Livestreaming my UX research

30 Jun 2011 - 4:40am
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Hi there!

I want to start UX research sessions on a mac, using Silverback. Is there any way of livestreaming these sessions to my collegues? Do I need seperate software to do this and if so, what software?

Has anybody got any experience with ScreenFlow?

Then, I want to do the same kind of research (screen capturing, video, audio & streaming) on a windows based laptop. Is there any relatively cheap windows equivalent? I've heard of Morae, but licenses for the Observer tool are far too expensive.

All in all, I'm looking for software for Mac & Windows that does screen capturing, video & audio capturing & streaming for a good price.

I'm looking forward to your replies. Thanks in advance!



1 Jul 2011 - 5:05am

How about Skype? It's free, and you can record with a plugin.

Thanks, -Toshi

1 Jul 2011 - 2:51pm

Just finished a battery of tests using Silverback and GoToMeeting. Worked flawlessly (though you can't, as you can in Morae, screencast the camera in that configuration). The Skype option is interesting.

4 Jul 2011 - 2:57am

Thanks for the advice. I will definately try. There will be 25 collegues watching at the same time. Is that possible with Skype?

The best setup would be screencasting the sessions in such a way that my collegues could watch the stream through their browsers. Any thoughts on that are still welcome.


4 Jul 2011 - 9:38pm
Adam Korman

We just did this where I work -- Silverback + Skype. Over Skype you don't see the iSight camera if you're sharing the screen, but for us that was not a big deal. And, Silverback was recording (screen+camera+audio) the whole time, so we can always go back to look at the interesting moments.

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