[UPDATED] Watch 48 in 24 videos: Tips, interviews, behind the scenes

Update: We added links to all the videos. We're locking ourselves into the studio for 24 hours straight, to record 48 interviews that will help you become a better screencaster and visual communicator...and will give you an inside look at the people who make the magic at TechSmith. We've lined up a lot of great guests (see the schedule below!), from industry experts to customers to TechSmithies. During each 30-minute slot, we'll spend part of the time connecting with each guest and fielding Continue reading

New Snagit release: Sometimes it’s the small things

We really like how approachable Snagit is for people of all technical abilities. But we also see room for improvement. I bet you could list two or three things about Snagit that were hard to figure out at first...but now seem normal or even "easy." One of our on-going priorities is to keep refining Snagit so new users have less of a learning curve and long-time users can complete their most common tasks more efficiently. Toward that end, we study the ways people use Snagit and the quality of their Continue reading

Tech-tastrophe – Save Yourself From Presentation Tech Failures with Betsy’s Tech Presentation Failure Prevention Tips

It's that time of year... conference season! That means I'm on the road and giving demos as well as watching a lot of presentations. As a presenter, I do a lot of work before I get in front the audience to safety-proof my presentation. I don't want to flounder on stage, especially if I can prevent it. This week, I'm attending O'Reilly's Velocity Conference in London. It's been a great event, and I had a good reminder during the Keynote presentation yesterday about why I do all the prep work Continue reading

Three Must-Know Workflows: Why You Need TechSmith Snagit to Simplify Daily Tasks

For years, I've been using Microsoft Word and I never knew about the Format Painter or why I'd need it. Then one day a colleague saw me working inefficiently and showed me the magic of the Format Painter. How was I living without it? Similarly, I've visited many workers in corporate environments who "use Snagit 11 on Windows all the time," but don't know that you can send images to PowerPoint in one click, or that they can record a process and then take frames from the video to create an accompanying Continue reading

Create a Vintage Circle Frame For Your Videos

Recently, I've noticed vintage television show "effects" coming back in vogue for use in screencasting and online videos. For example, in the old Quincy series, the introduction sequence to the show had circle cutouts populated with several videos. And now, in this new music video by Peter Hollens, (available here on YouTube around 3:28), you see his take on using the circle effect. In this tutorial I show you how to use Snagit to create a graphic with circle holes that can be used for video Continue reading

Color-coordinate Your Snagit Captures

Creating coordinated assets such as callouts, arrows, and shapes for captures can be difficult. In this short video, I show you how to use the color theme from a logo, image, or screen capture to make color-coordinated assets. Then, I go over how to save them to your Quick Styles for reuse. Can't see the embedded video? Watch it on Screencast.com instead. Continue reading