Camtasia Essentials: Organizing Project Files

eLearning Brothers

However, bins are not available in Camtasia 9, so you have to come up with alternatives. In this blog, I’ll give you three ideas on how to organize your work so that you can keep your head on straight when using Camtasia 9. Since Camtasia 9 doesn’t have an in-editor file system, you’ll want to use your computer’s File Explorer (or Finder for Mac) for these organizations. But it doesn’t help you keep your files organized once they’re in Camtasia.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio: Adding Closed Captions

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by Kevin Siegel        Closed captioning (CC) allows you to provide descriptive information in your published eLearning project that typically matches the voiceover audio contained in your Camtasia project. During this post I'm going to show you how you can add the captions manually (by typing or copying/pasting from an existing script), and how to have Camtasia transcribe the voiceover audio using the Speech-to-text feature.

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6 Tips For Correcting Video Errors With the Camtasia Timeline

eLearning Brothers

I, on the other hand, make frequent mistakes when shooting on camera, or when recording a screencast, so I’ve put together a few tips on how to make correcting video errors using your Camtasia timeline as simple and straightforward as possible. Not only does it provide something more interesting than a talking head, but it covers up rough cuts, poor audio quality, and visual mistakes. Fix audio with ADR (over dubbing). Even in the recording studio, audio is subject to error.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. And before you spend thousands of dollars hiring voiceover talent to record your audio, you should know: your voice is fine (nobody likes their own voice so trust me on this, yours will do nicely). I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective.   But when should you record your audio?

Why You Need to Try an Audio-First Workflow for Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

There are many ways to build video tutorials, but how could an audio-first workflow optimize your process? An audio-first workflow for visual content might sound awkward, but it’s one of our preferred methods for creating tutorial videos. The four-step audio-first workflow.

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Part 1: Say What?! A Guide to Camtasia Sound

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If you spend any amount of time exploring what Camtasia has to offer you’ll stumble across the Audio Effects option in the left side menu ribbon. Here live five extremely useful tools to enhance your video’s audio. These four effects are available in both the Mac and PC versions of Camtasia. #1 What it does – This effect will analyze your audio and find spots that it thinks should not have noise (for example lulls in conversation or other more punchy sounds).

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Create an Old Time Movie Effect with Camtasia Studio 8

TechSmith Camtasia

I’ll also show you how to use Camtasia Studio to build and produce your Old Time movie. Here is a sample old time movie made with Camtasia Studio: [link]. You can download the project zip file, import the zip file from within Camtasia Studio, and practice making your own old time movie. Once installed, they will be available in Camtasia Studio. You will change the color during the production process within Camtasia Studio.

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Two Ways to Edit Your Background Audio that You Didn’t Know About

eLearning Brothers

The answer is in having a secondary audio track with either sound effects, or music. In the video below I’ll be outlining two types of essential audio mixing skills for dealing with at least two tracks of audio: Ducking, and Notching. In review, Ducking is when you reduce the volume of your secondary audio (like a soundtrack or background noise) to leave volume space for your primary audio. An example of a video where notching was used can be found here.

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eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I received an email asking the following: What specific advice can you give about the kind of microphone to purchase for making good quality audio narrations to accompany my Captivate training sessions, minimizing echo and other audio problems? It doesn't matter if you use Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline or TechSmith Camtasia Studio as your eLearning tool of choice. each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio.

Camtasia Small Business Drive: Netvantage, Week 4

TechSmith Camtasia

In the final week of the Camtasia test drive, Netvantage Co-Founder Adam Henige reflected back on their month of screencasting. Camtasia's ease of use makes training modules very easy to make, so we're actually exploring the possibility with a few corporate partners of creating subscription online marketing materials for niche industries (see sample below). Moving forward, I'd like a bit more precise controls as far as audio editing goes.

How to Record Great Audio In Any Environment

TechSmith Camtasia

An important part of creating good video is good audio. Not everyone will be fortunate enough to have a sound booth or an environment that is ideal for recording audio in, but you don’t have to let it ruin your videos. Let’s take a look at what you can do to make sure you can record good audio for your videos. . See, rooms are dynamic and some parts of your room might be better for recording audio than others. Take a sample recording.

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasting is increasingly used to record PowerPoint presentations using preeminent software such as Camtasia Studio , which can enable an add-in to run the program from within PowerPoint. 4 There are two general methods for creating an instructional screencast: Record the computer screen, provide narration, and use a digital tablet to show, for example, content that requires a sequence of steps, such as solving a math problem or showing chemistry equations in real time.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 2

TechSmith Camtasia

We're turning the corner to the second week of the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive ! For our purposes, the most interesting editing aspects of Camtasia are the callouts and the overlay abilities, to further highlight the things being discussed by our narrator. Before using Camtasia, we recorded with Jing, which had a five minute time limit per video. Camtasia’s Window Spotlight feature changes instantly which is jarring to the viewers.

News: Upgrades to the Camtasia Family

TechSmith Camtasia

I'm happy to share the good news that all products in the Camtasia family are getting upgrades! This includes Camtasia Studio (Windows), Camtasia for Mac and Camtasia Relay (server-based). Available today are upgrades to TechSmith Camtasia Studio 7.1 and Camtasia for Mac 1.2. They both now work more seamlessly with Camtasia Relay. What else is new in Camtasia Studio 7.1 and Camtasia for Mac 1.2 ? See Camtasia Studio 7.1

Camtasia Training in Philadelphia

TechSmith Camtasia

Get hands-on Camtasia Studio training from TechSmith's top trainers! We're coming to Philadelphia to give you the one-on-one Camtasia Studio training experience. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the basics, or an intermediate user in need of some tips and tricks, we have a Camtasia Studio training class that's right for you. Beginner Camtasia Studio (PC) Training Session - 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Recording your screen using a sample project (script provided).

Camtasia Studio 8 Boot Camp Sept 24-25 in Chicago!

TechSmith Camtasia

We are excited to share some news with our Camtasia Studio users! Former TechSmith employee, Daniel Park, is holding a two-day boot camp to help users learn about Camtasia Studio v8, along with loads of useful information about screencasting productivity! The course is a healthy mix of theory and practice, taking you from the planning stages of your Camtasia Studio project all the way through recording, editing, producing, and sharing.

Win a Copy - Camtasia Studio 6 - The Definitive Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

And, when he's not busy making screencasts and training people all over the world about how to use Camtasia Studio, he works on his book - _Camtasia Studio 6: The Definitive Guide_. He just updated it for Camtasia Studio v6 and it is hot off the presses! It's perfect for Camtasia Studio newbies and veterans as well. It's all about audio, PIP and title clips. Tags: Camtasia Studio Training 26 273 59 Daniel Park of dappertext has been at it again!

How to Add Closed Captions to Video and Audio in Lectora

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If your file is not in this format (for example, WMV or AVI), you will need to convert it to MP4. On the Add Captions dialog, click the button to see a Sample XML File: The sample XML file has all of the required formatting contained within it. The sample has three parts: Header information, Text Styling information and the Body (caption text). Text Styling: This sample is set up to allow for two different styles for text: “normal” and “warning”.

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How to create SCORM courses with Camtasia

LearnUpon

Camtasia is a really accessible screen capture tool that makes creating video content for eLearning courses easy. With Camtasia, you can record your screen to produce instructional videos, or edit footage of you speaking to your learners. But did you know that you can use Camtasia to create interactive videos as SCORM courses and upload them your LMS? Camtasia’s editing options are basic but sufficient for most.

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Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasting is increasingly used to record PowerPoint presentations using preeminent software such as Camtasia Studio, which can enable an add-in to run the program from within PowerPoint. 4 There are two general methods for creating an instructional screencast: Record the computer screen, provide narration, and a digital tablet to show for example content which requires a sequence of steps, such as solving a math problem or showing chemistry equations in real time.

Create a Holiday Greeting Card Video with Camtasia Studio 8.4 – Part 1

TechSmith Camtasia

You might share them via text or social media, however, have you ever considered using Camtasia Studio to create holiday video cards to make your images come alive with music and your voice? In this tutorial, you will create a winter holiday greeting card video using Camtasia Studio. Once you make your first video greeting card using our sample project, you will be able to make a personal card using your own photos. Here is an example of the video you will be making: [link].

Very Impressed with the work TechSmith (i.e. Camtasia) is doing on iPad

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As far as I can tell, only TechSmith , the makers of Camtasia , has a growing presence on the iPad App store with some pretty neat apps that have impressed me quite a bit. Right now, if you type TechSmith in the App store search box, you get two apps, namely FastTrack and ScreenChomp: FastTrack is a nice app that enables you to learn about Camtasia by watching how-to videos. Think Camtasia or Captivate but right on the iPad.

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Add a Transition to Several Clips at a Time in Camtasia for Mac

TechSmith Camtasia

For this example, I’m using the Fade In/Out Transition, but you can use any of them. Note: Audio Fade In/Out can only be applied to audio clips. The post Add a Transition to Several Clips at a Time in Camtasia for Mac appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. In this quick tutorial, I’ll share a timesaving tip showing how to add transitions to several clips in one quick sweep, and then how to edit those same transitions simultaneously.

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Turning tracks on and off makes asset comparisons easy!

TechSmith Camtasia

Believe it or not, the ability to turn tracks on and off — a feature of Camtasia for Mac 2.5 — can make the decision process easier and more efficient, at least when it comes to video editing. Let’s take background music , for example. Now I don’t know about you, but I’ve found that I actually have to get the audio clip on my timeline and play it back with the video for context before I can give it a thumbs up or thumbs down.

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Recording PowerPoint Presentations like a Pro: Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides

TechSmith Camtasia

Microsoft PowerPoint and TechSmith Camtasia have long been friends. This inability made screen recorders like Camtasia necessary if you wanted to capture your PowerPoint presentations as video. But, even now that recording capabilities are built into PowerPoint, Camtasia and PowerPoint remain a dynamic duo. Why Use Camtasia with PowerPoint? You’ll certainly need Camtasia’s special capabilities in these situations.

How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Mindflash

Many customers have reached out to Mindflash recently asking how we created our Mindflash Example Courses so we decided to put together a blog post to share the steps we followed. This article will walk you through the best tools to use and the best practices to follow in order to create the best video and audio for your online course. Audio: Microphones. Audio Accessories: Pop Screen, Sound Shield, Mic Stand. Audio: Software. Snagit + Camtasia.

Hands On: How to Produce Your Own Video Resume

TechSmith Camtasia

In our first series of blog posts on this topic, we showed some video resume examples that our interns here at TechSmith completed. In addition, I wanted to share some tips and best practices for shooting, capturing audio, lighting and editing a video resume. What type of industry is my primary audience (how casual or formal, for example)? The final piece of gear I recommend is a quality microphone or external audio recording device.

4 Proven Steps To Make High-Quality Product Demo Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Below is an example of a demo video created by Hubspot. We offer several screen recording tools here at TechSmith– Camtasia is a good choice for a demo video project since it’s an all-in-one program offering screen recording and video editing (If you need to record activity on an iOS device, TechSmith Capture is a good option for that–you can easily import your recording into Camtasia to edit it.). When you’re ready, open Camtasia and select the record option.

How to Make a Tutorial Video Step-by-Step ?? [With Examples]

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Step 3: Record your audio and screen. 5 Video Tutorial Examples to Check Out. Examples from YouTube. 3 Record your audio and screen. To do so, you need to make sure to choose good audio, camera equipment, and video creation software. While you are at it, make sure to choose a good microphone and any of the following video creation and editing tools amongst many others to help you out: Camtasia. 5 Video Tutorial Examples to Check Out.

How to Make a Screencast in 5 Easy Steps

TechSmith Camtasia

A screencast is a digital video recording of your computer screen that typically includes some sort of audio narration. I highly recommend TechSmith’s Camtasia because it’s easy to use for both simple videos and larger projects. Windows: Mac: The system audio and microphone are recorded by default. To record the audio, click the audio dropdown to select your microphone or audio device. First, make sure the audio device is on and connected.

How to Make a Screencast in 5 Easy Steps

TechSmith Camtasia

A screencast is a digital video recording of your computer screen that typically includes some sort of audio narration. I highly recommend TechSmith’s Camtasia because it’s easy to use for both simple videos and larger projects. Windows: Mac: The system audio and microphone are recorded by default. To record the audio, click the audio dropdown to select your microphone or audio device. First, make sure the audio device is on and connected.

How to Use a Webcam Recorder to Add Personality to Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

For the example below, we’ll use Camtasia, since it is both a webcam recorder and video editor. Open Camtasia and choose New Project. *If If you haven’t already installed Camtasia, download a trial here. To start working with video and webcam footage, import them into Camtasia by choosing File > Import > Media. Camtasia adds the videos to the media bin, where they’re now ready to use in the project. Tips & How To's camtasia

Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls

TechSmith Camtasia

Although I will include some tips throughout, we’re not going to get into the nitty gritty of using Camtasia or Snagit this time. For example, I sit in an office and the window is behind me. This graphic is just an overall great example. Technical and Hardware Considerations: Audio. One of the first things to think about is the audio that you’re going to capture. You want your guest’s audio to be as good as it can be.

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How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Mindflash

Many customers have reached out to Mindflash recently asking how we created our Mindflash Example Courses so we decided to put together a blog post to share the steps we followed. This article will walk you through the best tools to use and the best practices to follow in order to create the best video and audio for your online course. Audio: Microphones. Audio Accessories: Pop Screen, Sound Shield, Mic Stand. Audio: Software. Snagit + Camtasia.

Filming with the iPhone 5s – The Forge Episode 31

TechSmith Camtasia

This month’s episode is brought to you by a tripod, the iPhone 5s, Camtasia for Mac, and me (plus some special thanks and credit to Kevin Carter and Dave Patton who both helped out with alignment and starting and stopping the recording for some sections). For example, check out the morning shots at 3:13. I don’t think the audio is perfect and it’s a little inconsistent – but it certainly held up pretty well. From Mobile to Camtasia.

How to Record Skype, Google Hangouts, and Webinars

TechSmith Camtasia

on Windows, Camtasia for Mac 2.2, Camtasia Studio 7 or 8, and Camtasia Relay 4.1.1. I made an example of what the end result of a Google Hangout recorded with Snagit looks like below. Tips & How To's skype system audio The Forge Tips and Tricks webinarThis post offers a wealth of information when it comes to recording things like webinars, Google Hangouts, and Skype calls.

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The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Examples of instructional videos you can create include: Micro videos. This might be as simple as recording just the audio for a presentation, or as advanced as recording PowerPoint point slides, a webcam, and a separate microphone all at once. These videos are digital video recordings of your computer screen and usually include audio narration. How to Make Tutorial Videos | Camtasia | TechSmith. With your audio narration done, you can record your video.

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