The Forge - Episode 20 (HD) "All Dressed Up and Camtasia's a Go!"





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Published on Jun 19, 2012

Alright Forge fans, the time has come! Camtasia Studio 8 has been released! We talk to Shane Lovellette (product manager for Camtasia Studio) and Dave O'Rourke (lead developer for Camtasia Studio) about what's new in Camtasia Studio 8, their favorite features, and more. We were also joined by Kelly Mullins and Chris Larson, who gave us some insight into the work that went on behind the scenes in making Camtasia Studio.

Make sure to download the free trial of Camtasia Studio 8! - http://bit.ly/LbNAkg

Thank you so much for watching us during this great season! We're going to take a brief summer recess to make some upgrades, but we'll be back in September. We'll also be releasing some great new mini Forge segments to tide you over during the wait.

00:02 -- Welcome to The Forge, what's coming up
00:34 -- Show Opening
00:55 -- Email us at theforge@techsmith.com or follow us on twitter, @TechSmith #TSCForge
01:30 -- Thanks to all of our developers for their hard work on Camtasia Studio 8!

Interview with Shane Lovellette and Dave O'Rourke
01:47 -- Introducuction of Shane Lovellette, product manager for Camtasia Studio, and Dave O'Rourke, lead developer for Camtasia Studio
02:10 -- QUESTION FOR SHANE - What was the process moving forward to Camtasia Studio 8?
03:20 -- Sample video of Camtasia Studio 8 functionality
04:20 -- Direct manipulation in the canvas and a multi-track timeline is now available in Camtasia Studio 8!
04:30 -- The focus was to make Camtasia Studio 8 faster and easier for content creators to use.
05:10 -- QUESTION FOR DAVE - What are some of the technical additions that customers are going to benefit from?
06:20 -- QUESTION - What should users go out and try in Camtasia Studio 8?
07:10 -- QUESTION - What are some other features that customers are going to benefit from?
08:35 -- Hotspots and interactivity work on any device
09:30 -- The iPhone app for the TechSmith smartplayer is available and free!
10:25 -- QUESTION FOR DAVE - What hardware is Camtasia Studio going to tap into?
11:15 -- QUESTION FOR SHANE - Explain more about the new Quizzing feature
14:05 -- QUESTION - What is one of your favorite features in Camtasia Studio 8?
16:00 -- If you haven't gotten your trial download yet check out Camtasia Studio 8! - http://bit.ly/LbNAkg

16:09 -- Camtasia commercial

Discussion of the Technical Preview Program with Kelly Mullins and Chris Larson
17:35 -- Kelly Mullins, Information Developer and Chris Larson, UX Designer for Camtasia Studio join the show
17:55 -- QUESTION - What is the Technical Preview Program?
18:55 -- QUESTION - How many people took part in the program?
19:30 -- QUESTION FOR CHRIS - How did the preview program change the way we designed the release?
20:15 -- QUESTION - Is it safe to say that the program made this release better?
21:00 -- QUESTION - Were there any instances that feedback dramatically changed the release?
23:45 -- If you have feedback about any of our TechSmith products please let us know at www.feedback.techsmith.com

24:10 -- The Forge commercial

Question and Answer session with Shane Lovellette, Dave O'Rourke, and Chris Larson
25:00 -- Back with Shane Lovellette, Dave O'Rourke, and Chris Larson
25:15 -- QUESTION - Will you be adding Remove-a-Color to the Windows version of Camtasia?
26:14 -- QUESTION - Will the Mac and Windows versions of Camtasia Studio become more similar over time?
27:30 -- QUESTION - Can you show examples of the hotspots?
29:00 -- QUESTION - Did you update support for SCORM?
29:37 -- QUESTION - How many ideas from the community went into Camtasia Studio 8?
30:45 -- QUESTION - Any concerns about upgrading from older versions?
31:18 -- QUESTION - Will there be updates for Camtasia Studio 8 and how will users be notified?
32:30 -- QUESTION - Is the capture engine in Camtasia Studio 8 similar to the Camtasia for Mac engine?
33:08 -- QUESTION - Are there tutorials available for Camtasia Studio 8? (Check them out at http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-cam... )
33:45 -- QUESTION - What's the difference between the Smart Player app and the Smart Player?
35:20 -- QUESTION - Does the Smart Player work on Android?
35:50 -- QUESTION - Will we see updates to the creative content library?
36:50 -- QUESTION - Will you show a video on mobile?
37:57 -- QUESTION - Are there new skins for the flash player?
39:07 -- QUESTION - If you want to buy a new computer, what should you invest in?
40:35 -- QUESTION - Is there a cost upgrade for Camtasia for Mac 2.2 or Camtasia Studio 8? Where can we get the prices?
41:50 -- If you want to learn more about making screencasts, check out www.screencast.com and visit Screencast Camp in August!
42:25 -- This is the season finale, but look forward to some minisodes of The Forge this summer.
42:48 -- Roll credits


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