Making Videos Using Jing

If you’re looking for a free, fast and fantastically easy way to record short videos on your computer screen, Jing may be a solution for you.

Jing is a free download that allows you to first and foremost, capture screenshots on your computer. All you have to do once you download the tool is open it and then select the portion of the screen that you want to take a photo of. From there you can edit the picture with arrows and highlights in order to point things out in the picture. If you’re wondering what the point is, it’s mostly to share something with others and having the option to highlight certain pieces of information on the page.

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Pretty cool, huh? Moving on though…

You then have the video feature and the main point of this blog post.

The video feature works exactly the same way as the photo feature does, except it records a selection of your screen instead. The only thing though is that you can only record for 5 minutes. If you’re interested in recording longer videos, I would suggest trying Screencast-O-Matic instead.

Saving Photos & Videos With Jing

Once you’ve captured the photo or video of your choice, you then have the option to save them to your computer or upload them to screencast.com.

If you decide to save them to the provided website instead of on your computer, all you have to do is collect the link when you want to use it. Just make sure that your flash player is working and up to date. If not, it will affect your ability to view them on the screencast.com website.

Overall, Jing is a great way to take simple screenshots and record quick videos. This serves as a cool and unique way to dress up your content on the web, and share interesting sites with friends.


How to Make a Video Recording of Your Computer Screen

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.


Video Convo #1: An Important Tip to Remember About YouTube Videos

Ahhh, here we go. The first video conversation to take place here on the new and improved version of the site: Video Convos 2.0. Welcome.

Today’s topic is more of a quick tip that I believe is important for anyone that is using YouTube videos, especially as a means of making money. To travel straight to my main point, I just want to warn [from personal experience] that you should always save a copy of your videos somewhere other than YouTube. YouTube is a third-party website, meaning you don’t own the content on it  – it’s just displayed there. The catch is though, your content can be taken down at any time, and for any reason. Sucks, I know.

Because of this, you should always have the original copy of your video on your computer or another storage device for safe measure. It’s always better to be safe and save them than sorry, and end up losing all of the videos on your channel if YouTube for some reason decides to give you the boot.

Okay, I so I’m pretty sure that I’ve made my point.

It sucks that people can just come along and flag your video(s) enough that YouTube eventually removes them. It happens on a daily basis, and it’s possible to get them restored, but the process can be tedious and in some cases impossible. Many people have gone through this ridiculous problem, and many people always will. In most cases, it’s because it’s one of the easiest ways that people can hate. #truth

 


Introducing: Video Convos

This website used to be lame. Now it’s being taken in an all new direction towards greater education and amplified value for all visitors that land here. So what’s this website going to be about exactly? Well, let’s inform you, shall we?

To dive right in to the main point, here’s the information this website will strive to provide:

  • How to rank YouTube videos on the first page of Google
  • Optimizing Your Videos for More Views
  • Great Ways to Use Video Marketing to Your Advantage
  • Video Marketing Tips
  • How to Sell With Video
  • Screen Recording Tips
  • And whatever else we can think of over time

I’ve used video marketing for years with many of my online projects, including:

  • Local marketing – Local companies
  • Marketing an MLM
  • My own personal blog
  • My own SEO business

If you’ve been successful with video marketing once, you can easily rinse and repeat over and over again.

You’ll see real life examples of some of the simple videos I’ve produced for myself and my clients, and some of the results I’ve achieved in doing so. Sound cool?

If so, I invite you to come back over time as I continue to grow. I appreciate your time today and look forward to rocking your video [marketing] world.