TechSmith Camtasia: Recording Effects

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However, using Camtasia's Effects Toolbar, you can add several attention-grabbing visuals while you are recording your video. After the  3-2-1  countdown, the  Effects  tools appear on the Recording toolbar.

TechSmith Camtasia: Major Upgrade Released

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by Kevin Siegel        It's been years in the making but TechSmith has finally updated Camtasia. One common complaint from my students as I  teach Camtasia  is that the options such as Transitions, Audio Effects, etc. TechSmith Camtasia

TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: Cursor Smoothing: A Cure For the Over-Caffeinated

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  Under normal circumstances, a herky-jerky cursor in a recording requires a re-record (once the effects of the caffeine have worn off). From the list of tools at the left of the Camtasia Editor, select Cursor Effects. Select Cursor Effects.

TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: TREC vs. AVI

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TREC files are a proprietary format developed by TechSmith.   If you create an AVI and then import it into the Camtasia Editor, you won’t be able to add effects to the recorded cursor. eLearning TechSmith Camtasiaby Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP. While recording a software demonstration using the Camtasia Recorder, you have two choices when it comes to the file format for your video capture: TREC and AVI.

The Green Screen Effect – TechSmith Tips

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TechSmith Tips is a weekly series that will focus on tips in screencasting, video editing, and more. This week, we will show you how to pull off the Green Screen Effect. Lighting is the most important aspect of pulling off the green screen effect.

"TechSmith Camtasia 9: The Essentials" Workbook Nearly Finished

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I'm excited to announce that my newest book, "TechSmith Camtasia 9: The Essentials" has gone to my beta team for testing and proofreading. Add Zoom and Pan Effects. TechSmith CamtasiaI expect the book to be available for purchase in a few short weeks. You'll be able to purchase the book direct from my website or resellers such as Amazon.com.) Camtasia version 9 is an awesome upgrade to Camtasia and I give it two hearty thumbs up!

TechSmith Camtasia Studio: The Clip Bin and The Library

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Sure some of the music and effects can be a bit, shall we say, corny, but there's plenty of stuff you can really use in your projects. TechSmith provides access to several additional assets online. Camtasia TechSmith Camtasia Studio

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: A Stitch in Time

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At that point, it's possible to drag the split portions on the Timeline as needed or apply Visual effects. What you cannot do with multiple clips is apply an effect that spans multiple splits. Camtasia e-learning eLearning TechSmith Camtasia Studio

TechSmith Terrible Screencast Contest

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I'm happy to announce we're having our first ever TechSmith Terrible Screencast Contest! Here at TechSmith, we are proud to make products for entertaining and effective screencast experiences, and we love to hear about examples of exceptional screencasts.

Why is My Video Blurry? – TechSmith Tips

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For example, here at TechSmith, we know we will be most often exporting videos to 720p for YouTube and our website; so when we record, our screen dimensions are usually 1080p. – TechSmith Tips appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Learning and Development: What Makes Videos Effective?

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  Because video is growing in usage for the learning and development space, TechSmith Corporation wanted to better understand what makes a great video. TechComm Technical Communications Technology TechSmith Camtasia Studio training UA User Assistance

Inside TechSmith: Using Google Content Experiments with AdWords

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My sincere belief is that Google will eventually enhance the features so that we are able to use Content Experiments effectively with AdWords. The post Inside TechSmith: Using Google Content Experiments with AdWords appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Video Creation Made Easy with TechSmith Relay

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Our new TechSmith Relay offering gives schools an “easy button” for video: from capture to sharing to assessment to analytics. TechSmith Relay and Fuse are also helpful on those days when you accidentally forget to bring your camera into the classroom.

Why is My Video Shaky? – TechSmith Tips

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More than just an annoyance, jerky video can trigger a motion-sickness response in some people; an effect that just gets worse on larger screens. Edit, add effects, create a green screen effect, and more with Camtasia. – TechSmith Tips appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times

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How about TechSmith's Camtasia Studio? I have extensive experience using Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia Studio. The pesky mouse pointer that is typically included in a demonstration always need a significant amount of production attention (you'll likely need to adjust the pointer position, pointer path, click effects and click sounds).

TechSmith’s Three-Pronged Training Content Strategy

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At TechSmith, we know this challenge well. Indeed, at TechSmith we feel our tutorials are part of the package we offer to our customers. At TechSmith, our biggest focus with this has been creating content that can be used by our channel sales partners.

Digital Learning Day and TechSmith

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TechSmith is pleased to be a part of Digital Learning Day on February 6, 2013! Digital Learning Day is a national awareness campaign to celebrate the effective use of technology to enhance learning. How does TechSmith play a role in Digital Learning Day?

How to Speed Up or Slow Down Videos – TechSmith Tips

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Video speed can have a dramatic effect on how your content is perceived by an audience. TechSmith Tips is a weekly series that will focus on tips in screencasting, video editing, and more. See previous TechSmith Tips on the Green Screen Effect and How To Record Your Screen.

Learning and Development: Effective Videos, Part 2

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by Matthew Pierce    In last week's article about  creating effective eLearning videos , I wrote about video viewership and the ideal length for a video. The TechSmith Viewer study dug into what makes content uninteresting. And if you'd like to learn TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, or Articulate Storyline, we've got a  great collection of live, online classes for you.

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Fundamentals of Designing and Developing Cost-Effective eLearning

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There are multiple tools available that will let you create compelling eLearning content including Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, and Adobe Presenter. How will you be able to measure the effectiveness of your eLearning? Among other things, you'll learn: Strategies for building effective eLearning. When: September 22-25 Where: McCormick Place, Chicago (Part of the Online Learning Conference Certification program).

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Connect with us in February 2015 – Where will TechSmith be?

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Are you interested in connecting with TechSmith at an upcoming event? Check the list below to see where TechSmith employees will be next month. TechSmith’s Ryan Eash has a 3-hour workshop, Creating Video in the Classroom. TechSmithie Matt Pierce will present on Using Video Effectively. TechSmith’s Anton Bollen will be presenting a workshop on Camtasia Studio. Stop by the TechSmith booth or our presentation, Engaging Students in Blended Classrooms.

Wait a minute—TechSmith Snagit for…Linux?

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Today’s guest post is by Robert Risdon, Technical Support Agent for TechSmith. In our drive to provide TechSmith users the ability to capture screenshots on their preferred system, last month we introduced TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome.

New Faces on the TechSmith Education Team

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About a year ago I introduced you to the TechSmith Academic Solutions Team. We’ve simplified it to the TechSmith Education Team (TechSmith Academic Solutions Team is such a mouthful!). TechSmith Education Team.

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

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And, because there are no reporting features or provisions for SCORM or AICC, you cannot effectively integrate PowerPoint presentations with Learning Management Systems.    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. TechSmith Camtasia.

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

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And, because there are no reporting features or provisions for SCORM or AICC, you cannot effectively integrate PowerPoint presentations with Learning Management Systems.    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. TechSmith Camtasia.

Take a Peek Inside TechSmith - Interview with Bill Hamilton

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37signals recently interviewed Bill Hamilton , the President of TechSmith, for a series on their blog called, " Bootstrapped, Profitable, & Proud: TechSmith, Litmus, iData, and A Small Orange ". How successful is TechSmith Corporation? Tags: TechSmith 179 410 38

Individualized instruction with Citelighter and TechSmith

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Bring Citelighter and TechSmith into your repertoire of teacher tools. But it wasn’t just Citelighter that was transforming my classroom, it was the inclusion of TechSmith tools – Snagit and Jing – that rounded out our expertly exercised process.

Join the TechSmith user panel and get a sneak peak at our exciting new initiatives!

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Want better, more effective ways to communicate and collaborate at work? TechSmith is working on some exciting new initiatives to help you and your colleagues do just that. We’re looking for a group of awesome people to join a private TechSmith user panel. You’ll get the first peek at what’s coming from TechSmith and have the opportunity to help us create something that works for you. appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. TechSmith Events TechSmith

TechSmith Education: Now With 100% More Brian Bennett!

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He also gave me the okay to go to my first professional conference, where I learned about Flipped Learning, where I first heard about TechSmith. Ever since then, I have had a fantastic working relationship with TechSmith. The post TechSmith Education: Now With 100% More Brian Bennett!

Corporate Training Tip #4: Ensure Your Instruction is Effective

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Check out the video below to see how you can get started assessing the effectiveness of your training content. The post Corporate Training Tip #4: Ensure Your Instruction is Effective appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Create Depth of Field Special Effects With Snagit 12 – Part 2

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In this tutorial, create interesting depth of field background effects while highlighting the photo’s main subject. Select Image tab > Styles group box > Effects arrow > Shadow arrow > More Shadows.

Camtasia Studio 8.1: Using Crop Mode to Create a Pop-out Effect

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has made some pretty cool, not to mention useful, effects possible. One that I’m really excited about is this pop-out effect: It’s a great way to keep the ‘bigger picture’ context while focusing on a specific part of your screen. The addition of crop mode in Camtasia Studio 8.1

DevCorner: HighCharts – Effectively Visualizing Data

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On TechSmith Relay we use Highcharts chart engine for graphs. This has the effect of coloring the columns of the chart by gender. Effectively managing the data for a chart can be difficult, but breaking down the responsibilities can make getting your raw data into a chart much easier.

Make Your PowerPoint Videos Even Better With Editing Effects

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TechSmith Camtasia provides a simple and intuitive way to add effects to a presentation. To add awesome, unique features download TechSmith Camtasia here. The post Make Your PowerPoint Videos Even Better With Editing Effects appeared first on TechSmith Blog.

How to Create a DIY Green Screen Video Effect

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This visual effect is often called chroma key compositing or chroma keying. It is a post-production effect that allows video editors to replace backgrounds and insert footage or images into their scenes. This process can actually be very cost effective and easy to set up.

Create an Old Time Movie Effect with Camtasia Studio 8

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In this tutorial, I’ll discuss ways to gather clips and media to create an old time movie effect. During the production process, you will use the Quicktime filters to add special effects to your video. From the list Filters and Special Effects , choose the desired settings.

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Five Tips for Creating Effective Learning Videos

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As a result, the expectations for this type of content have risen and video creators are finding it more difficult than ever to ensure that their content is effective and engaging. These recommendations are partially based on a study* conducted by TechSmith.

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