Using Screencast-o-matic as a simple video editor

David Lee King posted some great suggestions for video editing tools. One application that he left off his very-comprehensive list is Screencast-O-Matic. I’ve used SOM for several years to record the screencasts for my YouTube video tutorials and I have recently started using SOM to edit my videos as well. This has allowed me to simplify my process with a goal to create videos more regularly and efficiently.

For a few of my most recent videos, I recorded the introduction using my Logitech Webcam and included software.

a picture of the logitech webcam recording interface

Second, I recorded my screen demonstration using Screencast-o-matic.

an image showing the screenscast recording process

I then imported the video introduction file into SOM and then inserted the video into the screencast recording.

Insert video file into Screencast-o-matic video editor

Finally, I added a title and description, and uploaded directly to my YouTube channel.

an image demonstrating uploading to YouTube

While the editing functions are quite basic, if you’re just splitting, clipping, and splicing video clips together, Screencast-o-matic is an affordable tool to get the job done.

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