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TubeTutor defines a specific video format which is especially suitable for tutorials or howtos. A video consists of the following parts:

  • Intro
  • Title
  • Sequnce of
    • Scene Description
    • Scene Video
  • Outro (optional)

Then everything is mixed with a backing track. The idea is, that the video can be nearly as quickly created, as it takes you to show s.th. on your screen.

TubeTutor contains some free media files, which act as a sample. Most likely you want to replace them to add your own Intro, Logos, Brands, ... .

Media files

The media files are placed in the subfolder "media" of TubeTutor. Just replace

Intro

The intro can either be a video, named "intro.mkv" or a static image, named "intro.png".

Title

The tite of the video is rendered on top of a static image, named "intro.jpg".

Scene Description

Like the title, the scene description is rendered on a static image, called "back.png".

Workflow

Start TubeTutor

It is recommendes to place it on second monitor. If you don't have one, place then window in backround while recording.

Name the Video

Enter a title for the video.

Enter a Description for the Scene

Define a one-liner which describes.what you want to show in the next scene. This makes it easier for the watcher.

Start Recording

Press Crtl+Alt+R to start recording.

Note that always the mainscreen is recorded. Make movements slow, and wait at the end a bit. It ia a good idea, to point to the results with the mouse.

When you finished your scene, press Ctrl+Alt+R again.

Render the video

Press "render", and wait until the rendering finished. The result will be written to the folder "videos".
Check the resulting video. If you are satisfied, press "stash" to archive the video sources for later, and start a new video.

Technical Info

The tubetutor interface is based on Python and Tkinter. To render the videos, it uses the tools "ffmpeg" and ImageMagic.

The tool is working on Windows and Linux.

Prerequisits

  • ffmpeg
  • imagemagick
  • python > 3
  • Tkinter

On windows, you need to place the EXE of ffmpeg and imagemagick into the subfolders "ffmpeg" and "imagemagick".

Status

Usable, but everything needs to be installed by hand.