Because I am member of the Advisory Board of TechSmith I received an invitation for a sneak peek into the new Camtasia Studio version some weeks ago for testing purpose. Camtasia is the product with which you can produce screencasts. For examples see my screencasting blog (screencasting and video podcasting).  Today I received the final version. I just installed it this morning. January 18 it will be launched into the market. TechSmith also has a weblog: The Visual Lounge.
New features are:

– flash 8 support
– captions (adding subtitles or converting speakernotes of powerpoint)
– quizzing (measurable fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice questions with feedback by email)
– rich media presentation option (webcam video + screencaptures)
– H264 and Quicktime 7 support (reduced file size with better quality)
– 30 days free hosting

Next week I am going to produce a screencasting on MSN Messenger with Erwin van Lun. So great to work with the new product then.

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