TechSmith Motion

Turn basic images into eye-catching videos that are easily shared to social channels, Camtasia, and Snagit.

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Get Started

The app is available on the iTunes store and works on any Apple device running iOS 10 and later.

Once installed, open Motion and login using your TechSmith ID. If you don’t have a TechSmith ID, create one by typing in an email address and password.

Login window


Select a Template and Image

Start animating an image by scrolling through the list of templates and selecting one you like. Then, select an image from your photo library, or take a new one with the camera. 

If you plan to share the completed video to social media, I recommend changing the aspect ratio to square.

Template selecting window

Effects wand

Animate the Image

The next step in animating your image is to add a highlight animation. Draw around the area you want to stand out, and if you select too much, choose erase to refine your selection. 

To change the intensity of the animation, drag the slider, and to change the direction of the animation, tap the compass and swipe in the direction you want to animate.


The letter A

Add a Caption

To add a caption, select the caption tab and type in your desired text. A preview of caption plays automatically.

Caption tab

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Share Your Video

To share your video, tap the share button and select where you’d like to send your video. For this tutorial, I’ll select Camtasia.

To share to Camtasia, first make sure your mobile device and computer are connected to the same network. Then, open Camtasia on your computer, and select File > Connect Mobile Device. Point the Scanner in Motion at the QR code in the Camtasia, and the video you selected is sent directly to your Camtasia clip bin.