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Post Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:37 pm

Screencasting software

Hi,

I will have to do many security training sessions soon at work and in a high school near where I live. I would like to record myself working on my computer. For example, record how I scan a network using nmap. You know, the kind of videos we get from Offensive Security and the like.

I have seen many on the internet. I don't mind paying a few dollars for a good one, but the best things in life are free!  ;)

I run Ubuntu 10.04 amd64 and Backtrack 4 at home. I also want to have the option of recording my voice at the same time.

So what software would you recommend me to use?

Thanks
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Post Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:55 pm

Re: Screencasting software

I'd always go with Camtasia, but if you want free, check out CamStudio (Windows) or Xvidcap (Linux).
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Post Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:07 pm

Re: Screencasting software

I remember this video from a while ago.

http://www.linuxjournal.com/video/make-screencast
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Post Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:19 pm

Re: Screencasting software

Thanks, but Xvidcap seems quite old (last update in 2006)...

Same with Istanbul (2007)
http://live.gnome.org/Istanbul

I don't know about recordmydesktop...
http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/about.php

What about Wink? http://www.debugmode.com/wink/

Or should I use something like Camtasia on Windows and record Linux stuff over a VM?
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Post Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:34 pm

Re: Screencasting software

H1t M0nk3y wrote:Or should I use something like Camtasia on Windows and record Linux stuff over a VM?


I typically do that regardless of the OS I'm recording. I use Win7 for my host.
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Post Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:46 pm

Re: Screencasting software

I have good experience with Camtasia as well. Can't check it right now, but I think VMware (Workstation) also comes with a feature where you can record your vm screens.
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Post Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:22 pm

Re: Screencasting software

But for $299 USD, I will try CamStudio first...

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Post Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:48 pm

Re: Screencasting software

camtasia is pretty expensive, but if you have the budget it's worth it.  All my vids I typically do on my mac with iShowU HD.  It's like 30$ and worth every penny.  For linux, the last set i did with recordmydesktop and it worked well.  I didn't do audio with it, so I can't speak to that, but I can point you to vids that I did with iShowU and recordmydesktop and you can decide for yourself:

recordmydesktop (did low res, can do higher):
http://www.vimeo.com/12651974

ishowuHD: (hd res for full screen)
http://www.vimeo.com/3036502
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Post Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:39 pm

Re: Screencasting software

Ah, recordmydesktop was the one I couldn't think of. Good call!
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Post Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:12 pm

Re: Screencasting software

Thanks Apollo, I will also try recordmydesktop.

I quickly tried CamStudio and so far, it is not that bad...
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Post Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:42 pm

Re: Screencasting software

Comparison of screencasting software
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison ... g_software

I used to be a fan of Wink. It's a free tutorial creation software for both Windows and Linux.

Now I use DemoCreator for PC and ScreenFlow for MAC.

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