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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.

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). Crop a good take over good audio.


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How to Replace Outdated or Inaccurate Audio in Camtasia Studio 8

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Here are a couple tips. Do you have any tricks for seamlessly replacing part of your audio?

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Audio Best Practices

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Selecting an Audio Recorder.

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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?

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. 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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How to Screen Record on Your Mac (With Audio)

TechSmith Camtasia

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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How to Sync Audio and Video Sources

TechSmith Camtasia

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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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.

24 Screencasts About Camtasia in 24 Hours!

TechSmith Camtasia

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!

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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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.

Editing Videos- How to Sync Audio and Video Sources

TechSmith Camtasia

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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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. Here’s one last tip.

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 ?. There is one tip that will help immensely with this process. How to Reduce Audio Noise in Audacity. How to clean up audio in video editing.

24 Screencasts About Camtasia in 24 Hours. Starts Now!

TechSmith Camtasia

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.

How To Edit Video- Normalize Audio Clips & Volume

TechSmith Camtasia

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

TechSmith Camtasia

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! If you’re interested in recording Star Citizen – or another game – check out the video and tips below created by TechSmithie, Kelly Rush ! Tips from Kelly Rush. Use alt-tab on your keyboard to get out of the game and bring up the Camtasia Recorder.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

Before you make your first screencast , these nine essential tips will help you create a quality screen recording that you’ll want to share. Audio quality matters. Sound can make a big difference in the overall quality of your screencast recording.

Become Better at Screencasting: Tips from Anton Bollen

TechSmith Camtasia

We had just replaced the computer we use for streaming and recording, plus we hadn’t tested the audio system. So you’ll see a little rust in this episode, but regardless, our guest, Anton Bollen, TechSmith German Evangelist, provides some great tips about becoming a better screencaster. Anton’s Screencasting Tips for becoming a Better Screencaster. Anton’s Tips. It’s yours, it’s the way you sound ( Why your voice sounds different ).

How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

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. For additional tips on how the story needs to drive the music, please watch this TechSmith Forge interview.). Camtasia comes with two handy ‘audio fx’ to help you. Bonus Audio Tips for Your Videos.

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What is the Best Microphone?

TechSmith Camtasia

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!

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? - We Need Your Help - Screencasting Tips for New Screencasters , September 21, 2009. 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.

50 Tips for Better Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Straight from the studio, we’ve put together this infographic of fifty practical tips that will drastically improve the quality of your videos. Learn tricks to shorten project time with specific pre-planning techniques, the key components of audio, lighting tricks to create more engaging videos, and where you need to allocate your equipment investment for better video. Audio. Viewers are turned off by bad audio more than anything else, so don’t skimp.

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Christmas in July: Our gift to you…Screencasting tips!

TechSmith Camtasia

Back in December 2010 we posted a series, The 12 Days of Screencasting, where each day we asked a guest blogger to provide a valuable tip on screencasting. Gary Short gives three great tips on sound: 1) write a script, 2) get some good hardware (USB microphone) 3) don’t forget to select the USB mic in the options! Alan Lepofsky talks about recording audio and video separately. Axel Becker shares his tips about voice training in a screencast.

4 Proven Steps To Make High-Quality Product Demo Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

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.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

Blended Learning: Not your Mother’s, Grandmother’s, or Possibly Even Older Sibling’s Training

Association eLearning

If all of this sounds great but daunting, fear not! Create “how-to” webcasts or videos, using programs like Camtasia or Jing and upload them to YouTube. Use audio/video conferencing for regular check-ins. Blended learning is not new to training. Remember the days when you looked forward to field trips to the planetarium, hovering over a formaldehyde preserved frog with your lab team, or seeing the movie version of Lord of the Rings on a Friday afternoon?

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. Step 1: Record or import your audio.

The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Here are a few scriptwriting tips to get you started. I use Camtasia, which comes with a built-in, easy-to-use voice recording feature.

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Top 5 List of Products for Screencasters from CES

TechSmith Camtasia

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.

Top 10 Tips for Using Videos in eLearning


Naturally, there are some things you need to consider to ensure you get the most out of them – here are our top 10 tips for using videos in eLearning. Use good quality audio. Good sound quality is crucial for eLearning videos. Poor sound can be really distracting for learners. Record audio with a decent microphone and take simple steps to fix any audio issues. The post Top 10 Tips for Using Videos in eLearning appeared first on LearnUpon.

Screencasting: From Script to Screen

TechSmith Camtasia

With the aim to reimagine and rebrand old tip videos, social media intern Kelly Turner decided to take advantage of this opportunity and create new content too. From editing and rewriting video scripts to recording and screencasting new footage, she worked to refresh not only the visuals but also the scope of the tips to bring more useful, relevant content to users. Record your audio. Also, check your microphone settings under the recorder’s audio output setting.

Social Media Video: Why You Should Use It, Plus 3 Tips for Success

TechSmith Camtasia

Each week, we use TechSmith Camtasia to re-purpose two upcoming blog posts, by summarizing them to re-create the article as a video. Consider what sort of sound will be used in your video. Many people will view the video from a mobile device, and many will view your video without sound. If the meaning is lost by viewing the video without audio, it’s very likely that the meaning will be lost altogether. Tips & How To'sVideo is HOT right now! Like, on fire.

3 Lessons Learned from Adding Video into My Company’s Newsletter

TechSmith Camtasia

I mean, what if I sounded weird? I set up a makeshift area in the soundbooth of our studio to make sure I recorded quality audio. I hit record (more than once, since saying “video letter from the editor” is some kind of tongue twister) in Camtasia , talked about what readers would find in the November edition of the newsletter, and ta-da the nerves were gone! Tips & How To's camtasia company video Video

Music Licensing

TechSmith Camtasia

Camtasia Music Library. Before you get too deep into your search, check out Camtasia’s Music Library under the “Library” tab. While Creative Commons Corporation has their own search function to find creative commons work, there are other resources available to you: YouTube’s Audio Library : This library provides an extensive selection of free music, ad-supported music, and sound effects. This post is part of a series.

Video Marketing on Social Media: 5 Ways To Maximize Your Efficiency

TechSmith Camtasia

I’m going to show you five video tips for repurposing your video to help you maximize the use of your recording time so you can reach the most viewers with the least amount of time. Now that you have the video stored on Facebook, you have an HD quality video file that can be downloaded directly from Facebook and imported in Camtasia for simple editing. Using Camtasia and the notes from the Facebook Live, you can search for those areas that would work great as standalone videos.

Time Saver Tuesday - 10 Tips - Before You Record

TechSmith Camtasia

I asked around the office today for tips about what to do before you record a screencast. Since I like Top 10 lists, here is list of the "Top 10 tips to do before you hit the record button!" Make sure you clean up your history, past projects or Camtasia Library so it doesn't show information you want to keep private. If you forget something and it ends up in your recording, well, that's where the blur callout in Camtasia Studio comes in handy. :-). I need your tips!

10 Video Marketing Tips That Will Make You Feel Like an Expert

TechSmith Camtasia

We worked with Jay Baer , founder of digital marketing consultancy Convince and Convert and New York Times best-selling author of six books, to bring together a group of expert video creators for a conversational webinar about their top video tips. Get expert video marketing tips from: Amy Landino , co-founder of video marketing agency Aftermarq, best-selling author of Vlog Like a Boss, Keynote speaker, and creator behind YouTube channel AmyTV. Sound is massively underrated.

The Secret to Social Media Video: Captions! Here’s how (and why) to add them

TechSmith Camtasia

There’s a talking head, but no sound. Beyond colorful visuals, captions actually let viewers know what the video is about, giving them a reason to tap and turn on the sound and listen. Here is my three-step approach to adding captions with my favorite tool and the host of this blog, TechSmith Camtasia. Use basic best practices for lighting and sound, but don’t go rent a soundstage. Pro Tip: While you have things set up, shoot a batch of three or four videos.