OKEMOS -- Lecture and presentation capture will be receiving a major upgrade this fall with the launch Camtasia Relay 4.0.
Monday morning at the 2011 Educause educational technology conference in Philadelphia, Pa., Okemos-based TechSmith Corp. announced three new features for Camtasia Relay, which are being added due to popular demand.
* 1.Camera Support: Camtasia Relay 4.0 will enable users to capture video of an individual lecture and embed that video along with written course material. The result will be a recorded lecture or presentation that includes the speaker alongside her or his written presentation materials. The recorded lecture can then be viewed any time by students with a variety of devices. This feature will provide students with an even more in-depth learning experience outside the classroom setting, as they will be able to directly see the professor or speaker rather than only hearing their voice over annotated written materials projected in the classroom. Even with this additional video feature, the recording process will maintain its three-step simplicity.
* Global Caption Editor Role: After recording a video, many professors or presenters don't have time to edit the captions. That's why Camtasia Relay 4.0 will allow designated people to review and change captions remotely. After a video is recorded, this designated editor will receive notification that a video is ready for them to review. When video editing and captioning is completed, the video can be uploaded to various outputs in one click.
* Direct Publishing to YouTube: Camtasia Relay 4.0 will come with fully automated, one-click publishing directly to YouTube, where presenters can publish and share their video with anyone anywhere in the world.
"We continue to focus on developing easy-to-use solutions that have the features and capabilities our users want," said Tony Dunckel, vice president of Web and enterprise services at TechSmith. "Camtasia Relay 4.0 will bring three new valuable capabilities to users, who will still enjoy the simple three click start-stop-publish automated lecture and presentation recording that is extraordinarily easy to use and requires little or no training."
Founded in 1987, TechSmith provides practical business and academic software that enables users to capture, record and enhance digital content from their computer screens so they can share information and knowledge in compelling multimedia formats, and allow others to observe, analyze and learn from their experiences.
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