Wednesday, February 27, 2008

FreeScreencast.com - A Free Screencasting Publishing Tool

I learned about another screencasting program thanks to Robin Good who pointed out this new free online tool called Freescreencast. It's a combination of a Windows only free software download (currently in Beta10) and a web site that hosts your content.

In his article, "Screencasting Recorder: Upload, Share, Publish, Embed - FreeScreencast.com Is Here" Robin Good describes FreeScreencast as, "a new free web-based service that allows you to record anything taking place on your screen in a simple way. Not only. FreeScreencast takes care of uploading your recorded clip and provides you immediately with an embed code to post the screencast on your site. This is the first easy, and inexpensive screencasting tool that truly empowers online publishers to create and publish high-quality screencasts on their blog sites with the minimum effort."

I haven't tried it yet, but it from what I can tell it's pretty easy to use and according to the FreeScreencast web site you can get started in 3 easy steps.
This is a demo screencast "Creating screencasts with FreeScreencast.com" embedded below:


The FreeScreencast blog had these useful links on their Blogroll:
If you haven't gotten enough of screencasting MakeUseOf.com has a review by Travis Quinnelly of 5 Free Screencasting Apps for Creating Video Tutorials. It includes five of the same apps from Sean P. Aune's Mashable list from the other day (AviScreen, CamStudio, Copernicus, Screencast-o-Matic and Jing.)

Special thanks and acknowledgements to
Robin Good for his article "Screencasting Recorder: Upload, Share, Publish, Embed - FreeScreencast.com Is Here" first published on February 26th 2008 for Master New Media.