Hosting a CoffeeEDU

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Well, have we got an answer for you: host a CoffeeEDU ! Check out CoffeeEDU and learn how to host your own! Like EdCamps, CoffeeEDUs were definitely something TechSmith could get on board with. The intent here was NOT to talk about TechSmith – it was more for participants to talk/learn about whatever they wanted to! So, you’re ready to host your own now, right? The post Hosting a CoffeeEDU appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

4 Proven Steps To Make High-Quality Product Demo Videos

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Also, consider where you plan to host your video once it’s complete. We offer several screen recording tools here at TechSmith– Camtasia is a good choice for a demo video project since it’s an all-in-one program offering screen recording and video editing (If you need to record activity on an iOS device, TechSmith Capture is a good option for that–you can easily import your recording into Camtasia to edit it.). Stretching and resizing can result in poor quality.

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Odessa College Builds Student Success with TechSmith Relay

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They needed a tool that was easy to use, cost efficient, and one that provided high-quality customer support. They found what they were looking for in TechSmith Relay. With the combination of faculty-wide training and TechSmith Relay, OC has been able to meet their goals, and boost student retention and completion rates overall. . Increased faculty usage of TechSmith Relay has lead to over 2,400 videos created in the system for class use, tutorial videos, and more.

How to Train Faculty to Create Quality Online Courses

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As online learning continues to grow, it’s more important than ever to make sure instructors know how to create quality online courses, including custom video. Training faculty to create quality online courses, however, can be challenging. From colleges across the country, below are strategies and techniques to help get all your faculty to create quality online courses. Create clear, written directions with high-quality screenshots. Pro tip: Where do I host training?

Design Corner: A Few of My Favorite Things: 21 Must-Have Tools for the Mobile Designer

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Throughout these three years of mobile-focused work, Ive had the intense pleasure of helping to build Coachs Eye , TechSmiths ground breaking sports video analysis app. Mobile Patterns is a simple site, which hosts screenshots of many apps in order to categorize the screenshots into different design patterns. Its one of the few sites that hosts both Android and iOS design patterns. Inside TechSmith Design Corner devcorner Interview TechSmith TechSmithies

DevCorner: Microsoft BUILD 2014 Report

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DevCorner is where we talk about all things software development-related from inside TechSmith. BUILD has been hosted in San Francisco at the Moscone Center for the past two conferences. Prior to that, it was hosted in Washington at Microsoft HQ once, and I’m not sure where it was before that. Quality of content. If you’re not at BUILD while it’s being hosted, I’d recommend checking here to scrape what information you can.

How to Build a Successful Video Workflow

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TechSmith’s Video Producer, Andy Owen, and Global Content Manager, Justin Simon, join Learning and Video Ambassador, Matt Pierce, to share their knowledge in the Video Workflow series. The episodes are now available to watch now on the TechSmith website.

How to Screen Record on Windows 10 (With Audio)

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If you’re looking to simply show a process or walkthrough that doesn’t require much editing, consider looking for a screen capture tool like TechSmith Snagit that has easy-to-use features for basic trimming and editing. If you’re not sure what to choose, we recommend TechSmith Screencast.

How to Screen Record on Your Mac (With Audio)

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If you’re looking to walk someone through a process that doesn’t require much editing, consider looking for a tool like TechSmith Snagit. If you’re not sure what to choose, we recommend TechSmith Screencast. How to make a professional-quality recording on Mac (With Camtasia).

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How to Make an Animated Explainer Video (Step-By-Step Guide)

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In a lot of cases, with just a little know-how, determination, and, of course, a video editor like TechSmith Camtasia , anyone can create a great animated explainer video. Once you have voice talent chosen, use a recording studio or very quiet space, a high-quality microphone and recording software to record the script. One place I often get visuals and other media is from TechSmith Assets , which has tons of resources that work great with Camtasia.

NEW: Camtasia Studio Vimeo Integration

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We’re excited to announce Vimeo as a preferred partner in video hosting and analytics. With the new Camtasia Studio Vimeo integration, you’re able to gain more control over your content and enable your videos to be viewed in gorgeous HD quality on desktop, mobile, tablet, and TV. There are several more benefits to hosting with Vimeo as a Vimeo Plus or Vimeo PRO member including: Advanced privacy settings. You asked, we listened. Vimeo integration has arrived.

5 Secrets Every Online Course Creator Should Know With Emily Weiss

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Getting in front of the camera is challenging for many, and if you don’t have access to high-quality equipment, you might doubt your ability to provide good video content. At TechSmith, we’re passionate about helping you level-up your course creation skills.

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. Choosing where you host your video is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the planning process. Two of the most popular hosting platforms today are YouTube and Vimeo. They’re both great options for hosting. These outputs make it simple to host your videos in the location of your preference. So… Where Should I Host?

YouTube vs. Vimeo: What’s the Difference?

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At TechSmith, our goal is to help content creators take advantage of the power of video in their daily jobs. Choosing where you host your video content is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the planning process. Two of the most popular hosting platforms today are YouTube and Vimeo. They’re both great options for hosting. These outputs make it simple to host your videos in the location of your preference. So… Where Should I Host?

How To Create A Product Demo Video Strategy That Drives Results

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At TechSmith, we’ve made a lot of demo videos and helped a lot of people make their own. You’ll get a high-quality final product that you can host wherever you like and share with customers. Use Music and Graphics – TechSmith Assets is a tremendous library of graphic and audio resources that you can use in your demo videos. Instead of sending a video or link to your product manager, marketing manager, and sales director, try TechSmith Video Review.

3 Webinar Best Practices That Will Skyrocket Your ROI

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At TechSmith, we host a variety of webinars. Be aware that a large amount of planning goes into putting together a high-quality webinar. There are many steps that need to happen to host good webinars. What have been your biggest challenges with planning and hosting webinars? What have been your biggest challenges with planning and hosting webinars? The post 3 Webinar Best Practices That Will Skyrocket Your ROI appeared first on TechSmith Blog.

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Keeping Video Content Up To Date

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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. At TechSmith, we’ve been using a design technique known as Simplified User Interface (SUI) for some of our video content. Choose a Flexible Video Hosting Platform.

11 Types of Videos You Can Make Right Now

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Record digital events you’re hosting to be able to share them with those who couldn’t attend live or to new audiences. The best part is that these videos don’t have to be high-quality. See how Virgin Media used video to capture years of personal knowledge from 150 retiring colleagues with the help of TechSmith Snagit. If you’re looking to record a quick screencast , let’s say for a quick how-to video or to report a bug to IT, TechSmith Snagit can help you.

The Top 9 Screen Recording Tips That Will Make You a Better Creator (With Video)

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Before you make your first screencast , these nine essential tips will help you create a quality screen recording that you’ll want to share. Audio quality matters. Sound can make a big difference in the overall quality of your screencast recording. Use an external microphone to increase the quality of your audio dramatically. When you record a section of your screen, make sure the dimensions work wherever you’re going to host your video.

How to Record Google Hangout Video Calls

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At TechSmith, we’re always looking for ways to add video content into our daily conversations and communication. You don’t have to worry about your own audio quality unless you’re planning on using it in a final video. To get around this problem, give your guest with a webcam that will provide a higher quality video stream. The truth is video calls aren’t always high quality. Will your video be perfect quality?

Welcome Camtasia Studio 8!

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TechSmith Smart Player: Produce easy-to-share videos. Share high-quality, HD videos that your viewers can watch anytime, on nearly any device. The TechSmith Smart Player is intuitive and detects if your viewer’s device or browser supports Flash. If their device or browser doesn’t support Flash, the TechSmith Smart Player will playback the content using HTML5 – helping ensure that your videos will play. I’ve always had a hard time keeping secrets.

The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

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In this guide, we share our secrets to creating high-quality training and tutorial videos. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and feel like you don’t have the right tools to create quality videos. How to Make Tutorial Videos | Camtasia | TechSmith. If you want to learn even more about planning a great video, check out this video from TechSmith’s video learning guru, Matt Pierce. Editing In-Depth | Camtasia | TechSmith.

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What Matters in Video Right Now: 2020 Edition

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You can start creating professional-quality video today! While our research didn’t show that people will stop watching a video for poor audio quality, it’s clear that good audio helps a video perform better overall. to ensure your audio quality hits the mark, invest in a stand-alone mic. You can find out more about microphones and ensuring audio quality right here. Best of all, it shows once again that you don’t have to be a video pro to create pro-quality videos.

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The 7 Essentials of a Good Tutorial Video

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At TechSmith, while we may not be sandwich artists, we know a thing or two about making video tutorials — including the essential elements that help make any tutorial video, training video, or software demo a good one. Many people (me and most of my colleagues at TechSmith) prefer to record narration separately from screen recording. Key question: Does the final piece have quality audio, video, and sufficient polish? Consider what it means for something to be “good.”

Free L&D webinars for March 2021

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PT: Exploring L&D YouTube Creators’ Processes Hosted by Tom McDowall, with Vanessa Alzate and Joseph Suarez. PT: How to Isolate and Measure the Impact of Your Training Hosted by Anja Hartleb-Parson. Source and make use of high-quality imagery and other visuals.

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Watch Interactive Videos on Your iPad…Offline!

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In this post I took his method of combining Camtasia videos and an iOS app called GoodReader to make them available offline, while still maintaining the interactivity present in the TechSmith Smart Player. If you host it online with the Smart Player or put it on Screencast.com, no problems. The video will play in GoodReader and utilize the TechSmith Smart Player so your interactive content will still work. (Of appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Why A Job Aid Might Be the Best Thing You Need with Dawn Mahoney

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Dawn emphasizes that a successful job aid should be clear, concise, and prioritize the quality of information over quantity. Dawn recommends including good-quality photographs or screenshots wherever possible in your job aids.

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3 Reasons Your Learning Videos Need to Be on YouTube

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Whether you’re a small business, an educator, or an entrepreneur looking to teach your audience, YouTube is a must-go spot to host your learning video content. That includes working with our educational creators to bring more of their content to the platform as well as expert organizations like Goodwill to provide and feature even more high-quality job skills videos on YouTube.”. We’ve seen great success with this type of content at TechSmith. YouTube now has 1.9

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

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It gives you much smaller files sizes with minimal quality loss. Occasionally you may need to use a different container depending on where you plan to host your video. So without further ado, here’s former techsmith video guru Mike! The post Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. In January we posted about image file types. Now it’s video’s turn.

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

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example.mp4 OR example.mov ) While MP4 and MOV are not the only formats used to house H.264 video – there a number of others – they are usually the best choice because they are preferred by video hosting sites like YouTube and Vimeo along with social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. It’s versatile, offers good quality at manageable sizes, and, as mentioned earlier, is compatible virtually everywhere. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

Guest Post: You can teach an old teacher new tricks

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They talked TechSmith into giving all of the attendees of the conference a copy of Camtasia to get us started on the right track. Where do I host the videos and how to get access for all of my students? I chose this route over using other hosting solutions because it made it easy for me and easy for my students. With the host problem solved, I was still nervous about getting all of my students access when the school year began. Guest post by teacher, Steve Kelly.

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Free L&D webinars for February 2021

Limestone Learning

PT: Hollywood FX with PowerPoint Make professional, movie quality effects using PowerPoint. In this session, hosted by Dr. Allen Partridge, Director of Product Evangelism at Adobe Digital Learning Solutions, you’ll learn how to: Distribute sales enablement content effectively.

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How to Record a Presentation with Webcam, Narration, and More

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While there are a number of ways to record a presentation, I’ll give you my favorite way to record a high-quality presentation in PowerPoint with audio and video. After you can save it as an MP4 (or uploading directly to a hosting site such as YouTube or Screencast ). Record your PowerPoint presentation with TechSmith. The post How to Record a Presentation with Webcam, Narration, and More appeared first on TechSmith Blog.

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

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example.mp4 OR example.mov ) While MP4 and MOV are not the only formats used to house H.264 video – there a number of others – they are usually the best choice because they are preferred by video hosting sites like YouTube and Vimeo along with social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. It’s versatile, offers good quality at manageable sizes, and, as mentioned earlier, is compatible virtually everywhere. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

Camtasia, Cammpus Help Companies Build Branded Universities

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The experts he found would host seminars for contractors and share their knowledge with smaller groups. When HeatSpring began transitioning away from in-person seminars in 2008, the team spent thousands of dollars on cameras, lighting, editing and more to make high-quality recordings of a live seminar to share online. While they had video content that could be used over and over again, spending thousands to capture each unique seminar HeatSpring hosted was not scalable.

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

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In fact, we hosted a free live event and it is now available on-demand. Jason Valade, Master Trainer at TechSmith, will give you some of the basic concepts and walk you through how to edit a video. Sign up for the TechSmith Academy (it’s free!) If you want even more content on making your first video, the full five-part course is available for free on the TechSmith Academy. He is a master trainer here at TechSmith, and we’re grateful for him, Jason welcome.

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7 Things You Must Do For Successful Instructional Videos

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TechSmith research has found that 67% of employees perform better when they’re communicated with visually compared to text alone. I put together a few tips we use at TechSmith to make sure our training and support videos are successful. A recent study from TechSmith took a close look at video viewing preferences and found that while video viewing frequency has increased in both instructional and informational videos, most people stop watching a video without finishing it.