A while back I talked about how I enjoyed Video Training Tutorials and how I felt they were a great tool in learning a new software package or web system etc. I then bought, watched and reviewed Internet Killed the Video Star in which this video training DVD taught me how to go about creating video tutorials myself… the next logical step was to create my own, which I am currently doing now!
I will upload the first finished tutorial soon but I thought I would give a quick rundown of the tools I used to create the tutorials.
Plantronics Audio 655USB Digital PC Headset
Great USB headset for recording high quality audio.
Industry standard for screen recording for Windows
For creating the titles and end screen.
Adobe After Effects
For editing and creating animations… although After Effects is not as good as Adobe Premiere Pro for editing it’s easier to do it in After Effects as it’s better for animations and keeps me from having to use yet another software package!
For editing, cleaning up of the sound and adding the background music.
Although I use Adobe Audition our voice over artist uses Audacity to record the audio and then for exporting the audio.
I talk about Sorenson Squeeze here. In short it takes my uncompressed video and compresses it down for web i.e. my uncompressed file was 3.22GB and Sorenson Squeeze reduced it down to an amazing 6.13MB and that’s in HD!
Again as talked about here, it is Vimeo I use to upload the video to when finished.
Starbucks Caramel Caffè Latte
Although not a necessary item I do believe it goes a long way in helping me in this overall process!