I teach and want to create a few video tutorials showing how to do some things with Photoshop and Illustrator.
I found the open-source, free software: CamStudio.
In one sense, it is quite good - I can make some great video clips showing how to do some exercises, can have audio so I can explain as I show how to do things and all-in-all, it is exactly what I need and want.
However, the files are HUGE in the .avi format, and even when I transfer them to .swf they seem to get all choppy and funky and are still kind of large. I need to upload these to the student portal so students can download them if they want to review, or if they miss class and want to catch up. I try to keep the clips under 5 minutes or so - but maybe that is too long?
- Is there a better “free” software out there?
- Is there a “trick” to make the .swf files smoother and cleaner?
- Is my only option to make shorter clips and label them Part One, Part Two, etc.?