Recording Screencasts

jkibbe

I would like to make chess videos to use with my students and was wondering what software is often used.  I have screencast software for my XP PC, and presumably could use Screencast-O-Matic on my Mac.  What free/cheap chess software is recommended to actually create the video.  I understand that I can use a PGN file and narrate what is going on, but I see people record videos that go through a few possible lines before following the main line, and I don't know how to do that smoothly.

Any help is appreciated!

Jason

AndTheLittleOneSaid

There are a few free GUIs that should do exactly what you want. Arena, for example. Alternatively, you could probably use the analysis mode in Live Chess for highlighting squares, going through lines etc.

kohai
jkibbe wrote:

I would like to make chess videos to use with my students and was wondering what software is often used.  I have screencast software for my XP PC, and presumably could use Screencast-O-Matic on my Mac.  What free/cheap chess software is recommended to actually create the video.  I understand that I can use a PGN file and narrate what is going on, but I see people record videos that go through a few possible lines before following the main line, and I don't know how to do that smoothly.

Any help is appreciated!

Jason

Jason, please see the response to your support ticket :)

jkibbe

Thanks kohai & ATLOS!

I'm looking at using Arena withLivestream.com, Screencast-O-Matic.com, Camstudio.org, Windows Expression Encoder, or ustream.tv.

jkibbe

I've been using Screencast-O-Matic since I can use it on my PC or Mac and it supports direct upload to YouTube and some great editing features. 

Meanwhile, I want to embed some diagrams to my Blackboard website.  Is there a way I can use chess.com to do this and "hide" the diagrams from public view.

My first - back rank mate:

jkibbe

Is there a way to 'share' (embed HTML) puzzles?  It looks like diagrams have a 'share' option...



Linda112

Hi Jason, I think maybe you could try Joyoshare Screen Recorder. I usually take it to record tutorial videos for my students as well. You can choose to show/hidden cursor and highlight click to show movements in chess clearly. By the way, it can record lessons in HD quality with no lag, which is important for our students. I hope that my reply could be useful to you.

jjupiter6

Considering that your reply is 8 years after the last post, I'd say it's going to be useless for the OP.

EscherehcsE
jjupiter6 wrote:

Considering that your reply is 8 years after the last post, I'd say it's going to be useless for the OP.

Linda112's post sounded suspiciously like a thinly veiled attempt at product advertising. If so, then I doubt that "Linda" cared how old the post was. I don't know anything about the Joyoshare product, but anytime you go to a company's web site and can't find a physical address of the company anywhere, I start to get a little suspicious. (Based on a link I hit during my searches, I *think* maybe they're in Hong Kong, but I'm not sure.)