Screencasts on Camtasia 4 Flash and Quiz Features

Posted by bryanzug - 2006/11/07

Brooks Andrus has blogged some very nice screencasts on new Flash and Quiz features in Camtasia Studio 4. Brooks works for TechSmith, the company that makes Camtasia.

I am just getting up to speed on the full feature set of this release, but it looks like they’ve got some nice variable output options for ipod and flash video — definitely steps in the right direction — being able to repurpose your screencasts to multiple environments is becoming a standard requirement these days — Camtasia’s pan-and-zoom feature is indefensible indespensible on that front.



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  1. It’s cool that they’re supporting some additional output formats, but relying on ActiveX controls will limit the ability to use the content on platforms other than Windows, will it not?

    I use Camtasia, but I’ve been learning Adobe Captivate in the past several weeks and I’m finding it in many ways superior to Camtasia, especially in that it allows for the (relatively) easy creation of software simulations as well as demonstrations. I’m also impressed with the file sizes and simplicity of the (SWF-based) output: one SWF file + one really simple XHTML file.

    What’s your complaint with the pan-and-zoom feature?

    Comment by wheat — November 8, 2006 #

  2. > What’s your complaint with the pan-and-zoom feature? >

    Whoops — meant to say ‘indispensable’ not ‘indefensible’ — I’m such a dork!

    Comment by Bryan Zug — November 9, 2006 #

  3. > relying on ActiveX controls will limit the ability to use the content on platforms other than Windows, will it not? >

    Definite downer — hadn’t seen that and was figuring most of the output options would be more open format.

    Comment by Bryan Zug — November 9, 2006 #

  4. I guess I’m not certain what you guys mean when you say Camtasia Studio output is reliant on ActiveX controls? Camtasia Studio exports to Flash (swf & flv), QuickTime, WMV, Real, and more? Flash export alone gives you a ubiquitous cross-platform delivery format, so what’s the issue?

    Comment by Brooks — November 12, 2006 #

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