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July 09, 2009


Jing is a product from Techsmith, a screen capture and media sharing company. Jing performs both still screen shots as well as video capture of your screen and microphone. Automatically upload these captures to Screencast, a media storage site, or to YouTube, Vimeo or Viddler with the Pro version. If you upgrade to the Jing Pro version for $14.95/year, you get added features like logo free captures, the option of saving files as MPEGs, and the ability to capture from your computer's built-in video as well.

Check the Jing Blog to get tips on posting captures to blogs, tips for working with bugs, and other helpful hints. TechSmith's Education Blog can also be a good place to learn about ways other educators are using TechSmith's products.

If you have a PC, and you're looking for something a bit more powerful than Jing that you can also use for simple editing, you might want to check out the pricier Camtasia.

Posted by hthrlowe at July 9, 2009 01:24 PM


Another useful program for video capture similar to Camtasia is Captivate.

The Grad Library has a few computers available with the Captivate software, if you want to try it out or compare it to Jing/Camtasia. They're in the Knowledge Navigation Center (http://www.lib.umich.edu/knc/). I wonder if the DMC in the Duderstadt has similar software?

Posted by: mcglynnm at July 22, 2009 12:29 PM

Currently, there are two computer stations that have screen capture software. One is located in the V-Room, the sound booth inside Groundworks, and the other is located in the podcasting facility. The V-room can be accessed any time the Duderstadt Center is open, but if you want to use the podcasting facilities, you have to make a reservation through DMC administration : dc-scheduling@umich.edu

Posted by: hthrlowe at July 23, 2009 04:17 PM

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