Screen Capture on Tablets Made Easy

As users of our software will attest, Camtasia makes screencasting a piece of cake on laptop and desktop computers. But did you know that it can also be used for screen capture on tablets running iOS and Android? Today we're serving up three piping hot options for tablet screencasting to suit a variety of needs. So go on, dear reader, and decide which works best for you! Can't see the video? Watch it on YouTube. 1. The Installation Option The first method is, admittedly, the most complicated. Continue reading

How to Capture Video from your Tablet

Update (3/21/2013): Don't feel like watching the video? Want more information? Check out this updated post about screen capture for tablets! Capturing a video of your tablet's screen is a question that we often encounter. Right now, we're still sort of in the "Wild Wild West" as far as capturing the screen of your tablet is concerned (the API of the popular mobile OS's, which is how applications "talk" to the operating system, do not presently allow for screen video capture). However, there are Continue reading

ScreenChomp for Language Learning

Melvina Kurashige Follow @mkurashige // teaches Japanese language to 6th and 8th graders at Mid-Pacific Institute Middle School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her students use TechSmith's recordable whiteboard app ScreenChomp on iPad to improve their skills at speaking and writing Japanese. Students make two types of videos. In the first, two students draw a picture that evokes a real-life situation—such as sharing an umbrella on a rainy day—and then converse about it. Their drawing and speaking Continue reading

Capturing Video from Your Tablet

Hi everyone, my name is Kelly and I'll be your guest blogger for today! Recently, I read a feature request in our online discussion community asking TechSmith to develop a Camtasia-like product for capturing tablet video. This got me to thinking of a few things: Most tablets have a way to push video out from the device (either directly through HDMI on many Android tablets, or through the use of an adapter with the iPad). I do video capture through HDMI all the time (we use it for every episode Continue reading

Delivering streaming video to mobile devices

Photo credit: AdamKR As you may know, the world of online video is going through some upheaval right now with at least two competing views of how embedded video should be delivered. And mobile video is at the center of the fracas. Apple doesn't allow Flash--the technology commonly used by websites to deliver online video--to run on Apple devices such as the iPad or iPhone. Which is helping to drive the adoption of HTML5 as an alternate method of delivering video to mobile and desktop browsers. Where Continue reading

Need an Excuse to Buy an iPad?

I know I do, but I've been having some trouble coming up with argument-proof justification. I recently got some more ammunition on my side though. Screencast.com recently detects and supports html5 for the iPad. That means if you make your Camtasia, Camtasia Studio or Jing videos "the right way", you can play them on the iPad. See, so it's not just about playing Plants vs. Zombies. Learning stuff from screencasts is extremely important. Well, yes, I could watch them on my laptop but... Darn it all--foiled Continue reading

Camtasia Studio + Camtasia for Mac = Cool on iPad

I may have a new addiction. I'm pretty smitten with my iPad. I even bought a new purse that the iPad would fit in so I can carry it around with me all the time. :-) Yes, I have a weakness for gadgets. One of the reasons I got the iPad was so I could watch and show Camtasia videos on it - the larger 9.7 inch screen is perfect for viewing screencasts. I've heard from several people wonderfing if you can view Camtasia videos on the iPad and how to do it. Well, the good news is that is it possible Continue reading