Flickr, the photo sharing website has introduced video sharing. If you have a free account with Flickr, you can upload 2 videos a month and each video can be 90 seconds in length but less than 150MB each. So, I decided to make a screencast about it using a few online resources.
To do a video screencast I chose the freely available ScreenToaster website that I’ve talked about before to do the actual screencast. I needed a timer so I downloaded the Firefox add-on Simple Timer 1.2. Which is wonderful because it places a timer in your browser’s status bar and provides a visual countdown so you know how much time you’ve got while you do the video.
Next, I decided to create a presentation using Zoho Personal with the “Show” editor. I created a quick 3 slide presentation that lists some of the main points that the Flickr video service offers. You could publish any “Show” to the web when you’re done, but since my intention for this articles was to show off the Flickr video service I decided to export the “Show” to a .ppt file or PowerPoint Presentation file format.
After exporting the ZoHo “Show”, I uploaded the .ppt file to the slide sharing site SlideShare. Below you’ll find the slide show embedded into this blog post.
So that’s it, below you’ll see an embedded video of what this article is about and the video is from my Flickr account. Pretty darn cool!! 🙂 Hopefully this article has provided some ideas for you to use these online services for your work or just another way to communicate.
This video is embedded from ScreenToaster. I could not get a video created in ScreenToaster to upload and converted successfully on Flickr, so I’ll record another video using Camtasia Studio, CamStudio or some other online screencasting software to upload later. I’ll update this post after I’ve done that.