Meet the TechSmith Channel Team

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When you think of the ways people buy Snagit or Camtasia you probably think of our online store…but in fact nearly half of TechSmith sales come through a reseller or distributor. Our partners maintain a lot of relationships with buyers at enterprises and institutions so that TechSmith can stay focused on what we do best: building software and services that people love to use. That’s one reason TechSmith tools have been adopted at 99% of U.S.

Screencasting in the Classroom with TechSmith and Edmodo

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Guest post by 7th grade Social Studies teacher Tom Hopper. Tom Hopper has been teaching 7 th grade Social Studies in Okemos, Michigan for 13 years. He’s a big fan of Edmodo, the social learning platform that he found last year. As a social studies teacher it’s nice to be able to pull in current events and make connections to the concepts we’re learning about. Camtasia Studio lets me add a little music intro and animated title opening.

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TechSmith Helps Recording Artist Connect with Fans and Producers

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Jessika Dawn is a vocalist within the dance music community. She also uses Snagit when working with producers to make sure her music is perfect. Learn more about how Jessika uses TechSmith Snagit below. Jessika is able to share her music with fans around the world quickly and easily with social media. More importantly, Jessika is able to make personal connections with those who enjoy her music. “I

Meet the TechSmith Academic Solutions Team!

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Here at TechSmith we believe in the importance of listening to our customers and doing whatever we can to meet their needs. Ryan lives in Indiana and was an educator for 10 years (K – Higher Ed) prior to joining TechSmith in 2007. Dave works on developing long-term relationships with TechSmith customers and helps share their successes with the world. The music blasting from cubicle is questionable, at best. TechSmith Academic Solutions Team.

“It spread like wildfire.” A district rollout that actually worked.

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As we prepared to launch TechSmith Relay , a new enterprise-wide video solution for schools and businesses, we spent a lot of time with pilot site Forest Hills School District in West Michigan to observe how it would be used in the real world. In fact, TechSmith Relay spread like wildfire ! Teachers and admins can keep track of how students are comprehending new information using TechSmith Relay’s analytics. Feedback is really important in learning music.

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Social Media Video: Why You Should Use It, Plus 3 Tips for Success

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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. The Social Media Video Experimental Campaign. Because of this, at TechSmith, we recently made a decision to start using video more on our social media channels. It’s hard to say what will be the next big thing in social media.

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

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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. Topic: Innovation at TechSmith. We’ll talk with two “Tweeteorologists” about how they use visual and social tools for weather forecasting. Technical support agent at TechSmith. Product owner at TechSmith.

How to Add Text to a Video (Quick & Easy)

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If you want more information on how to add captions on social media or other videos, check out this great blog: How to Add Captions or Subtitles to a Video. Lower-Thirds from TechSmith Assets for Camtasia.

Create a Holiday Greeting Card Video with Camtasia Studio 8.4 – Part 1

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You might share them via text or social media, however, have you ever considered using Camtasia Studio to create holiday video cards to make your images come alive with music and your voice? Additionally, the Clip Bin is filled with images and music clips to use in your video. Add Music Track To Timeline. Adding music to your video can enhance the overall tone and feeling you are trying to create. This post is the first in a 3-part series.

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.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Loudpixel, Week 4

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Watch a sample screencast from Loudpixel on how their process works for clients: Loudpixel: Analyzing Sentiment and Context in Social Media from Loudpixel on Vimeo. Andrea Poole is a customer content specialist at TechSmith. She enjoys singing and playing the ukulele, a cappella music, running, and a good game of Euchre. In the final week of the Camtasia test drive, Loudpixel Co-Founder Allie Siarto reflected back on their month of screencasting. Loudpixel.

What we found at SXSW

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Yep, the TechSmith crew did our part to help "keep Austin weird" this year. This year at the TechSmith booth we invited people to show off--in 2 minutes or less!--an FriendlyMusic (web app) - put music in your videos, legally. Ah, SXSW Interactive!

Avoid These 5 Common Video Editing Mistakes

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Music, voice and your clips audio. Newbie editors often have their music track overpowering their other tracks. Make sure the music blends in with your voice talent, or sits just below the voice. Adjust the audio until the voice and music harmoniously blend together without one sounding more powerful than the other. Music Doesn’t Fit. Have you ever seen a video that has slow music but fast paced footage, or the opposite?

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How to Make a YouTube Video: The Definitive Guide

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For a topic focusing on “video tutorial” I would want to focus on editing, video ideas, and background music as a good starting point. Tip: Check out TechSmith Academy courses about shooting, lighting, and audio for more information. Here at TechSmith, we use Camtasia for a lot of our YouTube videos. You can record webcam to give it some personality, create an intro, add music , or simply hit record and share it out. Add music.

Congratulations ScreenChamps!

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Kept it short, picked great music. Category advice: choose & mix music carefully, cut out fluff, use natural-sounding voice. This has been a ton of fun for us at TechSmith and, we hope, for screencasters everywhere. Daniel Foster is the "social media guy" for TechSmith. He enjoys iceboating, ice cream socials, and isosceles triangles. Introducing.our 2011 ScreenChamps!

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

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You can use your blog video on social media to promote the post and drive traffic to the blog post. For audio, you can use music, voice narration, or a combination of the two. For the blog videos we create, we use background music exclusively. We skip voice narration, because the primary function for our blog videos is for social media promotion. Most video editing programs, like Camtasia , have music tracks available for you to use within the software.

Helping Students Find Identity Through Student Created Video

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They record video and snap pictures, and they swap them with friends by text message and social media. Because we could all connect to the same school BYOD WiFi network, we used TechSmith Fuse to deliver media. We used some of the stock music in Camtasia as background so we didn’t infringe on any artists’ copyright. We published our final product to YouTube (see it below), where students were able to view it and share it with friends on social media.

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The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

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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. At TechSmith, have a recording studio with sound dampening foam, which is great, however, we realize this isn’t feasible for everyone. Editing In-Depth | Camtasia | TechSmith. Ripple Move & Extend Frame | Camtasia | TechSmith.

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Screencasting: From Script to Screen

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With the aim to reimagine and rebrand old tip videos, social media intern Kelly Turner decided to take advantage of this opportunity and create new content too. When it comes to using licensed music , it’s incredibly important to do your research. Creative commons licenses are fairly common and give you free reign to use the music however and wherever you want; whereas, royalty-free and standard licenses come with a bit more rules as well as a license fee. Music Licensing.

Issue-based projects increase student engagement

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Each project block also has a digital element, including PSA’s, Pixton study guides, music videos, social media campaigns, and docu‘mini’ries. Students take their digital pieces and post them on social media in hopes of raising awareness and inspiring others. The post Issue-based projects increase student engagement appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Guest post by Alison Baldwin written for the quarterly education newsletter, The Learning Lounge.

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8 Tips to Incorporate Screencasts Into Your Online Training Course

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Look for a feature-rich eLearning authoring tool that gives you the power to add effects and integrate elements from the built-in library, such as graphics or background music to create a more polished presentation. For instance, graphics or music that distract corporate learners from the subject matter. eLearning Blogger • EduTechpreneur • eLearning Analyst • Speaker • Social Media Addict.

Desire2Learn Mobile FLV - eLearning from Last Week

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Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Electronic Papyrus , May 3, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals. Here what eLearning Learning thinks is the most interesting stuff from last week. Actually, it's what all of you seemed to think was the most interesting stuff from last week.

Join us! Snagit contest on Twitter: #TuesdayswithSnagit

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TuesdayswithSnagit combines weekly themes, quick thinking, deadlines, and color commentary into a social contest on Twitter. Everyone* that submits by the weekly deadline and meets the theme requirements is entered into a drawing to win a TechSmith t-shirt. Jon’s introduction into TechSmith came from longtime friend – and Customer Solutions Engineer - Jason Valade, during an exchange over Twitter. Guest post by graphic designer and Snagit fan Jonathan Moody.

New version of Camtasia for Mac bends time and space

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Or you could simply shrink 40 seconds of screen video to fit a 30-second music track on your timeline. Daniel Foster is the "social media guy" for TechSmith. He enjoys iceboating, ice cream socials, and isosceles triangles. 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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Three Ways to Level-Up Your Video Marketing

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Social media posts with videos attract three-times more links than text-only posts. TechSmith Camtasia helps anyone make professional-quality video that’s both eye-catching and rich in content. Number 1: Social Media Speed Tutorial. Unlike the Social Media Speed Tutorial described above, a new feature demo can give a more detailed explanation of the feature and how it works. Add some music and a title screen and it’s done!

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

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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!) A royalty-free music track to use as background music, if desired (le-chat-gourmand.mp3). If you want even more content on making your first video, the full five-part course is available for free on the TechSmith Academy. Making that first video can feel like a struggle.

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How to Add Captions or Subtitles to a Video

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The rise of video in social media should be no surprise to anyone. So, while we’re all aware of video’s surge, here are some hard numbers: 67 percent of users watched more videos on social networks like Facebook and Snapchat than they did a year ago. Adding video to your social feeds means audiences are 10x more likely to engage and share your posts. Facebook found out that video generated content on social platforms is not the same as commercials on TV. “…it’s

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.

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.

Avoid These Common Video Editing Mistakes

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Music, voice and your clips audio. Newbie editors often have their music track overpowering their other tracks. Make sure the music blends in with your voice talent, or sits just below the voice. Adjust the audio until the voice and music harmoniously blend together without one sounding more powerful than the other. Here’s what you can do: Place your audio clip into your video editor’s timeline (in the gif below we use TechSmith Camtasia ). Music Doesn’t Fit.

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15 Great App Preview Videos and a Free Tool for Making Your Own

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Great use of music. Music can make or break a video. The creators of these two videos do a great job of choosing a track that sets the perfect mood…and then timing the action in the video to line up with the music. Some of these developers don’t yet have the video uploaded and approved in iTunes…but they are getting the word out about their new app updates on social channels.

How to Train Faculty to Create Quality Online Courses

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They can use colorful visual aids to make their points, which are often difficult to use effectively in a big lecture hall, as well as music, backgrounds, animations, green screen, and more, to make topics easier to learn.

Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

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Cool hold time music. Social Sharing on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Techsmith Camtasia. After a whirlwind week that for many of us has left an indelible mark of uneasiness and concern, we all need a little good cheer. Sure we could ask Santa to make a special emergency delivery. We could inquire why Black Friday or Cyber Monday is always after Thanksgiving. Heck, we could even demand that for this year it starts like today.

Snagit vs Camtasia: Which Screen Recording Software is Right for You?

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TechSmith makes two software products that are perfect for capturing what you see on your computer. It offers the whole toolbox of video creation and editing tools—cuts, splicing, animations, spotlights, keystrokes, callouts, zooms, transitions, backgrounds, music, sound effects, and picture-in-picture webcam. appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog. Are you looking for the best tool to capture your screen , but aren’t sure which one to choose?

Introducing.the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive!

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Our core business is based around monitoring social conversations for issues or opportunities and drawing actionable insights based around conversation trends. Companies are really starting to catch on to the importance of social media listening and analysis, so we see a huge opportunity to grow our team this year. At Netvantage Marketing our goals are simple, to provide our clients with search engine marketing and social media solutions that provide them a positive ROI.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 3

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5) Radian6 -- One of the top providers of raw social media data. We've tried almost every aggregator and social media dashboard out there and nothing holds a flame to the quality and quantity of Radian6's data. Andrea Poole is a customer content specialist at TechSmith. She enjoys singing and playing the ukulele, a cappella music, running, and a good game of Euchre. It's the third week of the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive !

7 Questions To Ask Before You Hit Record: A Pre-Production Checklist

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Tone and style are made up of the language you use, how you speak on-screen or in voiceover narration, musical choices, along with the visuals you include. These include: Interview or survey current clients or customers Peruse forums and social media conversations where your audience congregates Read publications that interest your audience Watch other videos and content they consume. Want to create successful videos in 2020? It’s simple.