I like Camtasia Studio. It’s a very useful tool for recording screencasts, as well as for editing and producing video. All of my DevNugget videos have been recorded and produced using Camtasia.
But one thing that’s missing for me is the ability to output Silverlight-optimized video (or better yet, video with a Silverlight player wrapper). For that, I have to take the Windows Media Video (or AVI) output from Camtasia Studio, import it into Expression Encoder 2, then re-encode the video.
While I like Encoder, and the player templates it has to offer, and with a plug-in, I can automatically upload my videos to the Silverlight Streaming service, it would be nice to be able to do all this with just one tool, which would save me a significant amount of time.
So I was pleased to hear (thanks, Josh!) that Betsy Weber from TechSmith has put up a survey asking folks what output formats are important to them, and among the options is Silverlight.
Betsy’s blog post is here.
If you’re like me and would love to be able to produce straight to Silverlight, you can jump to the survey here.
Just to one point of correction -- Camtasia 6 actually *does* produce Silverlight-capable WMV files by default now, but still lacks a suitable template option for Silverlight players like their Flash player options. This survey will help encourage *that* implementation into the product. But Camtasia 6 does already product Silverlight capable video.
Glad to hear that 6 made SL-capable WMV the default. But it would be great to have the ability to do SL player and chapters, etc.