This Screencast Was Recorded Entirely on the iPad
Techsmith Labs (from the company that makes the popular Camtasia, Snagit and other wonderful screencasting tools) is experimenting with a new iPad app that promises to give you and me some limited functionality for recording screencasts on the iPad. You can download right now a free iPad app from Techsmith Labs called ScreenChomp.
Although FULL screencasting capabilities on the iPad isn't yet available (not without jail breaking or purchasing add'l expensive hardware, anyway) this app does let you record a screencast on an iPad whiteboard that's built in to the ScreenChomp interface.
I took ScreenChomp for a quick test drive and produced the short screencast video above. Although I edited the final production in Camtasia Mac, the video footage itself was recorded entirely on the iPad.
By the way, if you were paying attention, then that bit about having edited the videos in Camtasia should generate some additional interest for some of you who are educators, screencasters and online content creators. But, keep in mind, editing in Camtasia is entirely optional. You can actually produce, upload and share your ScreenChomp screencast directly from the iPad if you want.
Why This is Cool
I think this is a great development that's a step in the right direction towards creating a more robust screencasting tool for the iPad. I can already envision some online training presentations I can develop using ScreenChomp. But, how about you? Do you envision this helping you in any way for your online content creation projects?
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