59 Tips for Creating Engaging Screencasts

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Have you ever wondered what techniques you can employ to create a great video? We conducted a focus group and discovered the vast majority of “what” creates an engaging video happens before you ever click the Record button inside Camtasia Studio!

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

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Welcome to the pre-release beta of the newest Camtasia feature, with some automatic goodness: Camtasia Rap-ify (For Windows and Mac). Create your video as you normally would, adjusting sizes, adding callouts, clips – editing everything as you normally would.

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New version of Camtasia for Mac bends time and space

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Camtasia for Mac 2.1 delivers clip speed , the #1 feature request from Camtasia for Mac users-- as voted by our user community. For some thoughts on why this is a useful feature to have in screencasting software, jump down below the video. Get Camtasia for Mac 2.1:

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Articulate 360 – Developing Good Screencasts With Peek

CommLab India

We also looked at the Articulate tool’s abilities to create animations and facilitate e-learning interactions. Peek is an application that can be used to create screencasts of software applications. Development of Screencasts is a Cakewalk.

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Sixth Day.

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We're half way through our "12 days of Screencasting. Today's tip is from screencast expert and veteran Scott Skibell. On the sixth day of Screencasting, Scott Skibell gave to me. The object then appears to float over the screencast. How to create transparent objects.

Today is the Day! Meet Camtasia for Mac!

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I'm really happy and pleased to finally be able to share Camtasia for Mac v1.0 We built Camtasia for Mac from the ground up. I hope you enjoy the product as much as we enjoyed creating it. Want to see Camtasia for Mac in action? Ready to take Camtasia for Mac v1.0

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13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

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It’s just a matter of plugging your iOS 8 device into a Mac running Yosemite and then firing up a tool like Camtasia for Mac or TechSmith AppShow. These tips will help you get great results the first time you dive into iOS screencasting.

5 Screencasting Tools for Online Learning

DigitalChalk eLearning

When creating an online course or any sort of demonstration, you may need to capture your computer screen. We’ve narrowed it down to a few of the best screencasting applications to help you build your online course a little easier. Screencast-O-Matic is free for Windows or Mac users.

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24 Screencasts About Camtasia in 24 Hours. Starts Now!

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It's time to kick off our marathon of 24 Screencasts about Camtasia in 24 hours! Matt Pierce, our Customer Engagement Manager, is the host of the videos so you'll see him in most of the screencasts we make. 11:00 am: Creating a Good Story, Bil Moore. Here we go!

Count Down to 24 Camtasia Screencasts in 24 Hours.

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You'll have a chance to win copies of Camtasia Studio and Camtasia for Mac as well as some fun things like microphones, books, TechSmith t-shirts, mugs, the coveted TechSmith spork and more! slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte.

Camtasia for Mac - Sneak Peek, SmartFocus

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I'm going to let you in on a few secrets as we get closer to the launch of Camtasia for Mac on August 25. Up first is a sneak peek of one of the new features in Camtasia for Mac - SmartFocus. Camtasia for Mac will also include TechSmith's patented SmartFocus technology. It's great for creating dynamic screencasts or to highlight a particular section of your screen, or create a fly-over effect, or focus your viewer's attention for greater detail.

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How to create a DIY green screen video effect (aka chroma key)

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Tips & How To's Camtasia for Mac Screencasting Tips and TricksAchieving a good green screen effect used to be difficult and expensive. But no longer. In this post, I'll show you how to make your first green screen video on the cheap. We'll take a look at the various elements you need to consider: backdrop, software, camera, lighting.and how you can probably pull off your first green screen production for $30 or less. Before we get started on the how.let's talk about the why.

Become Better at Screencasting: Tips from Anton Bollen

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This year at Screencast Camp , things were pretty low key for me until it actually started. 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.

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How to Produce Great Screencasts

Rob Hubbard

I’ve been creating a lot of screencasts recently for the goal-based learning systems that we develop, so I thought I’d give you a run through of the equipment I’m using and the workflow I’ve adopted. The screencasts show users how to use the functions of the goal-based learning system.

New from TechSmith Labs: AppShow brings iOS screen recording to Mac

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AppShow makes it easy to record an iOS device and create a compelling video. Create marketing videos for an app. To run AppShow, you need: a Mac with Yosemite. The post New from TechSmith Labs: AppShow brings iOS screen recording to Mac appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. News & Events Apple AppShow Mac Mobile news and events Release Screencasting Today we officially launched TechSmith AppShow as a technical preview within TechSmith Labs.

15 Great App Preview Videos and a Free Tool for Making Your Own

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Back in June, Apple announced that developers would be able to create and upload a 30-second demo to their App Store listing. Not all developers have created a video for their app yet, so you might not see many in the store yet.

Walk Through Your Syllabus in a Video

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Instead of using class time, create a video that explains your syllabus. For Educators camtasia Camtasia for Mac Camtasia Studio Education educational technology flipped classroom Higher Ed Screencasting Snagit Snagit on Mac VideoWalking through the syllabus is a necessary task at the beginning of every class. Students need to know where to find resources, how you’ll be evaluating them, and to hear you set the tone for the learning ahead.

24 Screencasts About Snagit in 24 Hours. Starts Now!

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It's time to kick off our marathon of 24 Screencasts about Snagit in 24 hours! Tiffany Wood, the Snagit Product Manager, is the host of the videos so you'll see her in most of the screencasts we make. 5:00 am: Creating Training Materials with Snagit - Matt Pierce, Customer Engagement Manager * 6:00 am: Saving Time with Snagit - Quick Access, Quick Styles and more. Here we go! Tune in live here. And, we will also have a chat room going in there as well.

How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

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Adding background music to any video you create in Camtasia will add a whole new dimension to your content. All of my tutorials are of course made with the amazing Camtasia for Mac ! Guest Post by Mike Russell, Creative Director at Music Radio Creative.

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Audio Best Practices

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Which basically means creating a spike in the audio that is captured on both the audio recorder and camera. It’s essentially the same idea, you are creating a noticeable spike in the audio that you will be able to easily line up later in your editor.

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Leave Clear Instructions for Substitutes

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Rather than spending hours writing up lesson plans for them to try to follow, why not create video instructions for substitutes and your students to watch together? Plans will be clear and the sub can focus on creating a great learning experience without worrying about how to interpret the directions. For Educators camtasia Camtasia for Mac Camtasia Studio Education educational technology flipped classroom Higher Ed Screencasting techsmith fuse Tips and Tricks Video

Show Students How to Login

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Rather than answering these questions every day, you can create a short video to show students how to log into anything when they forget. Sam Houston ISD, Dr. Roland Rios has built up a library of useful how-to clips created by student tech interns. See an example of how to create and name a Google Doc. For Educators Education educational technology flipped classroom Higher Ed Screencasting Snagit Snagit on Mac Snagit on Windows Time Saver Video

6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course


You think you have what it takes to create an online course, huh? Creating courses takes skills in videography, instructional design, animation, screencasting, video editing, and that’s to say nothing of the skills needed to deliver or promote a course to students.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 2

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This week each business created their first (or in some cases, second or third) screencast and sent us an exmaple. Thomas Ro is a developer at Ciesa and one of their heaviest users when it comes to screencasting. Our screencasts tend to be done in takes.

TechSmith AppShow – A Better Way to Show Off and Record iOS Apps

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Which is one reason we’re so excited to be building TechSmith AppShow , a new software product for Mac that will make it easier than ever to create screencasts of iOS devices. So we’re making it easy to move a project from AppShow onto the timeline in Camtasia for Mac.

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Crafting a Good Story for Your Product Video (free ebook)

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I started with a long history of screencasting. I discovered over the years, that in education as well as in advertisements, screencasts are just not good enough on their own. Creating a good story is a lof of work. Examples of what I call video tools: Screencasts.

Tech-tastrophe – Save Yourself From Presentation Tech Failures with Betsy’s Tech Presentation Failure Prevention Tips

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And all I could think of is that if he had made a quick screencast of what he wanted to show on his website, his presentation would have been fine. If he had a screencast, he would have had a presentation regardless of the Wi-Fi situation. Create a back up.

Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls

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As a video creator, especially with screencasts, I am always looking for ways to enhance my content and improve the engagement of my viewers. We can capture the video conference interviews and then bring them into the videos I’m creating.

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Introducing.the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive!

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Starting last week, we challenged four small businesses in the Lansing, Michigan area to "test drive" Camtasia Studio and/or Camtasia for Mac in their business setting for four weeks. The digital revolution has created a perception that anyone with a camera/computer can do what we do.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 3

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What's been the initial reaction to their finished screencasts, both internally and from their clients? Have you thought of new ways you might use screencasting in your business? Chris: We have almost exlusively used screencasting for technical training in the past.

Camtasia Small Business Drive: Netvantage, Week 4

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In the final week of the Camtasia test drive, Netvantage Co-Founder Adam Henige reflected back on their month of screencasting. Camtasia Studio Camtasia for Mac Customer Videos 392 475 26 839 416

The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Furthermore, as a facilitator of a group you can create a list for others to follow, participants or around a particular topic. Padlet - a brainstorm wall Padlet is an example of a brainstorming wall where participants don''t have to create an account. It is useful as a trainer or facilitator to create your own playlists which you can later use whenever needed. I use screenflow for mac, which is a paid screencasting tool.

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Animation Easing: What is it? How do I use it?

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Screencasts and videos are no different. Check out the example below that was created in Camtasia Studio. Easing in Camtasia for Mac. When an animation includes any sort of movement, Camtasia for Mac will automatically set the easing to “Exponential In/Out.”

Don McAllister, Behind the Scenes, and ScreenChamp Awards

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Don has been making screencasts since 2005, when he formed his membership site teaching about all things Mac and iOS, ScreenCastsOnline. Don is also a regular on Mac related podcasts, including MacBreak Weekly , Bageltech Mac and the Mac Roundtable.

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