Capture the Fun!
Lets face it, computers have become pretty complicated these days. Many people are having trouble keeping up and may need to be shown how to do certain things. Take for example the DDA Carnival. This massive world of whimsy and wonder created by Rob and Vinnie is quite impressive! The user creates an avatar and then is free to roam around an entire planet filled with interactive games that entertain as well as educate. Because of the complexity of such an in depth site, some users may need assistance getting started. The easiest way to do this is through a screen capture. A screen capture records the activity on the users monitor and then turns it into a video that can be posted on the web. It is a great way to teach by example. The creator can then add text or a voice over for even more clarity. There are many programs that will allow you to take a screen capture of your monitor, but I find the one that works best is Capture Wiz Pro. Capture Wiz Pro allows you to take crystal clear video as well as audio and then compresses it into an avi file. Many other programs have poor picture quality and don’t record sound at all.