A Super Sneaky Video Blog Post Experiment

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Published: February 15, 2010 | By admin

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I wanted to try out a little piece of screen capture software I knew about and wanted to see how it worked for me.  The software is called Jing. 

For my first trial of Jing I took a mind map I had and recorded myself talking about it a little and describing how I will be using it to write blog posts for this blog and others.  That was super easy to do.  I did it a few times since I didn’t have a script and for the practice of using Jing.  It takes all of 5 minutes to learn the software because there are 3 buttons to push.

Uploading it to Jings own site for video hosting was easy and painless as well, however when I uploaded it to YouTube it wasn’t able to be processed.  That to me is interesting since YouTube accepted the swf file extension and expected to be able to work with the file.  I uploaded the version that was saved directly to my hard drive and can also play the same file in IE.

So Jing is a free easy to use software to capture images and make videos from your desktop and to share with your friends as long as you use ScreenCast.com. 

Watch my quick Jing Created video below.   Leave a comment if you like.

Here is the full size version of the video http://www.screencast.com/t/YjM3ZDg5Y2Et

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5 Comments

  • Will, I love the audio portion of the Blog, it really personalizes the experience and keeps one engaged. You havea great speaking voice, which makes one want to continue to listen to what yo uhave to say! Your style makes me feel as if I can easily utilize the tools yo uare discussing. And that is saying something for me as a reticent “non-techie”! Great first post!

  • Nicely done. Using the Mind mapping approach to site development is a nice way to go. I look forward to future posts.

  • Wow! So sorry I missed the meeting. Both the mindmaping and Jing! These are amazing tools. Really want to find out more about them. I have been looking for a process to take notes that magically create content! ; ) Well, close enough, right?

    See you Tuesday to find out more!

    Cheers,
    Kerry Kel

  • Will,
    Congrats.
    That is a GREAT start. I have used Jing for (still) screen capture. I did not use the video feature. I just got it and reinstalled it.

    I love the Mindmapping. Which app is that? I have FreeMind. And I have also used a collaborative mindmap online. I cannot recall the name now.

    Great stuff.

    I’d like to talk to you about a wiki, too.

    FAN-TAS-TIC!!!
    Pete

  • That’s pretty cool! I’d like to try out the mind mapping. Hope to see you next week.

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