Earlier today, I was testing out some video creation concepts for developing Dragon Naturally Speaking Tutorials and Demos.

I created a video and uploaded it to several video serving sites and was most impressed with the video quality of HowCast.com a video sharing service that specializes in How to videos.

For a couple years now I have been using the free service at Revver, and contemplating paying for bandwidth on Screencast.com, but today when I saw the quality of the video at Howcast, I was definitely impressed and may switch from Revver to Howcast when I’m working on free hosting.

HowCast Version

Revver Version

This video is a little unfocused, as I had some difficulty getting my basic camera to focus well on both myself and the flat panel screen in less than ideal lighting conditions that would at least keep a teen on Differin happy.

TEXT FROM THE VIDEO – – I can type relatively quickly compared to many People. But I can speak much much faster than I can type.
I can type just as fast as I can speak when I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I do have to insert punctuation at times, and that doesn’t make for good conversation, but it does make for exceptionally fast typing on my computer.

Currently I’m using the old version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 9 preferred. But today it’s August 7, 2008 and nuance the makers of Dragon NaturallySpeaking have released Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10 preferred. The new version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking will not only enable me to type faster than I could type in Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 9, which you are witnessing as I created this video, but it will also display the words faster on the screen so by financial he began to compose my writing while a speak and so just transcribing the words that I have spoken. This will give me immediate feedback as to what I just said in enable me to prepare to compose speak and write my next words.

I can’t wait to get my hands on the new version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking so I can begin to compose with my voice as opposed to transcribing with my voice.

Regardless of which version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking I’m using, I can type exceptionally fast. I’ve even clocked myself typing at speeds up to 150 words a minute using Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 9 and that was a giant timesaver I can’t wait to see what I can do with version 10.