Have you ever seen a video with a person sharing their computer screen? And that’s sharing their computer screen without recording the actual screen of the computer with another recording device. You have to admit, it’s pretty cool, isn’t it?
The best part is that the whole thing is much easier than you think, and all starts with a simple software download. There are many different screen recording softwares to choose from, some free and some paid. I’m only going to recommend the one software that I’ve used myself for my own videos though. I refuse to be the type of douche that reviews a product or service without actually using it. Ha.
That being said, I use Screencast-O-Matic, which can be downloaded for free on Mac and PC.
With the free version, there are a few limitations that you wouldn’t otherwise have with the paid version. For one thing, you can only record videos up to 15 minutes, and the ‘screencast-o-matic’ logo will show up in the bottom corner. If you want unlimited options – like with pretty much anything – you will have to get the paid version, but it’s not always necessary, so just do what you like. The good thing about the paid version of Screencast-O-Matic though, is that it’s only a yearly payment of $15, which is cheap compared to other softwares like Camtasia. If you don’t want to use any of the options that I just listed, you can always perform a quick Google search and find a similar one that is more suitable for you.
After downloading your screen recording software of choice, you can easily learn yourself or the provided instructions, how to use the software. It’s not difficult at all though, I promise. Once it’s up and running, you can go crazy making videos of your screen, yourself or even both at the same time.
This software is great for sharing information with others on the web, presentations, pretty much anything. Super cool.