Camtasia for Mac Tutorial Ideas

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Would you like to see a specific Camtasia for Mac topic covered in our product tutorials or Tips & How To's blog posts? Post your ideas here, and you may just see them featured in our future content.
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Cait Ryan

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92506

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Is there a way to subscribe to the screencasts in iTunes?
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Cait Ryan

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Currently we don't make our tutorials available in iTunes, though it's an interesting idea. For you, what is the value added by accessing the videos via iTunes rather than YouTube or our website?

Thanks for posting!

Cait
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92506

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I would be able to subscribe to them and have them automatically downloaded to my iPhone. I have a playlist that is only video podcasts that I watch while exercising. I like to have a mixture of podcasts to watch.
The benefit to your company would be the added exposure that being on iTunes would give you. Especially with a tag of "flipped classroom" in your description.
On a side note is there any chance that your company will be at the CUE Conference in Palm Springs in March?

Thank you for your quick response.

Jerry
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Greg West

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Keep up the good work with the videos for Camtasia 2 for Mac users. I really liked the LEARN MORE ABOUT CAMTASIA FOR MAC training video, as I am always up for ideas on lower thirds...(volunteer at local cable TV station editing etc.
greg west
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Alright, this is a follow up on the mask effect for a spotlight: http://blogs.techsmith.com/tips-how-tos/create-custom-stoplight-effects-in-camtasia-for-mac/

What I want to do: Make an area brighter. Make a rectangle brighter, to draw attention to things.

What I can do: The technique in that video has a black area being masked, to "de-highlight" the area you don't want people to see.

I tried using the highlighter effect; that just adds a color tint to an area, but cannot make it brighter.

I tried a mask with a white background area. But that can only give me a "faded/semi-bright" outside of the mask; inside the mask it is either perfectly normal, or perfectly white. That "faded/semi-bright" is what I want in the center (not a very sharp amount, just a little).

I tried putting colorize, or spotlight, or glow, inside the mask -- nope, mask is not itself somthing that you can put an effect inside of. Heck, mask doesn't even have a timeline presence -- it applies to the whole annotation that has the timeline presence.

What I think I want is an "inverse mask". What I think I could do -- really painfully -- is to make a mask of everything except what I want to highlight (takes 4 masks, to mask around the rectangle I want -- thankfully it's not a circle that I want), and then those masks can be clear, and the rest could have a white fade.

But ... as I think about that, I'm not sure that the multiple stacked masks would actually work how I want or not.

Is there a better way?

Double bonus points if it can work in 2.7.2 -- I *need* that 32 bit QuickTime .mov file support and *want* that better quality color match of the Export to QuickTime Movie.