Part 1: Screencast Settings For Your Skype Interview
Some of the subscribers to our screencasting courses on Udemy asked about how I set up to record video interviews on a platform like Skype. I love the interest in this because I think interviews -- whether video or audio-only -- are great ways to create interesting content for your blogsite audience, or otherwise supplement your online course with compelling instructional content from other industry experts in your course's subject matter.
Three Points Of View
I'll do this in three parts. This post is Part 1. In it, I'll focus on showing you how I set up the hardware, software and software settings to prepare a Skype interview with 3 points of view: You (the interviewer), your subject (the interviewee), and a third camera angle that your audience will relate to.
Then, in Part 2, I'll demo the actual screen recording of a Skype video interview using the settings I show in Part 1. That will then set us up nicely to compare the recording from Part 2 with the end result that we'll use for editing and polishing in Part 3.
Strange Bedfellows and Supplemental Screenshots
Just in case you were wondering, I used ScreenFlow as the capture and editing software for the video above. And I used Camtasia for Mac as the demo platform. Consequently, the settings I show in the demo uses those from Camtasia for Mac and Skype for Mac. But, as I explain at about the 2:00 point in the video, the same settings are available in both ScreenFlow for Mac, Camtasia Studio version 8.1 (for Windows) and Skype for Windows. Below are screenshots of the recording configuration window in each of the "Big 3" screencast editors.
Do you tend to edit your online interviews? What software do you use for capture and editing?
More in this series
- How to screencast your Skype video interview – Part 2: The Interview
- Part 3 - Tips For Editing and Polishing Your Skype Video Interview
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