I want to share with you five FREE screen recording sites that let you record video of your screen and upload to YouTube. You might want to convert some of your blog posts or articles to video or create a presentation on your topic. You might even want to add short videos to a long blog post to help explain better. Each of these will allow you to either directly upload your videos to YouTube from the site, or allow you to download it and upload it from within your YouTube account.
- The first is ScreenJelly.com ScreenJelly allows you to record up to 3 minutes. This is a perfect length for shorter articles or demos. Don’t worry you can squeeze a lot into 3 minutes. Plus your video will be straight and to the point and your viewers won’t get bored.
- The second is Jingproject.com This site is brought to you by TechSmith, the people who create Camtasia Studio. If you have seen any video by an internet marketer before, then you are familiar with Camtasia! Very popular tool to create video course, software demos and more. Jing allows you to record up to 5 minutes of video. The file format is .swf for the free version so you can’t upload it to YouTube. But if you use the Pro version you can publish in MP4 format which will allow upload to YouTube – but guess what? Pro is only $14.95 per YEAR!
- The third is ScreenToaster.com This site allows you to record a video of your screen of any length, as long as its under 20 MB. There is a button right inside your account that allows you to upload directly to YouTube.
- The fourth is Screenr.com Don’t get confused that they describe themselves as Screencasts for Twitter. They talk a lot about tweeting your video but that just means there is a url-shortener built-in once your video is recorded so you can quickly tweet it to your followers. But you also have an option of uploading directly to YouTube as well. You can record up to 5 mins with Screenr.
- The fifth is Screencast-o-Matic.com Don’t be turned off by the confusing look of this site. It has the best features! This site allows you to record your video and upload to YouTube as well. But you can also download your video to your computer in MP4, AVI or FLV format allowing you to have videos of a higher quality. And even better you can record up to 15 minutes of video!
Please don’t forget to share your videos with me and let me know which site you used to create them!
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