ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2019: Three Cheers for Improved Assets in Version 11.5

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Adobe recently released a significant, and free, update to Captivate 2019, its flagship eLearning development tool.   In Captivate 2019 (11.5), clicking  Assets  still opens the Assets dialog box, but wow-oh-wow will you find some wonderful new stuff here. However, what I'm loving is the addition of Icons , more 360 Assets , Images , Videos , Audio , and Buttons.

How to Record Great Audio In Any Environment

TechSmith Camtasia

An important part of creating good video is good audio. Not everyone will be fortunate enough to have a sound booth or an environment that is ideal for recording audio in, but you don’t have to let it ruin your videos. Let’s take a look at what you can do to make sure you can record good audio for your videos. . See, rooms are dynamic and some parts of your room might be better for recording audio than others.

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How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

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Having to reduce audio noise can be a real pain. And recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments. Whether it’s background noise or less-than-ideal equipment, sometimes you end up with hissy audio. Take a listen to what software noise removal can do: Noisy Audio. Clean Audio ?. How to Reduce Audio Noise in Audacity. It accepts a wide range of audio file types and has a perfectly serviceable noise removal tool.

Why You Need Audio Descriptions to Make Online Course Videos Accessible

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Not only does the ADA Section 504-refresh highlight the need for audio descriptions in higher education videos, but it’s also an accessibility best practice that has the potential to benefit all students. Learn the different types of audio descriptions, how they work, and how to create them so your institution stays compliant. Are audio descriptions like captions??. Audio descriptions (AD) talk through what’s being seen. Audio descriptions help many types of learners.

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Free L&D webinars for September 2019

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: How the Workforce Learns 2019 (Free for ATD members) The shift from relying on L&D to self-directed learning has left many organizations wondering about the role of L&D in a worker-driven world. In this webinar you will learn: How people fuel their careers and build their skills in 2019. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Become a Master Trainer Are you taking steps to be at the very top of your field?

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Snagit 2020: It’s More Than Simple Screenshots

Tim Slade

A few months ago, the folks at TechSmith reached out and asked if I’d be interested in partnering with them to design and develop a brand new certification course for Snagit 2020. In the 2019 version of Snagit, TechSmith introduced the ability to combine multiple images into a single image. With Snagit 2020, when you click Video from Images, you’ll be taken to a new recording area, where you can record a video with your captured screenshots, webcam, and audio.

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The Top 9 Screen Recording Tips That Will Make You a Better Creator (With Video)

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Audio quality matters. Let’s face it folks – one thing that turns off viewers faster than almost anything else is bad audio. The best way to record good audio is to plan for it before you even start recording. Use an external microphone to increase the quality of your audio dramatically. If you need a screen recorder, TechSmith offers solutions to capture any area of your screen, edit, add effects, music, and more.

7 Things to Avoid when Choosing a Video Platform

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Make sure the platform offers: Caption engine that is 90%+ accurate Easy, web-based caption editing with built-in compliance checker In-house human captioning workflows Third-party import and export options Integrated third-party human captioning Audio description support Accessible student viewing and interaction. The post 7 Things to Avoid when Choosing a Video Platform appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog. Choosing a video platform isn’t easy.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: How Much Time Does It Take to Create eLearning?

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How about TechSmith's Camtasia?   Writing an Audio Script.   If you're going to include voiceover audio (and I highly suggest that you do since audio has been shown to improve the learner experience), you should create an audio script. It could easily take you 40 hours or more to prepare an audio script.

How to Make an Animated Explainer Video (Step-By-Step Guide)

TechSmith Camtasia

According to Wyzowl’s State of Video Marketing report for 2019 , more than 80 percent of marketers say video helps them increase the number of time users spend on their website, generate more leads, and, most importantly, and help users better understand their product. In a lot of cases, with just a little know-how, determination, and, of course, a video editor like TechSmith Camtasia , anyone can create a great animated explainer video. Step 3: Record and edit the audio narration.

4 Proven Steps To Make High-Quality Product Demo Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

We offer several screen recording tools here at TechSmith– Camtasia is a good choice for a demo video project since it’s an all-in-one program offering screen recording and video editing (If you need to record activity on an iOS device, TechSmith Capture is a good option for that–you can easily import your recording into Camtasia to edit it.). You’ll need to select the audio sources as well–system audio, microphone audio, neither, or both.

How to Record Google Hangout Video Calls

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At TechSmith, we’re always looking for ways to add video content into our daily conversations and communication. When you record a video call, you can choose whether or not to capture audio, screen activity, or even PowerPoint slides. Click the big red Capture or record button to select a region, adjust audio settings, and start recording. Snagit makes it easy to record audio and video. Audio settings.

How to Start Making Videos: An Interview with Roberto Blake

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Watch to the full, nearly 40-minute interview on TechSmith Academy for free. TECHSMITH: When someone comes to you and they’re brand new to the video game, they’ve never really made videos, and they say, “I’m new, I want to get started.” TECHSMITH: Someone comes to you and says, “Hey, I want to consult with you Roberto, but I’m worried about how much video is gonna cost me versus maybe writing a blog or making an image.”

How to Make a Screencast in 5 Easy Steps

TechSmith Camtasia

A screencast is a digital video recording of your computer screen that typically includes some sort of audio narration. I highly recommend TechSmith’s Camtasia because it’s easy to use for both simple videos and larger projects. Windows: Mac: The system audio and microphone are recorded by default. To record the audio, click the audio dropdown to select your microphone or audio device. First, make sure the audio device is on and connected.

How to Make a Screencast in 5 Easy Steps

TechSmith Camtasia

A screencast is a digital video recording of your computer screen that typically includes some sort of audio narration. I highly recommend TechSmith’s Camtasia because it’s easy to use for both simple videos and larger projects. Windows: Mac: The system audio and microphone are recorded by default. To record the audio, click the audio dropdown to select your microphone or audio device. First, make sure the audio device is on and connected.

The Complete Guide to Doing Voice Overs Like a Pro

TechSmith Camtasia

Some might think that the audio portion of a video takes a backseat to the visual portions, but that’s not true. Most video watchers note that they are more likely to stop watching a video with bad audio vs. lower-quality video. In fact, a recent TechSmith study of video viewing habits showed that more than 25% of video viewers watched a video all the way through because the audio was good — more than those who said professional video style was most important.

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Screenshot Video: How to Turn Images Into a Quick Video

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If you’re going to narrate your video, you want to be sure to enable recording of microphone audio. The post Screenshot Video: How to Turn Images Into a Quick Video appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog. A quick screen recording tutorial video , also known as a screencast , can be a perfect way to show someone how to do something.

How to Make A Thousand Training Videos for YouTube FAST (Customer Story)

TechSmith Camtasia

Knerr’s team evaluated a number of video production software suites and settled on Camtasia , the screen-recording and video editing tool from TechSmith. With Camtasia , the team could use templates, splice in video and audio, as well as special editing features to highlight or zoom to certain parts of the screen. The post How to Make A Thousand Training Videos for YouTube FAST (Customer Story) appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog. At a glance.

The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

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This might be as simple as recording just the audio for a presentation, or as advanced as recording PowerPoint point slides, a webcam, and a separate microphone all at once. These videos are digital video recordings of your computer screen and usually include audio narration. How to Make Tutorial Videos | Camtasia | TechSmith. If you want to learn even more about planning a great video, check out this video from TechSmith’s video learning guru, Matt Pierce.

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10 Helpful Types of Video for Business

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It often includes audio, though the sound is not a need. This style can range from simply combining audio narration with a slide deck, to a more formal recording, such as an in-person presentation like a TED talk. If you’re interested in learning more about creating videos, be sure to visit the TechSmith Academy for additional helpful resources and downloadable templates. The post 10 Helpful Types of Video for Business appeared first on TechSmith Blog.

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The 7 Essentials of a Good Tutorial Video

TechSmith Camtasia

At TechSmith, while we may not be sandwich artists, we know a thing or two about making video tutorials — including the essential elements that help make any tutorial video, training video, or software demo a good one. Many people (me and most of my colleagues at TechSmith) prefer to record narration separately from screen recording. Key question: Does the final piece have quality audio, video, and sufficient polish? Consider what it means for something to be “good.”

How to Make a YouTube Video: The Definitive Guide

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Tip: Check out TechSmith Academy courses about shooting, lighting, and audio for more information. Here at TechSmith, we use Camtasia for a lot of our YouTube videos. Options include webcam, microphone audio, and system audio. If you use Camtasia to create your videos, you can access free and premium music tracks from TechSmith Assets. Focus on good audio. Poor audio can sink your video.

10 Video Marketing Tips That Will Make You Feel Like an Expert

TechSmith Camtasia

Your video’s audio is something that is easy to overlook. If you are ready to try out what you’ve learned but need a tool, we’d recommend Camtasia , TechSmith’s screen-recording and video editing solution, which is perfect for beginners. The post 10 Video Marketing Tips That Will Make You Feel Like an Expert appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog. Perhaps you’re new to making videos or maybe you’re a seasoned veteran.

The Ultimate Guide: What is Screencasting and Why Use it?

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A screencast is a digital video recording of your computer screen and usually includes audio narration. Give students audio-visual feedback (the next best thing to a 1:1 conversation). This will allow you to easily edit video and audio. appeared first on TechSmith Blog. Screencasting not only saves you time answering the same questions over and over, but it has been proven that 80% of viewers can recall a video they have seen in the past 30 days.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: The Awesomeness of the Media Library

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  If you add images, characters, audio, or video to your projects (I think that covers all eLearning developers, everywhere), you'll love Articulate Storyline 360's Media Library ( View tab > Views group).     The Media Library displays a list of all of the project's assets grouped on tabs for Images, Characters, Audio, and Video. Have you ever had this happen to you?

How to Record the Perfect Live Streaming Video

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I use TechSmith’s Snagit which is great to record short-form video. We also recommend you test your audio. Snagit and Camtasia will record the audio from your computer as long as have the correct audio source selected. Select the audio source you want to capture, and then test it to make sure it records properly. You can select to record microphone audio or system audio with a video recording. Do you feel overwhelmed by video?

How to Make Content that Matters

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I work at TechSmith, and I want to share today with you some ideas, that I’ve been sharing, with a lot of groups around the country and even internationally. First off, who is TechSmith? Our own content, so as TechSmith, we, we do this as well. So, I’ll let this play, and it does have some audio, and notice how much we’ve abstracted here. The tool is called Simplify if you’re using Snagit 2019.

How to Solve 10 Common Training Problems With Video

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Humans retain content with imagery better than audio content alone. You can even get the video transcribed to turn the audio into text if needed. The post How to Solve 10 Common Training Problems With Video appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog. Most trainers, both formal and informal, have the same goal: to make learning that sticks. The problem with that is, well, problems.

How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation That Isn’t Boring

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They’re like screenshots in that you can capture what’s happening on your screen (including audio), but as a video recording, not just a static image. The post How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation That Isn’t Boring appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog. Everyone knows PowerPoint presentations are a great, almost necessary, way to communicate information. Whether it’s a quarterly update or a national TED Talk , creating an engaging presentation.

Five Benefits of Lecture Capture

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By 2019, experts predict that at least 50% of all classes will be delivered online , as online learning has been steadily increasing for the past five years. Instead of having just an audio recording of lecture material, including visuals allows students to put context behind the recorded lecture. Providing captions and audio for lecture materials can assist those with hearing and visual impairments. To learn more about TechSmith Relay’s lecture capture platform, click here.

Five Benefits of Lecture Capture

TechSmith Camtasia

By 2019, experts predict that at least 50% of all classes will be delivered online , as online learning has been steadily increasing for the past five years. Instead of having just an audio recording of lecture material, including visuals allows students to put context behind the recorded lecture. Providing captions and audio for lecture materials can assist those with hearing and visual impairments. To learn more about TechSmith Relay’s lecture capture platform, click here.

How to Add Text to a Video (Quick & Easy)

TechSmith Camtasia

One of the best things about TechSmith Camtasia is that, unlike other video editing tools, it’s super quick and easy to add text to a video. Lower-Thirds from TechSmith Assets for Camtasia. Camtasia 2019 comes bundled with a cool selection of free assets, such as intros and outros, music, icons, and more. While you can certainly use plain text for this, using one of these from TechSmith Assets will add style to your video.

What Matters in Video Right Now: 2020 Edition

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In fact, video traffic in 2019 was 15 times higher than in 2017, and is projected to be 82% off all internet traffic by 2022. Audio is key to delivering results. Make sure you have great audio. Almost 90% of the videos that submitters rated four or five stars for “how accurately did the video achieve its goal” and “how did you personally rate the video” had clear audio. to ensure your audio quality hits the mark, invest in a stand-alone mic.

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Video Marketing on Social Media: 5 Ways To Maximize Your Efficiency

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According to Cisco, video will represent 69% of all consumer-based Internet traffic this year and 80% by 2019. After your Facebook Live is over you can export only the audio and upload to an RSS feed (I use Libsyn ). Use Camtasia to make edits or even add simple audio bumpers to make it sound like a podcast. Simply export the audio from the 3 smaller YouTube videos.

The Ultimate eLearning Resources Guide (2020 Update)

LearnUpon

We recommend: Jane’s Top 10 Tools for Learning 2019. TechSmith. Screen capturing, instructional videos, and audio recording, the tips they share help with honing your course content. As a corporate trainer, you need to be a jack of all trades. From creating learning and development strategies to mastering authoring tools and tackling low engagement rates , there’s a lot of information to wrap your head around. .

Video Marketing on Social Media: 5 Ways To Maximize Your Efficiency

TechSmith Camtasia

According to Cisco, video will represent 69% of all consumer-based Internet traffic this year and 80% by 2019. After your Facebook Live is over you can export only the audio and upload to an RSS feed (I use Libsyn ). Use Camtasia to make edits or even add simple audio bumpers to make it sound like a podcast. Simply export the audio from the 3 smaller YouTube videos.