Using Jing for Screen Capture Video

There are a number of good products to make screen capture for both video and still images.  The advantage of doing a video screen capture is that you can make a quick and dirty instructional video.  Perhaps it is something to explain something to a single customer or something to add to your help files for everyone.

In this case, I am trying out Jing, which is a free service. For a little bit more, you can have the Pro version that may have some additional benefits for simple upload to YouTube and they remove the branding.  So, here’s my second attempt to use Jing – it’s also my first attempt.  What happened was I recorded a video, but forgot to turn mute off – so the first video did not capture any sound.  So, I made a second video where I captured the first video and talked while it played.  I would guess that quality improves when you do it right the first time.  :)

Set Up Directory Listing for Come On Aussie (click to view original size video)

Making this video was very easy.  Uploading it was also very easy.  Whether I’ve been able to make something easy to watch is another question, but certainly Jing is very easy. The limit on video capture is 5 minutes. I suspect if you upgrade to Pro for $14.95 per year that limit may go away.

Oh yes, use Come on Aussie

About Mark

Founder of Web Reservation Systems, focused on helping businesses in the Australian Accommodation travel sector get more value from Internet Marketing. Originally, we opened up in 2001 as a supplier of Front Office Software linked to Online Booking facilities. That allowed motels and hotels to add booking buttons to their websites as well as sell through Global Distribution Systems. You could say this was an early 'Channel Manager' because it allowed the property manager to simply control price and availability for a diverse array of wholesale and retails websites. Next, we started building websites to profile our customers (Australian Holiday Guide). That lead to building websites for customers as a favour. Now do about 80 websites a year using BurgundySky and Joomla. For small businesses I recommend using BurgundySky as it is very easy to start and manage. Joomla is also great, but harder to install and maintain for a small business. Our web design business is based in Byron Bay, NSW. Byron Bay is a great place to live and work. I have 2 kids (15 and 17) who are both born here and my wife, Shobhan Oliver) is a successful artist.
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