In the era of information explosion, videos can be the most effective and workable way to solve problems. Compared with picture, it demonstrates the solution in a more vivid way and instructional video is the dominant type of video.
Instructional video is a versatile tool for employee training, hard skills development and customer support. Anyone with a screen recorder can make instructional video on their computer including recording tutorial videos to impart skills, capturing software demo, making presentation videos and producing online course as a teacher. However, making a good instructional video is not an easy task and you may not know how to start. That doesn’t matter because this post will give you the way to create instructional video. Now let’s directly move to the point.
Step 1: Narrow down your topic
There are numerous topics for you to choose. Consider your advantage and disadvantage as the norm to pick out the interested topic. Interest is the best teacher for anything because only in this way can you stick to your initial purpose no matter what happens.
Step 2: Consider what you want to impart
What will be the takeaway of your video for your target audience? Topic is the prerequisite and content is the importance. Always put yourself into the audience’s shoes to consider what they tend to learn, how to present your content in the novel way and how to organize the content in the most understandable method.
Step 3: Write a script for your general plan
Now it’s time to write a general plan for instructional video. Firstly, you can divide your video into several parts with suitable time allocation. Secondly, with a clear outline structure, you are easily to fill each part with appropriate content and then estimate the video length. If there is a time restriction, you need to abandon unnecessary points to shorten the video. Finally, review your script to adjust any mistake and make it concise as easy as possible.
Step 4: Select a suitable screen recorder
What tool to employ for instructional video must be the first question coming into your mind when you are going to make instructional video. There are a plethora of tools in the market with specific features aiming at different needs while the foremost one is a screen recorder. Therefore, choose the most suitable one to assist your produce of instructional video. Do you need to use the webcam during screen recording? Is narration indispensable in your instructional video? Can you employ the editing function after recording? Are diversified output formats allowed?
An application with these features will save you lots of time since all the process can be carried out in one tool. Luckily, RecMaster is the one that supports screen video capture, audio recording and various output formats. It’s able to capture onscreen activities in full screen or custom area with audio and webcam along with multiple formats. Moreover, it provides basic editing and annotation function for users.
The following content will cover the steps to make instructional video by using RecMaster.
Step 5: Capture screen to make instructional video
With everything done, it’s time to start now. Close all the unnecessary applications running on your computer and move to a quite place for creating instructional video. RecMaster allows you to record the whole screen (Full screen mode) and any objected area (Custom area mode) on your computer. Moreover, you can only capture audio (Audio only mode) or webcam (Webcam mode). Now let’s talk about step by step.
1). Download RecMaster on your computer and complete installation.
2). Decide the recording mode according to your actual need.
Full screen/ Custom area/ Audio only/ Webcam are the common modes for Windows and Mac users while Game mode is temporarily only accessible for Windows. Here Full screen is suggested for the better viewing.
3). Change the related parameter
Here you can control the video format, quality and frame rate. Sound and webcam can be turn on along with screen capture. In addition, you can change the video resolution and mouse courser for convenience.
4). Start recording and annotate
Press the REC button to start and during the recording use the annotation bar to add line, text and arrow for the instructional video.
5).End the recording
Click Stop to end the task.
Step 6: Edit and Share
Now it’s time to make the recorded video perfect with the editing function. Cut and merge recorded video to discard unwanted clips and shorten video length into a desired one. After that, you can export video and then share it in aimed platform.
Now you can also be an instructional video provider. Start to make instructional video with RecMaster and you will benefit a lot from it!
RecMaster – Record Every Moment on Your Computer Screen
Record 1080p or even 4K clips at 60fps to maintain the high quality still.
Flexible settings for mouse cursor effects, watermark and annotations.
Preloaded with recording scheduler, video editor. Allow one-click sharing.