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My Video Tutorial Recording Workflow

posted Jan 24, 2011, 7:46 AM by Satish Goda   [ updated Jan 24, 2011, 7:56 AM ]
The following post details the tools that I use for recording my video tutorials. It also lists all the tools that I evaluated before settling on couple of them that seen to get my work done.

BB FlashBack Express (Free registration key)

Can record audio from microphone, speakers and also Picture in picture (from my webcam)

WinFF/FFMpeg   (Video encoding)

This is a front end to the ffmpeg software. Very easy to use.


List of tools i recently tried and found satifying for my needs (I am using Winidows 7 OS)


Opensource, but the picture in picture (webcam capture was not working for me)

Jing (Screenshots and Screencasts)

Records upto 5 minutes in swf format. With the Pro version can record directly to mp4. I am using this for taking screenshots

TechSmith Video Codecs

Optimized for screencasts, TechSmith video codecs provide lossless image quality combined with the smallest file size possible.


Free Flash SWF/FLV Converter (Convert swf's from Jing to Avi)


Its an instant screencast creator designed to work with Twitter. You launch the recording from the website and can record upto 5 minutes. Once the recording is done, it processes it and you are good to tweet your creation. On top of that you can upload the video to youtube and download a mp4 to your computer.
I made some test recordings and you can check them out at

You can check my YouTube channel for some of my recordings.

satishgoda at gmail dot com