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

Turning Tracks On and Off Makes Asset Comparisons Easy!

When options are available, making decisions can be hard. Believe it or not, the ability to turn tracks on and off -- a feature of Camtasia for Mac 2.5 -- can make the decision process easier and more efficient, at least when it comes to video editing. Let's take background music, for example. Now I don't know about you, but I've found that I actually have to get the audio clip on my timeline and play it back with the video for context before I can give it a thumbs up or thumbs down. For people Continue reading

Pirate-ize Yourself! It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Ahoy, mateys! Have you been talking like a pirate today? If you haven't, I'm afraid you may have to walk the plank because today is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Sure mainstream holidays are fun, but holidays involving pirates are even more fun. So, we've decided to embrace our inner pirate by celebrating our new favorite holiday. To get you in the Talk Like a Pirate Day spirit along with us, we're going to help you transform yourself into a pirate using Snagit! Download the pre-made Snagit file Continue reading

Smart Player Resources for Camtasia Studio 8 Users

A few weeks ago, I spoke with a customer who was trying to use interactive hotspots in her video. She originally reached out to me after she produced her video and discovered her hotspots weren't functioning. As I started to troubleshoot with her, I began to realize that her difficulties had less to do with hotspots and more to do with the TechSmith Smart Player. Her hotspot set-up was fine. She just didn't have a clear understanding of how to get the files she needed for the Smart Player up and Continue reading

Guest Post: Creating a Moving Magnifying Glass Effect in Camtasia Studio 8.1

Today's post comes to you courtesy of Instructional Designer, David Demyan (Follow @ddemyan// ). I was introduced to David for the first time via Twitter, but it turns out he's a former TechSmithie and is no stranger to our crew! He tweeted this tutorial for making a unique magnifying glass effect in Camtasia Studio, and my jaw dropped when I saw it. Thankfully, he agreed when I asked if he'd be interested in sharing it on a broader scale, so he's here today to share the technique with you. You're Continue reading

Lessen Your Learning Curve with New Tutorials for Camtasia Studio!

Have you seen what's new in Camtasia Studio 8.1? Can't see the embedded video? Watch it on We're pretty big fans of the new features here in User Assistance. And if you’re not already, we think you will be, too. But we also know that most new things come with a bit of a learning curve. Having said that, I’m happy to report we've got a number of new tutorials to help get you up and running: Remove a Color, which covers best practices for shooting in front of a green Continue reading

5 Tips for Planning Your Big Move with Snagit

So you're in the midst of planning your big move and you suddenly realize it's a much more overwhelming process than you originally anticipated. You need a way to research different apartments and houses, plan out floor plans, and collaborate all of these things with the important people in your life. Thankfully, Snagit can help you out. Compare Housing If you're moving into a different apartment or buying a new home you'll want to compare anything from prices to kitchen cabinets, and everything Continue reading