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. 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. Adding extraneous (extra) messages, images, and music makes this even harder. You shouldn't use background music unless your lesson is about background music.

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"TechSmith Camtasia 2021: The Essentials" Workbook Now Shipping

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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.

TechSmith Camtasia: Major Upgrade Released

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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

TECHSMITH CAMTASIA:?Version 2018 Released

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

TechSmith recently announced the release of Camtasia 2018 and there’s much to cheer.   TechSmith made huge strides in Camtasia 9 when it improved the free assets in the Library.  There’s also a paid subscription to an assets library where you’ll have access to hundreds of thousands of additional royalty-free videos, intros, music, and more.   Camtasia has never had a way to quickly apply the look and feel of one object across a large project.

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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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). In the image below, I’ve imported a music file called Acoustic Mellow.mp3. While the process of adding background music to projects is simple, there are two bigger questions that need to be asked. Is It a Best Practice to Add Background Music to eLearning?

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TechSmith Camtasia Studio: The Clip Bin and The Library

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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

TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: Version 2018 Released (Training Available, Book Coming)

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

TechSmith recently announced the release of Camtasia 2018 and there’s much to cheer.   TechSmith made huge strides in Camtasia 9 when it improved the free assets in the Library.  There’s also a paid subscription to an assets library where you’ll have access to hundreds of thousands of additional royalty-free videos, intros, music, and more.   Camtasia has never had a way to quickly apply the look and feel of one object across a large project.

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.

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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). In the image below, I’ve imported a music file called Acoustic Mellow.mp3. While the process of adding background music to projects is simple, there are two bigger questions that need to be asked. Is It a Best Practice to Add Background Music to eLearning?

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TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: Version 2018 Released (Training Available, Book Coming)

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

TechSmith recently announced the release of Camtasia 2018 and there’s much to cheer.   TechSmith made huge strides in Camtasia 9 when it improved the free assets in the Library.  There’s also a paid subscription to an assets library where you’ll have access to hundreds of thousands of additional royalty-free videos, intros, music, and more.   Camtasia has never had a way to quickly apply the look and feel of one object across a large project.

TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: Version 2018 Released (Training Available, Book Coming)

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

TechSmith recently announced the release of Camtasia 2018 and there’s much to cheer.   TechSmith made huge strides in Camtasia 9 when it improved the free assets in the Library.  There’s also a paid subscription to an assets library where you’ll have access to hundreds of thousands of additional royalty-free videos, intros, music, and more.   Camtasia has never had a way to quickly apply the look and feel of one object across a large project.

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.

Camtasia Defends the Universe (Kind of…Mostly This is About a Music Video)

TechSmith Camtasia

He devoted hours of his time to pushing Camtasia for Mac to its limits by creating a music video about the game. When he’s not editing music videos with Camtasia, Rich run his own business as a freelance copywriter and content creator. He was first introduced to Camtasia after a few clients asked him to create screencasts of their products. “I Camtasia seemed to line up most closely with that list. Pushing Camtasia for Mac to its limits.

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Enjoy May Snagit Stamps and Camtasia Studio Theme Sets!

TechSmith Camtasia

If you’ve been looking forward to our monthly release of new Snagit stamps, Camtasia Studio theme sets, and Camtasia Studio music tracks, you’re in luck. FOR OUR CAMTASIA USERS. Camtasia Studio Theme Sets. Download Camtasia Studio theme sets for free and enjoy using them in your videos. Camtasia Studio Music Tracks. Music helps set the mood of a video. The post Enjoy May Snagit Stamps and Camtasia Studio Theme Sets!

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

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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 create speedart in Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Watch our tutorial and follow the steps below to see how to create speedart in Camtasia: Can’t see the video? Record your screen with Camtasia while working on your project. Once the art project and recordings are done, it’s time to combine, optimize, and speed them up in Camtasia! If you want, you can also add title clips or logos for artist credit, background music, or enhance any other aspects of your video with the other features in Camtasia Studio.

Using Camtasia for Flipped Classrooms

TechSmith Camtasia

Mr. Crowder is presenting on using Camtasia for Flipped Classrooms at the conference InnEdCo on June 17th. . But, the main difference being that editing with Camtasia, the animation and annotation is much improved. I am presenting for 30 minutes on “Using Camtasia for Flipped Classrooms” from 1:30 to 2:00PM June 17th. Obviously I will show how Camtasia can be used to make videos, but the overall theme is on how to “Flip the Classroom.”

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. These four effects are available in both the Mac and PC versions of Camtasia. #1 I would highly suggest against using this effect on music as music is often much more dynamic than this effect allows. When to use it – This is best used on music. A Guide to Camtasia Sound appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

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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.

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). Another week, more exciting opportunities made possible by Camtasia!

Camtasia Studio 8: New Audio Tutorials

TechSmith Camtasia

Having good, quality audio is one of the keys to a successful Camtasia project. On the other hand, crisp, clear narration, or well-blended music can draw them in and keep their attention. Working with Music , which provides tips and tricks for adding music to your projects, including where you can go to download free music tracks. It also contains instructions for editing your audio within Camtasia Studio’s Editor.

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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 are able to edit the audio using these options: Step 5: Add music to your video. You can use the Camtasia Library to add music to your video, using the available music files. You will see some Music folders with different tracks. eLearning Learning Tools camtasia training video

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. This blog focuses on a framework to create an educational screencast using Camtasia Studio® and PowerPoint as the core of the screencast design. An effective introduction bumper hooks the viewer into the screencasting topic by using a music soundtrack, video, images, etc.

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.

Fun with Tobias Fünke And Camtasia Mac Green Screen

TechSmith Camtasia

Camtasia Mac is BFFs with green screen! Don’t Have Camtasia Mac? How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos. The post Fun with Tobias Fünke And Camtasia Mac Green Screen appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Tips & How To''s Camtasia for Mac how to There’s this neat show called Arrested Development that’s returning to life on May 26th, 2013 care of our good friend, Netflix. Surely you’ve heard of it? Maybe you’re even a fan?

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Introducing.the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive!

TechSmith Camtasia

We're excited to introduce a fun new project we're working on this month--the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive! Starting last week, we challenged four small businesses in the Lansing, Michigan area to "test drive" Camtasia Studio and/or Camtasia for Mac in their business setting for four weeks. Our first use of Camtasia for Mac was by developers, recording mobile application features as they appeared in development emulators.

From flat to phat: New Camtasia feature drops the needle on screencasts

TechSmith Camtasia

Welcome to the pre-release beta of the newest Camtasia feature, with some automatic goodness: Camtasia Rap-ify (For Windows and Mac). Click on the new effect option, Rap-ify – and after a short re-render process, your video will be updated with a new music style makeover – music, voiceover, and general look and feel all will be updated. . We’re definitely open to musical requests, although each type comes with it’s own unique set of challenges.

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.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Loudpixel, Week 4

TechSmith Camtasia

In the final week of the Camtasia test drive, Loudpixel Co-Founder Allie Siarto reflected back on their month of screencasting. Using Camtasia for screencasting really got us thinking about how we can improve our processes and communications. She enjoys singing and playing the ukulele, a cappella music, running, and a good game of Euchre. Camtasia Studio Camtasia for Mac Customer Videos 392 475 26 839 416 847

Exclusive Gift for Camtasia Users from Digital Juice

TechSmith Camtasia

As you may have heard on The Forge earlier today , Digital Juice has an exclusive digital gift for Camtasia users to celebrate the holidays! If you like the music, please let Digital Juice know and leave a comment here as a thank you for this nice digital gift. Camtasia Studio Camtasia for Mac The Forge 392 475 26 59Tis the season for giving!

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Many Uses of Camtasia – Professional and Personal

TechSmith Camtasia

Jon Moody, an employee of Kal-Blue , discovered Camtasia this past summer and hasn’t turned back. TechSmith : How does Camtasia fit into that? I’ve been using Camtasia all summer for some of my own personal things. One of our first videos is going to be a time-lapse one where we put a print under a heat lamp and, with the help of Camtasia, speed it up so they can see that the prints do NOT, in fact, melt under normal use temperatures.

Last chance! Save $50 on your Camtasia Studio 8 upgrade

TechSmith Camtasia

If you’ve been intending to upgrade to Camtasia Studio 8…now’s the time. So if you like saving money, take advantage of the Camtasia Studio upgrade offer today. The most important reason is that Camtasia Studio 8 helps you make the kind of videos your viewers love to watch. Two quick examples of what I’m talking about, both made with Camtasia Studio 8…. 8 new things about Camtasia Studio 8. “I highly recommend the new Camtasia Studio 8!

Sharing is Caring – Download new Snagit stamps and Camtasia Studio theme sets for free!

TechSmith Camtasia

Here at TechSmith, we’ve been having fun the past few months creating brand new digital media assets such as Snagit stamp sets, Camtasia Studio theme sets, and Camtasia Studio music tracks for our newsletter subscribers. That’s right, we’re giving away brand new Snagit stamps and Camtasia Studio assets for everyone each month! FOR OUR CAMTASIA USERS. Camtasia Studio Theme Sets. Camtasia Studio Music Tracks.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Gravity Works, Week 4

TechSmith Camtasia

In the final week of the Camtasia test drive, Lauren Colton, Information Architect and Editor at Gravity Works Design & Development, reflected back on their month of screencasting. Our team enjoyed the chance to use and give feedback on Camtasia for Mac software. She enjoys singing and playing the ukulele, a cappella music, running, and a good game of Euchre. Camtasia Studio Camtasia for Mac Customer Videos 392 475 26 839 416