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From video to print:

Still images:


Ken Burgin from Profitable Hospitality just posted a useful heads up to the Tourism and Hospitality Education Network this time to the Jing Project from Techsmith. Tis worth watching their video tour, though it didn’t stream down too well for me – dunno why they wouldn’t post it on Youtube and see it spread faster..? When I saw this, I thought back to the communication I was having with Techsmith back in October 2005. I haven’t found any attribution to me and the ideas I was conveying to them there.. maybe they’ve never heard of Creative Commons or maybe talking to me was so long ago and the Jing Project has come a long way since.. oh well. At any rate, it looks like a pretty neat little application.. if only I could post the recordings to Youtube and other video sites as well as their own…

Personally, I think I’ll stick with my tried and true method for creating and publishing screenrecordings.

  1. Camstudio (free and open source for Windows) for the screenrecording
  2. ScreenHunter to quickly grab stills out of the video and make a print version
  3. Videora or SuperC to compress the video for Internet
  4. Hey!Spread to distribute the video across multiple video hosting services

You can catch examples of my work at (not all of them have the print out extras though)

From Michael Nelson via email:

The GNU/Linux operating system Ubuntu has formed a screencast team and is generating a bunch of videos on how to install and use the software. The second they create a screencast on how to create a screencast in Ubuntu is the second I install it. I can use Firefox, OpenOffice, GIMP, Audacity and Scribus pretty well now. I am almost there, almost free. Just a video editor, screenrecorder and Blender 3D animation to go.  I wonder how long before there is a viable alternative to Flash?

Whenever I am asked to show colleagues how to do a thing or two, I hit record. Most of them are kept at, but from now on I’ll try to remember to pop them in here as well.

Derek Chirnside points to a gem of an application – Scribus.

Scribus brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/Unix, MacOSX, OS/2 and Windows desktops with a combination of “press-ready” output and new approaches to page layout.

Here’s my quick screenrecording of myself finding my way through the application. At first glance its beautiful! Great application for creating fliers, fancy layout handouts, posters, and books.

Click To Play

An even better screenrecording
comes from Jason Scott.