Quick and Dirty Screencasts

For years, Chad Boeninger at Ohio University has been singing the praises of CamStudio, free software for making screencasts. I’ve been using the el cheapo CaptureFox for a number of months now but feel it’s time to move on to something that will allow me to do minimal editing before uploading my screencasts to YouTube. Our library has a license for Adobe Captivate, but it’s only available on a handful of machines (a list that doesn’t include mine). I’m eager to see if CamStudio is simple enough for me to do the kind of sreencasts-on-the-fly that I’ve found really helpful for reference interactions.