Webinar: Managing Libraries in Camtasia

eLearning Brothers

eLearning Brothers is developing new templates for Camtasia 2019 that we’re excited to release soon. Webinar attendees got a sneak peek of the latest one, called Borderline, in Andrew’s demonstrations as he shared tips on managing libraries in Camtasia 2019.

6 Tips For Correcting Video Errors With the Camtasia Timeline

eLearning Brothers

You are probably perfect when it comes to your video production, so you don’t have to make many edits in post production. 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. To see examples of some of these practices, check out this Advanced Camtasia Users blog.


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How To Create Closed Captioning in Camtasia Videos

eLearning Brothers

In the video below, I’ll walk you through how to easily create closed captioning in Camtasia 9, and I’ll discuss some of the bugs I have found in doing so. This blog is the tenth in a series documenting the production process in producing a company video for eLearning Brothers. Click here to view the previous blog in the series ( Camtasia 9 Editing Tips ). The post How To Create Closed Captioning in Camtasia Videos appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

Camtasia Essentials: Organizing Project Files

eLearning Brothers

This is as true about your home and your mind as it is with your eLearning video project. If you’re familiar with several video editing softwares, you may be used to using bins within the video editor to organize your assets. 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.

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. No matter what the subject, duplicating your video content into the podcast medium would be a wise move. Video to MP3. This step by step tutorial will show you how to convert the audio from any video, into a MP3 file using Camtasia (We’ve got a 30 day free trial if you’d like to try!).

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.

Using Camtasia to Glue Your Learners to the Screen

eLearning Brothers

When creating videos for eLearning we often find ourselves stuck with a lot of text on the screen, or simple graphics that seem to sit for what feels like days. Allow me to share some of my thoughts and ideas on how to keep your eLearning video (or otherwise informational video) interesting. To do so, I’ll use the following video as an example, digging into my Camtasia project file to show you how each segment was done.

Create an Old Time Movie Effect with Camtasia Studio 8

TechSmith Camtasia

Choosing a theme and building your video around it using clips that support the theme can make your video more interesting to your viewers. 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.

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White Balance Video Preparation and Other Tips for Videographers

eLearning Brothers

In the eLearning world, it seems that live-action video is the rarest of gems. Coming from a live-action video background, I am sort of a snob when it comes to cameras. In the video below, I’ll show how I did testing on my camera to know what white balance to select for two different rooms. If your live-action eLearning video takes place in one lighting situation, automatic balancing probably works fine. Get your video looking great.

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Toolbox Tip: Camtasia Basics

ATD Learning Technologies

In this installment of Toolbox Tip, Claudia Kidder highlights special features of Camtasia Studio, a screen-recording and video-editing software. Click here to read full version

How to create training videos with Camtasia


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! The first and most important step is building the scenario of your video tutorial. The more descriptive it is the easier it will be for you to capture your video. Step 2: Capture your video. When you are done stop the capture and click to save and edit the video. Step 3: Editing your video.

ScreenDraw: Whiteboarding with Camtasia Studio

TechSmith Camtasia

I asked if they had tried using ScreenDraw, a live annotation tool built into the Camtasia Studio recorder. The short video below provides some popular use cases for ScreenDraw as well as instructions for setting it up. A couple of notes before you watch: The video shows the use of a pen-based graphics tablet. Can’t view the embedded video? Learn More About Camtasia Studio: Check out more free tutorials in our Learning Center.

Animate Your Holiday Greeting Card Video with Camtasia Studio 8.4 – Part 3

TechSmith Camtasia

In this tutorial, I’ll discuss a simple way to further customize your greeting card video with photos using Camtasia’s Visual Properties animations. Here’s a demo video: [link]. Note : this tutorial is a continuation of the tutorials entitled “ Create a Holiday Greeting Card Video with Camtasia Studio 8.4 – Part 1 “ and Add Motion Effects to Your Holiday Greeting Card Video with Camtasia Studio 8.4 – Part 2.

How to create speedart in Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

If you’ve never seen a speedart video, you’re missing out. Of course, masterpieces don’t actually take just two minutes to create, which is why these types of videos are called speed art. He’s worked with 3D art and visualization for about 16 years and his passion is designing and sculpting characters, which you can see on his website and in the videos on his Vimeo channel such as this one: Want to create speedart like Christian? Review your video in the preview window.

Why is My Video Shaky? – TechSmith Tips

TechSmith Camtasia

Do your videos look kind of wobbly? Can’t see the embedded video? Shaky videos look unprofessional, unpolished, and are difficult to watch. More than just an annoyance, jerky video can trigger a motion-sickness response in some people; an effect that just gets worse on larger screens. Most notably, it can subtly turn off viewers so they click away from your video before it’s over, or decline to watch at all. Take a tip from the pros.

Five Tips for Creating Effective Learning Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

The use of video-based learning content has been growing in popularity across all industries, changing the way people learn. As a result, the expectations for this type of content have risen and video creators are finding it more difficult than ever to ensure that their content is effective and engaging. As a former instructional designer, I’m very intrigued by this notion and I’m happy to share with you… Five Tips for Creating Effective Learning Videos.

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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. In the short tutorial below, you’ll learn the most efficient way to add captions to your Camtasia for Mac videos. Can’t see the video? Learn more about Camtasia for Mac Check out more free product tutorials. The post Camtasia for Mac: Add Captions appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

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How to Make a Harlem Shake Video with Camtasia for Mac

TechSmith Camtasia

Have you been keeping up with the recent internet meme sensation, Harlem Shake videos ? 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.

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Camtasia Studio 8: How We Use Hotspots

TechSmith Camtasia

If you’ve watched any of our video tutorials , you may have noticed that we usually include a clickable link to surveys or other tutorials. Well, as long as your videos are delivered through the TechSmith Smart Player , you can do the exact same thing! You can do even more with a little creativity – like use hotspots to break a video into sections or create a custom table of contents. Can’t see the video?

Lessen Your Learning Curve with New Tutorials for Camtasia Studio!

TechSmith Camtasia

Have you seen what’s new in Camtasia Studio 8.1? Having said that, I’m happy to report we’ve got a number of new tutorials to help get you up and running: Remove a Color , which covers best practices for shooting in front of a green screen, as well as editing the effect in Camtasia Studio. Using Crop Mode , which walks you through how to crop your images and videos. The post Lessen Your Learning Curve with New Tutorials for Camtasia Studio!

7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

eLearning Brothers

Create engaging educational videos with no hassle or specific training? Check out 7 tips for creating video lectures on how to put together text, visuals and audio for the ultimate video lecturing experience. Creating video lectures these days is a piece of cake. The benefits of video classes are many: a comfortable learning environment, catering to personal pace, no pressure, and no strict time constraints, just to name a few. Audio tips.

Why is My Video Blurry? – TechSmith Tips

TechSmith Camtasia

In this video, I am going to cover just a few reasons why your video may be blurry and also some terms that may help you understand what exactly is going on. Can’t see the embedded video? Before you ever click the record button on your screen recorder or camera, ask yourself two questions: 1) where will my video end up being displayed? These are the first questions you need to ask yourself when you begin creating a video! The post Why is My Video Blurry?

How to Override Snapping in Camtasia Studio 8

TechSmith Camtasia

Luckily, there’s an easy way to politely decline the snapping services in Camtasia Studio. In the video below (1:42) I cover how to override snapping on a case-by-case basis ( Spoiler: Use the CTRL key ) as well as how to turn it off altogether – if that’s your wish. Can’t see the video? Learn more about Camtasia Studio Check out more free product tutorials. “Ooo! Snapping!”

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. We’ve broken it down into three videos: Audio Basics , which covers just that — the basics of audio and audio editing. Working with Music , which provides tips and tricks for adding music to your projects, including where you can go to download free music tracks. Can’t see the video?

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Using Camtasia for Flipped Classrooms

TechSmith Camtasia

Mr. Crowder is presenting on using Camtasia for Flipped Classrooms at the conference InnEdCo on June 17th. . Flipping is more than using video. I don’t use the flipped classroom in the sense that videos are lectures that students must see as homework. We’ll first see a section of a video, then a few small lectures with demonstrations, maybe another section of the video, classwork, experiments, and finally the entire video to culminate what has been taught.

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. Watch the video, read the post, or do both! Either way, you’ll be well on your way to creating better screen recording videos.

Camtasia Studio 8: Use Grouping to Cover up a Mistake

TechSmith Camtasia

In this latest installment of illustrated examples, I use a little grouping magic to cover up a small mistake in a TechSmith Blog video project. Check out the video below (3:23) to see me reveal my trick. Can’t see the video? Learn more about Camtasia Studio Check out more free product tutorials. The post Camtasia Studio 8: Use Grouping to Cover up a Mistake appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

How to Create an eLearning Quiz in Camtasia Studio

eLearning Brothers

We’re sure you’ve seen plenty of great videos produced with Camtasia Studio. These are the videos that train us how to use software: how to edit a picture, or create a video, or navigate a website. But this is the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to the powerhouse that is Camtasia. In this blog, we’ll be unfolding one of the interaction aspects of Camtasia and discussing how it can streamline your training program.

Camtasia Studio + Camtasia for Mac = Cool on iPad

TechSmith Camtasia

One of the reasons I got the iPad was so I could watch and show Camtasia videos on it - the larger 9.7 I've heard from several people wonderfing if you can view Camtasia videos on the iPad and how to do it. Well, the good news is that is it possible to play Camtasia Studio, Camtasia for Mac and Jing screencasts on the iPad! Your browser cannot play this video. It also explaines how to get from Camtasia for Mac to the iPad.

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. Not seeing the video? 0:06 Tip #1: Use annotations to reinforce audio instructions.

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Video Creation: The Basics

TechSmith Camtasia

If you’ve never made a video before this post will dig into a high level workflow of how it’s done. As you become more comfortable with video creation you’ll refine your process to suit your own needs and efficiency. Proper lighting is the number one factor in video quality. Smartphones can be more than adequate these days to shoot basic video. These stills are great for banner ads, landing pages, video thumbnails, and other supporting materials for your video.

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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. Not seeing the video? 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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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.

Camtasia Studio 8: Full Captions Series is Live

TechSmith Camtasia

Adding captions is a great way to increase the accessibility of your videos. But did you know that captioning your videos also makes them searchable? The captions editor in Camtasia Studio 8 is rather robust. In addition to our helpful Speech-to-Text and Sync-with-Script videos, we recently added tutorials on: • Adding Captions Manually. Making Videos Searchable. The entire video series can be found on our Camtasia Studio 8 tutorial page.

Video Tip Series - Part four: Object Positioning

TechSmith Camtasia

However, when successfully done it makes your video look more professional. This week's video is posted below and presents two tips that will help you position the item you are filming correctly. Not seeing the video? 0:09 Tip #1: Place the person or object using the rule of thirds 0:27 Tip #2: Record yourself, mark your spot and check the playback. Subscribe to the blog for next week's tip video on Using Music.

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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! Using Camtasia in Education.

Reverse the Effect of an Animation in Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Last week, a viewer of one of our Camtasia Studio product webinars was chatting us up and asked if it was possible to reverse the effect of a visual animation. In this short video tip (4:16), we show how to easily do just that. If you plan ahead, you can save yourself a step or two, but it’s really not much harder to add the reversal after the fact (both methods are covered in the video). Note: This works for Camtasia Studio 8.1