If you are a Webmaster and support clients who are not good with computers, this tip will save you a lot of time and trouble. Here’s how:
1. Sign-up for a free Screencast account with Techsmith. This will allow you to share your video by pasting a link in an email, instant message, or whatever desktop communication you want to use.
2. Download Jing. Jing is not only a great workhorse utility for creating video, it also creates screen captures using your cursor, so no more print screen, paste and crop. Just drag a rectangle and save.
Click on the image to right to see a sample video I created for this post. There is no sound (everyone is still asleep here!) but sound is easily added, so you can give verbal instructions to enhance your quick video tutorial.
Although the default video is in SWF (Flash) format, you can also produce video tutorials for iPad or iPhone by following these instructions.
Thanks to Craig Bradford on the SEOMOZ blog for pointing this software out!