TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: Extending Video Frames

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After adding a video asset to the Timeline in Camtasia, it's likely you'll want to freeze a specific part of the video to allow for other Timeline objects to appear (such as annotations or images).   In the image below, I've added a video to Track 1 on my Timeline.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2019: Copy/Paste Appearance

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If you'd like to follow along with the steps below, create a blank project in Captivate 2019 (update 11.5) and draw a few shapes similar to the image below. I've long trumpeted the benefits of using Object Styles in Adobe Captivate.

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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.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2019: Free Assets Make New Projects a Snap to Create

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In a previous article , I showed you the hot new assets that are available in Adobe Captivate 2019 (update 11.5).   All that I needed to do was replace the placeholder text with my content, perhaps add a few slides here or there, and maybe swap out some of the images.

Screenshot Video: How to Turn Images Into a Quick Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Don’t get me wrong, there are still a lot of great reasons to do traditional screen recordings, but if you want something a little more polished AND that takes some of the pressure off of making it perfect, then Snagit’s new ability to create video from images can be a lifesaver.

Just Add Images: How to Improve Content Performance

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Step #2: Add specific images to certain parts of the article. Step #3: Edit those images to meet your branding. People trusted the site with images more… even though the written content was identical. You already know that adding images helps with perceived authority.

Free L&D webinars for February 2019

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Friday, February 1, 2019 9AM – 10AM PT : Ten Steps to Certification in 2019 (Free for ATD members) Are you considering getting an ATD certification in 2019, but you’re not sure how to get started? You could replace the images and the text and have a great slide in no time?

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What You Need to Know About Visuals, Video, and the 2019 Internet Trends Report

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In June 2019, Mary Meeker released her annual report on internet trends. This year’s report included substantial discussion on the sharp rise in the use of visuals and images in online content. . Why are images and video increasing in importance?

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. Combine Images to Create Job Aids. Combine Images to Create Videos.

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5 Reasons to Blur Images at Work (When in Doubt, Blur it Out)

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This flattens the info to a static image file, completely stripping out all underlying data and removing any chance that something could be uncovered later. Instead of covering up the offending content, you can blur it out, so you don’t ruin the aesthetic of the image.

YouTube Thumbnail Sizes and Best Practices (New for 2019)

TechSmith Camtasia

Thumbnails are reduced-size versions of images or videos that originally got their name from being about the size of a human thumbnail. An eye-catching image can draw us in, while a boring or blurry thumbnail can easily deter us. 2019 YouTube Thumbnail Sizes.

TEACHING ONLINE CLASSES: Interactive Polls Help End Sucky Training

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In the image below, I've created a poll within GoToTraining. In the image below, I've created the same poll as shown in the first image but it's in my PowerPoint presentation and certainly more visual.

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Free L&D webinars for November 2019

Limestone Learning

Friday, November 1, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Copyright: Guard Your Goldmine – Protecting What You Create The original works you create — your intellectual property — are your goldmine. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: What Is the Value of Certification?

TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

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  In the image below, I've positioned four objects on the canvas (each of the objects shown below are available for free via Camtasia's Library).

How to Remove the Background From a Picture

TechSmith Camtasia

The images all had different background colors, and I needed them to all have a uniform look. You have a logo, icon, or other images that you’re trying to design with, but you need to remove the background of the image. Step 1: Insert the image into the editor.

How to Create a Custom Video Intro for YouTube

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We use the engagement metric at TechSmith to determine if our intros are doing their job. The goal is simply to show users they’ve come to the right source for TechSmith tutorials and then move into the content. It’s difficult to overstate the power of a great video intro sequence.

3 Techniques You Need to Stop Making Boring Screenshots

TechSmith Camtasia

Instead of just identifying a particular element or object, often you need the user to know context about the image itself (e.g. Select a stamp, click to apply it to your image, and then resize, move, and rotate it to get the look you need. Combine Images in Templates.

How To Quickly Create Documentation Without Compromising Quality (Customer Story)

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Employees found free operating system tools cumbersome and lacking required features, so DFCU Financial purchased TechSmith Snagit. However, they found that free system tools hindered productivity and turned to TechSmith for help. In her search, Vanessa came across Snagit by TechSmith.

Snagit vs Camtasia: Which Screen Recording Software is Right for You?

TechSmith Camtasia

TechSmith makes two software products that are perfect for capturing what you see on your computer. Which one is right for you – Snagit vs Camtasia – depends a lot on if you want to create images or videos. If you want to work with images, go with Snagit.

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.”

How to Create Job Aids that Skyrocket Your Team’s Performance

TechSmith Camtasia

Sometimes they’re digital—an image or PDF file on a computer, a smartphone app, or a short video. Particularly in customer-facing roles, having employees refer to a job aid might not be the image you want to portray. Want to help employees do things faster and better?

5 Popular Ways to Increase Conversion Rates with Video

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Throughout this post I’ll share some examples of how TechSmith has successfully used videos in several ways to increase conversion rates. Just so we’re clear, at TechSmith, we use Eugene Schwartz’s five levels of awareness. 87% of consumers want to see more videos from brands in 2019.

How to Make Content that Matters

TechSmith Camtasia

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? And these are tools for creating images, GIFs, and videos.

This Is What Marvel Can Teach You About Making Better Videos

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Two years later, the film released on April 26, 2019 and achieved the highest opening weekend sales for a movie ever. Much of what I discuss below can be found in even greater detail in two ebooks that we offer in the TechSmith Academy , our free resource on learning to create videos.

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9 Tips for Awesome User Documentation (with Examples)

TechSmith Camtasia

With programs like TechSmith Snagit, it’s easy to add text callouts, arrows, and more to screenshots. If you’re feeling inspired, you can even try out Snagit’s Step Tool which allows you to identify parts of an image by placing ordered callouts as you point and click.

How to Record the Perfect Live Streaming Video

TechSmith Camtasia

I use TechSmith’s Snagit which is great to record short-form video. Some recorders will have the Image and Video record option, so make sure that you know which is which when recording streaming video. Do you feel overwhelmed by video?

11 Types of Videos You Can Make Right Now

TechSmith Camtasia

See how Virgin Media used video to capture years of personal knowledge from 150 retiring colleagues with the help of TechSmith Snagit. Movement is more visually prominent than still images. And images are more prominent than text.

How to Solve 10 Common Training Problems With Video

TechSmith Camtasia

The problem is that too many slide decks fail at the “ visual media” element by not using images or media at all. The post How to Solve 10 Common Training Problems With Video appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog.

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

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How about TechSmith's Camtasia? Adding images. One of the more common questions that I get from new eLearning developers is how much time does will take to produce published content. The answer I provide is dependent upon a couple of factors. For instance, which eLearning tool are you going to use? Is it Adobe Captivate? Or maybe you're going to use Articulate Storyline?   Here's another factor: how many minutes of eLearning playtime are you looking to produce?

This is The Fastest Way to Create Visual How-to Content

TechSmith Camtasia

No need to export or move images to another program or application. Then, click Create and chose Image in Template. If you haven’t already selected your images, you can drag them from the Recent images tray and drop them in the designated spaces.

7 Ideas to Build a YouTube Audience (And Get More Engagement)

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Video thumbnail (What can you include in the thumbnail image that will clarify what the video is about?). TechSmith’s free TechSmith Academy is one option to try. Learn more about creating engaging videos from start to finish in the free TechSmith Academy.

How to Create a Training Manual Quickly

TechSmith Camtasia

Achieving this may mean removing unnecessary aspects of an image, which auto-fill is particularly helpful with. Collect screenshots and other images. For images not captured with Snagit, open each by going to File > Open or dragging them into the tray in Snagit.

How to Always Keep Your Screenshots Up to Date

TechSmith Camtasia

This is way beyond adding a bit of new text to an image via a text box, which is the functionality you are likely familiar with. Snagit will scan and recognize the text within your screenshot, and provide editable text boxes on your previously-single-layered image.

How to Make a Screencast in 5 Easy Steps

TechSmith Camtasia

I highly recommend TechSmith’s Camtasia because it’s easy to use for both simple videos and larger projects. Add your own media – screenshots, images, videos, etc. It’s easy to add screenshots, your own images, or different video footage.

How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation That Isn’t Boring

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This captures whatever you have up on your screen and saves it as an image file. You can easily edit screenshots , like adding arrows and removing your cursor from the final image. Use Customized Screenshots Instead of Stock Images.