In my previous post, I discussed the use of CursorAttention with a large red arrow to provide high-visibility pointers when teaching using a tablet.
However, if you are recording a screencast of your lecture, you will want to be sure that your high-visibility pointers actually show up in your recordings!
I have tried this out with both Camtasia and with Echo360 Personal Capture. The CursorAttention pointer records correctly under Camtasia. However, currently, there is a problem with Echo360 and Windows XP which means that the high-visibility pointers do not appear in the Echo360-recorded screencasts.
This problem has been reported to Echo360 support, and they have been able to reproduce the problem under Windows XP. The latest news I have is that they are “prioritizing this request for a future release of [their] product.”
For the moment I will need to stick to Camtasia for my recordings. But at some point we may move over to Windows 7 here, and that might resolve the problem.