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. Finally, the last topic I want to cover is file formats. This topic can get very confusing very quickly, but my main piece of advice is try and use the.MP4 file format (or H.264) whenever possible. This ensures a high quality video, at a low file size.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

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While there are a plethora of video file types, which consist of codecs and containers, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be complicated — but it certainly can be. You may have heard the phrase video codec when referring to video files. Containers (file extensions).

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The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

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If you are new to this movement in Education, here’s how Ted-Ed describes the Flipped classroom: This refers to a method of instruction where classroom-based teaching time and traditional “homework” time are reversed (flipped). This is precisely where I see TechSmith bringing a lot to the table, especially with the new release of Camtasia Studio 8. You can read more on Camtasia Studio 8 from TechSmith’s site HERE.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

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In January we posted about image file types. While there is a plethora of video file types, which consist of codecs and containers, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be complicated … but it certainly can be. You may have heard the phrase video codec when referring to video files. It gives you much smaller files sizes with minimal quality loss. Containers (are file extensions). Now it’s video’s turn.

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

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Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. The container, often referred to as the file type, is displayed in the suffix of a file’s name (e.g. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

Recording PowerPoint Presentations like a Pro: Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides

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Microsoft PowerPoint and TechSmith Camtasia have long been friends. Arial at a larger point size tends to work well, but do an experiment and find out what works best for you. Because videos will certainly be compressed to deliver in an optimized file size. If you did create a script, print the script with a fairly larger sized font size. This larger sized font will help you to read the script even if you place it a little far from you.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. The container, often referred to as the file type, is displayed in the suffix of a file’s name (e.g. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

Understanding Image File Formats

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But, which image file formats do you need? The topics I am going to cover are how file types differ, common web sizes, vector versus raster art, and digital versus optical zoom. Common Image File Types. After you are done editing, you save it and you are prompted with a window that asks you what type of file would you like it saved as. TechSmith Snagit will present you with options such as.png, jpeg,tiff,gif or.pdf. Common Web Image Sizes.

YouTube Thumbnail Sizes and Best Practices (New for 2019)

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Thumbnails are reduced-size versions of images or videos that originally got their name from being about the size of a human thumbnail. In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the exact size your YouTube thumbnail should be and I’ll also cover some thumbnail best practices. First, let’s start with the exact size you should make your YouTube thumbnails! Along with the correct size, you’ll also want to keep in mind the ratio, file size, and file type of your thumbnail.

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.

Snagit for Google Chrome Keeps on GIF’ing

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With the release of the newest version of Snagit for Chrome, TechSmith included a wonderful GIFt. We were GIFen no clues and it’s still a little bit of a secret but the wonderful Kelly Rush , Product Owner of TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome , has asked me to GIF some ideas on the feature. One TechSmith Snagit App. One TechSmith Snagit (Extension). A simple search for “TechSmith Snagit” will reveal both parts.

How to Capture Screen Images in Under a Minute

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A screenshot, sometimes referred to as a screencap or screengrab, is an image that shows the contents of a computer display. Screenshots let you capture exactly what you’re seeing on your screen to share with others or reference later. Instead of telling them, you can quickly send them a screenshot that they can reference again and again without having to repeatedly ask you. In the menu bar, click the TechSmith Snagit icon to open the Capture window on the screen.

Video File Formats, Codecs, and Containers Explained

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It is necessary to understand the different video file formats to ensure that the video is produced in the best format and quality for its intended purpose, hosting location, and audience. Let’s first begin by talking about codecs, which deal with compressing your file. In order to compress a video, your file must also have a corresponding codec. It is also important to note the bit rate , which refers to the amount of data stored for each second of media that is played.

4 Kinds of Screenshots You Need to Start Using Immediately

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Definition: A single picture of a computer, smartphone, or tablet screen captured and saved as an image file. A screenshot only refers to a static image. Animated GIFs are also a lightweight file size and play automatically so they’re quick and easy to share on sites like Slack, JIRA, and Trello. The post 4 Kinds of Screenshots You Need to Start Using Immediately appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.