ProfCast Lecture Capture Software Adds Logging to Podcast Manager


ProfCast has released a new version of its eponymous software designed for capturing and distributing classroom lectures as enhanced podcasts. ProfCast 2.2.0pb4, a public beta of the presentation capture software, includes fixes and enhancements to previous 2.2 releases and is available now for Mac OS X.

ProfCast provides for the recording of live presentations and screen captures. It supports audio playthrough, export to GarageBand, and sharing via iWeb, as well as URL linking and ID3 tags for iTunes U, Apple's university-centric space within iTunes. It also includes an integrated Podcast Manager, which generates and publishes the supporting RSS feed for the podcasts.

The new beta, the fourth since the release of version 2.2 last month, incorporates previous feature enhancements (including Leopard support) and also incorporates new step by step logging for adding new "episodes to a series in Podcast Manager and includes preliminary backward compatibility for versions earlier than 2.1.3. In addition, it also fixes an issue with export track synchronization for QuickTime files.

ProfCast supports Mac OS X 10.4 through 10.5 on PowerPC- and Intel-based systems. The full version runs $59.95. More information can be found at the link below.

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