Camtasia and the Chipmunks

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Christine Martell has been teaching herself how to screencast and completed her first screencast. What's really impressive is that it made Screencast of the Week over at TechSmith , the makers of the software. Christine was using some of the wonderful how-to videos on the TechSmith site (and I also think my screencasting primer too). The Chipmunks reference is because she encountered a bug with the software that made her recording sound like the Alvin and Chipmunks.

Giveaway: A License for Techsmith's Screencasting Tools - Camtasia and Snagit

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The good folks at TechSmith have given me a free license for Snagit (screencapture tool) and Camtasia (the screencasting editing and capture suite) to give away to a nonprofit. Two years ago, I got little obsessed with screencasting hoping that more nonprofits would use the tools for training materials or maybe even fundraising. If you travel through my flickrstream , you'll see that I'm addicted to screenshooting - taking stills of the screen. There's no better tool for that than snagit.


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I Love Snagit Laptop Stickers!

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Just arrived in the mail along with the new copy of Daniel Park's Definitive Guide Camtasia Studio 4! Just in time to help me with the screencasts I'm working now about SalesForce

10 New Nonprofit Trends


Tools like BombBomb , , and Camtasia take the technical work out of producing quality videos. Camtasia makes it easy to turn your raw footage and voice over recordings into a video you can make yourself with their simple video editing tools.

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Free Ticket Cliff Atkinson’s Presentation Training in LA Next Week

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Betsy will pick someone from the comments to use the ticket and throw in a free copy of Snagit and Camtasia. Betsy Weber, Chief Evangelist, at TechSmith can’t use her ticket for next week’s training Beyond Bullets Training by Cliff Atkinson. (TechSmith is a sponsor). She doesn’t want it to go to waste and is happy to let a nonprofit in LA have the ticket. The training is on November 11/12th. More information is here.

How to Change the Size of the YouTube Player

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If not, I'll pull out camtasia and do a video, but I won't edit out the ums Sue asked me this question as a response here To kill two birds with one stone, I created a flickr screencast. Sue, let me know if this answers your questions.

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SlideShare Adds Audio and Meeting Rashmi

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I tested it using the Camtasia powerpoint narration feature, but looks like there is some bug. Photo: Jennifer Pozner. That's Rashmi Sinha, the CEO of Slideshare. And everyone know how much I love SlideShare ) I got to met her at BlogHer and talk about Slideshare! Slideshare recently launched slidecasting, the ability to add audio. But, for me, what I really like is the access to the excellent content on the site and the community. I'm gonna have to fireup audacity and give it whirl

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What's a Watt Stopper? My First FLIP Camera Experiment

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I am also fooling around with Camtasia Studio to see what the more advanced editing features are. Then when I heard that the WFP was using Camtasia Suite to edit, the video software I used for many years to create screencasts, I'm going to give Camtasia and FLIP HD video shots a try. I'm playing, err, testing a FLIP HD Camera- the ULTRA HD. And, all I can say is WOW.

Stephen Downes' First Screencast: It's On Web2.0 and Personal Learning

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I was delighted to discover Stephen Downes screencast created with Camtasia for several reasons. Second, I'm always happy to see another screencaster, particularly one with great content, take the step of learning Camtasia. First, I've been following the recent stream of posts about "personal learning environments" but haven't delved in depth yet. I'm interested because it is what I attempt to do with my blog, screencasting, and all the other web 2.0 tools I use.

Using Web Conferencing Software To Create A Screencast

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Does he edit in Camtasia? Ready/Talk outputs the file into.swf format which can't be brought into Camtasia for editing. I tried to convert the.swf file into one that would import into Camtasia using replay converter and couldn't do it. Option 1: Record the.swf playback file using Camtasia after the call. Option 2: Record the screen locally using Camtasia while the call is live and synch and edit the audio recording from Ready/Talk. Click To Play.

10 Fundraising Ideas for Mental Health Nonprofits


Instead, the once-herculean task of making a video can be accomplished in a few clicks with video editing software like BombBomb , , and Camtasia. Mental health is important. Just like physical health, one’s mental well-being directly influences their quality of life.

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Need Some Inspiration To Video Blog? Look no further.

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They are using FLIP Cameras and Camtasia editing software to product a series of videos of their deep field work in Africa. Then when I heard that the WFP was using Camtasia Suite to edit, the video software I used for many years to create screencasts, I'm going to give Camtasia and FLIP HD video shots a try. Screen capture of video blog I was an early adopter of video blogging and screencasting. In the last year or so, I've gotten away from it.

Expect some light blogging because.

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Also, the video editing tools are better (although I'm hoping that Camtasia will work on dual boot =) I'm also going to embrace web-based productivity apps Yes, the blue screen of death! It also happened on my treo, although it was easy to revive my treo. I'm frustrated because this is time consuming and not to mention stressful. I have backups of data. I only lost a few things that I can reconstruct.

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Learning Center at OurMedia

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However, I can only get as far as the free evaluation copy of captivate or camtasia allows. At Blogher, I met JD Lasica and in a jet-lagged state couldn't remember his name as I loaded his photo into my flickr account. During the edublogging session, he mentioned the new Learning Center at OurMedia. I was excited about this because prior to NCDD Conference and the trainings I did, I put together some quick and dirty " cheat sheets " on Web2.0 tools.

Converting GoToMeeting recording to something you can actually use

Judi Sohn

Other folks suggested replaying the file through Camtasia , but I wasn't going to buy a $300 piece of software for this. After trying more webinar/meeting tools than I can possibly count, I'm pretty happy with Citrix GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar. As a nonprofit registered with TechSoup, you can get a full year of the complete GoToWebinar package for just $94 a year. Regular price: $4,788/year. Killer. At the Coalition, we're getting our money's worth.

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Pricing Your eLearning Materials: Subscription versus One-Time-Fee Models

Web Courseworks

In any case, the recorded webinar should be enhanced with pre and post-tests, learning objectives, and a “level one” evaluation. Consider upping the quality with the use of authoring software like Camtasia or H5P to allow for a quick edit of the webinar and inclusion of embedded questions and games.

The Making of "Product Demo - Mobile Beacon" Video

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The middle sequences with the websites were captured using a combination of Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia Studio for Mac. Digital Storytelling is in the air around TechSoup these days, and thanks to a grant from Symantec we have been able to experiment and create some new videos. We aimed to make this video informative, concise, and personable.

Resources to Sharpen Your Technology Training Skills

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JourneyEd (find discounts on hundreds of products, including screen-sharing software such as Snagit and video-editing software such as Camtasia). Technology trainers: you're superheroes, but not super human! When you work at a nonprofit or public library, it might feel like you constantly need to learn new skills to stay on top of emerging technology and adoption. But it's nearly impossible to know everything about every type of technology.

Jon Udell Answers My Screencast Question!

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That of course, led to readers posting comments and more insights and even connected me with Avinash Kaushik who I interviewed in Ready/Talk and recorded it - using the recording for note taking as the wmv file is not standard and could not be successfully edited in Camtasia. And, of course, at the time, my account did not have access to the stats due server maintenance and had to look at the stats via desktop sharing which precluded my local camtasia capture.

Screencast of the Week: Foxy Tunes

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It looks like it was produced in Camtasia, but not sure because it looks like a Mac interface (not sure if the dual boot allows you to use the software in windows and record in MAC). They also removed the Camtasia flash loading animation with their own. (I I'm obsessing about screencasts - I'm learning, creating, making mistakes, and even beginning to like this rabbit I jumped down.

The importance of professional development in the nonprofit sector

ASU Lodestar Center

I was able to develop dynamic, innovative, and knowledgeable courses using e-learning tools such as Articulate, Camtasia, Microsoft Office, and worked with graphic artist to develop custom interactive multimedia instruction (IMI). posted by Leslie Beecher , Instructional Designer. ASU Lodestar Center. In today’s world, job roles are constantly changing and new challenges arise in the workplace.

Also, can’t wait to see how this is going to fit into your Camtasia product line. At work we have a need for longer, edited screen movies, and if Camtasia can have any of the Jing mojo rub off on it, we’ll probably switch. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Jing request post Jing request post Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 December 2007 02:50 Written by Steve Tuesday, 18 December 2007 08:11 Hey Jing , I’m loving every minute of your new version.

Crazy for the Tools


TechSmith also makes cool free/paid video capture Jing as well more complex Camtasia – all good. By Steve Backman, President, Database Designs To close out our month-long look at some of the best tools for nonprofits, Steve Backman tells you about some of his favorite day-to-day software. Favorite software tools are all about managing processes fluidly. Essential categories need to be personal to the job – and actual choices, even more personal.

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Technorati Tag Bookmarklet: The Screencast

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Next I'm going to try the free trial of Camtasia (Udell uses that one) and go back to fooling with Camstudio (the free open source tool). Marshall has a great post about a technorati tag bookmarklet that can save you a lot of grunt work. Technorati tags can help you attract more readers for your blog and also facilitate contributing to the collective community wisdom surrounding a particular tag.

Quick Tips for Improving Screencasts

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Now, I'm curious to go back and make a screencast in Camtasia using auto pan and see what the difference might be. I am so thrilled that Michele Martin has started screencasting because I'm sure I'll learn something. No matter how much you might know about a topic, you need to keep try to stay in a state of perpetual learning. That's easy at the beginning (when you don't know about the topic enough or have mastered the skill to have developed some biases about how it should be done).

NpTech Summary: Advocacy 2.0, Sketchcastes, and NpTech in Different Languages

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Travis August tags this announcement from TechSmith, makers of SnagIt and Camtasia, about Mac development. Ruby Sinreich's Advocacy 2.0 Presentation Slides on flickr Blog post here. NpTech Talk. The Socialmarkets Manifesto is here. There are many sparks for conversation about the points raised. The "Failure is an option" particularly caught my eye. "We can't talk about transparency, accountability and honest evaluation without addressing the contentious topic of failure.

The Jing Project: Embed Screencasts Into Conversation

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TechSmith is the maker of my favorite apps, Camtasia and SnagIt. Click to play. I have less than 20 days before I get on a plane and fly halfway around the world. That in and of itsef is a little mind blowing. And, I have to prepare some instruction in a completely different context, get organized to visit Sharing Foundation projects, pack T-shirts, AND finish the massives amount of work before I go. So, I starting worrying about the Internet connection in Cambodia.

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Learning Journal: Experimenting With Adding Music to Web Videos

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Stepping back and thinking about the screencasting now, the Camtasia software has the ability to "silence" the video audio and to add another music track. The next technique that I am exploring in my screencasting/videocasting skill set is the addition of music. I've resisted adding music for three stupid reasons: 1. My (incorrect) perception that non-copyrighted music is crap. Why add KB or MB to the file size when my content instructional.

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NpTech Tag Summary: Nonprofits Lead Fortune 500 in Social Web Adoption, and More

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" Through bloggers , we learn that like it did for an older version of SnagIt, TechSmith is offering a free download for an older version of Camtasia, the gold standard of screencasting editing and capture software. Net Tuesdays are spreading around the globe! Tis the Season Is mobile fundraising the next frontier? Katrin Verclas of says the numbers speak for themselves. Holly Ross at NTEN writes about a new ring tone, " Why don't you just shut up?