Free screencasting – easy; free video editing – not so much

My quest for free tools to combine video clips to produce tutorial clips hasn’t yielded the desired results, but I’ve learned plenty along the way.

This is the final post in a series focused on creating video tutorials using free applications. Over this last week I’ve attempted to fill in the “missing piece” in the video production tool set I’ve been trying to put together – the editing application (a tool to let me combine video clips, trim them if needed, and more).

A ‘Dead End’
Unfortunately, after more effort than I care to admit to, I was not able to find a free editing tool that would effectively assist me in the production of video tutorials . I was able to combine and edit clips with some tools, but each time, the quality of the original clips was diminished to the point that the text on the screens in the clips could no longer be read. I guess this is one of the primary qualifiers that differentiate free tools from paid tools in this category.

Free Screencasting – Easy
The good news is that it was easy to find free tools for screencasting. There are plenty of tools available ...
[Please click here to read the complete post at, where I blog regularly about the use of Internet tools in education, and other instructional technologies. Thanks!]

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Tags: Camtasia, Screenr, creating video tutorials for little or no cost, free screencasting apps, free video editing


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