Camtasia for iPad

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Camtasia needs to be developed for Tablets too. For example I write on iPad Apps but there is now way I can record and then publish a video on Youtube. iPad like Tablets have good enough resolution for making screen recording and should not be a porblem.

As of now I use my handycam to produce a video in dark room and then undergo cumbersome processing and then upload.

If you can make an app for iPad....I would love to grab it. Also as of now there is no app to record on iPad so you have a good chance looking at the work TechSmith have done till now.
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Ashish Mohta

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Has anyone tried this app:
https://secure.logmein.com/welcome/io...
1. I'm assuming it'd be possible to control camtasia remotely without the $700 wired alternative.
2. Either simultaneously or add in the audio track and edit remotely?
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With LogMeIn you can control your PC from your iPad, not vice-versa so it would not function as a video-capturing tool for the iPad.
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True. Most of what I do can be done that way, which might make my life a little easier and migrate away from lugging everything around. But as education apps grow in popularity and complexity, I will be longing to additionally capture those apps for lecturers as well!
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Is there a pen for ipad2 available? Currently, on slate PC, you have a pen which when used with Camtasia is great to capture your experience as a teacher on say a maths problem.
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I am going to buy an iPad2. There is a new Walcom Stylus to draw onan iPad. Can I record on an iPad2? (I know I can watch Camtasia on an iPad, but the question now is if I can record on it ) If it is not possible, what can I do if I still want to draw on the iPad, can I record at the same time if I plug the iPad to a Mac or PC?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Record on an iPad.
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How do you watch Camtasia on an iPad?
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Check out this blog post from just last week. There are even new presets our lead developer made. You can install them in Camtasia Studio and get some additional mobile-friendly options. http://visuallounge.techsmith.com/201...
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I've given up on the iPad and just let my kids use it to watch Netflix and play games. I've decided it's just a toy (with the ability to do some simple work related tasks). I now have an Asus E Slate and although it was expensive, it's a great tablet AND it's a Windows 7 computer. I can use a real stylus on it so that my handwriting doesn't look like I'm in Kindergarten and I can load Camtasia on it and create lectures for my online students. Well worth the money - with the added plus that I'm allowed to do with it what I want and not what Steve Jobs thinks I should do. :)
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Then You cannot review iPad Apps on the Asus E Slate. The whole idea of Camtasia for iPad is to record what people can do on iPad
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Ashish, in case you didn't see, check my posts at the end of the thread, I posted one possible solution for recording a tablet.

Kelly Rush
Video Production Specialist
TechSmith Corporation
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Thank you for your insight to the E slate. I will get one ..... apple will slowly lose their grip if they don't wake up to freedom!
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I absolutely love my iPad, its the best computer I have ever owned (and I have been in computing since the late 1970's.) Certainly its good to see competition, that makes everyone's products better.
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I think the iPad is great for what it does - but it's only as good as what it is capable of (or in this case what Apple will allow it to do). If I can't do what I need to do on it to do my job effectively, it doesn't matter how fast, lightweight, cool movies look on the screen, etc. It becomes essentially a paperweight. I got my first computer in 1983 and have had some that I like and some that were "ok". I have to rate the iPad as a little better than ok, but not great as a computer because even surfing the net is restricted to material that Apple wants you to be able to see. I guess I'm just spoiled having had Toshiba Tablet PCs since they started making them. I wanted the iPad to be able to replace it, but that's just not what it was made for.
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Those are great points: an iPad is great for what it does. I think it's a little much to ask it to do Camtasia'ish tasks. I've used the TabletPCs to do lots of things and they "felt" good. But the iPad feels great for so many things. Maybe not screen recording like Camtasia but surfing the internet, accessing email, calendaring, to do lists, movies, a ton of quality and inexpensive apps. Although the iPad may not be do things just like Camtasia but have you seen ScreenChomp? I prepare scribble casts using Camtasia (and a mac) for all my classes. I've created online classes in math and chemistry in which the content is delivered primarily through these scribble casts. I also do online tutoring where Camtasia works splendidly to capture problems and post them. Then I just saw ScreenChomp by TechSmith. Unbelievable. I can be anywhere with my iPad and if a student asks me a question, I can immediately record a solution and post it either to Facebook or to the screen chomp site. I'd like to be able to post to YouTube, too, but that will come. Fantastic stuff. To do my scribble casts I'll continue to use camtasia and my pc but for quick responses to students, Screen Chomp is the way to go! And, it's free.
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Am I correct in saying that the export from Camtasia Theater is actually not compatible with iPad? (meaning the HTML page generated is not compatible even though the individual MP4 files are compatible.

Is there a fix for this?
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Camtasia Theater creates an HTML file that serves mp4 video as Flash. On screencast we have an alternate HTML5 player that is available to iOS devices so the iPad can play those mp4 videos, but Theater does not write any HTML5 code.

You could go into the Theater HTML (or the HTML created by our standard production) and manually add HTML5 video tags; any competent web developer would be able to handle that work for you.
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Here is a link to an initial demo attempt of using Snagit, Camtasia and Screencast.com to show Ipad tutorials. The screenshots are from my Ipad.

http://www.screencast.com/t/S6h0c71Kn6c

Instructions on this hack to follow.
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OMG how did you do this??? I just upgraded to an iPad 2 so I could invest another $800 to do this... Richard... you are a DREAM! How did you do this? Oh no, please don't tell me I have to have a Mac PC or laptop.. I run a PC (no stones please) but I really need to stream my iPad! I am sick of camcording it! I cannot wait to hear!!! Will be waiting and watching!
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Ok - here are the steps:
1. You capture your Ipad desktop by clicking the on-off switch and the Home button at the same time;
2. This will store the image in your photo album;
3. The image will be upside down - this is an IOS bug in the current IOS4.3;
4. Use the free ipad app "Photopad" to re-orient the image and save it;
5. I use Dropbox to migrate the images to my Windows PC;
6. I use the Snagit Editor to enhance the images;
7. I import the images into Camtasia to add audio and produce to mp4.
That is it!
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You know there is a easier tool called "Disk Aid" that allows you transfer anything back and forth from your iPad. (Also, if you have jail broken the ipad, you can use "iFile" so you can access any file found on your iPad)
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Thanks for the suggestion Richard, but this is not a "video" like most of us have been requesting. We want to capture the screen of the iPad as a true video. Your suggestion is fine, just not what we were asking for.
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An example of the iPad tutorials that I create: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zvC-p...
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OK Rob, Nice job! Now the question on the table is...How did you do this? What tools, equipment, etc.?
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Yes, Rob HOW are you doing this, with real live video? Unlike Richard's "video" which are still photos with a voice overlay, yours is actual video, which is what I am attempting to accomplish... Are you willing to share?
THANKS!
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Use vnc on the iPad and on the computer. You can do it wireless. This let's you control your iPad from you computer
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Okay, I do not understand, VNC says it controls a computer from an iOS device... sort of like Splashtop remote or LogMeIn Ignition???

It does not say that you can control your iPad from your computer, which is opposite... can you explain?

I review iPad apps for my site, I have been searching for a way to throw away the darned camcorder and doing it like a Camtasia video (on a PC) but have not been successful in finding a way...

The only way I have been told is to mirror the iPad to the PC and capture it like that, but the part to do that costs $800!

Are you saying there is another way to do it on an unjailbroken iPad? I cannot afford to take the risk of jailbreaking my iPad, my whole living depends on it.

Any help is appreciated.

THANKS!!!
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Also, does one have to be using Macs exclusively to do this?
I have an iPad, but run a Windows computer.
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Ok,

I did this on my widows computer and you have to get the ip address of your iPhone and tell your computer to remote control the iOS device.

The bad news for Maggie - it is a jail break app.
So if you are worried about jailbreak and what that means then you should read up more on it. I have had my iPad jailbroken since the day I got it and it is absolutly fine, If not better. jailbreak just means an extra "app store" with mainly open source software.

It's an excellent tool and I have been using it to create camtasia videos for the uni I work for.

Just a thought for those people that work for camtasia, why not contact the developer of vnc in the jailbroken world and make it into a standard iPad/iPhone app. Unless you have something better coming-out soon?

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