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Read Me First! A Style Guide for the Computer Industry, Third Edition by Sun Technical Publications

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Chapter 15. Creating Screencasts

A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. This chapter explains the general process for developing and recording a screencast. It also provides a link to an example of a screencast. The chapter covers the following topics:

• “Screencast Overview” on page 277

• “Storyboard Overview” on page 279

• “Writing Narration for Screencasts” on page 280

• “Recording Narration” on page 286

• “Screencast Review Cycle” on page 288

Screencast Overview

A screencast is most often used to demonstrate computing procedures and software functionality and includes audio narration (what the audience hears) that corresponds ...

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