8 Responses

  1. ayman3011
    ayman3011 March 31, 2015 at 08:09 | | Reply

    WOW, What an inspiring story Rob! 🙂 Wishing you all the best 🙂

    1. Rob Cubbon
      Rob Cubbon April 6, 2015 at 10:53 | | Reply

      Hello Ayman, good to see you here! Wishing you all the best too!

  2. Jeffrey Romano
    Jeffrey Romano April 1, 2015 at 14:19 | | Reply

    Thanks for sharing Rob!

    1. Rob Cubbon
      Rob Cubbon April 6, 2015 at 10:54 | | Reply

      My pleasure, Jeffrey

  3. HOLCZER István
    HOLCZER István April 1, 2015 at 16:31 | | Reply

    Hi Rob,
    thank you for giving me the strength for going along this way!!!

    1. Rob Cubbon
      Rob Cubbon April 6, 2015 at 10:58 | | Reply

      Thank you for your comment, István

  4. Steve Media
    Steve Media April 2, 2015 at 23:18 | | Reply

    Glad to read your success story! I would suggest that getting into this on a budget, there are other options beyond camtasia – a free one I can’t remember that works okay on some systems and not others.. but one I have been using for this sort of thing is the corel videostudio video editing program.. which has screen capture ability, mic recording, and many other editing options of course. It’s half the price or less than camtasia, and probably has more editing options.. of course some people have big budgets and would likely prefer less editing options to make the whole screen cast thing less confusing, but paying for simplicity is not the way I tend to roll. I understand those who do however and there is nothing wrong with going premium and simple.

    Premium mics are great to consider, a pop filter is a good suggestion as well – however getting the mic off of your desk to avoid bass bumps and keyboard klanks may be a challenge for some without a mic stand. In most cases I just use a usb Logitech headset (headphones with mic) – quality has been about the same as the snowball blue mic, and no stand needed.

    Just a few other options for people to consider, certainly not the only ones!

  5. Rob Cubbon
    Rob Cubbon April 6, 2015 at 11:13 | | Reply

    Hey Steve, thank you very much for your addenda to this post. Most welcome! I appreciate that Camtasia at, I think, $300, seems like a large investment but I would argue if you’re serious about creating video you may as well break the bank to get it because it is far better than the other cheaper and freer options around. Camtasia, similar to Screenflow, has excellent and easy-to-use editing options that you won’t get with the others.

    I don’t know Corel Videostudio at all so if the video editing and the screen recording resolution is on a par with Camtasia then all well and good and I really appreciate your recommendation. However, I very much regret my persistence with iShowU on the Mac before I got ScreenFlow which is why I’m so preachy about this. 🙂

    Great advice about the mics as well. I find you can put a cheap USB mic on books on a desk to raise it closer to your mouth and away from the buzz and fan of your computer. But, again, I regret persisting with a Blue Snowflake ($50) and not investing in a Sansom Yeti or a Metero earlier.

    But, yes, there are lots of options and the ones I recommended were as a result of my own limited experience.

    Thanks for your comment, Steve.

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