A great question was asked by one of my viewers about recording videos on dual monitors.
The answer is yes. Though there are ways that hard-core video professionals do this with video boards and other peripheral hardware. (If you’ve done this before, I’d love it if you shared a link with information about the hardware you use and how you set up to capture your multiple video and audio sources.)
But, for purposes of screencasting, all you’ll need are two different screen recording software. One software (e.g., Camtasia) should be setup to capture activity on one monitor, while a totally different other software (e.g., Screenflow, Screenr, GoToMeeting, Webex, etc.) would be used to capture activity on the second monitor. Audio capture should be on, as well, on both software.
The trick, though, is getting set up properly during the recording phase (i.e., “production”) so that you’re in a position to sync up both video clips later when you edit them together (i.e., “post-production”).
In the video above, I show you how I did this using Camtasia and Screenflow on a Mac platform. However, you can also do this even if you’re set up on a PC.
Check out the video and let me know if it helps. Also, if you’ve done something similar to this, I’d really appreciate you sharing your technique in the comments below. Share-share alike, right?
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