Once you have done all the important work of capturing and editing your Camtasia videos you'll want to be able to share them with your selected audience. In this section of the workshop we'll talk about video formats that Camtasia and Jing support, the benefits of them, and where to share them with others.

Types of video:
  • downloadable
  • streaming
  • Why use one over the other?

When you get ready to export, ask yourself the following questions:
  • Who is going to view my screencast?
  • Where are they likely to view it?
  • What will they use to view it?
  • Where am I planning to host/share it?

Video Options for Camtasia

During this part of the workshop you can use the tutorials to learn more about Camtasia video formats if you'd like.

Types of output that Camtasia generates:

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Video Options for Jing

Video Formats: SWF & MPEG-4

Jing Pro allows you to create SWF or MPEG-4 videos. Jing can only capture video in SWF format. What's the difference?

Understanding the Jing Pro Video Formats

Jing Pro allows you to record video in SWF and MPEG-4 video formats. Which one's better? It depends. (I bet you saw that one coming.) This post is for everyday Jing Pro users and my goal here is to show you a bit about why and when you'd want to use one format over the other.

Where to Share?

Where to share your videos is a decision that you make when you export your videos as it might make a difference for what type you'll pick. We'll examine 4 places to share your videos: