TechSmith Tips – Getting Started with Video Webinars

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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. While setting up the system for live streaming video can be complicated and pricey, we’ve found it to be well worth the investment of time and money. Building an audience ahead of any live streaming is vital.

The Green Screen Effect – TechSmith Tips

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TechSmith Tips is a weekly series that will focus on tips in screencasting, video editing, and more. The green screen effect is a post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together based on color hues ( chroma range). Keep your eyes on the TechSmith blog, YouTube channel (subscribe to make it easy) , Twitter , Facebook , we’ll even be posting it on LinkedIn if that’s your thing.

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Screencast Camp 2012: LIVE Streaming Sessions

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We are going to be streaming the events of the main session room during the conference. We’ll be streaming at the following times: Friday, August 3: ~8 PM to 9:30 PM — Welcome and Session Planning. Refresh this blog post to see the live video stream and chat! The post Screencast Camp 2012: LIVE Streaming Sessions appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. We are going to be streaming the events of the main session room during the conference.

Project Giant TechSmith Snow Spork

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In Okemos, Michigan , where TechSmith is located, they're calling for a foot or more of snow! We even have TechSmith Titanium sporks. That's where the idea came from to make a giant version of the TechSmith spork to measure the snow fall. After gathering all the supplies, we came back to TechSmith and got to work on the giant spork. You can see the giant snow spork plus our snowfall at TechSmith's office - Just hit the play button below. TechSmith 179 38

Introducing the TechSmith Social Media Team

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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. Q) If you could trade jobs with anyone at TechSmith, who would it be? I’m currently heading up the social media strategy for TechSmith. I like to think of email as a stream that you dip into on occasion to fish out the important stuff. Why, hello.

What’s on the TechSmith roadmap? We’ll tell you.

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If you’ve been following TechSmith for awhile, you may have noticed that the past year has brought a lot of changes. TechSmith is focused on helping you work wherever you are. Webcast: TechSmith Roadmap for Innovation. What: Online, streaming event with live Q&A. Hear TechSmith’s president talk about what’s next. What if I can’t tune in to the live stream? The post What’s on the TechSmith roadmap?

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.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

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A container is the file that contains your video, audio streams, and any closed caption files as well. FLV, F4V, and SWF are flash video formats designed for Flash Player, but they’re commonly used to stream video on YouTube.

Dev Corner - HTML 5 Video Player with multiple video streams

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This week's Dev Corner post comes from Mike Luongo and details using HTML5 to create a video player that lets you play multiple video streams at once. Michael Luongo is a software engineer who joined TechSmith in 1999 when the company was about 10 employees. Since joining he has worked on almost every product at TechSmith. This week's Dev Corner post comes from Mike Luongo and details using HTML5 to create a video player that lets you play multiple video streams at once.

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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.

Do You Have What It Takes? Test Your Skills at TechSmith’s Screencast Boot Camp

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Not for the faint of heart, the Screencast Boot Camp will push you farther than you’ve ever been pushed before with an endless stream of exercises and drills. Test Your Skills at TechSmith’s Screencast Boot Camp appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Join us for this unique training camp and leave a screen casting expert.

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.

5 Steps to Record the Perfect Live Streaming Video

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Every day when we open social media at work, we are bombarded with live video from Facebook, live streaming webinars, and streaming on YouTube. More importantly, how can you record streaming video so it’s not all lost in the internet’s void?

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. I use TechSmith’s Snagit which is great to record short-form video. 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?

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. 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. Tips & How To's codec container file MOV mp4 quicktime resolution streaming types VideoIn January we posted about image file types. Now it’s video’s turn.

eLearning: Adding Videos to eLearning. The Results

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TechSmith Camtasia Studio. Did Windows Media Streaming as it came with Windows Server years ago. Generally due to cost, I have customer setup private Vimeo account and stream from there. We're getting a beefy streaming service setup ( Kaltura )." Adobe Captivate Articulate Storyline e-learning eLearning mLearning TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications Technology TechSmith Camtasia Studio training UA User Assistance User Experience UX

LIVE EVENT: Screencast Camp 2013

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It’s a time that a lot of us here at TechSmith look forward to each year – Screencast Camp. We’re kind people though and don’t want to limit the participation to just 100 folks – so we’re going to stream the main sessions live all day Saturday and Sunday. You can even chat with us, just use the chat window below the stream. We’ll post the schedule at [link] – anything in the Main Conference Room with be streamed.

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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Why Videos and Images Rule for Social Media with Jessie O’Donnell

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Jessie O’Donnell, TechSmith’s Social Media Coordinator, explains how visuals can enhance how you connect with your customers on social media. Jessie has been with TechSmith for over 20 years, and, for the last 10 years, she’s primarily focused on social media.

Lighting Tips for More Professional Looking Videos

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Matt Pierce, TechSmith’s Learning and Video Ambassador, delves into everything you need to know, from using natural and artificial lighting to how to get good lighting on a budget. The post Lighting Tips for More Professional Looking Videos appeared first on The TechSmith Blog.

Audio Production Mastery Tips from a Grammy Winner | Justin Proctor

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Justin has won two Grammy Awards for recording engineering and composes original music, which can be heard on television networks and streaming services in the US and overseas. For more expert advice and tips visit TechSmith Academy on YouTube or listen to the Podcast.

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7 Ways Screencasting Makes Work Easier

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I work on the TechSmith website. Hosting on a service like TechSmith Knowmia allows viewers to ask questions, so the discussion doesn’t have to end with the meeting, and non-attendees can provide their thoughts. There’s a small but acute pang of dread I used to encounter.

Video Gear Wish List

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What’s a stream deck? The TechSmith team has all these answers covered and much more. A lot of the TechSmith team have one as well. TechSmith Assets. Control it all with a stream deck. Another handy piece of equipment that Anton recommends is a stream deck.

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Communication: How to Use Both to Absolutely Dominate Remote Work

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Here at TechSmith, I used to coordinate the work of several outside consulting agencies. In a streaming meeting, if the technology fails, everyone has to wait for the problem to be solved or the meeting may have to be rescheduled. Screen capture software such as TechSmith Snagit.

Snagit 2022 Revealed

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To explain more about what’s new on Snagit and why, TechSmith’s Chris Larson, Technical Product Manager and Daniel Foster, Strategy Manager, joined The Visual Lounge to give us a breakdown. How the TechSmith team focused on building the best version of Snagit yet. Snagit 2022 is here!

The Complete Guide to Lecture Capture

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Learn More About TechSmith Relay. Lecture capture hardware is an appliance-based platform that is placed physically in a classroom for recording and/or streaming presentations, events, and lectures. Learn More About TechSmith Relay. What is lecture capture?

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. This month on our live web show, we're bringing you a special focus on education!

How to Screen Capture on Mac

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Our screen capture software for Mac is TechSmith Snagit. TechSmith also makes Camtasia , a more advanced screen recording tool and video editor. This is great for quick video tutorials , live streaming , and recording webinars.

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How (and Why) to Add Music to Tutorial Videos

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It may be tempting to download a track from your go-to streaming service and start editing. If you’re working on a lot of video projects, it’s worth investing in a subscription to a premium music collection like TechSmith Assets for Camtasia.

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6 Reasons Your Company Needs to Be Using Video Now

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Video communication is the transmission of information through streaming video or asynchronous video sharing. The post 6 Reasons Your Company Needs to Be Using Video Now appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog.

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.

Screencast Camp is on! August 3rd – August 5th

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You can get more information and see the live stream here: [link]. August 3rd – August 5th appeared first on TechSmith Blogs Hey, you may have notice that we’re doing an unconference called Screencast Camp this weekend. We wanted to let you know you can join in and watch the Live steam all. weekend. The post Screencast Camp is on!

Tune in to The Forge - Live Today at 2pm EST

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We also have a chatroom where you can ask us questions and chat with other TechSmith friends. Here is the line-up today: Leigh Graves Wolf , a Program Director from Michigan State University's Master's in Educational Technology program will join us in TechSmith's studio live. TechSmith's Education evangelist, Dave McCollom will share his pick for the Screencast of the month. We also have a chatroom where you can ask us questions and chat with other TechSmith friends.

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.

Tune in to 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! Mark Schall, Software Engineer for Jing, will talk about TechSmith's hackathon. Adam Marks, lead Snagit developer (Windows), will talk about TechSmith's Makerbot. Note: You may need to refresh this blog post to see the live stream and chat room at 2pm EST. We're using the hashtag #tscforge. Tune in on this blog post today at 2pm EST to see the live stream of The Forge!

Screencast Camp is on! August 3rd – 5th, 2012

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You can get more information and see the live stream here: [link]. August 3rd – 5th, 2012 appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Hey, you may have notice that we’re doing an unconference called Screencast Camp this weekend. We wanted to let you know you can join in and watch the Live steam all weekend. The post Screencast Camp is on! For Educators Events Live ScreencastCamp Screencasting

Forge Guest Anum Hussain from Hubspot, Mischief with Snagit, and Recording Skype calls

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We’ll be streaming the show live, but also posting the recording to our YouTube channel and here on the blog after the show. Check out prior episodes on the TechSmith YouTube channel. The post Forge Guest Anum Hussain from Hubspot, Mischief with Snagit, and Recording Skype calls appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. We have another great episode of the Forge coming up on Thursday, October 11, at 2:00pm ET (Need a reminder? Use this calendar reminder ).

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Highlights from SXSW 2013

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The TechSmith SXSW crew had a great time in Austin…bestowing titanium sporks on Shaquille O’Neal and Iggy Pop, eating way too much BBQ, and playing with monster puppets. We spent 26 hours in the booth, learning about the needs of people who stopped by and introducing them to the latest TechSmith tools and features. We met TechSmith fans on shuttle rides and standing in line for sessions. The post Highlights from SXSW 2013 appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

All about Education: November 8 Episode of the Forge

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Finally, Haley Carwile from TechSmith’s Academic Team will be joining us to talk about six common problems educators face and ways we’ve learned educators are working through them with TechSmith tools. We’ll create a new post with the streaming video next Thursday. Check out prior episodes on the TechSmith YouTube channel” Never miss another episode, subscribe to the RSS feed.