I searched for a real long time about how to write on the screen and record what I was drawing so I c0uld use it in my Final Cut Pro projects. I tried Camtasia, but it was too big, clunky, and didn’t play very well with FCP X. It wasn’t until a few days ago that I finally found what I think is the best solution to recording screen pen strokes and using them in my video project.
This video shows you how I use Motion 4 to record real time screen writing that I’m going to use in my Final Cut Pro X project.
In this project I needed to draw circles on part of my Final Cut Pro X video, so I opened Motion 4, imported the picture that I wanted to draw on, recorded what I was drawing on the screen, exported my content, and finally imported the footage with alpha channels into Final Cut Pro X.
I haven’t tried Motion 5 yet, but I think that you can use this same process. If it has the pen tool, it should work.
These are the steps I took:
Now it’s time to export…
That is it! You can now draw and record your pen stokes and mouse movements in real-time.