00:01Kind of nothing to do with GIS, but it's to help you in GIS.
00:04As soon as we get back, we're going to encounter problems.
00:08We're going to learn all this stuff why we're here, and you're going to have questions…
00:12…so you're going to go to the Esri forums to ask your questions about GIS.
00:17So to get there, I sit in front of the keyboard, and I think, What am I going to type in?
00:22And then you go to the threads on the forums and you see people just interacting, talking about…
00:29…just what are you trying to say? What are you asking?
00:32Thread after thread just trying to understand the questions and get the answers.
00:36Well, instead of typing your questions in, better idea would be doing a screen recording.
00:44But screen recording tools do cost money. You need a solution that does not cost money.
00:50It's easier to sell that idea to your boss.
00:53Use an open source tool called CamStudio. You record your question on CamStudio…
01:01…then you can post it to YouTube or Dropbox.
01:04If you're calling the support desk at Esri, use the Dropbox URL.
01:10And then you ask your question in the forum and you link to YouTube or you link to your Dropbox link, the URL…
01:16…and then they can watch the video of your screen recording.
01:34I didn't click anything just now. How do I open this? Open what?
01:39Open what? Anything.
01:42I pressed Enter; I think it's working. This…what…that you're on?
01:47Oh, I did click. Sorry, folks, I'm a Windows user.
01:53[Audience participation] So are we.
01:56Is it opening? What's the file type? I don't think--
02:01It's an executable. I don't think you have executable installed.
02:08No demo, folks. But what it does, CamStudio, if you're using Windows design, there's a Record button, a Stop button…
02:16…and it records in both Flash and AVI.
02:20And then you can save that, and it kind of bloats it, and you use Windows Movie Maker to…you can downsize the file to full.
02:29And later on, I'll make an upload and I'll Tweet how you reduce the file size using Windows Movie Maker.
02:34Not going to do it now, 'cause it'll take a while.
02:36But then you can upload this to Dropbox or YouTube, post it on your forums.
02:41Instead of asking the question, you're showing your question.
02:45So I'm saying, I clicked this button; supposed to do this, but see there? It's not doing it.
02:49Now you've got your question, and people know exactly what you're asking.
02:56So here's a few things you can do.
02:59You can't see this on here; for some reason, the QR codes aren't displaying.
03:04But when they publish this, to the right of all these URLs you see, there are QR codes…
03:12…and then you can go ahead and scan the QR codes off these resources.
03:17Actually, I'm going to give you an updated version that has the QR codes.
03:21But here's the forums. CamStudio, YouTube, Dropbox, so you can register them…
03:25…and the last thing, at the bottom below Twitter.
03:27If you have questions about this, ask me later or ask me now right afterwards.
03:31That's the way I get more time out of this.
03:34You can also get Greenshot at the bottom, these icons.
03:37It's a nice little open source tool where you can copy these icons and then paste them into your demos.
03:43That's all I got for you.
Don't Say It With Words, See It With Video
Chris Sergent of the City of Decatur, Illinois discusses the open source tool, CamStudio.
- Recorded: Mar 27th, 2012
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- Published: Jun 4th, 2012
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