Not only can you reuse the same screencast multiple times in the same course, but also you can reuse it in other projects. Just export it.
You can export screencasts as MP4 videos, and you can save individual frames as PNG images. (To import step-by-step slides from another project, see this user guide.)
We'll look at two export methods here:
Tip: MP4 videos will be exported with a compression format of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, an encoding profile of High @L3.0, and a frame rate of 25 fps.
To open the screencast preview window, go to the Slides tab on the ribbon, click Insert Recording, and select the screencast you want to export.
When the preview window opens, right-click the preview area and choose either of these options:
- Export Video: This exports a copy of the entire screencast as an MP4 video.
- Save Frame: This exports an individual frame from the screencast as a PNG image. (Use the video controls to locate the frame you want to export.)
The action fine-tuning editor lets you change the starting and ending frames for each slide in a step-by-step screencast, and you can also use it to export screencasts. In fact, there are some benefits to using the fine tuning editor over the method described above.
You can export a video of the entire screencast or just a portion of it. Also, when you save a frame as an image, you have two sizing options.
Tip: The action fine-tuning editor is only available for screencasts that you've inserted as step-by-step slides. Learn more about inserting screencasts.
To open the action fine-tuning editor, right-click any slide that's part of a step-by-step screencast and select Action Fine Tuning. Then right-click the preview area and select any of these options:
This exports a copy of the entire screencast as an MP4 video.
This exports the current clip as an MP4 video.
If you need to adjust the clip before exporting it, drag the starting and ending markers along the timeline until you've selected the portion you want.
For even greater precision, select Update Start Frame or Update End Frame in the lower left corner, then click the Previous Frame and Next Frame buttons to move the starting/ending point along the timeline one frame at a time.
Save Frame at Project Size
This exports an individual frame as a PNG image at the size it appears in your course. (Use the video controls to locate the frame you want to export.)
Save Frame at Original Size
This exports an individual frame as a PNG image at the size it was originally recorded. (Use the video controls to locate the frame you want to export.)