Innovation: Education

How to import videos from your device directly to Camtasia

Get videos off your device with this easy app

Attention screencasters! This could save you a ton of time. For all of you using Camtasia to produce your screencasts, there’s a new app that can import your videos from an iOS or Android device directly into Camtasia.

Meet Fuse

How to import video from your device directly to Camtasia: TechSmith's Fuse logo
Hello! I’m here to simplify your video!

Fuse is an app for the iOS, Android and Windows environments that does exactly one thing: it connects wirelessly to your Camtasia program so Camtasia can slurp all your videos off the device in seconds.

Take a moment here if you need to catch your breath, because all us iOS users just breathed a honking big sigh of relief. That’s a lot of breathing.

Yes, Fuse works on very large videos.

Yes, Fuse works wirelessly.

And yes, Fuse works on iOS devices even if they’re supervised by everyone’s favorite nemesis iPad-management software, Configurator.

Yes, Fuse is magic.

Here’s a short screencast showing how to import videos from your iOS device directly to Camtasia:

 

Ways this could be useful in education:

  • Student techdesk folks could process videos in a 1:1 classroom on a rolling basis while other students continue filming / go film some more;
  • Overworked tech support could process videos from a reservable iPad cart as it comes in, saving them for the educator;
  • It’s a great alternative for when Reflector + Camtasia isn’t a viable solution, such as capturing video from field trips and in-class activities;
  • So many fewer educators who make how-to videos will yell at their iPads when they go home this evening.

an iOS screen showing how the Fuse app connects wirelessly to Camtasia with a QR codeI don’t see this replacing on-the-fly digital storytelling tools such as Touchcast or 9Slides, but for folks like myself, who use Camtasia regularly to make how-to videos, it is a much easier way to make use of mobile devices as movie cameras. And let’s face it: no matter what you use it for, Fuse speeds up video transfer on the iPad, and that’s huge.

 

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