Sometimes I need to record video of what’s on my screen.
- To demonstrate how to do something in a program.
- To record the steps I take, accomplishing something difficult (coding).
- When giving a computer-based presentation, to show people who’ve missed it.
There’s a lot of powerful software that can do this really well, but it’s more than I need. My friend Adam recommends ScreenFlow, and it looks really great. But for my simple needs, think I may be content without such fancy software. I’ve never looked for a free alternative until today, but I’ve found one!
Quicktime Player can record screencasts. System sounds might not go through, but that’s okay for a lot of what I do!
quicktime's raw footage +
iMovie = :D
Casey Watts! studied neurobiology at Yale University, and he is a co-author on several neurobiology papers. He has also worked in software development for 10 years, including at Heroku. Casey is an independent author based in Washington, DC.
Casey is the author of Debugging Your Brain. This book brings together two parts of Casey's background: psychology and software development.
Debugging Your Brain (DYB) is a clear applied psychology book and a concise self-help book. Whether or not you have a technical background, you will find the software development analogies approachable and insightful. You will likely reference and re-read DYB many times, each time discovering new insights.