My initial workflow:
    1. Record audio and video in camtasia 2 with built in mic (iMac/MBP)
    2. Edit in camtasia 2.
    2. Make titles in Keynote and export.
    3. Paste it all together in iMove and publish.

    My new workflow (still a work in progress).
    1. Record and clean-up audio in garage band (or Audition CS6)
    2. Record screen in screenflow, record video with mounted HD camera
    3 Add audio and HD video into screenflow and combine.
    4. Add titles and paste it all together (keynote/iMovie | motion/FCPX)

    Looking forward to see what others do.
    Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    I do not do screencasts, but little Mac OS X tutorials on using ScreenFlow (record and edit) and then, due to the complexity involved I use After Effects for further effect.

    Here you can see my Channel, unsorted like hell.
     
  3. Reg88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool. Do you do your titles all in AE, or do you do them in keynote or something like that first?

    And if I wanted to make SIMPLE titles and animations in AE (I have it via CS6 subscription) is there a quick learning curve for that, or is motion a better way to go?
     
  4. onekerato macrumors regular

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    Screencasting workflow

    If you wanted to make simple titles & animations, suggest you skip AE and work in Premiere Pro (PP) which has a fast, inbuilt titling tool.

    That said, I personally think Motion+FCPX UI is miles better than AE+PP. This is based on watching video tutorials, not heavy editing. Again, Motion works best together with FCPX. You would want to create/customize a FCPX title using Motion, and insert titles into your ScreenFlow-exported movie in FCPX.

    ScreenFlow exists largely because it provides an end-to-end solution for creating screencasts. If you involve FCPX or PP in the workflow, you may have to do a lot of rework for a simple correction. Thus, if you can make do with inserting transparent-background assets (stills & clips) into your screenflow project, you should do that. You can use nested clips in ScreenFlow 4 to set up title & lower-third sequences which can be copied from one ScreenFlow project to another to save you time.

    For anyone interested, I recently wrote an ebook on "Conceptual Guide to ScreenFlow" (http://www.onekerato.com/ebooks.html).
     

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