MacMost Now 515: Screen Capture Plus Camera

Learn how to capture yourself talking from a webcam while also recording your screen at the same time. You can use software like Screenflow or Wirecast to record from both sources simultaneously. You can also fake it with iMovie's picture-in-picture.

Comments: 10 Responses to “MacMost Now 515: Screen Capture Plus Camera”

    Richard
    9 years ago

    Screenflow is brilliant! This software has some very clever little features, which are simple to use, yet look extremely professional!

    forkboy1965
    9 years ago

    While I’m not interested in paying money for the software, thanks for the mention of how to fudge it together with iMovie. This may come in handy for me.

    inKamloops
    9 years ago

    Gary, have you used CamTwist? I’m interested to know how it compares with these other ones in regards to functionality.

      9 years ago

      I have used it in the past for some things. But don’t really have a need for it.

    lukeibe
    9 years ago

    get screenium, it’s $30 and it can put you on the screen.

    Clem
    9 years ago

    Okay, I’m hooked on screenflow!

    How do you get the See-Eye-to-Eye effect, where you are looking right at the viewer (i.e. your camera)? Are you using a teleprompter with the text appearing in front of the camera (beam splitting mirror) for you? Or, are you listening to a recording of yourself and saying it back with eye contact on the camera (professional hosts do this with introductions)?

    You’re really setting a great standard, Gary!

      9 years ago

      The camera is just off to the side and behind the monitor. I try to look directly at it when I can take my eyes off the screen. But when I look at the screen I have it set up so it looks like I am looking down at the screen on the video too.

        Clem
        9 years ago

        Thanks Gary. I take it that you conceptualize the introduction of your podcast as a separate “book-end” and that you do looking straight into the camera, from a script. That leaves open the question of whether that much shorter script is read or listened to repeated or memorized in the course of a few takes?

          9 years ago

          No script. I think, I speak. If it doesn’t work, I do it again. I keep the take that works.

            Clem
            9 years ago

            Gary, Thanks! You do a great job. I’ve learned a bunch from you over the years and your format is perfect (length, depth, topical choices.) I do vote for you where I can!

            Your approach regarding scripting is similar but slightly different than SCO, based on interview with founder that is on-line. Of course, his format and goals are different. He also uses Screenflow and scripts the topical title sequence.

            I’m going with enough scripting or outline notes that my peers and boss can easily make editorial changes in context in a piece aimed at the thirty minute length. Draft version via ScreenFlow is extremely promising. Thanks again.

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