Techsmith has just announced a premium version of Jing - Jing Pro. Features include the ability to record using MPEG-4, which means much higher quality (here's a very pretty example - compare that to the last video you saw on YouTube!), smaller video files, the ability to upload directly to Youtube, and the ability to strip the Jing logo from your finished product. Cost for Jing Pro is $14.95 / year.
But there's also still Jing "free" as well, sporting a couple of new features such as adding and customizing buttons for different output options (like Flickr), and the ability to resize the video using the embed code. Small but useful tweaks.
Remember that Jing is available for Mac and Windows, though Jing Pro does require a better machine for the MPEG-4 encoding:
- Mac OS X 10.4.11, or 10.5.5 or later
- QuickTime 7.5.5 or later
- 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
- 2GB RAM
Haven't played with Jing Pro yet myself, but hope to soon!