I upgraded to TechSmith’s Camtasia version 9 today and note some very nice improvements that make producing videos with Camtasia so much faster and easier. Recording, editing, and creating your video is a simple process, even for novice users. You can save or share your videos by uploading them to Screencast.com, Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, and more.
It is so much easier and more effective to create a quick video to demonstrate how to perform a task than it is to describe it in writing. I couldn’t imagine having to write instructions explaining how to tie shoe laces especially when we consider that our student probably can’t read or write yet!
In this same regard, a video makes for a better coach than a set of written instructions and videos often capture unanticipated experiences or nuances in the process that you may fail to note in your written narrative.
Editing videos doesn’t get any easier or more versatile than with Camtasia. Simply drag & drop features and effects into Camtasia’s multi-track timeline to place them precisely where you want them. All of the video editing technologies you need are available using simple mouse clicks.
The tutorials for using Camtasia are professional, easy to follow, and explain how to use each of the features available. The added benefit of course is to see how powerful videos can be for providing helpful instructions for teaching or using a new software product!
Camtasia can also be integrated into your Microsoft Office applications (Excel and PowerPoint). Apps are available for both PC and Apple products.
TechSmith Fuse: Flexibility and versatility are possible when you install this add on that can capture content where ever you are. Adding content to Camtasia, SnagIt, or TechSmith Relay is simple as you can see from the picture below:
If you’re looking for a screen capture recording and editing package for your computer, Camtasia by TechSmith is worthy of your consideration and the price is very affordable.
For an additional nominal fee, you can purchase a maintenance agreement that will ensure you receive the latest updates free of charge during the subscription period.
What does this have to do with lean? Written instructions are great and often necessary. However, there are times when videos are much better suited to explain a given concept or task and usually require less time to view than reading and understanding an equivalent set of written instructions.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is at least that many and more.
Until Next Time – STAY lean!