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Table 1 Vodcast recording and production software used by SOMA faculty and their attributes

From: A descriptive, cross-sectional study of medical student preferences for vodcast design, format and pedagogical approach

Recording software Production softwarea Number of faculty usingb Approximate cost of software/userc Output format faculty provides to studentd Screen-capture (sc) or flash Ability of student to control speed Ability of student to interact with content via mouse Potential for table of contents Presenter’s mouse/cursor appears on screen
TechSmith Camtasia TechSmith Camtasia 29 $ (for Mac); $$ (for PC) mp4 sc yes no no; yes for Camtasia Studio (PC) if published as flash (.swf or .flv) yes
Adobe Presenter TechSmith Camtasia 1 $$ + $ mp4   yes no yes but won’t be interactive no
Articulate Presenter TechSmith Camtasia 2 $$$ + $ mp4   yes no yes but won’t be interactive no
PowerPoint (for PC) TechSmith Camtasia 1 $ + $ mp4 sc yes no no yes
PowerPoint (for Mac) PowerPoint (for Mac) 2 $ mp4 sc yes no no yes
Shineywhitebox iShowU Apple GarageBand 1 $ mp4 sc yes no no yes
Ambrosia Snapz Pro Apple Garage Band (plus iMovie for editing) 1 $ mp4 sc yes no no yes
Telestream Screenflow Telestream Screenflow 1 $ mp4 sc yes no no yes
Araleium Screenflick Araleium Screenflick 1 $ mp4 sc yes no no yes
Adobe Presenter Adobe Presenter 4 $$ HTML5/flash flash no yes yes no
Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 3 $$ HTML5/flash flash no yes yes no
Articulate Storyline Articulate Storyline 4 $$$ HTML5/flash flash no yes yes no
Articulate Engage Articulate Engage 1 $$$ HTML5/flash flash no yes yes no
  1. aThe same 3–4 faculty use flash Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline
  2. bA few faculty use more than one
  3. c$ = <100; $$= > 100; $$$= > 1000
  4. dSome of these have optional outputs