One thing I love particularly about the Open Source community is the desire to continually improve ever aspect of the desktop – from icons to apps. This isn’t driven by the desire to increase profits (an incentive which more often that not results in a ‘if it sells, it’ll do’ approach) but by the altruistic nature to make things better because they can, and therefore should, be.
The developer behind the Wasilana mail client we shared news of a week or two hitherto has written such a gloriously reasoned post on why there is a need for new modern Screenrecording tool. His argument leads into a new project of his called Kazam.
The whole approach of Kazam reminds me of that in Shutter – it’s an all in one solution that only serves to deal with the purpose of the intended use. That’s a long winded way of saying “it does everything you it to do in one application.”
With this in mind Andrew’s approach to Kazam is to integrate the editing features a screencaster might need to apply before uploading. We’re not talking fancy titles, transitions & voice overs here but basic stuff like cropping, video quality and tools to easily export the finished cast to YouTube or Vimeo etc.