Video Preview Of GravityForms

So I finally got around to doing a preview video of GravityForms, the much talked about form generation plugin aimed for release sometime this month. However, I learned that there is so much to this plugin that it doesn’t lend itself very well to the screencasting format. While my screencast is about 11-12 minutes long, it doesn’t even cover everything this plugin can do. While producing the screencast, I learned a thing or two about Camtasia such as adding transitions and how to edit the audio. I’m getting better but these things get tougher the longer they are. Also, I have no idea why but the video on Viddler for some reason can not be seeked. When you fast forward or rewind, it resets back to the beginning which is very annoying. I tried two different production methods in Camtasia but both produced the same results on Viddler. That is why I recommend you to download the source file which is in .MP4 format and view it in QuickTime or your favorite MP4 player.

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The video can now be seeked either through fast forward or rewinding without being reset to the beginning.

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5 Comments


  1. Just a quick note on Jeff’s screencast. The form on the frontend looked out of whack and centered because he turned off CSS output in the Settings page. So none of the necessary styles were being output to style the form on the frontend. If you turn off the CSS output you will need to put the necessary CSS in your theme’s stylesheet… otherwise it’s not going to get formatted correctly.

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  2. @Carl Hancock – See, if I wrote a review of the plugin, I probably would have caught that. Now I understand why the original screencast didn’t have any audio lol. Maybe I should have put together something with screen overlays! :)

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  3. so.. what about wordpress mu systems? esspecially with domain mapping
    do we need to buy this plugin for every blog? and this plugin have a mu support?

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  4. Thanks for the review Jeff :)

    Perhaps you should use these screencasts as a way to interview the plugin developers? You could do a Skype call where they took you through the process of using the plugin live as you used it and the screen cast could show you personally using the software and how it works. I thought that might add a little more interest to the videos and would give you someone to bounce the conversation off instead of having to think of stuff to say.

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  5. @Ryan – Sure, I might be able to do something like that. But one thing i learned with this particular screencast is that it would have been much better to just split it up into 4 or 5 parts instead of one big one. If I did that, I bet it would have been much better

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