Music Licensing

TechSmith Camtasia

While licensing helps protect people’s property (such as music), it can also be a nuisance to try and navigate. Most music is protected under a license of some sort, especially the good stuff, which makes it difficult to find cheap, quality music that you can use in your videos. Music is an integral part to screencasting, so it’s necessary to identify and understand the different music licensing options that can be used. Camtasia Music Library.

No! No. Background. Music.

Patti Shank

I wanted to use Camtasia as I have the application and love its ease of use. But I couldn't get the audio to work right. But I'd like to use it again if I can figure out how to get the audio working. The higher versions had more objects, backgrounds, and background music. But background music should typically NOT be used in instructional video. Added music makes attending to the important messages on the screen more difficult.

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"TechSmith Camtasia 2021: The Essentials" Workbook Now Shipping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Learn to Use TechSmith Camtasia 2021 Skills in Just One Day! " TechSmith Camtasia 2021: The Essentials " is a hands-on, step-by-step workbook that will introduce you to the essential TechSmith Camtasia skills you need to quickly get up and running with this fantastic eLearning development tool. Using Camtasia, you can create software video demonstrations and soft skills eLearning videos.

Camtasia Studio 8: New Audio Tutorials

TechSmith Camtasia

Having good, quality audio is one of the keys to a successful Camtasia project. In fact, audio quality can directly affect how viewers respond to your video. Poor audio recordings — like those with a lot of white noise, or varying volume levels — can distract viewers and detract from the content. On the other hand, crisp, clear narration, or well-blended music can draw them in and keep their attention.

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TechSmith Camtasia: Major Upgrade Released

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel        It's been years in the making but TechSmith has finally updated Camtasia.   First and foremost, Camtasia for Windows (version 9) and the Macintosh (version 3) are now very similar allowing you to share projects across platforms. One common complaint from my students as I  teach Camtasia  is that the options such as Transitions, Audio Effects, etc. TechSmith Camtasia

How to Add Music to a Video

TechSmith Camtasia

A truly engaging video often includes music, as well. But where do you find music? When you find it, how do you add music to a video? Read more to learn how to add music to a video. There’s a difference between adding music and adding the right music. Before you choose your music, think about what type of video you’re creating. The right music enhances the experience for your viewers, while the wrong music can send the wrong message entirely.

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How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Guest Post by Mike Russell, Creative Director at Music Radio Creative. Adding background music to any video you create in Camtasia will add a whole new dimension to your content. In order to add music successfully there are some simple tips you can follow. I’ll also provide some decent, legal sources of music that you can use in your videos today. Choose Background Music That Complements Your Content. Bonus Audio Tips for Your Videos.

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Video Tip Series - Part five: Using Music

TechSmith Camtasia

Using music can add an extra element to your video or end up distracting the viewer. Don't let the latter be true when trying to enhance a video with music. This week's video is posted below and presents three tips that will help you effectively use music in screencasts. 0:07 Tip #1: Music should flow well with the content on screen 0:30 Tip #2: Avoid music that is too cheesy 0:46 Tip #3: Music should not compete with other audio.

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Background Music in eLearning & Copyright

Adobe Captivate

Over the past few months, I’ve received more and more calls and emails about the pros and cons of adding background music to eLearning projects (specifically projects created using Adobe Captivate). First and foremost, it’s a simple process to add background in Captivate via Audio > Import to > Background. In the image below, I’ve imported a music file called Acoustic Mellow.mp3. First, is it a best eLearning practice to include background audio?

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TechSmith Camtasia Studio: The Clip Bin and The Library

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      As you add assets to your Camtasia Studio project (such as images, animations, and audio), those assets appear in the Clip Bin. Each Camtasia project contains its own Clip Bin and the Clip Bin moves with the project as you back up the project to a server or other drive. Once an asset is added to the Library, the asset is available to any Camtasia project on your computer. Camtasia TechSmith Camtasia Studio

Background Music in eLearning & Copyright

Adobe Captivate

Over the past few months, I’ve received more and more calls and emails about the pros and cons of adding background music to eLearning projects (specifically projects created using Adobe Captivate). First and foremost, it’s a simple process to add background in Captivate via Audio > Import to > Background. In the image below, I’ve imported a music file called Acoustic Mellow.mp3. First, is it a best eLearning practice to include background audio?

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"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills! Using TechSmith Camtasia, you can quickly create software demonstrations, software simulations, and soft skills eLearning. During the step-by-step lessons presented in this book, you will learn how you can include recordings of existing PowerPoint presentations or software demonstrations created directly on your computer using the Camtasia Recorder.

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

eLearning Brothers

Tutorial makers have a fear of background music. How many tutorials have you watched online that have had background music playing? Generally, the ones with music are the ones where the instruction is all given in text on screen. It’s because music will compete with the vocal track. The music can be distracting, or overpower the vocal track making your video unwatchable. So we leave the music out. I know, that’s a big claim. But think about it.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Camtasia 2021

TechSmith Camtasia

Camtasia 2021 is now available, but which of its new features will help you create better videos? The latest Camtasia release is packed full of new features to level up your video creation. Camtasia 2021 also allows you to use transitions in new ways. Audio emphasize.

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

eLearning Brothers

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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What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

Audio Best Practices. Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. Unless you have a higher end camera that has a built-in shotgun mic, you are going to want consider recording audio separately from your video. They do a great job of picking up only the audio that is close by. Selecting an Audio Recorder. So you’ve picked out your microphone and now you need a recorder to capture the audio. Most audio recorders use XLR or ?”

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"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills! Using TechSmith Camtasia, you can quickly create software demonstrations, software simulations, and soft skills eLearning. During the step-by-step lessons presented in this book, you will learn how you can include recordings of existing PowerPoint presentations or software demonstrations created directly on your computer using the Camtasia Recorder.

"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills! Using TechSmith Camtasia, you can quickly create software demonstrations, software simulations, and soft skills eLearning. During the step-by-step lessons presented in this book, you will learn how you can include recordings of existing PowerPoint presentations or software demonstrations created directly on your computer using the Camtasia Recorder.

How to Screen Record on Windows 10 (With Audio)

TechSmith Camtasia

Step 2: Choose audio to record. With your region selected, it’s time to choose your audio record settings. If you want to record the sounds that come from your computer as well, like notifications, make sure to select Record System Audio. Step 3: Record your audio.

Welcome Camtasia Studio 8!

TechSmith Camtasia

That’s why I’m so happy to share with you the big news… Camtasia Studio 8 (PC) is available today! The Camtasia Studio team has been working hard on lots of new features and functionality so you can create and edit videos faster than before. Oh, and we completely rebuilt Camtasia Studio 8 so you have the best experience possible! Want to see Camtasia Studio in action? Find out more about Camtasia Studio’s quizzing feature in this demo.

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. Scratchy Vintage Music.

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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 create training videos with Camtasia

eFront

At eFront we have created all our video tutorials using Camtasia so we wanted to share with you our tips and tricks in a step-by-step guide! You can use a headset to achieve better audio quality. Don’t forget to use the audio setup wizard to choose your audio settings. Save your audio file. The audio file is now added to the timeline as Track 2. You are able to edit the audio using these options: Step 5: Add music to your video.

How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

TechSmith Camtasia

Having to reduce audio noise can be a real pain. And recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments. Whether it’s background noise or less-than-ideal equipment, sometimes you end up with hissy audio. Take a listen to what software noise removal can do: Noisy Audio. Clean Audio ?. How to Reduce Audio Noise in Audacity. It accepts a wide range of audio file types and has a perfectly serviceable noise removal tool.

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. Record a PowerPoint presentation with narration and add special effects, images, audio, and video. This blog focuses on a framework to create an educational screencast using Camtasia Studio® and PowerPoint as the core of the screencast design. Camtasia built in quiz maker.

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.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 3

TechSmith Camtasia

It's the third week of the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive ! This week each business gave us their persepctive on how things were going with Camtasia today versus during the first week. We're approaching the Camtasia Challenge with the same drive that has us developing Android, iPhone, and iPad applications the very month new devices hit the market. Camtasia isn't as helpful for internal design collaboration as I had expected.

How To Edit Video- Normalize Audio Clips & Volume

TechSmith Camtasia

Have you ever watched a video where the music was so loud you couldn’t hear the voice over? Mixing” as it’s referred to in video production, is the art of blending your audio tracks to deliver a seamless audio experience, which can be achieved when you edit video. Before starting your mix, you need to start by recording good audio! We’ve put together a top to bottom audio best practices that will help you capture high quality audio before you start to edit.

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Progress Reports with Camtasia for Mac

TechSmith Camtasia

What if you took those pics, added some background music and turned it into a video to share with your friends and family? John put together the following slideshow using Camtasia for Mac. I asked John how he created the screencast with Camtasia for Mac. I brought the audio into Camtasia for Mac, along with all the images (as JPGs). Tags: Camtasia for Mac Screencast of the Week 475 48 This week's Screencast of the Week is a great one!

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Camtasia Studio 7 - Overview Video + Behind The Scenes

TechSmith Camtasia

In less than 24 hours you'll be able to kick the tires on Camtasia Studio 7! In lieu of a sneak peek video today, I thought I'd share an interesting time lapse overview video that we created for Camtasia Studio 7. For the Camtasia Studio 7 overview video, we wanted to try something a little bit different from some of our previous videos. For the audio process, I used a Zoom H4 handheld recorder to record myself reading the narration that Daniel had previously written.

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. You can then add effects, transitions, music etc. 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.

ELEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Background Music & Copyright

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Over the past few months, I've received more and more calls and emails about the pros and cons of adding background music to eLearning projects (specifically projects created using Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia).   First and foremost, it's a simple process to add background music using your tool of choice. For instance, in Captivate, choose Audio > Import to > Background. First, is it a best eLearning practice to include background audio?

Give your content a boost with brand new Snagit Stamps and Camtasia Studio Theme Sets

TechSmith Camtasia

Along with our monthly newsletter, each month we’ll continue to bring you brand new Snagit Stamps and Camtasia Studio assets for you to use throughout all of your projects. For March, we’ve created two new stamp sets: Audio and Milestones stamps. FOR OUR CAMTASIA STUDIO USERS. CAMTASIA STUDIO THEME SETS. Don’t worry Camtasia Studio users, we didn’t forget about you! Did you know that you can get all of the latest TechSmith news sent straight to your email inbox?

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. For this tutorial, we have a Camtasia Studio project to download and use. Camtasia Studio 8.4 You can download a free trial of Camtasia Studio 8.4 Open Camtasia Studio 8.4.

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. Record a PowerPoint presentation with narration and add special effects, images, audio and video. This blog focuses on a framework to create an educational screencast using Camtasia Studio® and PowerPoint as the core of the screencast design. Camtasia built in quiz maker.

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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How to Make a Video Louder

TechSmith Camtasia

Have you ever felt like the audio on your video was too quiet or too loud? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make audio louder or softer in your videos, plus some bonus tips for taking your audio to the next level. Easily create professional-looking videos with Camtasia.

Video Tip Series - Part two: Editing Tools

TechSmith Camtasia

So you have your audio and video recorded but don't know how to take it to that next level? Week two brings you tips on how to reinforce your audio instructions using editing tools such as annotations, callouts and zooms. 0:06 Tip #1: Use annotations to reinforce audio instructions. Full-length tutorials : Learn how to use editing tools in Camtasia Studio and Camtasia for Mac. Camtasia Studio Camtasia for Mac TechSmith Tips and Tricks 332 218

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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.

4 Priorities For Your Voice Over Recording

eLearning Brothers

When making a clean and crisp eLearning video, you have several choices for audio styles and recording setups. For our live-action video, we have two types of visual situations with audio that runs throughout. We had to make a choice about how we were going to record that audio. There shouldn’t be any sort of audio distractions, especially when there is not much going on visually. If there is going to be background music, consider ways to make your audio stand out.

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