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.

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. With that being said, we’ve created a series about working with audio, which we hope you find helpful.

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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). Crop a good take over good audio.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio: Adding Closed Captions

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

How to Replace Outdated or Inaccurate Audio in Camtasia Studio 8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. 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 picked out your microphone and now you need a recorder to capture the audio. Recording Audio. Using Camtasia?

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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?

Audio Tip - Click Click Click

TechSmith Camtasia

And, he gave a great tip that could help all you screencasters and save you time editing. When recording audio, I've learned it's not a matter of if I'll make a mistake in my narration, but rather when I'll make a mistake. For me, it's going to happen and I will have to edit that audio. Daniel had a great technique for editing audio. See how you can easily find the section of audio you need to focus on? Do you have any tips to share?

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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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Camtasia Relay 4.2 Release – Upgrade now! Lost audio prompt, TechSmith Smart Player, and more

TechSmith Camtasia

With the latest version of Camtasia Relay, you will find that recording, viewing, and sharing your content is even easier! WHAT’S NEW IN CAMTASIA RELAY 4.2. Lost Audio: Did your microphone accidentally unplug without you knowing? Camtasia Relay 4.2 will notify you if you’ve lost your audio while recording by prompting you with an alert. Are you currently using Camtasia Relay 4.0 Upgrade to Camtasia Relay 4.2 EXPLORE CAMTASIA RELAY.

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. Next to System Audio it should say Uninstall Component.

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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. Tip : The example video used one video background clip and text callouts were added to simulate individual title clips.

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Camtasia for Mac: Add Captions

TechSmith Camtasia

Adding captions to your Camtasia for Mac videos is a great way to expand your potential audience and increase your videos’ impact. A little extra work up front makes your content accessible to the wide range of viewers who depend on captions: including those with hearing impairments, non-native English speakers, and even those who aren’t able to play external audio. Learn more about Camtasia for Mac Check out more free product tutorials.

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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.

How to Convert Video to MP3 Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Whether you’re a podcaster, teacher, or speaker, you may be interested in getting more value from your content by extracting the audio from a video file. According to a study conducted by Edison Research in 2012 , 29% of adults have listened to an audio podcast, up from only 11% in 2006. A quarter of podcast listeners report listening to podcasts in the car with their smartphones connected to the audio system. Have any tips or tricks for podcasting?

How to Sync Audio and Video Sources

TechSmith Camtasia

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. This means that you’ll need to learn how to sync audio files and video clips in your video editing process. Free Video Course: Learn everything you need to know with our free TechSmith Academy course, Basics: Syncing Audio and Video. Select an audio recorder.

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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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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!

Testing and Troubleshooting Software with Camtasia Studio

TechSmith Camtasia

Camtasia Studio is a video capture software program available at the TechSmith website. The uses for Camtasia Studio listed there range from marketing and sales presentations to training and help desk videos. Using the Camtasia screen and audio recording features can be the key to investigations in both the testing and production environments. A file has to be written to use Camtasia Studio for these above-described investigatory purposes.

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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Camtasia Studio 8: Full Captions Series is Live

TechSmith Camtasia

Many rely on captions, including those with hearing impairments, non-native English speakers, and even those not able to play external audio. The captions editor in Camtasia Studio 8 is rather robust. The entire video series can be found on our Camtasia Studio 8 tutorial page. The post Camtasia Studio 8: Full Captions Series is Live appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Tips & How To's Camtasia Studio educational technology Time Saver Tips and Tricks 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 ?. 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.

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.

Add Voice Narration to your Camtasia for Mac Project

TechSmith Camtasia

There are lots of ways to create videos with Camtasia. Here at TechSmith, we generally start with a script and storyboard, record the audio, record the video (while listening to the audio), and then edit it all together. Any other tips you have to narrate an already recorded video? The post Add Voice Narration to your Camtasia for Mac Project appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Tips & How To's Audio Camtasia for Mac

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How to Make a Harlem Shake Video with Camtasia for Mac

TechSmith Camtasia

Then we made a guide showing how to make your own Harlem Shake video with Camtasia, because we’re not so good at keeping secrets. The steps reference Camtasia for Mac, but the process is really similar on Camtasia Studio. And if you don’t already own Camtasia, don’t worry, you can use the free trial to create a Harlem Shake video, too. Step 1: You need to import your media into Camtasia for Mac.

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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.

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. Dave O'Rourke, Lead Camtasia Studio Developer. 5:00 pm: Recording and Codecs - Dave O'Rourke, Lead Camtasia Studio Developer. Doug Troxell, Camtasia for Mac developer.

Essential Guides for Getting Started in Camtasia & Snagit

TechSmith Camtasia

Not to discount the usefulness of our newsletter and emailed how-to guides, (because, you know, we think they’re pretty neat) but wouldn’t you like to have one neatly organized, handy-dandy guide to the essentials of Snagit and Camtasia all in one place? If you’re already a confident Snagit and/or Camtasia user, these guides are a fantastic way to make your friends, family members and coworkers screen capture fans, too. Camtasia 8.0

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. 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. Make sure to have your tracks separated by type (audio, video, animations, titles etc.).

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Add More Zing to Your Camtasia for Mac Screencasts with Snagit

TechSmith Camtasia

Camtasia for Mac gives us a lot of options for capturing and annotating our screencasts: screen video capture, web cam, audio, importing media, callouts, arrows, blur, etc. It’s then that you may want to turn to Snagit, Camtasia’s beloved sibling, to pitch in. Some of the things I import from Snagit to Camtasia are: Custom annotations (like curvy arrows!). Select Camtasia from the drop-down. What other ways have you used Snagit and Camtasia together?

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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. Let’s face it folks – one thing that turns off viewers faster than almost anything else is bad audio.

Camtasia Studio 8: Full Captions Series is Live

TechSmith Camtasia

Many rely on captions, including those with hearing impairments, non-native English speakers, and even those not able to play external audio. The captions editor in Camtasia Studio 8 is rather robust. The entire video series can be found on our Camtasia Studio 8 tutorial page. The post Camtasia Studio 8: Full Captions Series is Live appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Adding captions is a great way to increase the accessibility of your videos.

Recording Games with Camtasia: Star Citizen

TechSmith Camtasia

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. 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. Tips & How To''s

Advanced Screencasting: Editing Narration in Audacity Tutorial

TechSmith Camtasia

For most TechSmith tutorials, the narration track is actually recorded first with a handheld microphone or a podcaster USB microphone that feeds straight into Audacity (an open-source audio editor). From there, the track is exported as a.wav file that can later be brought into any Camtasia project. How to paste white noise over existing audio. How to export audio from Audacity to use in Camtasia Studio.

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. Editing tips and tricks, including timesaving hotkeys.

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. The video is posted below and presents three tips that will help you utilize editing tools to enhance your final product. 0:06 Tip #1: Use annotations to reinforce audio instructions.

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