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LinkedIn Learning

Producing Screencast Videos on a PC

via LinkedIn Learning


Discover the start-to-finish process of creating a professional-looking screencast on a PC.


  • What you can learn in this course
  • Exercise files
1. An Overview of Screencasting
  • What is a screencast?
  • When screencasting works best?
  • Distribution outlets for screencasting
2. Gearing Up for Screencasting
  • Choosing a microphone for screencasting
  • Using a camera for screencasting
  • Adding lights for screencasting
  • Adding a backdrop to your screencasts
  • A professional setup for screencasts
3. Setting Your PC for Screencasts
  • Cleaning up your desktop for screencasts
  • Cleaning up the Windows taskbar for screencasts
  • Removing notifications and interruptions for screencasts
  • Choosing the right screen resolution for screencasts
  • Setting audio levels on your PC
  • Enhancing your cursor
4. Options for Recording Your Screen
  • Built-in tools for screencasting on a PC
  • Free and affordable tools for screencasting on a PC
  • Advanced tools for screencasting on a PC
  • Hardware options for recording screens on a PC
5. Planning Your Screencast
  • Mindmapping your topic
  • Outlining your presentation
  • Why scripting your screencast may be the wrong choice
  • Preparing your presentation
6. Recording Your Screencast
  • A checklist before your record a screencast
  • Doing a test record
  • Essential recording strategies for screencasting
  • Keeping notes to help with post-production
7. Editing Your Screencast
  • Built-in tools for editing a screencast on a PC
  • Editing a screencast in your screencasting app
  • Audio editing goals for screencasts
  • Video editing goals for screencasts
  • Exporting video to use in a traditional video editor
8. Delivering Your Screencast
  • Exporting a screencast for the web
  • Exporting a screencast for presentation software
  • Exporting an archival copy of your screencast
  • Additional learning
  • Closing advice

Taught by

Richard Harrington


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