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Screencast

A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. Screencasts are useful for demonstrating software features. Creating a screencast helps software developers show off their work. Screencasts are a useful tool for ordinary software users as well, to help report bugs (the movie takes the place of potentially unclear written explanations) or to show others how a given task is accomplished in a specific software environment. Screencasts are excellent tools for learning how to use computers, and several podcasts have started to teach computer users how to use software through screencasts.

Users of iTunes U can use screencasts to record their lectures, or if they want to record a certain procedure on the computer they can use a screencast.

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