Videos available for download


I’ve had a few requests for information about the videos on my blog. The two main questions are, “can I download the videos” and “what tools to I use to create the videos”.


To answer the first question. I’ve got all the videos posted for download on the VM page on Partnersource. You can find them here https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/deployment/documentation/howtoarticles/presalesdemokitmdax2009.htm


Scroll down to the tips and tricks section :


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For the second question I’ll post a more detailed note on how I do the videos, the end result is Streaming Silverlight which produces great quality. These are the tools I use :



  • Camtasia Studio from TechSmith, you can purchase it from here http://www.techsmith.com/ . I’ve been using Camtasia for close to 7 years now and it’s the best tool I’ve found for screen recordings. I output the video in WMV format. There certainly are many other tools that do this as well but Camtasia is super easy to use and has the ability to record a section of the screen and other nice features.

  • Microsoft Expression Media Encoder 2. With the video created in Camtasia I import into Expression. Expression has a Plug-in for Silverlight Steaming.

  • Silverlight Streaming. You can get free 10G storage account for your videos at http://silverlight.live.com . This is where Expression publish the videos.

  • Windows Live Writer. For posting on my blog, I use Windows Live Writer which has a nice Plug-in to embed the videos from the Silverlight streaming account.

And that’s it, a few steps but easy to do, end result is good quality and flexible. 


Cheers


Lachlan


Original post at http://blogs.msdn.com/lcash/

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