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TechSmith Tips – Getting Started with Video Webinars

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There are a number of ways to host a webinar, but most often they are live events that either inform or train the audience with the opportunity for the audience to provide input via chat. At TechSmith we use video webinars for a number of purposes: in-depth demonstrations of our more complicated products, highlighting the success of our customers, a few times we even stayed up for 24 hours straight for our 24 in 24 and 48 in 24 video series. Audio Board (XLR inputs, USB output.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

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Like the “pinch” in an hourglass, compression helps devices and the internet keep up with a big stream of data. A container is the file that contains your video and audio codecs and any closed caption files as well. Audio actually uses it’s own codecs. Occasionally you may need to use a different container depending on where you plan to host your video. So without further ado, here’s former techsmith video guru Mike!

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Without Les Paul I wouldn’t be an E-Learning Professional

The E-Learning Curve

Back in the day, I learned to record sound to magnetic tape (including the black art of editing sound by physically splicing bits of tape together), before moving to DAT, mini-disc, and finally recording and editing audio in a purely digital environment about 10 years ago. Today, I use multitracked audio to create podcasts for distribution on the web and via iTunes , demos, simulations, training videos, and a host of other learning applications.

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Tune in LIVE to 48 in 24: Tips, interviews, behind the scenes

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Starting at 9am ET today you can tune in to the live stream of 48 in 24. We’re locking ourselves into the studio for 24 hours straight, to record 48 interviews that will help you become a better screencaster and visual communicator…and will give you an inside look at the people who make the magic at TechSmith. But you can tune in to the live stream any time to go behind the scenes inside the studio and ask questions! Topic: Innovation at TechSmith.

How to Convert Video to MP3 Using Camtasia

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Whether you’re a podcaster, teacher, or speaker, you may be interested in getting more value from your content by extracting the audio from a video file. According to a study conducted by Edison Research in 2012 , 29% of adults have listened to an audio podcast, up from only 11% in 2006. A quarter of podcast listeners report listening to podcasts in the car with their smartphones connected to the audio system.

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.

24 Screencasts About Camtasia in 24 Hours. Starts Now!

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And, you can follow us on Twitter as well @techsmith and @betsyweber. Matt Pierce, our Customer Engagement Manager, is the host of the videos so you'll see him in most of the screencasts we make. 6:00 pm: System audio - it's finally here - Mike Curtis, Information Developer and Justin Carpenter, Senior Support Specialist. You can view our live stream below or visit this link. Watch live streaming video from techsmith at livestream.com. Here we go!

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

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Without video encoding standards, the streaming video that revolutionized the Internet would not have been possible. Encoding takes care of the first step in production which is organizing the audio and visual data associated with a video. Codecs are the technology and programs used to encode or decode a digital data stream or signal (i.e. The post How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

The Secret to Social Media Video: Captions! Here’s how (and why) to add them

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Social media streams are crowded, fast-moving, and crazy competitive. But then they slow down … pause … there’s something moving in their stream … it’s a video! Here is my three-step approach to adding captions with my favorite tool and the host of this blog, TechSmith Camtasia. Select the audio track, then from the main menu, click Modify > Captions > Add Captions. (or or just right click on the audio track and choose “Add Caption” from that menu).

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Without video encoding standards, the streaming video that revolutionized the Internet would not have been possible. Encoding takes care of the first step in production which is organizing the audio and visual data associated with a video. Codecs are the technology and programs used to encode or decode a digital data stream or signal (i.e. The post How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding appeared first on TechSmith Blog.

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Without video encoding standards, the streaming video that revolutionized the Internet would not have been possible. Encoding takes care of the first step in production which is organizing the audio and visual data associated with a video. Codecs are the technology and programs used to encode or decode a digital data stream or signal (i.e. The post How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding appeared first on TechSmith Blog.

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

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Jot down topics and times on a pad and paper while you are live streaming so you can easily find the good parts when you’re done. 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.

Video Statistics, Habits, and Trends You Need To Know [New Research]

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TechSmith conducted research to learn more about people’s viewing habits and preferences around instructional and informational videos. The TechSmith Video Viewer research provides unique insights into when, why, and how people engage with informational and instructional video content. This growth can partially be attributed to the ever-increasing video file size, quality, and the rise of video streaming services. Don’t forget the audio!

50 Tips for Better Video

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Learn tricks to shorten project time with specific pre-planning techniques, the key components of audio, lighting tricks to create more engaging videos, and where you need to allocate your equipment investment for better video. Audio. Viewers are turned off by bad audio more than anything else, so don’t skimp. Take the time to get quality audio. Then, match visuals to the pace of the audio. Because audio files are less flexible than visuals.

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Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #06

Mike Taylor

DOOZY: Create, host and play awesome quizzes. . Footage – create videos from a library of millions of videos, photos and audio tracks. Millions of videos, photos and audio tracks are available for you to use in your video. TechSmith Capture (Jing) | TechSmith .

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Tips for Adding Visuals to Your Social Media

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For example, here at TechSmith, we have completely changed how we serve up tutorial content. Prior to Facebook video advertising, here at TechSmith we hosted all tutorial content solely on our website and YouTube. Because of this, at TechSmith, we recently made a decision to start using video more on our social media channels. Each week, we use TechSmith Camtasia to re-purpose two upcoming blog posts, by summarizing them to re-create the article as a video.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

Jot down topics and times on a pad and paper while you are live streaming so you can easily find the good parts when you’re done. 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.