Creation of Software Videos (Screencasts)
In addition or as an alternative to traditional software documentation, I can design and create software videos (screencasts, screen videos). Software videos can be used as an embedded part of an online help system or on your 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 with software videos (so-called screencasts or screen videos)? Do you want to demonstrate your products on your web site or on YouTube?
I can design and produce software videos (screencasts) of your products.
Software videos can both be used within online documentation and as a stand-alone element on a web site. Often, software videos can give you a double benefit: First, the software videos support your users by showing them how to use your software. Second, the software videos support your sales by showing your program to potential buyers in a most convenient and direct way.
Using professional authoring tools ensures that:
▪the software videos can be translated with minimum cost if needed
▪the software videos can be updated easily when the software changes in the future
A simple software video or screen video can, for example, be uploaded to YouTube. As an option, it is also possible to add interactive elements to a screen video. This transforms the screen video into an interactive software demo or into an elearning program (tutorial). Quizzes can be added to monitor users’ progress.
A key factor often neglected with software videos is usability.
▪Individual software videos 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.