Recording Screencasts - Hardware, Software, Dos and Don'ts — Syntax Podcast 037

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Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 037: Recording Screencasts - Hardware, Software, Dos and Don'ts


Mar 14th, 2018

Recording Screencasts - Hardware, Software, Dos and Don'ts

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In this episode, Scott and Wes everything about their recording — from gear to software to tips and tricks for creating a good screencast.

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Show Notes




  • What are the essentials for hardware?
  • Put a t-shirt under your keyboard



  • Making Mistakes
  • Leaving in goof ups and debugging


  • Bad screen recordings
  • What is boring? What is annoying?
  • Recording pet peves
  • Tips for sizing your editor
  • Gross sounds
  • Too many files


  • What makes a good recording?
  • Good contrast on colour scheme
  • Keeping the code open
  • Short recordings


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