How To Edit Video: Reducing File Size

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Video file size can be tricky and the concept of reducing video file size has many technical variables associated with it. You may want to reduce file size to more easily send to your co-workers, or complete your upload to YouTube quicker. It can be hard to know where to start when trying to reduce file size. Below we’ve put together some helpful information to get you started on your file reduction journey!

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.

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TechSmith Fuse – Anywhere and Everywhere

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But then I installed TechSmith Fuse and my life took a significant turn for the better. What is TechSmith Fuse, anyway? TechSmith Fuse can be found on your Camtasia Relay website, installs on your iPhone or Android, and works with your Camtasia Relay server. I find this setting gives me good results and a decent file size. You can also upload files from your iPhone library, and your Relay server will process them as if they’d been recorded with Fuse.

How to Get Mobile Video Files Off Your Device – TechSmith Tips

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Hi everyone and welcome to another round of TechSmith Tips. In this blog post I am going to talk through how to get mobile video files off of your device. Once connected, you can click and drag your video files right into any folder you desire. Instead of storing your files on your mobile device or computer, the files are stored on a server somewhere out there in the world. Thanks for your time and keep an eye for more TechSmith Tips !

DevCorner: Getting Disk Free Space

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DevCorner is where we talk about all things software development-related from inside TechSmith. This is the place for i nterviews with our devs, source code samples, and an inside peek at some of the cool stuff we’re working on… While working on importing files from Google Drive, we added functionality to check for free disk space. We compared the file size to the ULONGLONG QuadPart to know whether there is enough disk space available.

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Not All PNG Compressors Are Created Equal

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The image on the right is less than 1/2 the size of the original image on the left. Optimizing the PNG's in the Camtasia Relay PC recorder resulted in a ~7% (302KB) file-size reduction. But know that file size isn't the only thing affected. Sprites are still awesome at reducing file size and network requests. But, combining all images with varying color depths into a single sprite sheet might not be size-optimal.

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

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This is precisely where I see TechSmith bringing a lot to the table, especially with the new release of Camtasia Studio 8. I have been a Camtasia fan for a long time, as well as a SnagIt and Jing fan and I’m also very impressed with the work TechSmith is doing on Mobile. I think that TechSmith has been quietly building something very impressive and whether they realize this or not, I believe they have great mobile learning and flipped classroom stories.

Welcome Camtasia Relay 1.2!

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We've been busy at TechSmith working on Camtasia Relay! Smaller MP4 file sizes for easier and quicker file transfers. Good news! And, I'm happy to report that we have a new release of Camtasia Relay available. And, if you are an existing Camtasia Relay customer, the new version is a free update! You can find more info here ! Not familiar with Camtasia Relay?

Something new under the hood

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" What, in fact, happened is that our development team rewrote the TechSmith Capture Codec, a core element of our recording engine. Second, by saving you time and hard drive space when working with project files. Normally when you boost video quality or framerate, the file size also increases. But somehow our dev team managed to suspend one of the laws of nature and dramatically decreased the file sizes of recordings. Photo credit: Speedin'.

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How to Extract Text From An Image: The Definitive Guide

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Capture the text in a file directory (filename, file size, date modified). Regardless of your situation, this type of functionality can be helpful, especially when you need to copy information from a file folder or screenshot of a website that typically would require you to spend a significant amount of time retyping all of the text. The post How to Extract Text From An Image: The Definitive Guide appeared first on TechSmith Blog.

YouTube vs. Vimeo, What’s the Difference?

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At TechSmith, our goal is to help our users take advantage of the power of video in their daily jobs. On the other hand, Vimeo, to which TechSmith is a preferred partner, has a much smaller community. Vimeo does offer a free membership, but it limits you to one HD upload per week with a maximum file size of 500MB. On the flip-side, when you upload your video to YouTube, it cannot be changed without completely deleting the file and re-uploading.

New Release: Camtasia Relay 4.3 Adds Visual Graphs for Administrators

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In addition to server usage, the updated dashboard includes graphs showing average file sizes for each encoding type produced, as well as average encoding times for each profile on the system. Adds Visual Graphs for Administrators appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. The Camtasia Relay team spends most of its development time adding and improving capabilities for people creating videos.

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.

What is hi-res?

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The lo-res image on the right looks great at its normal size (100%), but when we zoom in, it looks choppy. Today, we usually only see pixelated images when images are enlarged or zoomed-in too much, or printed from a lo-res file. Heavy file size can be a clue, but not in all cases. The best way is to open up the picture in an image program and view the file properties. This comes in handy when trying to figure out what size you can print something (4×6?

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Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

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Producing it means you are converting it from an editable project file format, to something universally accepted by standard video players. Our workflow typically includes saving as an MP4, which is the most common video file format, but also uploading to a hosting site. A hosting site such as Vimeo, YouTube, or Screencast.com is a good option, as video files can be difficult to send via email due to a large file size. appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

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

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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.

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.

UNINETT Spreads New Technologies Across Norway With eCampus Program

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The students love it because the quality is superb yet the file size is low, not to mention it works on mobile devices. The post UNINETT Spreads New Technologies Across Norway With eCampus Program appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. UNINETT, a non-profit division of Norway’s Ministry of Education, develops and operates the country’s National Research and Education Network (NREN).

Preventing Blurry Pictures: The Keys to Clear Images

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A few important terms related to pixels you might come across include: Resolution: size of the image in pixels (ex: 1920 x 1080). Pixel density: the relationship between resolution and physical size of screen (ex: 1080p, or ppi: pixels per inch). Use an image editing program to resize when possible to get the right size, rather than inserting an image and trying to resize in-program (ex: WordPress, Google Docs, etc.). But there are, indeed, a bajillion different file types.

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.

Frame Rate: A Beginner’s Guide

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On the other hand, people who create animated GIFs will often sacrifice detail for a smaller file size and choose a low frame rate. File Size & Export Times. The final things to consider when choosing a frame rate are file size and export times. More information means bigger files and longer export times. The post Frame Rate: A Beginner’s Guide appeared first on TechSmith Blog.

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.

JPG vs. PNG: Which Should I Use?

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There is no one-size-fits-all for image file formats. This post will cover two of the most popular file format options, JPG vs. PNG, including when to use them and why. There are two main questions to ask yourself when you decide which image file format to use. The answers to these questions will help guide you to select your optimal file type. The group realized a need to make large photographic files smaller, so that they could be more easily shared.

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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.

Everything You Need to Know About Mobile Video Recording

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Thanks to some tips and tricks from TechSmith, mobile video recording has never been easier. Here at TechSmith, here are a few apps that are used for shooting and sharing video: Camera Awesome. cried the townspeople as they descended on TechSmith headquarters, pitchforks in hand. Whatever the case, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, and we here at TechSmith have got your back with some tips on how to make your mobile device look good through a lens.

How to Post Animated GIFs on Social Media Networks

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Just keep in mind if you’re creating your own animated GIF you’ll need to keep the file size under 8MB for use on Facebook. A video posted by TechSmith (@techsmith) on Aug 5, 2016 at 1:14pm PDT. The post How to Post Animated GIFs on Social Media Networks appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. We’ve all been there; You have the perfect animated GIF ready to post, but it shows up as a static image.

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.

The Ultimate Video Marketing Playbook (2021)

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One TechSmith live stream gets: Posted on YouTube Added to our podcast feed Created into a blog post Cut into clips for social media Created into social graphics. As you know, social media platforms don’t offer a one-size-fits-all option for your content. Wendy Hamilton, TechSmith CEO.

How to Capture Screen Images in Under a Minute

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In the Notifications area, click the red TechSmith Snagit icon to open the Capture window on the screen. In the menu bar, click the TechSmith Snagit icon to open the Capture window on the screen. Definition: A single picture of a computer, smartphone, or tablet screen captured and saved as an image file. 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.

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 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. However, be aware that the higher the bit rate, the larger the file size.

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. 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. Screenshots have been described as the most important thing on the internet.

Make Amazing Video with the New Camtasia!

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The result is a powerful video creation tool that does not sacrifice the ease of use you have come to expect from TechSmith. With the new Camtasia project file (.tscproj) As video resolutions become higher and more detailed, file sizes will increase. In order to better handle larger video file sizes, Camtasia is now a 64-bit application. appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Video is everywhere. Nowadays it is not enough to just create any old video.