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

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

“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

ScreenChamp 2013: And the Winner Is…

What an incredible year for the ScreenChamp Awards! The 2013 competition had many firsts: a record number of entries (230+), a double category winner, and an incredibly heated People's Choice Award competition. Let's break it down! Watch Episode 33 of The Forge ScreenChamp judges Matt Pierce (Host, The Forge) and Steve Garfield (Videoblogging Pioneer) announce the winners live and discuss this year's finalists: Can't see the video? Watch it on YouTube Training & Tutorial and Sales & 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