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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Carlos Berman

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I use the Display Recorder app for iPad, I record my voice using an USB mic on my PC, then I merge them with Camtasia....you can download a video tutorial I made a few days ago about Photoshop Touch (Spanish) 1.2.: http://www.mediafire.com/?zycn746svf9... part 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?71ji2hmbbey... part 3: http://www.mediafire.com/?aelpvwebn6p... ....;)
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Carlos, so if I got that right you are recording your voiceover on your PC while you walk through the app, recording it on the iPad with Display Recorder? Interesting.
What program and mic are you using if I might ask?

I just use the iPad mic for my voiceover and then clean it up in Camtasia. It actually does a good job but I'll have to dig out my USB mic and try it your way too.... always looking to make it better.

FYI AirServer is expected to have audio in the PC version by the end of the month! Then we'll have yet another option!
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Hi MaggieB, there is no problem, you can use any audio program in your PC, I use Camtasia to record my voice, but there are many apps that can do that (audacity, audition, wavelab, sound forge, etc.), I use the Display Recorder app for Cydia on my iPad, also on my iPhone.

Then I do this:
1.- I copy the video that I recorded from my iPad to my PC, using an iPad/iPhone/iPod explorer called iExplorer: http://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/ is free.
2. In Camtasia start a new empty project, import the video and audio to the timeline, then sync them, you can edit any portion of your project as usual, add callouts, captions, etc. like the videos you saw, I use a video for my animated logo at the bottom right.

Other things:
-In Camtasia I have a custom preset for my iPad recordings, 1024 x 768 pixels the screen resolution for iPad 1 and 2., mp4 80% quality, no controls, 192kbs audio, 24fps,

-In Display Recorder I locked the framerate about 20fps (I think is in the half of the slider), landscape right, h.264, video quality high, opengl off, grayscale off, scale full, show taps when recording, tap size small.

-I have a USB mic, Rode Podcaster (US$ 229)

-I enhanced the audio with Adobe Audition, using a VST plugin called "Izotope Ozone", (select produce special from file menu in camtasia, and then export audio as wav for better quality)

:)

Sorry, my English is not very good, I speak Spanish.
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Hi Carlos, Your English is fine!
Thanks for the explanation. I hadn't heard of macroplant so I'll have to go read up on that. I hate using iTunes to transfer stuff to my PC.

The only thing I can't envision is how you start your Camtasia recorder AND start the Display Recorder so that you get them to sync. How do you get your voiceover to match exactly where it belongs on the DisplayRecorder video? On my videos if its even a little bit off its going to look like something is lagging. So how do you do that so your voiceover matches what's displayed on the screen once you have both in Camtasia?

I have made note of how you do your recordings so I can refer back to them.

Thanks!
Maggie
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Hi Maggie,

It is not easy for me explain it in English, but I'll try it.

What I do is to start recording the audio about 2-3 seconds before starting to record the video, then, I speak after that time...the final audio track is bigger than the video track, in seconds, 2-3.

Just before I start to record my voice, I touch my iPad twice (on blank space), Display Recorder shows "two taps" in the recorded video (the little gray circles), those circles are my guide.

In Camtasia I look for the first double tap in my video and my first word I said in the audio track, you can sync them using this “trick”. You need to move the video track a few seconds, the first seconds of silence in the audio track.

Otherwise you can, for example, use the movement in your recorded video, suppose you said in your video "click the Camera app icon ...", in the recorded video the app opens, there is a movement when opens, you can look for it, then move the audio track when you said those words and sync them, the whole audio track is sync.

It's a bit difficult, but I think the end result worth it.

Carlos Berman
www.CursosenHD.com
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Hi Carlos,

I downloaded and installed iExplorer and it opens up a a box with the files on my iPad, BUT how do I find the DisplayRecorder files in this list that isn't in any sort of order?

Could you briefly explain how you use that to transfer files to your PC?

Thanks,
Maggie
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Hi Maggie,

Movies are stored in this folder var/mobile/Library/Keyboard/DisplayRecorder.

Just drag and drop your video files from iExplorer to your PC desktop or folder in Windows Explorer, Finder in Mac.

Carlos Berman
www.CursosenHD.com
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Thanks Carlos!
Sure wish they were in alphabetical order!

Maggie
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It would be great if I can capture video of everything happening on my phone into a video so that I can create video tutorials.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
iOS and Android Video Capture Idea.
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You can, if you have an iPhone use Reflection or AirServer!
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Hello to all!
Can anyone teach me that how to capture iPad screen?
I have just started using iPad & having some urgent work to capture the video of the iPad screen when I am working on it.
Plz help me out.
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i believe it was the home button thingy (idk wat to call it) and the off button at the same time... I'm not sure though cuz that wat you do on Android...
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All you need to do is get the Reflections or AirServer software set up on your PC or Mac. Have your computer and iPad on the same wi-fi & you should be able to go onto the iPad, double-tap your home button to reveal your multi-task bar, and then swipe ALL the way to the left to reveal your AirPlay button.

From there all you do is tap on that button and select your computer to stream to. As you work on your iPad you'll see what is happening mirrored to your computer. Your iPad screen will now show up on your computer monitor. Use Camtasia or another screen-capturing software to record the area of your computer screen that contains the iPad.

Hope this helps!
Marge Burkell
http://AppsForiPads.net
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Just an update with another potential solution! I have not tried this myself, but someone else at TechSmith tried out an Elgato video capture device, and said it was able to capture the iPad video over USB 2.0.

http://www.amazon.com/Elgato-Capture-...

Might be worth a shot for those of you looking for a hardware solution for your laptop!

Regards,

Kelly Rush
Marketing Video Producer
TechSmith Corporation
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How do I do a screen capture of an iPad for YouTube and get decent resolution? I'm using an Aver Media card for the capture (1024x768) and then editing in 1024x768. When I upload to YouTube, Screencast, or Vimeo the resolution gets really fuzzy.

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How do I capture an iPad video with great resolution?.
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Hi Joe!

It's possible that the settings you're exporting at aren't triggering YouTube's higher encoding settings. Instead of editing at 1024 x 768 (which is the resolution of your iPad video), try editing at 1280 x 720. Stretch the iPad video so that it fits the height of the editing window (but make sure you stretch the width to keep it in the correct aspect ratio, i.e. don't make it super wide). Produce your video at 1280 x 720 dimensions, and that should hopefully trigger YouTube's higher-quality encoding scheme.

Regards,

Kelly Rush
Marketing Video Producer
TechSmith Corporation
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Capturing an iPad 3 (a Retina iPad) may help, too? I have not tried this myself to see if Reflections sends a proper 2048x1536 sized video for Retina iPads...
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@Joe...are you using WIndows? If so, you can use a software called Reflections which works great. For Mac, you can use Reflections or AirServer to capture the screen. They are both $15.

HTH

Dave
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I'm able to capture it without a problem. When I import it into Camtasia it looks crystal clear. But when I export it to YouTube or Screencast it becomes very fuzzy. I think I've tried practically every permutation possible of resolutions.
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I work at a University where we have loads of iPad's. Staff and Students have been asking if there is a version of Camtasia which will work on an iPad , if not are TechSmith thinking about this.

This would be a big coup' if they ( TS ) did.

Steve ( UK )

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Camtasia: Is there going to be a version for the iPad.
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They don't, sadly. "Coach's Eye" promised to be, but Techsmith fans complained that they wanted full control over the video they creat with it, and Techsmith had some restrictions on the app's use.

I use Explain Everything in the classroom. Not a great app, but useful enough and easy for students to learn.
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Hi there

I did a video on how to record ipad onto a PC or a Mac (I have done both successfully). You use Camtasia at the PC or Mac end.

http://youtu.be/XEGObv22dTo

cheers

Helen
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Great video Helen. I've wondered why people have been screaming for Camtasia for the iPad when it is so easy to do with the apps you reviewed. One of the limitations an iPad would have is drive space. If you start recording HD video on your iPad for a screen capture, how long before you're going to run out of drive space? With the Reflector/Air Server method, the video gets saved on the host device which will almost always have more space.

Thanks again.
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> why people have been screaming for Camtasia for the iPad

Well, let's say you're on a business trip...
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really, ashish? unless you have a keyboard that you can connect (not to mention a mouse) you're gonna be thudding your fingertips against the glass of the iPad...
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Might want to check out this new app:
http://www.touchcast.com/
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Those posting to this thread might want to check out this link :)
http://appshow.techsmith.com/
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Too bad AppShow requires a Mac as the recording device,..
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The functionality of AppShow is based on new APIs that Apple is opening up in the soon to be released iOS 8 and MacOS 10.10. So yes, for now, Apple-to-Apple only.

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