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August 22, 2007

How to create youtube good quality video-tutorials

Filed under: divx,video,youtube — dafi @ 6:24 pm

I’ve tried to create short video tutorials using screen capture softwares.
These tutorials uploaded on youtube was ugly to watch 😦
Soon I realized it was difficult to obtain good quality movies without some trick.

Finally I found simple rules to obtain good videos:

  • Video dimensions must be 320×240 pixels so youtube doesn’t need to resize it
  • Use a good compression algorithm like DIVX
  • Use panning so the captured area automatically scrolls following the mouse cursor movements

The (free) software used is CamStudio and the encoder is DIVX.

CamStudio configuration:

  • Fixed Region with dimension set to 320×240
  • Autopan enabled and autopan speed set to max value
  • “Video Options quality” set to 60 and “key frames every” set at 30 frames

Now tutorials are good enough, take a look yourself 😉


1 Comment

  1. Super recommedations, many thanks for this posting.
    Your links are very helpful too!

    Michele Moore

    Comment by Happy1 — January 19, 2008 @ 2:08 am

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