"TechSmith Camtasia 2021: The Essentials" Workbook Now Shipping

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Learn to Use TechSmith Camtasia 2021 Skills in Just One Day! " TechSmith Camtasia 2021: The Essentials " is a hands-on, step-by-step workbook that will introduce you to the essential TechSmith Camtasia skills you need to quickly get up and running with this fantastic eLearning development tool. Using Camtasia, you can create software video demonstrations and soft skills eLearning videos.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. And before you spend thousands of dollars hiring voiceover talent to record your audio, you should know: your voice is fine (nobody likes their own voice so trust me on this, yours will do nicely). I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective.  The audio on my YouTube videos isn't perfect.

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TechSmith Camtasia Studio: Adding Closed Captions

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by Kevin Siegel        Closed captioning (CC) allows you to provide descriptive information in your published eLearning project that typically matches the voiceover audio contained in your Camtasia project. During this post I'm going to show you how you can add the captions manually (by typing or copying/pasting from an existing script), and how to have Camtasia transcribe the voiceover audio using the Speech-to-text feature.

eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

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It doesn't matter if you use Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline or TechSmith Camtasia Studio as your eLearning tool of choice. each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio. You can hear samples of audio created using the Mac's built-in headset by viewing any of the videos I've created within the past 6 months on our YouTube channel. On occasion I record voiceovers at home on my laptop. by Kevin Siegel.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio: Localizing Closed Captions

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by Kevin Siegel        Last week I wrote about the  process of adding closed captions to Camtasia projects  that help make your project accessible to learners with disabilities. During a recent Camtasia class, a student asked about providing the captions in other languages than English (she was asked to create versions of her project in a dozen languages). Fortunately, it's fairly easy to convert Camtasia captions to different languages.

Tips and Tools We Use to Make Our Tutorial Videos | Jason Valade and Ryan Eash

TechSmith Camtasia

What does it take to make your tutorial videos shine? Jason Valade and Ryan Eash are both Instructional Designers at TechSmith with several years of experience in creating high-value instructional videos. A polished video? I tend to focus on the audio, on the voiceover.

From flat to phat: New Camtasia feature drops the needle on screencasts

TechSmith Camtasia

We know there are lot of videos out there that, as hard as the creators try, just aren’t that interesting. And frankly, we know a lot of videos are… well … boring. I grew up on MTV videos , and while that shifted viewing habits of many, the even newer generations have been Twitterfied, and has sunk deep into the bowels of YouTube. So what can you do to grab the attention with your video? Can’t Watch the Video? Or a Polka version of your videos?

Meet Camtasia Studio 7 plus Camtasia for Mac 1.1!

TechSmith Camtasia

Not only do we have a new version of Camtasia Studio 7 available today, but we also have a new release for Camtasia for Mac 1.1 ! Over the past few days , I've shared with you some of the new features coming in Camtasia Studio 7. The last one I wanted to share with you was Camtasia Studio's new library. Check out the quick video below to see the new library in action. What's new in Camtasia Studio 7? Camtasia for Mac 1.1 The day is finally here!

How to Edit Video (With Step-by-Step Video)

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Making that first video can feel like a struggle. However, learning how to edit video content doesn’t have to be difficult and you’re DEFINITELY not alone! We’re here to help you survive your first video. Click the video below to get started. Get video editing software.

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How to Get Your Whole Team Making Videos

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Your whole team should be making videos. Whether you want more tutorials and how-tos for your customers or replacements for those unnecessary meetings with colleagues, video can solve a whole slew of business problems. In fact, anyone can make great video content. Business Vide

New 1-Hour Live, Online Course: Microsoft PowerPoint to eLearning via Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia, or Presenter

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For instance, PowerPoint cannot create software simulations or video demos.   Instead of relying on PowerPoint alone for your eLearning content, you’ll need to take your finished presentations into an eLearning development tool such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia. Alternately, you can rely on Presenter, a PowerPoint plug-in that works together with PowerPoint to accomplish many of the things you can do in Captivate, Camtasia, and Storyline.

New 1-Hour Live, Online Course: Microsoft PowerPoint to eLearning via Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia, or Presenter

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For instance, PowerPoint cannot create software simulations or video demos.   Instead of relying on PowerPoint alone for your eLearning content, you’ll need to take your finished presentations into an eLearning development tool such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia. Alternately, you can rely on Presenter, a PowerPoint plug-in that works together with PowerPoint to accomplish many of the things you can do in Captivate, Camtasia, and Storyline.

What Matters in Video Right Now: 2020 Edition

TechSmith Camtasia

Video isn’t just the future. 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. And video makes that easy. But how do you know you’re doing video right? Try Camtasia for free. Video

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How to Easily Get Perfect Audio for Your Videos | Jake Pechtel

TechSmith Camtasia

Research shows that bad audio is the single most important factor in people stopping watching videos. And, of course, as video creators, we want viewers! So how can you improve the quality of your audio recording to get perfect audio for your videos? Video

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How to create SCORM courses with Camtasia

LearnUpon

Camtasia is a really accessible screen capture tool that makes creating video content for eLearning courses easy. With Camtasia, you can record your screen to produce instructional videos, or edit footage of you speaking to your learners. But did you know that you can use Camtasia to create interactive videos as SCORM courses and upload them your LMS? Here’s how: Step 1: Record Video. record a presentation voiceover.

How to Make a Great Educational Video (Free Template)

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Creating educational videos helps students learn better — even when classes are in-person. But how do you create educational videos, and how do you know if they’re effective? Making great educational videos doesn’t have to be hard. What makes a good educational video?

Successful Online Learning: How One Professor Uses Camtasia for Her Online Classes

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But, with video creation tools and video lessons, professors are finding ways to create the compelling, engaging content online students crave. Danielle has been a Camtasia user for years, using it in her in-person classes. Posting lecture notes or ‘talking head’ videos just doesn’t do it. Camtasia allows us to create robust, engaging content to share or stream.”. Anyone teaching online, I think, should explore Camtasia. Give Camtasia a Try.

Why People Stop Watching Your Videos (And How to Avoid It!)

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You crafted your video, uploaded it, and now the views are rolling in. The engagement stats consistently show people stop watching your video before it ends. There are a lot of reasons people stop watching a video. Video keeps trending up. Right-size your video.

Video Tutorials Win (again!): The Unbounce Solution

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When we asked new customers about what they were looking for, they overwhelmingly responded that video tutorials were the place to start. When I first started at Unbounce, we had a healthy Knowledge Base filled with mostly text-based support articles, but people were primarily responding to the ones with video. The scores are consistently healthy, but the number one takeaway is that customers want more video tutorials. Once we had our script, we would record the voiceover.

Qarbon Camtasia and Adobe Captivate

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I want to create some online videos that will be a total of about 6-7 hours and upload them on my site. These videos would have software demos, screencasts and PowerPoints embedded inside them. Also every screen would have audio (voiceover with my voice) accompanying it. Camtasia and Adobe Captivate : Pros: Heard lots of good thing about them.

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50 Tips for Better Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Straight from the studio, we’ve put together this infographic of fifty practical tips that will drastically improve the quality of your videos. 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. Pre-production prep is a crucial process in creating better video. Plan your video.

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5 Tips on Using Videos for eLearning

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eLearning programs are seldom developed without videos. If you have ever experienced one without videos, you may have noticed how lifeless it is. Videos add the “human” element to eLearning. In this article, we discuss some essential tips on creating eLearning videos. Videos are rapidly becoming the leading Internet traffic pathway in eLearning environments. In fact, an extant research indicates that videos would capture 84% of eLearning traffic by 2018.

Using video as an alternative to create learning content

Litmos

One of the quickest and most effective ways to deliver online training is with video. In this article we'll look at ways to use video to deliver meaningful digital learning content. However I’m becoming more and more intrigued by the effectiveness of video. Another key aspect to delivering content via video is how much easier that type of content is to consume on mobile devices. Check out this excellent video as an example. 5) PowerPoint with voiceover.

Keeping Video Content Up To Date

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Today, companies rely more than ever on images and videos to provide instructions and deliver information, and to communicate with customers and employees. A recent study by TechSmith showed that 67% of test participants understood & performed tasks better when the instructions included text with images (screenshots) or video compared to plain text; and another study by Hubspot showed that video is the format demanded the most by users. Edit audio and video separately.

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide

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Creating a fantastic online course is more or less equivalent to creating one or more great videos for your students. Luckily, nowadays, video production is not just a privilege of the professionals. The plethora of available video editing software makes it hard to choose one.

eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

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 You can use the images over and over in on-going training videos. Join me for an  afternoon mini course on writing voiceovers  to find out. Adobe Captivate Adobe Presenter Adobe Presenter Video Express Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Articulate Storyline Camtasia Captivate e-learning eLearning mLearning TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications Technical Writing Technology training UA User Assistance User Experience

Screencast of the Week - Jay Bailey and RapidFire Video

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I heard from Jay Bailey of RapidFire Video recently about some of his recent screencasts. Jay uses PowerPoint and Camtasia to help tell the story. Jay mentioned to me that in order to concentrate completely on both the voiceover and the video elements, he actually records the audio on its own and reads it as naturally as he can. Then, while his audio recording plays in the background, he runs through the PowerPoint and does a Camtasia screen recording.

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

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How about TechSmith's Camtasia?   I have extensive experience using Storyline, Captivate, and Camtasia. If you use Camtasia, your labor will go down a bit (1 hour or perhaps 1.5 hours for every 1 minute of video playtime).    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.

Office 365 Video: Your Corporate YouTube

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Jack, also known as SharePointJack ( Follow @SharePointJack ) is a technology enthusiast, IT SharePoint administrator for a fortune 500 company, and a Camtasia user since 2009 who loves sharing and teaching others. YouTube is a great service for sharing videos and screencasts publicly with the world. In my own career I’ve always wanted something like Office 365 Video for work. Office 365 Video addresses the gap left by YouTube’s wide open security. Uploading Videos.

The Ultimate Video Marketing Playbook (2021)

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In this post, you’re going to learn everything you need to know about video marketing. This guide includes tons of: Helpful frameworks Answers from video marketing experts Video breakdowns Best practices And much more. Keep reading for our complete guide to video marketing.

Seven ways that video can transform learning at work

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Video is very much the medium of the moment. An ever-increasing proportion of the population does not only consume video, it creates and shares it with a worldwide Internet audience. Whereas once video cameras cost many hundreds, if not tens of thousands of pounds, they are now integrated for no additional cost in computers, stills cameras and mobile phones. Video is so versatile. Video production is becoming as core a competency as writing. video

How to Animate Your Lesson Videos with eLearning Video Creator Kim Merritt

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Learn how to animate your lesson videos with eLearning video Creator Kim Merritt of the TheUrlDr.com. Her clients loved her presentation style with how she animates videos, and they hired her to create the same things for them. The talking head is a common video style many online course creators use. But if you don’t have a process to show on screen or a product to display, then students won’t want to watch the video.

How to Create Your Own e-Learning Video

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Do you ever wish you could include video in your online training? Equipment You’ll Need: Camera: Doesn’t have to be fancy, but ideally choose one that records high-definition (HD) video. No one enjoys watching shaky video. You can create a low budget video that doesn’t look like a submission to America’s Funniest Home Videos. Lights: For shooting indoors, adequate video lighting is essential. There are also many free tools out there for video editing.

22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos

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It’s not one, neither two, but 22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos. Achieving a fantastic online course is more or less equivalent to creating one or more great videos for your students. Luckily, nowadays video production is not just a privilege of the professionals. Affordable software and easy-to-use apps empower you as a course maker and unleash your creativity resulting in impressive instructional videos. 8 Camtasia.

How To Make Modern Video Courses Online with WordPress

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We discuss how to make modern video courses online with WordPress in this episode of LMScast with Ali Mathis and Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Video creation is a very important tool to have in your skillset, and videos are key if you want to teach online at scale. A picture is worth 1,000 words, and a video is worth 1,000 pictures. So video is a powerful creation tool. You can teach essentially anyone with video. Now everybody has a phone with a video.

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

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Video has revolutionized the delivery of information and training content. Whether you are teaching people through online content or training internal coworkers, the use of video to share knowledge is becoming an expectation. Top video stats (from our research). Tag your video.

Quasar Maintains Competitive Edge with Move to Include Screencasting Options

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Recently, however, they have changed the way they deliver information by adding video to their training services. To remain competitive, Quasar looked for a way to cut costs and offer flexible learning, which is where training videos came in. By offering video options along with their in person training, Quasar was able to lower their quotes to clients for training sessions. Quasar’s video training program, known as Quasar Anytime , now contains over 1,000 training videos.

Seven ways that video can transform learning at work

Clive on Learning

Video is very much the medium of the moment. An ever-increasing proportion of the population does not only consume video, it creates and shares it with a worldwide Internet audience. Whereas once video cameras cost many hundreds, if not tens of thousands of pounds, they are now integrated for no additional cost in computers, stills cameras and mobile phones. Video is so versatile. Video production is becoming as core a competency as writing. video

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

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When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? However, home-grown audio featuring you as the voiceover talent works great.   The ultimate test was adding the voice to my eLearning tool so I tested Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

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When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? However, home-grown audio featuring you as the voiceover talent works great.   The ultimate test was adding the voice to my eLearning tool so I tested Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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