How do you make a video by just using your computer screen? Even without using a camera just your computer screen. An example would be going on youtube and seeing other people make videos showing their computer screen and showing how to use skype or movie maker something like that. I want to be able to use something like this for a project.

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You would need to have a live screen capture program that would let you record anything playing directly off your computer screen.  There are free programs that would enable you to manage this, like 'Format Factory' program http://www.formatoz.com/download.html. It is a free download that I have used this in the past...

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You would need to have a live screen capture program that would let you record anything playing directly off your computer screen.  There are free programs that would enable you to manage this, like 'Format Factory' program http://www.formatoz.com/download.html. It is a free download that I have used this in the past to record live classroom computer instruction. 

Another option is that there are free websites (like www.keepvid.com) that will download and change the video file format to a format that you could use on your movie editing software.  If you google 'free download youtube,' it will provide you with many different options that could work on your computer. 

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