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Chapter 2. Creating Captivate Movies

Chapter 2. Creating Captivate Movies

Creating Captivate movies involves much more than simply doing a screen capture and adding stuff here and there. Whether it is demonstrating a software technique, a product demonstration, quiz, or tutorial, the key to success is that old business adage: Plan your work, work your plan.Although Captivate is an extremely powerful software tool with a myriad of applications, never forget there will be a human watching the presentation. In this case, the message that the movie conveys is far more important than the technology. Though you can add audio, animation, and other interactive media to your movie, always keep in mind that these features should add to the viewer's experience. The least successful presentations are those where the developer says, “Aren't I clever?”

This chapter focuses on the movie creation process. This process starts with planning—in many respects, the most time-consuming aspect of creating a Captivate movie. You'll learn how to record a movie, manage movies you have created, and create and use a Captivate template.Creating a movie in Captivate is both uncomplicated and fast. Still, there is a workflow that follows these general steps:


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