SnagIT 2020 Released!

 

 

 

Snagit 2020 – Quick, Powerful Screen-Capture, Capture Editing Software

Have you guys ever wondered what software I use to create my quick captures of my screen? The shorter ones, that include arrows, pointers, that capture still images and video of my screen, that allows me to quickly point out what’s important in my capture, and allows me to share it quickly to my YouTube channel, or to the Adobe Community pages?

Well, that software is Techsmith’s Snagit. And the 2020 version has been released!

Snagit is more than just a screenshot tool. It enables better visual content, by providing quick tools and screenshot/capture editing power. Customize and edit every screenshot or video (or convert videos to animated GIF’s) with ease, power and performance.

To check out the power of Snagit, visit here!

Here’s what’s new in Snagit 2020:

  • Snagit 2020 introduces two new creation tools and enterprise outputs to Slack and Box – With over 15 sharing outputs Snagit makes it even easier to share content at work
  • Create from templates: Use pre-made layouts to create visual documentation, tutorials, and training materials.
  • Create video from images: Talk and draw over a series of screenshots to create a quick “how-to” video or GIF
  • TechSmith Assets for Snagit: Create even better-looking instructional content with an annual subscription to TechSmith Assets for Snagit. A paid subscription gets you access to thousands of stamps, photos, and templates.

Get ALL of that functionality for $49.95 USD

Snagit is one app I can’t do without. I hope you find it just as helpful as I do!

I use Techsmith Camtasia and SnagIt, and LOVE them!


People often ask me what I use to create my training videos and enhance my screenshots and my answer is: Techsmith Camtasia for videos, and I use SnagIt for quick captures (still or video).

Camtasia is a powerful, yet easy video editor, an screen capture tool. You can capture your monitor, your voice, your webcam, your keyboard entries, and even your computer’s system sounds, and choose whether to use or edit all of those parts, as you wish. And, it’s easy to add video captured on another device, like a video camera, a still camera with video capabilities, even your smartphone! The markup tools can be used to enhance what your viewer sees – you can add highlights, callouts of text or graphics. You can animate items in the app, you can even use your computer’s voice to speech capabilities to create closed captioning! The learning curve is simple and Techsmith has some amazing online free videos (and I teach this, as well). Check it out HERE!

SnagIt is a Screen Capture and Screen Recorder application. It will capture screenshots and Videos, and allow you to mark them up or simple quickly produce a video to share online. It doesn’t have the power of al the video editing capabilities of Camtasia, but if you need a quick and powerful capture tool with great markup functions, this is a quick, accessible tool to choose.

View both Techsmith Camtasia, and Techsmith SnagIt at Techsmith’s website.

By the way – this is one of those companies that offers smart and professional customer support. It’s one I hold up as a standard for all the rest!

Techsmith Camtasia and Snagit Upgrades – Promo until 2.8.19

For those of you seeking excellent Screen Capture/Screenshot/Screen Video Editing software – you can’t miss this deal!

Upgrade to Camtasia 2018 and Get Camtasia Maintenance ($49.60 Value) Free.

Included in the Camtasia Maintenance package:

  • Free Upgrades – One year of new versions of the product
  • Priority Support – Dedicated phone queue & expedited handling
  • Camtasia Certification – Exclusive training to expand your skills

The promo will end February 8, 11:59 PM, PST so hurry up and ORDER NOW!

 

Who doesn’t like FREE Video Effects?

Once again, PremiumBeat.com is offering stuff for FREE!

Today, they announced a free plugin that works with almost all NLE’s (non-linear editors, for those of you who don’t do video). And, that plugin includes lots of free effects to be used in your work, along with a quick tutorial on how to use them (the transitions aren’t applied as you may be used to – they use track mattes and such – easy though). There’re also some effects using my favorite “toy” – blending modes.

I don’t recommend using all of these as they’re created – but they’re cool enough that you can. But, you can also make them your own, amending their contents to your preferences.

Check out the FREE plugin and content – you’ll be happy to have this resource. I know I am!

Techsmith Camtasia – 10% off before 12/31/18

Techsmith Camtasia 2018

Professional, easy to record and edit, Screen Recording and video editing software. Record your screen, your webcam, your microphone (or just one at a time). Edit it with Camtasia’s powerful but VERY USER FRIENDLY editing tools, and output a professional video in short order.

Camtasia is the solution most often used by training professionals, product demonstrators, and major companies and government agencies around the world (I know, I taught a bunch of them).

High end editing, Speech to Text for CC, Transitions, Text actions – all in an interface that’s clear and easy to use.

Get it at 10% off until 12/31/18 – use promo code “SAVE10” at checkout (leave out the quotes)

Regular single user price is $249, or $224.90 with SAVE10
Upgrade is $99.50, or $89.55 with SAVE10

 

Techsmith SnagIt and Camtasia – Cyber Monday – 25% OFF Sale – Starts tomorrow (November 26-27th)

Techsmith – the makers SnagIt and Camtasia 

along with other POWERFUL SOLUTIONS for Screen Capture, Screen Video Recording and Editing is having a Cyber Monday sale from November 26, 2018 (Eastern Standard Time) -November 27, 2018 (Pacific Standard Time). That gives everybody 27 hours to buy these powerful applications at 25% OFF their usual pricing!

If you’re a teacher, if you provide screen demonstrations, if you’re in the IT or Training department of a business, or provide training to others, this is the set of apps for you. From the longer form of training to quick edits, Techsmith Camtasia and SnagIt are my go-to tools. They’re available on Windows and Mac, and you can’t go wrong without them.

Currently, you can see the results of their usage on my YouTube channel (all of the quick videos I create for the Adobe forums are made using these apps) and most of my training videos have been made with these applications.

In the upcoming weeks, you may expect me to post some demonstration videos about how to use the applications, and what they can do – but you should also know that Techsmith’s website has a TON of great training materials, PLUS free downloads of backgrounds, transitions, etc – to make your editing simpler and quicker.

Check out their bundle – with 25% off, they can’t be beat!

Do you love FREE Video Elements, Actions and Effects?

I DO! I love to get free shared items and then tweak them to my own settings and aesthetic preference and needs. Well, our friends at Premium Beat have done just that (through Rocketstock)

Check out THIS PAGE for some fabulous Action Compositing elements, Space Textures, Motion Graphics Templates (for Premiere Pro), and other great items.

I’m a FAN!

Aurora HDR 2017 PAIRED with Plotagraph Pro!!!

Starting today, MacPhun is offering

Aurora HDR 2017($99) and a 3 month Plotagraph Pro+ Membership ($87 value) for as low as $89 when they use Coupon Code SGANS_DISC.

If you haven’t heard of Plotagraph before, it is SaaS-based solution that allows you to bring your photos to life. From a single JPEG, Plotoagraph Pro can create MP4, animated GIFs and more; with endless skies, flowing streams, crashing waves and of course far more abstract artwork than that. For a quick overview about the software, watch this quick video, or this longer video, and to see some incredible animated images created with it check out the gallery here.

Aurora HDR 2017 and Plotagraph Pro

Plotagraph Pro pairs well with the depth and contrast that you develop in Aurora HDR 2017, so you can create your own truly living photo.

You Get:
Aurora HDR 2017, The world’s most powerful HDR image editor for the Mac.
Plotagraph Pro+ Membership (3 months) – Bring your photos to life, animate from a single JPEG.

Remember to use Coupon Code SGANS_DISC to get the discounted price of $89. Without the coupon, the cost is $99.

A Useful Clarification of the Term “Image Resolution” in Digital Images

In so many of my classes, particularly Photoshop, Digital Photography and the Video applications, we discuss image resolution – or DPI – dots per inch (or PPI – pixels per inch). For the most part, my students seem to grasp the concepts from when I teach in (as I describe it) “Stephanese“. But here’s another discussion on the subject – this time in “CreativeBloqese“.

Check out this article from CreativeBloq.com for further clarification on the subject of pixel resolution (height/width/depth) of an image for print and for screen viewing:
http://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design/what-is-dpi-image-resolution-71515673/2

Premiere Pro Multi-Camera Editing Idea – WITHOUT Synced Cameras

For my Premiere students…

In our Advanced classes, we learn to edit a Multicamera sequence, when several cameras have been used, simultaneously.

Today, Rocketstock’s blog has a very interesting article  for an alternative use of Multicamera editing – when using a variety of clips from various shoots. I think you may find it inspiring for a new and efficient workflow. Take a look!
https://www.rocketstock.com/blog/edit-videos-with-multi-cam-sequence/?utm_source=RocketStock+Updates&utm_campaign=11a2cf663f-RS_Blog_Updates_04212017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_74052b2af9-11a2cf663f-429325757