We know that there are tons of software tools available to create and edit your lectures, and it can get overwhelming. To help you choose, we have gathered feedback from Udemy instructors and compiled this list of the most popular editing tools.
No matter which software application you choose, we suggest starting with a free trial to make sure it meets your needs. If you’re not sure what types of lectures you’ll be making, try mapping out your course goals and outline first. Planning your content will give you a clearer picture of how you want to teach your course, and which tools you'll need in a software program to achieve your plan.
Recommended Software and Programs
PC or Mac
- Camtasia ($199) PC or MAC- Easy zoom and pan, most popular tool with instructors
- Debut Video Capture (Free or $29)
- Screenr (Free or Premium)
- Snagit ($49) PC or MAC – Records screen & Webcam
- Screenflow ($99): This tool is only popular with more seasoned instructors
- iShowU ($20-69)
- Quicktime (Free)
- CamStudio (free): This is an open source editing tool that includes Webcam integration
- Front Cam ($30)
- Microsoft Expression (Free)
- You can get your videos edited for you! Check out Udemy's partnership with Videopixie, where you'll get 40% off of two separate video editing packages.
- The Studio U is also a great resource for video production help. Chances are, another instructor has already encountered every question you have. Ask a question and see who’s out there to help!
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