I have actually gotten a pretty good response from showmedo. Here it is...
This is pretty simple. Here's what I do...
Open impress and make a slide show presentation. I like to add a blank
black page between each slide so that when I fade out on each slide it
won't go directly to the next set of text. Poor mans way of doing
things I guess. Then I run the slide back at full screen so that it
blacks out my entire desktop. After testing that the slide show runs
well then I start up recordmydesktop. If my final screencast video
will 800x600 in size then I will tell recordmydesktop to record a
region that is 800x600 and position it in the center of my screen.
Then I hit record and then I play back my slide show, stopping
recordmydesktop when the slide show is finished.
Now on the to the next part...editing the ogg (or ogv) file to remove
the beginning where you recorded yourself starting the presentation
and the removing the ending where you recorded yourself stopping the
presentation. If you want to use Avidemux to edit the recording then
you must convert the ogg file to avi using the quick-n-dirty method in
mencoder out.ogg -ovc lavc -oac mp3lame -o out.avi
Now you can bring that into Avidemux and removed any frames that you
do not want and even add other effects like fade ins and outs. You can
also add a sound track to it as well. When done just save recording
out as the final video.
Another method is using Kdenlive. In it you can make an intro. You can
spin text and do fly thrus. I don't use it much but it's another
I've not yet tried it, but it makes sense. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.