Can somebody tell me what other tool Camtasia is using in this video?

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Below is the link of Camtasia Screen Draw Tool...

What they are not telling you is that they are controlling the mouse with an external tool...  

Would you know what type of mouse is the guy from Camtasia using on that video? 

http://blogs.techsmith.com/tips-how-tos/screendraw-whiteboarding-with-camtasia-studio/

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I use ScreenDraw a lot; I move the mouse around when drawing, like shown in the video, using a wireless mouse
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But can you get the accuracy as in a han writing on a piece of paper?  Would be hard to believe that you can control a mouse the same way you can control a pen on your hand. 
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if trying to write small letters, I doubt it, unless you have a gifted wrist [which I don't]

but if drawing pictures or objects, a mouse can work very well; just takes some practice
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On that video about using ScreenDraw, they seem to be advocating for clearing the desktop of any and all icons and configuring to a solid color such as white.

Why do that when you can simply open an instance of Windows Notepad (or Mac TextEdit) and just maximize it to cover the screen. It's similar to getting your picture taken at the DMV. They simply have a curtain they put you in front of to take the picture. No need to paint the wall (or reconfigure Windows).

Cheers... Rick :)
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I don't care about the color of the background... I want to control the mouse as a math teacher controls the writing on his blackboard at school...

The point of the post is the "control" of the writing to be precise as a pen...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK-U1p9O6Nc
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I note at the beginning of the TechSmith video it shows using a graphics tablet:



I'd personally be shocked if you were able to remotely come close to what a tablet provides using a mouse.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Yep, it's definitely a graphics tablet. This one is the Wacom brand. Personally, I would not try writing numbers and letters with a mouse, but drawing shapes and annotating with some of the other tools will be doable. 

If you're looking to do math problems, I'd think you'll need a tablet for sure. You can get some of the smaller ones for under $100. You'll find that even with a decent tablet, it will take a little while to get to the point where your handwriting is legible on screen. So just make sure you give yourself some time to practice.

-Josh (the Camtasia guy who did the blog post)

P.S. I wasn't trying to hide the use of the tablet. Sorry if you felt that I was.   
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