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Windows 7

1 -What is the difference between Camtasia and Relay ?
2- Where is the relay server normally located ?
3 - Can I place a mini video window showing the presenter using Camstasia
4- what are the bandwidth requirements for screencast

I am about to buy Camtasia
Thank you for your assistance
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Thomas Hadley

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Logan S.

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Hey Thomas,

This PDF highlights many of the differences and similarities between Camtasia and Relay. http://assets.techsmith.com/Downloads...

As far as bandwidth limitations for Screencast go, this article highlights those: http://techsmith.custhelp.com/app/ans...

Let me know if you have any other questions!
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Thomas Hadley

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Hi Logan

thanks for your propmt response. Ia m very impressed with the TEch Smith having "real employees" asnwering questions. Something that Microsoft could learn from :-)

Can you answer my other Q s please ;

2- Where is the relay server normally located ?
3 - Can I place a mini video window showing the presenter using Camstasia

I also thought that Camtasia studio will capture video from my screen, the comparison.pdf says No to capture

I want to produce training videos for Project Management software, with voice over and the occasional video "window" of me the presenter.
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Josh Holnagel, Employee

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Hi Thomas,

2 - Relay is for schools, universities, large(er) commercial organizations. It allows for video capture, uploading, sharing, archiving, etc. (more on Relay : http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-rel...)

It seems like you might be operating as an individual, no? If so, Camtasia Studio should be what you are looking for.

3 - Yes, absolutely. You have the option of either capturing video of the presenter live and in conjunction with the screen action or else you can capture it separately after the initial screencast is complete, sort of like a post-action commentary. Either of which can be turned on/off at will during the editing process.

And lastly, Camtasia Studio does most certainly capture video from your screen. The section you are referencing said that it does not capture (still) images. This is a little misleading because technically once you have captured video of screen action, Camtasia Studio does allow you to export any frame of the video as a still image. However, if you were looking for a more streamlined still image editior, you would want to look at (or stick with - if you already use) Snagit.

If you are interested in learning more about exactly how Camtasia Studio works, check out our free training video series here: http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-cam...

Thanks for posting!
-Josh
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Dave O'Rourke, Senior Software Engineer

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Hi Thomas,

I'll jump in and try to help answer those questions...

2 - The Relay server is normally located on-site at a college or business. We don't sell the hardware, just the software that runs on the server. For those who don't want the hassle of configuring and maintaining the hardware, we also offer a TechSmith hosted version of Camtasia Relay. I'm sure someone from the Relay team would be happy to talk to you about these options if you'd like more information.

3 - Yes, you can place a mini video of the presenter on top of your screen recording video using Camtasia Studio.

I also thought that Camtasia studio will capture video from my screen, the comparison.pdf says No to capture

Sorry for the confusion. Camtasia *does* capture the screen. The first column from the product comparison chart above is talking about capturing static images of the computer screen, which is something that our other products, Snagit and Jing, specialize in. The product comparison chart above was a slimmed down version of this full product comparison chart:
http://assets.techsmith.com/Docs/sale...

I want to produce training videos for Project Management software, with voice over and the occasional video "window" of me the presenter.

Based on this, I'd recommend giving Camtasia Studio a try. There's a free 30-day trial available, so that you can evaluate the product to see if it meets your needs. We also offer free training and support, even during the trial period, to help you be successful.

Hope this helps.
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Thomas Hadley

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thanks everybody for you propmt and clear responses :-)
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AnnyIngram

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yes u can do but need some update  and get online software training i suggest this one for batter online resources and updating  Educator 
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Thomas Hadley

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Thanks but this not for me I am a senior engineer completed my high school trainin over 60 years ago

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