Screen capture software options for application documentation
August 27, 2012 9:10 PM Subscribe
What are good tools for making app documentation videos, which focus on the specific region of interest?
posted by Blazecock Pileon to computers & internet (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have a web app I would like to write documentation for, by recording short snippets of video that "magnify" the screen where the mouse pointer is located.
For example, I would move the mouse pointer to a particular field on the screen and start typing. The video is centered on the pointer and is zoomed in on the screen by some magnification level. This focuses the video footage on the specific action required to complete a task.
I've seen these sorts of videos before for apps made by other companies, here and there, but I would like to know what they use to make these videos quickly and efficiently.
I know about full-screen capture apps, but then I have to use special video editing software to center the magnified video on the pointer. I'm wondering if there are capture apps that specialize in this, so that I can make the nicest looking vids that I can, as quickly as possible, and with as little grief and effort as possible.
What are the specialized tools people use for this task?
Again: I am not looking for full-screen capture software, which I already have. Thanks!