Desktop capture refers to video (and usually audio) capture of computer screens. The audio is commonly in the form of a voice-over from a microphone. So it is commonly used to capture speech over PowerPoint slides - much like in a lecture.

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For a lecture (basic topping and tailing and editing out mistakes):

For capturing video that may require further editing (titles, images, transitions etc.):

Editing process

  1. Once you have captured your video, save it as an avi file (or similar).
  2. Use Windows Movie Maker (Windows), or iMovie (Mac) to edit the video, add titles, images and any transitions.
  3. Save as an mp4 file for uploading to Lecturecast or Moodle - avoid Flash as it is not smart phone compatible.


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