While some users find no explanation for why someone would need screen recording apps, other users run entire businesses that rely on this very principle. Businesses in all industries use these screen recording tools to be able to sell more. Screen recordings are used by trainers, coaches, motivational speakers, streamers, gamers, and even therapists to complete their daily tasks.
Do you want to start such a business or are you already at the beginning and do not want to make many mistakes? Here are the mistakes you should avoid before you start recording the screen.
- You are using a cheap microphone.
And not only do you use a cheap microphone, but you also have moments when you forget that you should turn on this microphone and end up recording even hours of content that you will not be able to use. We have all made these mistakes at some point and there is nothing serious about it. We just need to learn from our mistakes and make sure we do not repeat this mistake again.
However, it is frustrating and inefficient to spend a few hours a day presenting or filming a course and then realize that everything was in vain because the microphone was turned off or at a much lower volume. Before starting recording sessions, you need to check if your microphone is on, but also to adjust the volume. Many users set the microphone to maximum, but this can be just as wrong.
2. You have many programs available.
There are two pretty strong reasons why the multitude of programs already open on your PC can confuse you when you are in the middle of a presentation or a series of courses. To begin with, the screen recording program you use consumes a lot of resources because it has to transmit at a high quality, capture sound from the microphone, and do all of this in real time.
If you have a lot of programs open, your PC or laptop will run at full capacity, and there may be times when programs crash, making switching from one task to another more difficult.The image will have a lower quality and the experience will be much poorer.
Secondly, with a lot of open programs, it will be very difficult for you to organize yourself and your activities during the conference or recording.
3. Make sure you are not disturbed
Very funny are the moments when someone enters the room even when a live conference is started or when someone has to record something very important. If you want to prepare a training session for a group of students and you need peace of mind to explain certain notions, then your child will start pounding with his fists and feet on the door, forcing you to get up, interrupt the recording or even to start from the beginning.
You need to make sure that you don’t hear any crying, banging, or that you have a place in your house where it’s perfectly quiet so you can record it.
4. Time lost during screen recording
The more you have to resort to other actions during the recording, the longer you will extend the session. Everything must be calculated, and you must have everything prepared in advance so that you do not encounter any inconveniences that will prevent you from moving forward with your workflow.
A very good example of such a situation is forgetting a password for an account that you must use in your screen recording session. You know you used the program, but maybe the password was not saved. Right in the middle of the registration, you will have to waste time finding the lost password. And this is just an example. Try not to be distracted, not to receive very important messages that require an immediate response or other things that will distract you from the recording route.
Hurry up and everything will be ruined. Maybe you’re a little excited because it’s something new for you. Maybe there are a lot of people who listen to you live or who will listen to the recording, or maybe you are so good in your field that you get over certain aspects very quickly.
This happens when you talk to your audience about very small things, small details, which are often many and it is very easy to leave confusion behind because, for you, those details mean nothing, but they are very important pieces of a puzzle that must be solved by your audience.
Try to slow down the explanations, find a suitable speed and include explanations that include absolutely every detail that could be explained. Obviously, the same applies to the mouse cursor. You don’t have to move the cursor because that’s the viewer’s guide. Where the cursor is, there are the eyes of the beholder.
There are many ways you can destroy a screen recording session. Everything is learned step by step and you need time to be a good speaker, to be able to effectively explain the information with the help of a screen and a mouse. In the end, you should be happy with the result.