Creation of Screencasts (Software Videos)
In addition or as an alternative to traditional software documentation, I can design and create screencasts (software videos) and interactive software demos. Screencasts and demos can be used as an embedded part of an online help system or on a web site.
A picture can say more than a thousand words. A video can say more than a thousand pictures. Do you want to enrich online help software videos (so-called screencasts)? Do you want to demonstrate your products on your web site or on YouTube in the most realistic and user-friendly way?
I can design and create screencasts and interactive demos of your software.
Screencasts can both be used within online documentation and as a stand-alone element on a web site. Often, screencasts can give you a double benefit: First, the screencasts support your users by showing them how to use your software. Second, the screencasts support your sales by showing your program to potential buyers in a most convenient and direct way.
Using professional authoring tools ensures that:
▪the screencasts can be translated with minimum cost
▪the screencasts can be updated easily when the software changes in the future
A simple screencast is a mere software video. As such, it can, for example, be uploaded to YouTube. As an option, it is also possible to add interactive elements to a screencast. This transforms the screencast into an interactive software demo or into a learning program (tutorial). Quizzes can be added to monitor users’ progress, such as multiple-choice tests.
A key factor often neglected with screencasts is usability.
▪Always remember: The important question is not “What do you want to tell the user?”. The only thing that matters is “What does the user want to know?”
▪Individual screencasts should be short. If this isn’t possible, a sufficient number of break points should ensure that even slow viewers can follow, such as viewers who don’t have any particular previous knowledge, or viewers who speak the language of the screencast only as a second language.
▪With long screencasts, viewers should be able to access and to repeat individual sections via an integrated table of contents or some other navigation control.
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