Movie posted at Screencast.com
You might already know that I’m experimenting with flash movies – the banner for Nong Chik Heights in the last post was the first output.
Now I’ve created this movie which started as a powerpoint presentation with animation and video clips already embedded. I then added narrated to it.
Next I used “Camtasia 5” (which you can download for a free trial). I recorded the powerpoint on screen using settings suitable for a blog with the small screen and table of contents that you can see here.
The result is a nifty 15 MB file (down from 132 MB). Still, you need time to download this. With a 1 Mbs broadband connection, it took me:
- to get the thumbnail - 1 minute
- to download about half before I started watching the movie - 17 minutes
- I then watched the movie smoothly play before it stalled after - 12 minutes
- I stopped the movie until it got fully loaded after - 8 minutes
- .....to watch the final - 4 minutes
This is still much too slow; better perhaps to put it all up as webpages!