Why not use video to repurpose an old Power Point? Screencast videos of your vintage Power Point presentations is very inexpensive and is a great teaching tool. Combine a voiceover with your Power Point video and you have created your very first educational video!
This post corresponds to our latest podcast episode of “Russ and Randy” – a podcast on Healthcare and Medical Internet Marketing. We hope you like “Easy Ways to Create Video.” You can find us on iTunes …and now, ReachMD.com!
A recent episode discussed the merits of repurposing your content on a different medium. A very useful way to repurpose your content is to convert a text article to audio or video, but we have an even simpler solution!
Every doctor has a Power Point presentation. Taking a screencast of your presentation and add your own voiceover. It is much easier and cheaper (free?) than you think.
“Screencast” is a video recording of your computer screen. It is also known as video screen capture.
Here are a few of the trusted tools Russ and I recommend to publish your first educational video.
Recording a screencast can be done with QuickTime. It’s free for Apple users. There may be a free version available for PC.
Russ and I both use video editing software to capture and edit a screencast. There are specific settings on ScreenFlow (originally Mac) and Camtasia (originally PC) to record your screen. While you might consider using QuickTime, you still need to edit the screen recording. We recommend using the same software package to record and edit the video.
With Power Point up on your screen. Give your lecture. Use your built-in microphone or separate microphone to record your voiceover.
Both Camtasia and ScreenFlow let you record audio and video simultaneously.
Image Editing Software
While not obviously useful for creating video, we do mention some image editing tools which can enhance your Power Point presentation and also be useful for your blogposts.
Need to resize pics for your blog post or social media post? Russ has a few “best choices” when you want to enhance an image (arrows, text boxes) or simply resize. In addition, there are great tools to create great infographics.
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