Become Better at Screencasting: Tips from Anton Bollen

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We had just replaced the computer we use for streaming and recording, plus we hadn’t tested the audio system. So you’ll see a little rust in this episode, but regardless, our guest, Anton Bollen, TechSmith German Evangelist, provides some great tips about becoming a better screencaster. I met Anton when I first started working at TechSmith. Anton mentioned he watches other people’s tutorials, videos, and even movies to find ideas and inspiration.

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. Other common video file types include: MOV (Apple Quicktime Movie).AVI 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.


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Going from 0 to 60 - 6 Jing Videos in 60 Minutes

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Ah, one of my favorite quotes from the movie, Top Gun. If you'd like to tune in live, we'll be streaming from Ustream.TV I will also post updates on Twitter ( TechSmith and BetsyWeber ). "I feel the need. the need for speed!" Remember that scene? Last weekend was the Indianapolis 500. I was watching the news and found out that those cars hit speeds of 220 mph or more!? That got me thinking about speed.

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Curated Insights: Using Video to Drive Learning


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. Live streaming helps us bring live conversations to people who may never have a chance to engage in person.

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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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. Since this time, I have learned that I can burn an entire semester of MP4 movies onto one DVD. Many of my students found their home internet connection was too slow to stream the movies, but they could install an MP4 file on their machine and watch it easily. Guest post by teacher, Steve Kelly.

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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. Screencasts are videos created by recording what is taking place on your computer screen, which is the primary use cases of TechSmith customers. The above chart summarizes the most common decisions that result in a free platform choice by TechSmith customers. TechSmith Product Integration, Interactivity and Captioning.

Frame Rate: A Beginner’s Guide

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For example, movies are usually displayed at 24fps, since this frame rate is similar to how we see the world, and creates a very cinematic look. 24fps – this is the standard for movies and TV shows, and it was determined to be the minimum speed needed to capture video while still maintaining realistic motion. Streaming video on the Internet: This is quickly becoming the most common way to deliver video and many streaming services support a wide array of frame rates.

Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018


Last week in San Jose, California, Danielle Feinberg, Pixar’s Director of Photography and Lighting, discussed some of the challenges she and her colleagues face in making these great movies in the closing keynote of the ATD TechKnowledge trade show. To work best, video should be streamed, not just transferred like presentation or document, and when it is, the playback will often stall. Storytelling.

Flipping Over Teaching and Learning with Technology

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There are several streaming video services that can help you answer this question with varying degrees of accuracy. Can you restructure your screencast with stories, a short movie or another component that reengages your students and brings them back and focuses their attention? This content was written for our quarterly education newsletter, TechSmith Learning Lounge , written by educators, for educators. Guest post by Steve Salik, Ph.D.

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How To Use Visual Communication and Why It Matters

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You know what I’m talking about: That seemingly eternal stream of emails, meetings, phone calls and desk drop-bys we go through trying to get a particular project or document approved. At TechSmith, we often interview customers to learn how they use visuals in their jobs, and will record the calls rather than just relying on handwritten notes. We’ve all had it happen–you fall in love with a book, and then you learn that this story you love is getting made into a movie.