Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Jing Features

TechSmith has updated Jing (a screen capture application) with three new features to enhance user experience. The next time you sign in to Jing you will be prompted to install the new version which will contain these new features or you can choose to defer this upgrade for two weeks. To view previous Webbytes blog posts on Jing, check out the 11/22/08 post and the 3/3/09 posts.

These new features are:
Audio control
This new feature helps if you use more than one audio device to record videos i.e. a headset and the internal microphone on your computer. Now Jing will now automatically prompt you to select which one of the devices you would like to use prior to recording a video. You can also specify the recording device in Jing preferences. Check out the Learning Center for this feature.

Sharing via Secure FTP (File transfer protocol)
This new feature allows you to send your content directly to the site you want it to go to(a secure FTP). Jing now lets you point and click to accomplish this by first creating a customized output button with the details for the server. This makes it easy to share your captures with others. Steps for creating this button can be seen on a video at the Jing’s Learning Center via this link 

Jing Auto Detects

If you work with a proxy server, Jing will automatically detect your proxy settings and it supports authenticated proxy. You will have to set your preferences and Jing will do the rest. In visiting the Learning Center, I only saw information for Windows so I would have to presume this new feature only applies to Windows operating systems at this time. 

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