TechSmith Tips – Getting Started with Video Webinars

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There are a number of ways to host a webinar, but most often they are live events that either inform or train the audience with the opportunity for the audience to provide input via chat. At TechSmith we use video webinars for a number of purposes: in-depth demonstrations of our more complicated products, highlighting the success of our customers, a few times we even stayed up for 24 hours straight for our 24 in 24 and 48 in 24 video series. What is a Webinar?

Coming Soon: TechSmith Podcast on the EdReach Network

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As the TechSmith Education stone gathers moss, we’re always looking for new ways to partner with teachers and organizations committed to the promotion and empowerment of education. I am extremely excited to announce the new partnership between TechSmith Education and the EdReach Network as we bring you a brand new TechSmith podcast beginning this fall: Destination: Chalkstars to Rockstars – Revolutionary Ideas in Learning.

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Delivering streaming video to mobile devices

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Easiest: Host video at YouTube. You might want to upload videos to a hosting site and use embed code to display them in your blog post or webpage. Daniel Foster is the "social media guy" for TechSmith. Photo credit: AdamKR. As you may know, the world of online video is going through some upheaval right now with at least two competing views of how embedded video should be delivered. And mobile video is at the center of the fracas.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

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Like the “pinch” in an hourglass, compression helps devices and the internet keep up with a big stream of data. 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.

Tune in Live: The Role of Sketching in Interaction Design

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Tonight the IXDA Lansing (Interaction Design Association's global professional network) group is hosting a meeting at TechSmith. You might need to refresh this post at 6:00pm if you don't see the live stream right away. Tonight the IXDA Lansing (Interaction Design Association's global professional network) group is hosting a meeting at TechSmith. TechSmith 829 773 38

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Tune in Live to ScreencastCamp this Weekend

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They're all part of the first ever ScreencastCamp this weekend at TechSmith HQ. I'm camping on the lawn at TechSmith!) We'll stream some sessions live from the main conference room. And, hopefully you can join us at the next ScreencastCamp (or let me know if you'd like to host your own! They're all part of the first ever ScreencastCamp this weekend at TechSmith HQ. Tents, s'mores, beer, BBQ, brushbots and screencasters. What do they have in common?

Digital Learning Day: 2014

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One of the highlights of Digital Learning Day is the free, live-streamed virtual conference hosted at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. TechSmith was honored to support and recognize Adina as one of the National School Board Association’s “20-to-Watch” educators some three years ago. The post Digital Learning Day: 2014 appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

How to Convert Video to MP3 Using Camtasia

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Listening to streaming radio and podcasts will become even easier, now that auto makers are creating touch screen displays with smart app technologies that allow users to stream radio right from their dash. A survey conducted by Harris Interactive in April, revealed that 57% of American adults believe the majority of people will listen to streaming radio over traditional AM/FM channels in 5 years. Choose a podcast hosting service to upload your content and create an RSS feed.

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. See how Virgin Media used video to capture years of personal knowledge from 150 retiring colleagues with the help of TechSmith Snagit. This could include live stream video, ads, how-to tutorials, and a variety of other types of video content to connect with and help your customers.

News: Upgrades to the Camtasia Family

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And, we've been busy at TechSmith listening to your feedback. Available today are upgrades to TechSmith Camtasia Studio 7.1 For example, users can now record a camera stream with Camtasia Studio or Camtasia for Mac, edit it on their desktop and send to Camtasia Relay for publishing/distribution. Screencast.com support for closed captions, caption-based video search, and HTML5-enabled mobile device playback for an end-to-end hosted solution.

24 Screencasts About Camtasia in 24 Hours. Starts Now!

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And, you can follow us on Twitter as well @techsmith and @betsyweber. Matt Pierce, our Customer Engagement Manager, is the host of the videos so you'll see him in most of the screencasts we make. You can view our live stream below or visit this link. Watch live streaming video from techsmith at livestream.com. Here we go! It's time to kick off our marathon of 24 Screencasts about Camtasia in 24 hours! Tune in live here.

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

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Without video encoding standards, the streaming video that revolutionized the Internet would not have been possible. 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. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

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. To get around this problem, give your guest with a webcam that will provide a higher quality video stream. Sometimes it’s worth it to use an external server to host the session if you don’t know where to get one, download one from ITTSystems.com to get the hang of it. TechSmith uses a simple form similar to this one every time we record someone.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

Without video encoding standards, the streaming video that revolutionized the Internet would not have been possible. 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. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

The Secret to Social Media Video: Captions! Here’s how (and why) to add them

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Social media streams are crowded, fast-moving, and crazy competitive. But then they slow down … pause … there’s something moving in their stream … it’s a video! Here is my three-step approach to adding captions with my favorite tool and the host of this blog, TechSmith Camtasia. I recommend a font size of 55 or so to make sure your captions are legible in mobile social streams. Here’s how (and why) to add them appeared first on TechSmith Blog.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

Without video encoding standards, the streaming video that revolutionized the Internet would not have been possible. 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. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

Without Les Paul I wouldn’t be an E-Learning Professional

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Today, I use multitracked audio to create podcasts for distribution on the web and via iTunes , demos, simulations, training videos, and a host of other learning applications. Les Paul, inventor, guitar legend and sound engineering genius died yesterday. While most of the tributes to this most rounded of individuals rightly focus on his contribution to music, both through his virtuosity on the guitar and his invention of his eponymous Gibson instrument.

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How to Transform Your Remote Communication With Visuals

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A constant stream of emails often inundates employees and can be overwhelming. If your marketing or product teams are hosting a webinar or live event for customers, internally sharing the recordings will help keep all employees informed on updates. Here’s an example of a recent webinar we did for TechSmith: 4. The post How to Transform Your Remote Communication With Visuals appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog.

ScreencastCamper Profiles: Shannon Sellars and Erin Klein

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Her duties not only include screencasting but also providing technical support for other events on campus, including streaming live events. Outside of the TechSmith family I also use PowerPoint , Audacity and GarageBand. I’m also interested in possibly hosting a session on scriptwriting, and making it a session on trading tricks and tips. Connect with Erin: The post ScreencastCamper Profiles: Shannon Sellars and Erin Klein appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Video Marketing on Social Media: 5 Ways To Maximize Your Efficiency

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Jot down topics and times on a pad and paper while you are live streaming so you can easily find the good parts when you’re done. Owen Video is a YouTube Marketing Consultant, video creator, and host of the Business of Video Podcast. The post Video Marketing on Social Media: 5 Ways To Maximize Your Efficiency appeared first on TechSmith Blog. So you want to start using video to increase awareness of what you do, generate more leads, and increase sales. Great choice.

What Online Video Platform is Most Popular for Screencasts?

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At TechSmith, we’ve helped customers publish over a hundred million videos over the last decade using our desktop products Camtasia , Snagit , and Jing. Many of our customers place content in learning management systems, knowledge bases, and self-hosted solutions specific to their company or institution. Screencasts are videos created by recording what is taking place on your computer screen, which is the primary use cases of TechSmith customers.

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. This growth can partially be attributed to the ever-increasing video file size, quality, and the rise of video streaming services.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #06

Mike Taylor

DOOZY: Create, host and play awesome quizzes. . TechSmith Capture (Jing) | TechSmith . Blazingly fast, ready to scale and hosted on Google Cloud. Stream live to multiple platforms with Restream. Spotlight App.

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Content Marketing 101

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When the telecommunications company, Shoretel, was looking to rebrand , it went all out with a content campaign, including a steady stream of news articles, a diverse keyword focus, and infographics. Determine whether you’d like to target niche communities or a more general group, and on what venues you’d like to host your efforts. Whether it’s Google Analytics or a good look at shifts to your revenue stream, analyze the numbers to determine the effectiveness of your strategies.

50 Tips for Better Video

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Viewers can only process so many streams of information at one time. Where is your video going to hosted? The post 50 Tips for Better Video appeared first on TechSmith Blog. Straight from the studio, we’ve put together this infographic of fifty practical tips that will drastically improve the quality of your videos.

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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 Marketing on Social Media: 5 Ways To Maximize Your Efficiency

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Jot down topics and times on a pad and paper while you are live streaming so you can easily find the good parts when you’re done. Owen Video is a YouTube Marketing Consultant, video creator, and host of the Business of Video Podcast. The post Video Marketing on Social Media: 5 Ways To Maximize Your Efficiency appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. So you want to start using video to increase awareness of what you do, generate more leads, and increase sales. Great choice.