Make certain your so


 Make certain your software will allow for audio and video.  I use Multimedia Fusion, it’s a bit fussy but very versatile.

You have a pretty tall order for what you want to do.  I recommend looking at used, standard-definition camcorders. 

SInce you’re on a budget, I also recommend choosing a location with great acoustic properties.  This way the microphone won’t be as important. 

As for software, I can vouch for Adobe Premiere 6.5 and up.  You can get free trial software from


I used to create aircraft maintenance CBTs, so I’ve had some experience.  Good luck!


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