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If you find yourself making online presentations, or sending out product demos, you might find some value in these three offerings that could make explaining your product or service much much easier, and less costly than hiring a video production team. Average users can easily use […]

If you find yourself making online presentations, or sending out product demos, you might find some value in these three offerings that could make explaining your product or service much much easier, and less costly than hiring a video production team.

Average users can easily use these tools after uploading video content to a webspace. First off, you have to capture video. If you are looking to take a video screen capture demonstration of your online service from your PC, you might want to use Snagit.


This nice little tool with a free trial allows users to capture and edit whats happening on their screen. Once this is done and uploaded to a webspace you can check out Mojiti. This is a free online service that can be used to personalize video by adding comments, captions and subtitles at any time in the video. Another great online video tool on the market that web workers could use is Bubbeply.

Like Mojiti, the online Bubbleply beta allows users to tweak video. Whereas Mojiti adds comments, this service allows users to input videos from anywhere, including YouTube, Google Videos, and MySpace to add bubbles. The Bubbleply service is extremely simple to use.

Begin by importing a video though a URL link. Then add bubbles using a simple interface where you can allocate timing, links, effects with background colors, transparency, and text color. When you’re done, you get a unique URL that you can use to view the video, or embed it into your blog, website, social network page or send it out to investors, clients or team members.

If you have any other affordable and easy to use applications that could be used by amateurs to annotate video walk throughs of products or services, drop a line in the comments. Also, If you have had any business success from utilizing Mojito, Bubbleply, or Snagit let us know as well.

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  1. Snag It is really a great application. I use it all day, everyday for screen captures, basic photo editing, and video capture. It even does a respectable job capturing YouTube videos.

    Just today I stumbled across a free download from TechSmith called DubIt. It allows you to narate over your captured SnagIt video — so you can focus on getting a good screen capture, and then work out what you want to say later.

    Very handy.

  2. Island in the Net Thursday, January 4, 2007

    I have been using SnagIT for a few years to create screen shots for my slideshows. A great product.

  3. I’ve used SnagIt for almost 6 months now, and I think its absolute the best screen-capture software available. Very easy to use and affordable. There’s another useful software to create flash video tutorials called TurboDemo7.5. I’ve only used the trial version but I would definitely buy it if there’s any need for me to create video tutorials.

  4. Or you could just use

    http://www.debugmode.com/wink/

    Which creates Flash files that you can edit. Its free open source.

  5. I’ve found that http://www.viddler.com is ideal as you can add tags & comments inside the video, so that people can navigate directly to relevant areas. This makes it ideal for presentations or demos, especially as you can provide links to specific timed points in the video.

  6. Patrick Fitzgerald Thursday, January 4, 2007

    And if you want to go more hardcore, the makers of SnagIt also have a full-featured screencasting solution called Camtasia Studio that lets you add callouts, transitions, narration, integrated webcam video, etc.

  7. Glad to hear it

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