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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Camtasia Essentials: Organizing Project Files

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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.

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6 Tips For Correcting Video Errors With the Camtasia Timeline

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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.

How to Screen Record on Your Mac (With Audio)

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You can’t record video and audio at the same time. How to record your screen on Mac with audio. Step 2: Choose audio to record. With Snagit, you can easily record your Mac screen with audio included. How to screen record on mac with sound. Open Camtasia.

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Camtasia Studio 7 - Sneak Peek, Audio Enhancements

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Today's sneak peek video is about the audio enhancements coming in Camtasia Studio 7. Sound good?! :-) In just a few days, you'll be able to kick the tires on Camtasia Studio 7 yourself! So, Tags: Camtasia Studio News 26 157 479 I'm writing this post from Lansing GiveCamp tonight. one handed! I had minor surgery yesterday on my hand and I'm in a cast now. I've been having fun decorating the cast with some TechSmith stickers - geek chic!

How to Replace Outdated or Inaccurate Audio in Camtasia Studio 8

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We’ve had several customers ask us how to update a section of audio in an existing project – without having to redo the whole thing. In this video, I show you how to update your audio using the Voice Narration function in Camtasia Studio 8. The tricky part about replacing just a section of audio is making it sound natural. After you insert the new audio, make sure the old and new audio are at the same volume level for continuity.

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Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

How about TechSmith's Camtasia Studio? I have extensive experience using Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia Studio. If you use Camtasia, your labor will go down a bit ( 1.5 Writing an Audio Script. If you're going to include voiceover audio (and I highly suggest that you do since audio has been shown to improve the learner experience), you should create an audio script. Is Camtasia your tool of choice?

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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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?

How to Easily Get Perfect Audio for Your Videos | Jake Pechtel

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Research shows that bad audio is the single most important factor in people stopping watching videos. Simply put, bad audio means no viewers. So how can you improve the quality of your audio recording to get perfect audio for your videos? Some audio is just plain bad.

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What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

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Audio Best Practices. Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. If you’re recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. 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.

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

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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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How to Screen Record on Windows 10 (With Audio)

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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.

How to Sync Audio and Video Sources

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Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. If you are recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. 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. Select an audio recorder.

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New Release: Camtasia for Mac 2.5

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Camtasia for Mac 2.5 And if you’ve already upgraded to Camtasia for Mac 2, this is a free upgrade for you. Just check for updates within your copy of Camtasia for Mac. Open Camtasia for Mac > Click Camtasia 2 > Check for Updates. In Camtasia for Mac 2.5, When you want tracks to have muted audio or hidden visuals, simply turn them off. If you’ve been having trouble only hearing sound in one ear, Mix to Mono will fix it instantly.

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

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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.

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

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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. Tutorial makers have a fear of background music.

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Create an Old Time Movie Effect with Camtasia Studio 8

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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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24 Screencasts About Camtasia in 24 Hours!

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Well, really, I do, but we had so much fun pulling an all-nighter for Snagit that we're going to do it again for Camtasia! We will make 24 screencasts in 24 hours about Camtasia! You'll get to meet many people on the Camtasia team including Shane Lovellette, the Product Manager, Camtasia developers, members of our training and tech support teams and a few special guests. So, brush up on your Camtasia and TechSmith trivia! System audio - it's finally here!

How to Record Great Audio In Any Environment

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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.

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

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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.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 2

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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.

Editing Videos- How to Sync Audio and Video Sources

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Often times to get a more professional sound you may need to record audio separately from your video. This means that you’ll need to learn how to sync audio and video sources in your video editing process. The first thing you will need to do is make sure you have the right audio recording equipment. We’ve done the legwork of finding the right microphones and audio recording equipment for you. Step 1: Getting Good Audio. Step 2: Importing Audio.

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12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools

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When creating an online course, you often need to capture a live video, audio, or screen recording. We’ve narrowed it down to 12 great eLearning audio and video tools to help you get started easily. Fine-tune every cut and transition, edit color and audio, and fix shaky video. Chirbit is a useful and fun tool that enables you to record, upload, and share your voice or audio files easily. Camtasia. The post 12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools appeared first on.

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24 Screencasts About Camtasia in 24 Hours. Starts Now!

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It's time to kick off our marathon of 24 Screencasts about Camtasia in 24 hours! Here's the schedule for the day: 8:00 am: Welcome, Meet Shane Lovellette, Camtasia Product Manager. 9:00 am: 11 years of Camtasia and counting. The history of Camtasia - Dean Craven, Chief Technology Officer. 1:00 pm: Getting Great Sound - Chris McQueen, Instructional Designer. Dave O'Rourke, Lead Camtasia Studio Developer. Doug Troxell, Camtasia for Mac developer.

The Ideal Computer for Camtasia Studio

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I got an email last week from a user in the market for a new computer and he wanted to know what the best new computer would be for recording and producing Camtasia Studio. I did some research with the Camtasia Studio developers and tech support. Get the best video card option and also a dedicated sound card is preferred. Creative SoundBlaster audio cards are great. We have not had good luck with Realtek audio cards. Tags: Camtasia Studio 26

How To Edit Video- Normalize Audio Clips & Volume

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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. In fact, big time Hollywood productions have teams dedicated to all different facets of sound. Many people take sound production for granted as it’s not as noticeable as moving images on a screen. Yet, sound carries you through the video experience. How To Get The Right Sound.

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Recording Games with Camtasia: Star Citizen

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While the first stage may seem a little simple to some (users are able to walk around their hangar and view their ships), the graphics are nothing short of awesome and the coming features sound really exciting! Follow these tips for the best results when recording games with Camtasia: First you should know that you you will need a fairly high-end computer to record the game due to the requirements of the game and Camtasia Studio. Coming Soon: Camtasia on Steam.

LearnTrends - Sound - Best of eLearning Learning

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Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning - The E-Learning Curve , September 21, 2009. How to achieve smooth visual effects in videos created using Camtasia? - Sound (27). Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning , September 21, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. September 18, 2009 to September 25, 2009. Upcoming Free Online Webinars.

How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

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Adding background music to any video you create in Camtasia will add a whole new dimension to your content. Camtasia comes with two handy ‘audio fx’ to help you. Bonus Audio Tips for Your Videos. If you import your voice and music into audio editing software (like I do) before importing it to your Camtasia project, then there are a couple of quick tips you can follow to make your commentary even more pro!

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What is the Best Microphone?

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Ever heard the saying, ‘Audio is King’? One of the most difficult parts of a video is getting quality audio, in my opinion. And, there have been studies that show that the quality of your audio affects your audience’s perception of the quality of your presentation more than the visuals. Poor audio = people think poor presentation. Kathy Sierra has a great blog post on the effect of sound on users that you can read here. Give Camtasia a try!

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: How Much Time Does It Take to Create eLearning?

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How about TechSmith's Camtasia?   I have extensive experience using Storyline, Captivate, and Camtasia. If you use Camtasia, your labor will go down a bit (1 hour or perhaps 1.5   Writing an Audio Script.   If you're going to include voiceover audio (and I highly suggest that you do since audio has been shown to improve the learner experience), you should create an audio script.

Ghost Hunting with TechSmith

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Scott Morgan Shares Spookiest Findings with Camtasia. And when they get lucky enough to capture paranormal events on camera, they use Camtasia to edit and share their findings with the world. It sometimes sounded like kids were playing upstairs when no one was there. That’s where Camtasia comes in.”. If Scott spends eight hours in a house, he will have eight hours of footage and recordings from multiple cameras and sound recorders. Audio recorders.

4 Priorities For Your Voice Over Recording

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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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How to Make a Video Louder

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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.

4 Proven Steps To Make High-Quality Product Demo Videos

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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. This could be important if sounds are important to your product demo.

The Top 9 Screen Recording Tips That Will Make You a Better Creator (With Video)

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Audio quality matters. Sound can make a big difference in the overall quality of your screencast recording. Let’s face it folks – one thing that turns off viewers faster than almost anything else is bad audio.

Filming with the iPhone 5s – The Forge Episode 31

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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). What’s that sound? I don’t think the audio is perfect and it’s a little inconsistent – but it certainly held up pretty well. Does it have a lot of echo or sound empty?

Become Better at Screencasting: Tips from Anton Bollen

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We had just replaced the computer we use for streaming and recording, plus we hadn’t tested the audio system. It’s yours, it’s the way you sound ( Why your voice sounds different ). Even if Camtasia doesn’t necessarily have an option for the effect, there might be way for you to create it yourself. The Forge Tips & How To''s Camtasia for Mac Camtasia Studio Tips and Tricks

Top 5 List of Products for Screencasters from CES

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So, load up your Camtasia screencasts and show them off to the crowd. Added bonus - it has stereo sound. Your screencasts should look and sound great. It can be difficult to get great audio on video cameras using the built in microphone. This microphone will give you professional sounding audio with your Flip video camera. Your screencasts will sound better and your viewers will thank you.

The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

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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. I use Camtasia, which comes with a built-in, easy-to-use voice recording feature. With your audio narration done, you can record your video.

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