“It spread like wildfire.” A district rollout that actually worked.

As we prepared to launch TechSmith Relay, a new enterprise-wide video solution for schools and businesses, we spent a lot of time with pilot site Forest Hills School District in West Michigan to observe how it would be used in the real world. With over 10,000 students in the district, Forest Hills works hard to create active learning environments to better engage students. What we saw there was not the stereotypical top-down approach to technology rollouts but instead a genuine excitement among Continue reading

Coach’s Eye video analysis app comes to Windows 8.1

Over the past couple of years, TechSmith's video app for capturing and analyzing athletic performance has been massively popular on iOS and Android. Coach's Eye makes it easy to give instant, visual feedback on or off the field. Not only is Coach's Eye being used by coaches, athletes, and Olympians...but by phys-ed teachers, marching bands, dancers and many others. The app makes it easy to: capture or import a video clip narrate and draw over the video, analyze it in slow motion, and Continue reading

Better together: New apps and features for collaborating across devices

The world of work and learning has changed. You move between more screens and connect with more people than ever before. You have the desire to create and collaborate...but sometimes it can feel like frustration and chaos rather than productivity and flow. At TechSmith, we're making a new commitment: to help you derive real benefit from all those devices and connection points. We think it's possible for you...your devices...and your collaborators to be better together. Today, we're launching Continue reading

Mobile Design: Painless Pixel Perfection

If you’ve ever had to create art assets for both Android and iOS at the same time, you know how much effort it can actually be. We’ve learned some tricks over the last few months which have saved us weeks worth of effort. We’re pretty geeked about these discoveries, and wanted to share what we’ve learned. Before we knew about these techniques, we would often spend countless hours tweaking each graphic, at each size, then saving each out separately, and finally naming them over and over... Continue reading

Exciting Announcement: Coach’s Eye is now on Android!

We are very excited to announce that the wait is over....Coach's Eye is now available on Android! Download it in Google Play and discover all of your favorite Coach's Eye functionality on your Andriod tablet or phone.     What Android devices will Coach's Eye run on? Coach's Eye for Android device requirements: Operating System – 2.3.3 Requires a rear-facing camera Will Coach's Eye Android have the same features as Coach's Eye for iOS? There are some differences, Continue reading

Calling all Android Users… Project Cyclops

Raise your hands... how many of you are Android users out there? If so, TechSmith needs your help beta testing a new mobile app for your Android phone, Project Cyclops! What is Project Cyclops? It's a video analysis app, With TechSmith Cyclops you can record and review video footage using your Android phone. After you've recorded a video, you can add voice and annotation analysis over the top of that footage to give instant feedback. Space is limited in the beta program. Request your spot Continue reading

UPDATED: The Forge – Beyond Bullet Points & How to Record the Screen of a Mobile Device

UPDATE: Recording of this episode is below and posted to YouTube. UPDATE (3/21/2013): Don't feel like watching the video? Want more information? Check out this updated post about screen capture for tablets! The Twitter hashtag is #tscforge. Guest post today from Matt Pierce, host of The Forge. It's almost time for the next episode of the TechSmith's webshow The Forge (episode 18)! We'll be live at 2 PM ET (April 19) right here on the Visual Lounge blog and we've got two great segments. Continue reading