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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.

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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How to Replace Outdated or Inaccurate Audio in Camtasia Studio 8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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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. Still others record their video first, then record voice narration of that video, and put them both together. Any other tips you have to narrate an already recorded video? Tips & How To's Audio Camtasia for Mac

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The Best Way to Add Voice Over to PowerPoint

TechSmith Camtasia

By adding voice over to your PowerPoint slides you can share your presentation with a much wider audience. So, what’s the best way to record a voice over for your PowerPoint presentation? The Easiest and Fastest Way to Record and Edit Voice Over for PowerPoint! Record your audio.

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Voice-over videos for eLearning: A step-by-step guide

TalentLMS

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “ voice-over video? ”. Voice-over is an extremely versatile type of video and can be used on anything from movie trailers to college lectures to, of course, corporate training. There are many types of voice-over video.

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The Complete Guide to Doing Voice Overs Like a Pro

TechSmith Camtasia

Chances are, if you make videos — especially how-to and explainer videos – you will need to record voice overs. In fact, depending on how many videos you create, you may have to do a lot of voice over work. Some might think that the audio portion of a video takes a backseat to the visual portions, but that’s not true. Most video watchers note that they are more likely to stop watching a video with bad audio vs. lower-quality video. Essentials of good voice over.

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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. To record your voice, select the Record Microphone option.

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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. Still others record their video first, then record voice narration of that video, and put them both together. Any other tips you have to narrate an already recorded video?

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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. To record your voice, select the Record Microphone option. But don’t be intimidated by Camtasia’s features; it’s still incredibly easy to use.

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.

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 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! Step 4: Voice narration. When you are done editing your capture you can add narration to your video, using the Voice narration option. 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.

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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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.

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. You might even recognize his voice from the Jing Project tutorials. Anton’s Tips. Stop hating your voice.

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. If you think music will distract from your message then you may choose not to include it at all and focus on your voice. For additional tips on how the story needs to drive the music, please watch this TechSmith Forge interview.). Bonus Audio Tips for Your Videos.

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7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

eLearning Brothers

Check out 7 tips for creating video lectures on how to put together text, visuals and audio for the ultimate video lecturing experience. Someone might argue that text is just a necessary evil in a video lecture, and you should be paying more attention to visuals and the tone of your voice. As with voice recording and animations, presentational writing has its dos and don’ts. Audio tips. Now, back to general tech tips.

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.

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. He’s also generously shared some thoughtful tips for creating screencast -friendly PowerPoint slides. Why Use Camtasia with PowerPoint?

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. Download the 30-day free trial of Camtasia to get started today !

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. Use an external microphone for the clearest audio.

How to Make a Screencast in 5 Easy Steps

TechSmith Camtasia

Then, once you feel comfortable with how to easily record a screencast, I’ll go over some bonus tips for how you can level-up your screencasts. 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. Tips & How To's camtasi

How to Make a Screencast in 5 Easy Steps

TechSmith Camtasia

Then, once you feel comfortable with how to easily record a screencast, I’ll go over some bonus tips for how you can level-up your screencasts. 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. Tips & How To's camtasi

Crafting a Good Story for Your Product Video (free ebook)

TechSmith Camtasia

Voice overs. One of the most important tips that I can give: keep it simple. We see all these knobs and dials in wonderful programs such as Camtasia and Motion , and we want to tweak them. And because all this stuff is so important to know and hard to master, I have written 10 Tips for Creating Engaging Product Videos to share our experience with you. He is the author of 10 Tips for Creating Engaging Product Videos. Video tutorial: Prepare, Script, Audio.

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Top 10 Tips for Using Videos in eLearning

LearnUpon

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. Background noise or an unclear voice will reduce the impact of the video. Record audio with a decent microphone and take simple steps to fix any audio issues. Record your voice to compliment the visuals by talking them through the actions or steps you’re completing.

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. Record your voice over. With your audio narration done, you can record your video.

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Using A Webcam

TechSmith Camtasia

Visuals are a necessary aspect of screencasting; however, it might help to put a face to your voice. If you’re using the webcam built into your computer, the webcam will default to the computer’s system audio which may not be the best quality. Use an external microphone for the clearest audio. Check to make sure that Camtasia is recording your audio input from the correct source. Tips & How To''s camtasia Screencasting webcam

Using A Webcam

TechSmith Camtasia

Visuals are a necessary aspect of screencasting; however, it might help to put a face to your voice. If you’re using the webcam built into your computer, the webcam will default to the computer’s system audio which may not be the best quality. Use an external microphone for the clearest audio. Check to make sure that Camtasia is recording your audio input from the correct source. Tips & How To''s camtasia Screencasting webcam

Screencasting in the Classroom with TechSmith and Edmodo

TechSmith Camtasia

It’s just a different medium and opportunity for all students to have a voice. Using Camtasia Studio, I shared knowledge and tips on how to use this cool feature with thousands of other teachers through Edmodo’s built in networking feature in this tutorial video. My next venture will be to use Snagit to record audio feedback on important assignments for particular students. My tool of choice is Camtasia Studio. Camtasia is your choice in that case.

It’s Not Too Late! How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

TechSmith Camtasia

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. It accepts a wide range of audio file types and has a perfectly serviceable noise removal tool. Cleaning Up Audio in Video Editing….

How to Make an Animated Explainer Video (Step-By-Step Guide)

TechSmith Camtasia

In a lot of cases, with just a little know-how, determination, and, of course, a video editor like TechSmith Camtasia , anyone can create a great animated explainer video. A voice-over drives the story and explains to viewers what they’re seeing. Step 3: Record and edit the audio narration. For this step, you first need to choose who will be the ‘voice’ of your company. The truth is almost any voice can work. One option for recording audio is Adobe Audition.

Keeping Video Content Up To Date

TechSmith Camtasia

Imagine the following beginning to a video tutorial: To start a screen recording in Camtasia 9, click on the Record button. vs. To start a screen recording in Camtasia, click on the Record button. By purposefully leaving out the version number in the second example, the video content can likely be repurposed for the next version of the Camtasia software without causing user confusing. More information on managing recordings and project files in Camtasia can be found here.

How to Record a Presentation with Webcam, Narration, and More

TechSmith Camtasia

While there are a number of ways to record a presentation, I’ll give you my favorite way to record a high-quality presentation in PowerPoint with audio and video. How to record a presentation from PowerPoint with audio and webcam. I’d recommend using Camtasia since it lets you record your voice over your slide show all directly inside PowerPoint. When you install Camtasia, you’ll have the option to include a PowerPoint Add-in Toolbar. Record audio.

Avoid These 5 Common Video Editing Mistakes

TechSmith Camtasia

Poor Audio/ Inconsistent Audio. On your timeline, there will usually be two to three audio components. Music, voice and your clips audio. If you do not need audio from the original clip, the first thing you can do is turn that off. In Camtasia, you can turn that off by right clicking and selecting “separate audio and video” then just delete or hide the audio track. Pro Tip: Close your eyes and just listen to your video.

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Screencast of the Week - Red Gate, Coding by the Sea

TechSmith Camtasia

I'm always amazed at the screencasts I see Camtasia users create. Anthony makes great use of many of Camtasia Studio's features like multiple audio tracks, PIP, screen recording, zoom & pans, transitions, captions etc. I really wanted to communicate the human side of this story to our customers and so used multiple voice narrations running behind these images. Edited in: Camtasia Studio 6 What do you think of this style screencast?

How to Make a Great Educational Video (Free Template)

TechSmith Camtasia

Keep in mind, though, that most — if not all — of the tips and techniques in this article will apply to any type of video intended to instruct or inform. Record your voice over. With your script in hand, it’s time to record your voice over. Already have a voice over recorded?

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

Step 4: Select your audio. For audio, you can use music, voice narration, or a combination of the two. We skip voice narration, because the primary function for our blog videos is for social media promotion. Most video editing programs, like Camtasia , have music tracks available for you to use within the software. If you are using voice narration for your video, be sure to use a decent microphone to capture your audio. Tips & How To's