Not only can you reuse the same screencast multiple times in the same course, but you can also 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.

Using the Screencast Preview Window

To open the screencast preview window, go to the Insert tab on the ribbon, click the Record Screen drop-down arrow, and select the screencast you want to export. 

When the preview window opens, right-click the preview area and select either of the following 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, then save it.

Using the Fine-Tuning Editor

The Action Fine Tuning editor lets you change the starting and ending frames for each slide in a step-by-step screencast, but 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. Namely, 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 fine tuning editor is only available for screencasts that you've inserted into your course as step-by-step slides. (Learn more about inserting screencasts.)

To open the 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 the following options:

  • Export Video: This exports a copy of the entire screencast as an MP4 video.
  • Export Clip: This exports the current clip as an MP4 video. (If you need to adjust the clip before you export it, drag the starting and ending markers along the timeline until you've selected the portion you want. For even greater precision, select either the Update Start Frame or Update End Frame radio button 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, then save it.
  • 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, then save it.

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Recording Screencasts
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