From flat to phat: New Camtasia feature drops the needle on screencasts

TechSmith has never been an organization to shy away from innovation and being on the cutting edge. Sometimes this is a blessing, because it gives our customers access to amazing tools, features and opportunities. Other times, we’re just too early to market and we’ve solved problems that haven’t been recognized as problems yet. At the end of the day, we keep pushing forward, because we want to make amazing products that help you communicate and educate in better ways, especially visually. With Continue reading

Video Stickers: How to Attach Help Videos to Physical Objects

The basic idea: "attach" how-to videos to physical objects around your workplace or school, with the help of QR codes. It's a quicker, easier way for people to get help when and where they need it. Do you remember being a new hire or new student...when everything and everyone was new? So much information to take in! Even long-time employees may wonder for years how the espresso machine works but never ask anyone to show them. It's one thing to put tutorials on your intranet or in a printed guide...but Continue reading

A Tale of Two Experiments (Updates on Ask3 & ScreenChomp)

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." Since it is still National Reading month, I cannot think of a more fitting start to this blog post than those famous words of Charles Dickens. I’ll be honest what I'm going to share today is probably not going to be “best of time” type news for most of you. Granted, I hope that in the end you will not be feeling it is the “worst of times” either. Now back to the story… A little over a year and half ago in October of 2012 TechSmith Continue reading

TechSmith Fuse App Commercial Leaks onto Internet

The TechSmith Fuse app does a lot of things. It instantly brings your smartphone photos and video directly into Snagit and Camtasia and uploads your video to TechSmith Relay with the touch of a button. I guess you could say it "fuses together" the entire suite of TechSmith apps. Do you see what we did there? Cool. (tweet this) Always Ahead of the Times... As a cutting-edge tech company, TechSmith has always tried to be ahead of the curve. When we developed the TechSmith Fuse app in the early Continue reading

How Many Videos Do You Need To Effectively Flip Your Class? An Interview with Ashlie Smith

This is the first in a series of interviews with the award-winning ScreenChamp 2013 producers. The ScreenChamp Awards are the annual screencasting competition hosted by TechSmith. This year, the competition received over 230+ entries. Ashlie Smith: A New Kind of Educator Ashlie Smith is an 8th Grade Physical Science instructor at Cranbrook Schools, and she recently won the 2013 EDU Category prize for her screencast Work and Power. Since flipping her class a year-and-a-half ago, Smith has Continue reading

Next Vista for Learning, Rushton Hurley Interview: Forge Episode 35

One of the best parts of working on the Forge is the amazing people I get to meet. Many of them are working to help change their little part of the world for the better. This month's guest is right up there. I first met Rushton Hurley of Next Vista for Learning through TechSmith colleague Jason Valade, who recommended Rushton as a potential judge for the 2012 ScreenChamp awards. We ended up connecting for that event, and he was a great judge with insightful comments. I knew at that point I wanted Continue reading

Cloud Services Interruption

UPDATE - March 24 - 7:00 pm Thank you for bearing with us. The ability to upload has been re-enabled across all products and services. All content created before 5:30 am ET on March 24 and after 10:45 am ET is (or will soon be) available for viewing. Here’s a breakdown of the impact on your content... TechSmith Relay Any uploads between 5:30 am and 10:45 am ET are lost, along with their quizzing and analytics. Recordings finished between 10:45 am and 6:45 pm have been queued up on the device Continue reading