Introducing the TechSmith Social Media Team

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You might be a subscriber to our blogs , interact with us on Twitter , and/or check out our Facebook pages every once in a while… but you’re still wondering, who are the people behind all this social media magic, and what’s in it for me? I am the Online Community Specialist at TechSmith. I serve as a TechSmith champion to maintain, grow, and work with a variety of communities who are engaged with TechSmith products and services online. Social Media Intern at TechSmith.

Delivering streaming video to mobile devices

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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. Apple doesn't allow Flash--the technology commonly used by websites to deliver online video--to run on Apple devices such as the iPad or iPhone.

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TechSmith AppShow – A Better Way to Show Off and Record iOS Apps

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Which is one reason we’re so excited to be building TechSmith AppShow , a new software product for Mac that will make it easier than ever to create screencasts of iOS devices. Before now, the “least worst” methods of capturing the screen of an iOS device were hardware or streaming workarounds. How is TechSmith AppShow different? The post TechSmith AppShow – A Better Way to Show Off and Record iOS Apps appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

How to Record the Perfect Live Streaming Video

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We are bombarded with live video from Facebook, live streaming webinars , and streaming on YouTube. More importantly, how can you capture this live streaming content so it’s not all lost in the internet’s void? You can easily capture or record live streaming video and share it with your friends, your coworkers, or save it for later viewing. It’s easy, it’s fast, and it will bring order to a chaotic media landscape. Do you feel overwhelmed by video?

How To Record Live Streaming Video

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We are bombarded with live video from Facebook, live streaming in Snapchat, and streaming on YouTube. Watch “You Can Easily Record a Live Stream Video” on YouTube. We are bombarded with live video from Facebook, live streaming in Snapchat, and streaming on YouTube. You can easily capture or record live streaming video and share it with your friends, your coworkers, or save it for later viewing. Do you feel overwhelmed by video?

eLearning: Adding Videos to eLearning. The Results

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TechSmith Camtasia Studio. Your corporate media server (or a server you created on your own). A media service. Media service placed second (38%).      If you set up your own media server, tell us your story. Top comments about this question: "Previously attempted to do this with Adobe's Flash Media Server but it was too complicated and expensive. Did Windows Media Streaming as it came with Windows Server years ago.

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. Similarly, Animoto reports that square videos are shared 22% more on social media. Join him on social media below and start making an impact with your online video. The post Video Marketing on Social Media: 5 Ways To Maximize Your Efficiency appeared first on TechSmith Blog.

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. Examples of popular codecs include h.264 which is often used for digital videos, MPEG2 which is often used for DVD media and TV transmission. 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.

Capture that E-Learning Demo: Update

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I’ve been getting some very positive feedback about my recent series of blog posts reviewing TechSmith Camtasia and Adobe Captivate. Tags: e-learning online delivery Camtasia Studio elearning content streaming media adobe captivate review downloads courseware development content authoring asynchronous e-learning toolkit Some contributors have also been kind enough to point out some.

Capture that E-learning Demo 3: Captivate and Camtasia

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In the previous two blog posts, I outlined – at a very high level - some of the features and functionality of TechSmith Camtasia Studio and Adobe Captivate, and in today’s post I will provide a. Tags: e-learning online delivery Camtasia Studio elearning content streaming media adobe captivate review courseware development content authoring asynchronous e-learning toolkit

Tips for Adding Visuals to Your Social Media

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One of the most popular ways to use video, however, is on social media — especially Facebook. But what does it take to be successful with social media videos? Facebook is the king of all social media platforms. 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. Video is HOT right now! Like, on fire.

Join us LIVE on The Forge - Thursday at 2pm ET

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Add to your calendar ) The streaming video will be posted below, so hit refresh on your browser just before 2pm. We have a sweet lineup for this month: Make cooler iBooks with help from TechSmith tools. Andrea Perry ( @andrea_perry ), information developer, TechSmith. Mike Malinak ( @MichaelMJ ), lead developer, TechSmith. Daniel Foster is the "social media guy" for TechSmith.

How To Overcome the Challenges of Communicating Digitally With Jay Baer

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TechSmith collaborated with Jay Baer to find out more about how the transition from in-person to digital affected industries with a range of expertise. YouTube, webinars, and live streams are the perfect platforms for speakers.

Tune in LIVE to 48 in 24: Tips, interviews, behind the scenes

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Starting at 9am ET today you can tune in to the live stream of 48 in 24. We’re locking ourselves into the studio for 24 hours straight, to record 48 interviews that will help you become a better screencaster and visual communicator…and will give you an inside look at the people who make the magic at TechSmith. But you can tune in to the live stream any time to go behind the scenes inside the studio and ask questions! Topic: Innovation at TechSmith.

The Forge - Live Today at 2pm EST

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Tune in on this blog post today at 2pm EST to see the live stream of The Forge! Here's the run down of the show: Microsoft OneNote and PowerPoint MVP, Kathy Jacobs , will share how she uses Snagit and Camtasia for my social media trainings, for PowerPoint and Onenote work, for OneNote work, and more. We are also giving away two Forge Shirts and some of our prized titanium TechSmith sporks. Tune in on this blog post today at 2pm EST to see the live stream of The Forge!

11 Types of Videos You Can Make Right Now

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See how Virgin Media used video to capture years of personal knowledge from 150 retiring colleagues with the help of TechSmith Snagit. Social Media. Social media video has stopping power. That’s why video can be an awesome addition to your social media content mix. 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.

Today is the Day! Join us LIVE on The Forge at 2pm EST

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Our line-up is: Mel Aclaro, Professional screencaster - Mel develops online training and video-based social media content using web video and screencasting technologies. Dave McCollom -TechSmith EDU Evangelist will share his pick for the Screencast of the Month. If you'd like to sign up, use the coupon code TECHSMITH to save $200 on your registration. Start counting down the minutes! At 2pm EST, we'll go live with The Forge. I hope you can tune-in live to watch the show.

5 Ways to Use Screencasting at Work

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Record Live Streaming Video, Like a Company Meeting. That’s why live-streaming video is being used in the office more and more. Live-streaming a company meeting makes it more accessible, but streaming alone doesn’t ensure that everyone in your company will be able to attend the meeting. This is something we do all the time here at TechSmith. If recording live streaming video sounds scary, I promise it’s not. Screencasting at work? Why, of course!

The Forge - Cliff Atkinson Live on Thursday, January 20

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You'll also get to see behind the scenes at TechSmith and "Meet a 'Smithie" - Chris Bacheldor, UX Designer, will share what a typical day is for him at TechSmith. Join us here on the blog, January 20th at 2pm EST to watch Cliff live (stream and chat room will be embedded in a blog post) on our January edition of The Forge. Cliff's latest book is The Backchannel: How Audiences are Using Twitter and Social Media and Changing Presentations Forever (New Riders, 2009).

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

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These video standards are arguably some of the most important advancements in digital media communication. Without video encoding standards, the streaming video that revolutionized the Internet would not have been possible. When we produce a video using video editing software , we are encoding the media to a particular standard or format. Codecs are the technology and programs used to encode or decode a digital data stream or signal (i.e.

Join us LIVE on The Forge - Thursday at 2pm ET

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Refresh this blog post at 2:00pm ET to see the live video stream and chat! Steve works with traditional media companies as well as other types of companies looking to bring video into their content mix. Daniel Foster is the "social media guy" for TechSmith. Pull back the curtains and roll out the red carpet.we're re going live with the ScreenChamp Awards show at 2pm ET, Thursday, January 19!

Successful Online Learning: How One Professor Uses Camtasia for Her Online Classes

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Camtasia allows us to create robust, engaging content to share or stream.”. Folding in illustrations, examples, clips, and other bits of media — with captions, voiceover, music, and more — is crucial for creating useful online course content.”. The post Successful Online Learning: How One Professor Uses Camtasia for Her Online Classes appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Curated Insights: Using Video to Drive Learning

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consume more than 10 hours of media every day when you take into account television, movies, and the rest of the internet. TechSmith on YouTube featuring Matt Pierce. When it comes to simple, nifty tricks to improve video production quality, Matt Pierce from TechSmith is my go-to recommendation. Matt is also a regular conference speaker on a variety of media production topics and has some great stuff on his SlideShare.

How To Edit Video: Reducing File Size

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Codecs encode or compress streams of data for storage, playback and video editing on a variety of platforms. WMV (Windows Media Video – Microsoft).FLV The post How To Edit Video: Reducing File Size appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. 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.

How to Edit Videos in the Timeline

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I had the chance during the live stream (jump to 1:02:44 in the video) one thing he would recommend to people looking to learn to get better video. In addition, learning to become a good video editor will help you become more familiar with the various media, assets, structure and style you’ll need and want to create your own videos. The nonlinear part means that you don’t have to put the media onto the timeline in linear or sequential order. C) Media.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

These video standards are arguably some of the most important advancements in digital media communication. Without video encoding standards, the streaming video that revolutionized the Internet would not have been possible. When we produce a video using video editing software , we are encoding the media to a particular standard or format. Codecs are the technology and programs used to encode or decode a digital data stream or signal (i.e.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

These video standards are arguably some of the most important advancements in digital media communication. Without video encoding standards, the streaming video that revolutionized the Internet would not have been possible. When we produce a video using video editing software , we are encoding the media to a particular standard or format. Codecs are the technology and programs used to encode or decode a digital data stream or signal (i.e.

How to Record a Webinar

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To save your webinar recording, click Share and then choose from popular social media and sharing destinations like YouTube, Dropbox, and Google Drive. How to Record Live Streaming Video. The post How to Record a Webinar appeared first on TechSmith Blog. Have you ever felt you were about to join a great webinar and wished your whole team was with you?

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New version of Camtasia for Mac bends time and space

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So you're watching a movie and there's a scene where the clouds are racing overhead at an impossible rate.and cars are streaming along the freeway like a solid river of light. Daniel Foster is the "social media guy" for TechSmith. Image credit: Tomasz Stasiuk We don't usually give codenames to minor releases but if we did, this one would be called Dr. Who. That's because it's all about transcending the barriers of space and time. You read that right. And Space.

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The Best Script Writing Strategy When You’re Just Getting Started With Andy Owen and Justin Simon

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In this post, TechSmith’s Video Producer, Andy Owen, and Global Content Manager, Justin Simon, give their tips on how to write a video script. You could start with a live stream, and edit it into an evergreen video. Are you a video creator stuck with your script writing process?

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

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I'd like you to consider this: if you work in e-learning or digital media content development you probably wouldn't have a job without Les Paul’s influence and inventions. 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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The Best Script Writing Strategy When You’re Just Getting Started With Andy Owen and Justin Simon

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In this post, TechSmith’s Video Producer, Andy Owen, and Global Content Manager, Justin Simon, give their tips on how to write a video script. You could start with a live stream, and edit it into an evergreen video. Are you a video creator stuck with your script writing process?

How to Transform Your Remote Communication With Visuals

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A constant stream of emails often inundates employees and can be overwhelming. Here’s an example of a recent webinar we did for TechSmith: 4. For instance, if your social media team creates monthly reports, why not create a video and share the news with the rest of the organization? The post How to Transform Your Remote Communication With Visuals appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog. “How in the world am I going to do this?”.

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. Note that ‘All Other’ includes more than 50 other choices ranging from social media sites (Facebook), online course providers (Udemy), cloud storage (Google Drive), and other OVPs (Wistia). The above chart summarizes the most common decisions that result in a free platform choice by TechSmith customers.

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. For file formatting sometimes I’ll use Adobe Media Encoder. Connect with Erin: The post ScreencastCamper Profiles: Shannon Sellars and Erin Klein appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. On to our second round of ScreencastCamper interviews!

LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

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Once you have created a lesson by combining the proper amounts of media, interactivity , and other elements, you publish the lesson into a set of files that allow a learner to see and interact with the lesson. Webinars – Live streaming or recorded. Before getting started with using eLearning tools for your education or certification programs, it is important to know the difference between the different tools used to create, develop, and deliver eLearning content.

Learning Theory - Enterprise 2.0 - Social Software - eLearning Learning Weekly Hot List

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SharePoint vs. Social Media - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2009. Streams, not blogs? Welcome TechSmith’s New Education Community Site , June 25, 2009. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning , June 22, 2009. eLearning Learning Hot List. June 19, 2009 to June 26, 2009. We will be publishing this kind of hot list each week and doing monthly and other summaries here using the social filtering mechanisms of Browse My Stuff.