Latest Releases, Services, and New Product Versions
Mac-Based Screen Recording
TechSmith has released Camtasia for Mac, allowing Mac users to utilize the screen
recording solution to create presentations, demonstrations, screencasts, and HDquality
videos. The software records exactly what a lecturer sees on his computer
screen, what he says, and how he interacts with any website or Mac-based application.
Users can then edit the interactive content and share it online, on CDs or DVDs,
or via iTunes for playback on Apple portable media players such as the iPod, iPhone,
or iPod Touch. Camtasia for Mac is integrated with TechSmith's Screencast.com hosting
service for fast and easy video sharing; users receive free 2 GB of storage and
2 GB of monthly bandwidth on the site. MSRP for Camtasia for Mac: $149, with 30-day free trial.
A special introductory price of $99 is available through the end of the year.
Document Camera With Image Recognition
The new Diggiditto Smart Document Camera from Califone International features
image recognition capabilities: Once an image has been saved, placing the same
item under the camera will automatically prompt the device to reopen the saved image. The device
also features the ability to link audio and video recordings to a presentation file, enabling instructors to
create single-click, multimedia tutorials that can be automatically replayed. Other specs include a
2-megapixel resolution with auto focus, 3x optical zoom, annotation capabilities, and an internal
microphone. MSRP: $599.
Compact Powered Loudspeaker
Soundsphere's Q-CS Power1 is a compact powered loudspeaker offering a
built-in 15-watt amplifier for direct connection to projectors and computers,
with no additional equipment required. Designed for low-finished-ceiling installations, the speaker offers 180-degree-by-
360-degree dispersion, allowing a single unit to provide high-quality sound over a large area. Two inputs accept L and R
stereo signals which are electronically summed internally, eliminating the need for external stereo-to-mono summing devices
when a single speaker is used. MSRP: $329.