slow the video to make it easier to read the call-outs
any particular bits, or all of them?
Should the font be changed?
if yes, to what? Make it easy on me, I don't want to buy royalty rights.
Reading call-outs is a subjective thing - some read faster than others. But I think if you read it out loud to yourself, then double that time, it should suffice.
Music: also pretty subjective. Some light classical that is royalty free as a background soundtrack would probably work.
Font: somebody like Harry (I picked on Harry because he is Dutch and a regular in here) would probably be able to cast more light on the matter. Royalty-free fonts; you've got 'em bundled as standard web fonts if that is of concern to you!
What is the best format to use for the final rendering?
MP4 has always worked well for me - and the size is 'relatively' small, too!
Looks pretty cool but I agree with Sholzy a bit on the fonts but more importantly on the video in video. The inner video needs to ZOOM in to the fields being filled in. Zoom out to show the page but ZOOOM in on the relevant parts so people can see what you are doing better. I watched this full screen on the 46 in TV (but at low resolution and my eye sights not greatest) and I couldn't make out hardly anything on the cpanel stuff. If I didn't already know what you were showing I'd have been lost.
I think maybe the cursive font is ok for Large text that is basically story telling or overview type sentences (and it kinda looks good on the chalkboard) but where Specific instructions are and/or the text area is tiny perhaps Arial would be clearest.
Jean, Fletch, and anyone else who may have a site with a Welcome Zone start page that would allow me to use a screen shot, please post a link.
Not sure what you want, Keith, but I can provide screenshots of 8.1.3 (default), 8.1.3 (custom) and 9.0 (custom) - all with the SAME welcome message on the start page, but with slightly different addresses to Members and Visitors.
If that is what you want, I can add them here as attachments.
If not, please let us know how we can do better (please try and propose any bigger ideas in such a way that they are fundable and scalable).
If so, please let others know about ocPortal whenever you see the opportunity.
If my reply is too Vulcan or expressed too much in business-strategy terms, and not particularly personal, I apologise. As a company & project maintainer, time is very limited to me, so usually when I write a reply I try and make it generic advice to all readers. I'm also naturally a joined-up thinker, so I always express my thoughts in combined business and technical terms. I recognise not everyone likes that, don't let my Vulcan-thinking stop you enjoying ocPortal on fun personal projects.
If my response can inspire a community tutorial, that's a great way of giving back to the project as a user.