I need to create a demonstration of some software that I wrote. I want to use the demonstration on my web site, and it would be a bonus if I could take that same "movie", and include it on a DVD.
If you go to http://www.instant-demo.com/
and click the "View a Customer Demo" link, and look for 30 seconds at the customer sample demo, you'll see just what I'd like to do. Basically, record the screen activity (as if it is live), including the smooth mouse cursor movements, as well as an audio track.
Quite frankly, I may just buy that "Instant Demo" application, or another one if I find something better. On the other hand, if this is something that's not too difficult to do with tools I already have or could buy for less, then I would do that. The customer demo shown is displayed using Flash, but I don't know if it was created using Flash. I have Macromedia Flash 2004 MX, but would upgrade it if necessary. Perhaps this is a two step process: record screen activity and audio track simultaneously, and then take that movie and convert it to Flash or whatever.
So, can someone help me decide whether to do it myself, or buy a program, and if so, then which program do you recommend?
I'm going to put 500 points on this. I know it's arbitrary, but if I get several good suggestions, I'll split the points up as fairly as I can.
Thanks in advance!