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TechSmith Introduces Camtasia Studio 4

TechSmith has announced the availability of Camtasia Studio 4, enabling individuals with no programming or multimedia expertise to create screencasts of software demonstrations, interactive training, online marketing content, and PowerPoint-based video presentations that can be delivered to portable media players including the Apple iPod.

Camtasia Studio 4 is also integrated with the new Screencast.com service, which is currently in open beta testing. The integration between Camtasia Studio 4 and Screencast.com facilitates fast and easy video sharing. Unlike other online video services, Screencast.com retains the original quality, size and professionalism of the uploaded screencast.

Camtasia Studio automatically records exactly what a user sees on a computer screen, what they say, and how they interact with PowerPoint or any Windows-based application or website. Individuals can then edit the interactive content and share it online in all popular streaming media formats, including Flash (SWF, FLV), portable media player formats, or fixed media such as CD or DVD. Users can also import video from digital camcorders to enhance their screen recordings.

Some of the new features in Camtasia Studio 4 include:
- Support for portable media player video formats, including M4V for iPod video, to reach the widest possible audience
- Ability to create multiple files simultaneously so users can produce a single screencast in a variety of formats (e.g., Flash, iPod, MP3, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Audio enhancements so users can remove background noise and volume variations with one-click to easily deliver professional-sounding screencasts
- 30-second previews that allow users to see how the first 30 seconds of a screencast will look and sound based on different production options before producing the entire video
- Closed Captioning so users can synchronize voice narration with on-screen text to create videos that are accessible to a broad audience
- Shareable production profiles that allow individuals to share their screencast settings with others, helping organizations standardize the look and feel of all screencasts and get new users up and running quickly.

Multimedia content - created in minutes with Camtasia Studio - is proven to increase the effectiveness of online training and education, sales presentations, and marketing initiatives, and reduce costs associated with technical support and helpdesks. Camtasia Studio allows individuals to replace technical and jargon-laden documentation and websites with compelling and effective multimedia content.

Camtasia Studio 4 supports Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP with DirectX 9.0. Additional digital video formats that can be imported include AVI, MPEG, MPG, and WMV.



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