Jing Pro is a Winner!
TechSmith released Jing Pro this week.
It's a winner. A wow.
Like many, I used the free Jing
project to quickly create visual voicemails and disposable learning objects
. So when I read about the new Jing Pro, I simply wanted it.Impulse Purchase!
Even though I had a 3:00 meeting yesterday, I whipped out my credit card at 2:50pm to impulse purchase Jing Pro online
. By 2:54, I bought, downloaded, installed, recorded, and uploaded a 38 second test video
to the Screencast server. (I even had time to Tweet about my Jing Pro experience at 2:57pm
. And yeah, I made it to my meeting in time!)Phenomenal Features.
So why did I yearn for Jing Pro, when I currently enjoy using the free version?
Better for you than candy.
- Social Media Ready. One button lets you pump your Jing Pro video straight to your YouTube Channel. Or you can "save as" MP4 to your hard drive -- so that you can upload your video to your FaceBook page. You can also use Jing to capture an on-screen image, which you can upload directly to a Flickr set (or save on your hard drive.)
- Logo Free. With Jing Free, you see the Jing logo at the beginning and end of each video. Not so with Jing Pro! The new Jing logo has been stripped for a 100% clean video. (Although when I previously sent Jing videos to clients, the logo was often a conversation starter! "What's this thing called Jing? It's neat: can I get it, too?")
- Blazing Fast. All too frequently, I can record & post an online Jing video in less time than it takes for me to leave a voicemail for a client. By avoiding the "voicemail + return phone call maze", everyone saves time. I post the video, email a link, and ask clients to watch a video response. This improves productivity, while creating a better "Show & Tell" presentation experience.
You can get Jing Pro with a one year subscription. And get this -- it's currently only $14.95 for 12 months. The low price made it a better-than-candy impulse purchase -- but I rather expect this is a non-fattening purchase I will enjoy throughout 2009!
How will you use Jing Pro or Jing Free in 2009?
Labels: Presentation, Presentation Applications, social media, video