TechSmith just announced a major update of Camtasia screen recording and editing software. It now runs cross-platform nearly identically in Windows and Mac, has a modernized UI, big asset library, pre-made behaviors for objects, direct editing of text on screen and more. Will be available next month. This is the software I use to record most of my courses.
Depending on whether you love or hate animated gifs, this will be either excellent or horrible: to turn any YouTube video into an animated gif without having to download anything or mess with any application, substitute the “youtube” in the URL with “gifyoutube“.
…and change the URL into this:
Enter a title for the gif (title is truncated, below), drag the video’s play head to the time where you want the gif to start, then set the number of seconds the gif should run, with a maximum of 10 seconds. Click the Create gif button on bottom, and it instantly creates the gif and gives you a URL that you can use.
The gif I created above has a URL of:
(And if you want to see Felicia Day doing a lot of other fun stuff, check out her channel, The Flog.)