TechSmith Tips – Getting Started with Video Webinars

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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. While setting up the system for live streaming video can be complicated and pricey, we’ve found it to be well worth the investment of time and money. Building an audience ahead of any live streaming is vital.

How to Record the Perfect Live Streaming Video

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We are bombarded with live video from Facebook, live streaming webinars , and streaming on YouTube. More importantly, how can you capture this live streaming content so it’s not all lost in the internet’s void? You can easily capture or record live streaming video and share it with your friends, your coworkers, or save it for later viewing. I use TechSmith’s Snagit which is great to record short-form video. We also recommend you test your audio.

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How To Record Live Streaming Video

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We are bombarded with live video from Facebook, live streaming in Snapchat, and streaming on YouTube. Watch “You Can Easily Record a Live Stream Video” on YouTube. We are bombarded with live video from Facebook, live streaming in Snapchat, and streaming on YouTube. You can easily capture or record live streaming video and share it with your friends, your coworkers, or save it for later viewing. We also recommend you test your audio.

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. So without further ado, here’s former techsmith video guru Mike! The post Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

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

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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 Edit Video: Reducing File Size

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Codecs encode or compress streams of data for storage, playback and video editing on a variety of platforms. AVI (Audio Video Interleave – Microsoft).WMV Audio. Sometimes audio can create larger file sizes, though most of the time recording devices and software will compress your audio so as not to create large file sizes. In addition, it is very rare that uncompressed audio is going to make an audible difference to your viewers.

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.

The Complete Guide to Lecture Capture

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You may need to record something as simple as audio and PowerPoint point slides. Learn More About TechSmith Relay. Lecture capture hardware is an appliance-based platform that is placed physically in a classroom for recording and/or streaming presentations, events, and lectures. Records full HD and SD video and audio. Lecture capture software lets you record video presentations, manage video files, and stream video content to any device. What is lecture capture?

Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls

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Technical and Hardware Considerations: Audio. One of the first things to think about is the audio that you’re going to capture. You want your guest’s audio to be as good as it can be. However, if your audio is going to be used at all in the final video, make sure that you’re also using a good microphone. I personally like the Blue Yeti (about $100) and the Audio Technica 2020 (about $125) as solid desktop microphones.

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Become Better at Screencasting: Tips from Anton Bollen

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We had just replaced the computer we use for streaming and recording, plus we hadn’t tested the audio system. So you’ll see a little rust in this episode, but regardless, our guest, Anton Bollen, TechSmith German Evangelist, provides some great tips about becoming a better screencaster. I met Anton when I first started working at TechSmith. The post Become Better at Screencasting: Tips from Anton Bollen appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

How to Record a Webinar

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In the video toolbar, make sure that the system audio icon is green, as this means the video will capture the sound from your computer. If it is not green, click the icon to turn system audio on. You can also hover your cursor over the button and the tooltip will tell you if system audio is on or off.). How to Record Live Streaming Video. The post How to Record a Webinar appeared first on TechSmith Blog.

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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. 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! It's time to kick off our marathon of 24 Screencasts about Camtasia in 24 hours! Tune in live here.

How to Record a Webinar

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In the video toolbar, make sure that the system audio icon is green, as this means the video will capture the sound from your computer. If it is not green, click the icon to turn system audio on. You can also hover your cursor over the button and the tooltip will tell you if system audio is on or off.). How to Record Live Streaming Video. The post How to Record a Webinar appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

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).

News: Upgrades to the Camtasia Family

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And, we've been busy at TechSmith listening to your feedback. Available today are upgrades to TechSmith Camtasia Studio 7.1 For example, users can now record a camera stream with Camtasia Studio or Camtasia for Mac, edit it on their desktop and send to Camtasia Relay for publishing/distribution. Transcribing audio into closed captions for both Flash and Silverlight.

How to Edit Videos in the Timeline

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I had the chance during the live stream (jump to 1:02:44 in the video) one thing he would recommend to people looking to learn to get better video. Usually stacked vertically, allowing for multiple pieces of media (both audio and visual) to be added to your video. The media sits on the timeline and can be made up of video, audio, text, images, etc. 4) Once you’ve built out your video visually, you can add audio, like music.

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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 Blog.

The Best Script Writing Strategy When You’re Just Getting Started With Andy Owen and Justin Simon

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In this post, TechSmith’s Video Producer, Andy Owen, and Global Content Manager, Justin Simon, give their tips on how to write a video script. You could start with a live stream, and edit it into an evergreen video. Are you a video creator stuck with your script writing process?

The Complete Guide to Lecture Capture

TechSmith Camtasia

You may need to record something as simple as audio and PowerPoint point slides. Lecture capture hardware is an appliance-based platform that is placed physically in a classroom for recording and/or streaming presentations, events, and lectures. Records full HD and SD video and audio. Lecture capture software lets you record video presentations, manage video files, and stream video content to any device. Always consider audio quality and lighting when recording.

Thank You ScreencastCamp Supporters.

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DapperText - Daniel Park got his start making screencasts at TechSmith over 10 years ago. I love the option to hook up an external microphone for high quality audio. This is a great product to edit your audio, make your own original music for your screencasts or use Sony's ready-to-use music, and create DVDs of your screencasts. We'll be streaming some of the proceedings live. We're just a few days away from the first ever ScreencastCamp.

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 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.

The Complete Guide to Lecture Capture

TechSmith Camtasia

You may need to record something as simple as audio and PowerPoint point slides. Lecture capture hardware is an appliance-based platform that is placed physically in a classroom for recording and/or streaming presentations, events, and lectures. Records full HD and SD video and audio. Lecture capture software lets you record video presentations, manage video files, and stream video content to any device. Always consider audio quality and lighting when recording.

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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Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018

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To work best, video should be streamed, not just transferred like presentation or document, and when it is, the playback will often stall. For the more budget conscious, Mentor demonstrated its Evaluation Platform, which allows learners to submit videos, audio recordings and documents. I like that one can choose to watch a video, listen to an audio book, or read an article on just about any topic. Storytelling.

How to Record Your Desktop with Screencasting

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A screencast is a video recording of your computer screen, and usually includes audio. Here at TechSmith , we understand the power of screencasting. Record live streaming video, like a company meeting. That’s why live-streaming video is being used in the office more and more. Live-streaming a company meeting makes it more accessible, but streaming alone doesn’t ensure that everyone in your company will be able to attend the meeting. Record your audio.

Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

eLearning 24-7

Authoring Tool vendors – okay TechSmith and a couple of ones that were not really asynchronous based authoring tools. . Has areas for video, webcasts (live and archived/recorded), streaming video, audio. Speaking. The Final Frontier of E-learning. These are the voyages of me. My five year (okay, as many years) mission is to speak at as many shows as possible throughout the world. To explore new cities. To seek out new attendees.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #06

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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 . Stream live to multiple platforms with Restream.

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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.