Music Licensing

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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.

Free Background Music for Your E-learning Courses

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I like to add background audio to my screencast tutorials. Background music can mask some of the ambient noise. Free Background Music. Here are a couple of options that should provide most of the free background music you need. They have a good selection of music.

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Screencasting: From Script to Screen

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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. Screencasting is all about process. Of course, you might not know this unless you’ve also spent ridiculous amounts of time redoing screencasts because you forgot to add an element or messed up a certain action on the screen. Plan out your screencast.

Screencast of the Week - Super Bowl Screencast

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Google ran an ad that was a screencast! And, that's our Screencast of the Week this week! Regardless of that, I am happy to see screencasting hit big time. This has to be the world's most expensive screencast (and maybe most viewed screencast?)! I loved this screencast - interesting story, the typing, cursor movement and zooms kept my attention, and nice background music! All wrapped together in a beautiful screencast!

How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

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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. I imagine their age, lifestyle and musical taste.

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Video Tip Series - Part five: Using Music

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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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How to Make a Screencast in 5 Easy Steps

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Thankfully, screencasts make creating videos more approachable. If you’re wanting to use more video in your presentations, trainings, or even emails (and I highly recommend you do), screencasts are a great place to start. 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. What exactly is a screencast? You can think of a screencast as the video equivalent of a screenshot.

Screencasting in the Classroom with TechSmith and Edmodo

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Tom’s also a screencasting pro, and he frequently puts video content on his YouTube channel or on Screencast.com. Camtasia Studio lets me add a little music intro and animated title opening. Snagit is a great way to get started if you are new to screencasting. Sometimes new screencasters worry way too much about little mess ups. I guess a good way to think of it would be for you to consider what type of screencast you are looking to produce.

Video Tip Series – Part five: Using Music

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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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Screencast of the Week - Why Most Screencasts are Tedious.

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A blog post title caught my eye last week, 'Why Most Screencasts And Online Presentations Are Tedious (And How To Fix It)'! I love Sean's blog post and screencast. Now, if you look at the typical screencast or tutorial, you're more than likely watching the same single frame with the same presenter. Here's Sean's great screencast. I like his use of music, narration, titling, SmartFocus and of course, his content! It's a short screencast that runs under 3 minutes.

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

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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. . Ultimately, we hope that each video generated will be unique and a powerful example of using music and visuals to engage your audience. We’re definitely open to musical requests, although each type comes with it’s own unique set of challenges.

8 Tips to Incorporate Screencasts Into Your Online Training Course

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There is a broad range of applications for screencasts in online training, from software product demos to POS system tutorials. Here are 8 tips to incorporate screencasts into your eLearning course design. Look for a feature-rich eLearning authoring tool that gives you the power to add effects and integrate elements from the built-in library, such as graphics or background music to create a more polished presentation.

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

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Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offer instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. Students can watch a screencast video at their convenience, pausing and reviewing as often as needed. 1 Screencasts can be designed to let students personalize their learning and highlight important information as they proceed at their own pace. Create and produce your own screencast. Screencast PowerPoint Model. Screencast PowerPoint Model.

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Twelfth Day.

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We're at the end of our 12 Day of Screencasting series. Today, professional screencaster and Camtasia trainer, Axel Becker shares his tips with you about voice training in a screencast! The screencast runs just 2:35 minutes! He started a (german) PowerPoint screencast in 2007 and offers training, consulting, and help on screencasts with Camtasia Studio. We're at the end of our 12 Day of Screencasting series.

Teaching with Screencasts and Rapid Prototyping

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What About Screencasting? Using screencasts, I can do the same thing. One way to approach this is to have students screencast their own thought process. Students can improvise on a theme in music or play with ingredients in Home Econ. The post Teaching with Screencasts and Rapid Prototyping appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Screencast of the Week - Ian Ozsvald and ProCasts

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This week's Screencast of the Week comes to us from a professional screencaster, Ian Ozsvald of ProCasts ! I liked this screencast for several reasons. The audio quality is great on this screencast which is important as viewers are generally intolerant of poor audio. The background audio music was a great touch and added polish to the screencast. The screencast runs 1:32 and is short and to the point.

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

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I'm always amazed at the screencasts I see Camtasia users create. And, you're in for a treat with this week's Screencast of the Week! I heard from Anthony Osborn, at Red Gate Software about a recent screencast they made. I like this screencast because this one shows the human side and the people behind the product. Plus, the video's musical track was written by a co-worker's band (Macca) so getting copywrite permission was a breeze.

Screencast of the Week - Sharepoint Intranet Launch at Hudson

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This week's Screencast of the Week has it all. Great music, Picture-in-Picture , SmartFocus , Tilt and more. This is one high quality screencast! Check out Kris Rzepkowski's blog for a great post about the launch of Hudson's SharePoint Intranet (Challenge, User Research, Design, Development/Beta Launch) Any nominations for next week's Screencast of the Week? This week's Screencast of the Week has it all. This is one high quality screencast!

Screencast of the Week - Red Gate, Down Tools Week

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After a short hiatus, 'Screencast of the Week' is back! And, we've got a fantastic screencast this week from Red Gate Software. This screencast has everything! A balloon release, gun fights (no need to worry - they're nerf guns), music (from their resident band, Macca), a guy inhaling a helium balloon and singing, Red Gate employees eating lunch at 40 time speed and various people describing the many projects they worked on. Curious about how screencast was made?

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offers instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. Students can watch a screencast video at their convenience, pausing and reviewing as often as needed. 1 Screencasts can be designed to let students personalize their learning and highlight important information as they proceed at their own pace. Create and produce your own screencast. Screencast PowerPoint Model. Screencasting to Engage Learning.

Where do you find legal music for your videos?

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Adding music to your video can get viewers in just the right mood. Fortunately, there's a growing number of royalty-free and creative commons music sites. For the December episode of The Forge ( add to calendar ), we want to share some of the screencasting community's favorite sites for inexpensive, legal music soundtracks. If you have a favorite source for music for your videos, please share it at our Google Moderator page or vote up others' contributions. ??

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

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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 I had a checklist of features I needed in a screencasting tool,” said Rich.

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How to Create Screencasts You Can Be Proud Of

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A few weeks ago we launched Screenr, a free screencasting application that is easy to use and great for quick tutorials and elearning courses. Today, I’d like to share some tips and tricks that are going to help you create the best screencasts possible. While I’m focusing on Screenr , many of these tips are relevant regardless of your screencast application. If you have a lot of ambient noise, try screening it out by playing some music in the background while you record.

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

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Before you make your first screencast , these nine essential tips will help you create a quality screen recording that you’ll want to share. How long is the ideal screencasting video? Sound can make a big difference in the overall quality of your screencast recording. Some screencast programs let you ‘clean’ this type of noise out of the recording afterward, but it’s much better to eliminate them in the first place. Your screencast recording can work without it.

How to Record Your Desktop with Screencasting

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What is Screencasting? A screencast is a video recording of your computer screen, and usually includes audio. Screencasting is also referred to as video screen capture , and is a great way to teach or share ideas. Common examples of screencasts are onscreen tutorials , video lessons , or slideshare presentations. Screencasts add a personal touch in ways that other methods (I’m looking at you PowerPoint decks and written proposals!) Plan out your screencast.

Mark Your Calendars for The Forge in December plus Ian Oszwald

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The theme will be all about music and fun! We'll explore places to find music you can use for free and legally, how to built a digital card, how to use music well in your videos and look at gifts for screencasters. In the interim, enjoy this video with expert screencaster Ian Oszwald that Matt Pierce recently made. ShowMeDo has 50-70k monthly visits from people who learn through screencasts! Why using stories in screencasting is important and helpful.

What Online Video Platform is Most Popular for Screencasts?

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Our customers’ three most popular OVPs are YouTube, Vimeo, and Screencast , with YouTube by far being the most popular. Which online video platform is best for my screencasts? Next, we will compare feature sets of the three most popular OVPs, emphasizing the differences between free flavors of the platforms as it relates to educational, how-to, and training screencast videos. Screencast” refers to the free Screencast.

Video Tutorials Win (again!): The Unbounce Solution

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While individual screencasts are still a great option for one-off issues, our Success Team was spending a significant amount of time making the same screencasts over and over again. The decision to use Camtasia was largely made by our Director of Customer Success, Ryan Engley, who had been successfully using it for occasional screencasts. It enabled us to edit and play with the screencasts easily but didn’t overwhelm us with overly complicated features.

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

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These tips will help you get great results the first time you dive into iOS screencasting. Turn off in-app music. If you’re recording a game or app that has both background music and sound effects you should turn off music within the game settings. Because the music will compete with your narration. Instead of recording the music in real-time, you can record the sound effects and import the music later into your video editor as a separate track.

Talking visual communication with Dan Roam, Episode 25 of the Forge

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Mel Aclaro, Professional Screencaster. Where to get music. The Forge Camtasia Studio Interview PowerPoint Screencasting Tips and Tricks VideoWe spoke with Dan Roam, author of Back of the Napkin and Blah, Blah, Blah. Dan talked about using visuals and creating a visual language to engage your audience. Here’s the recorded video of today’s episode or watch on YouTube. See Dan’s presentation about health care here.

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

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I started with a long history of screencasting. I discovered over the years, that in education as well as in advertisements, screencasts are just not good enough on their own. Examples of what I call video tools: Screencasts. Music. Does it make sense to start right off with a screencast showing a login screen, or do we start showing the logo along with the product name and animate both elements into a screencast?

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Enter your video to win – third annual ScreenChamp Awards!

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You’ve had a year to develop a new screencasting masterpiece…some practical pointers on how to level up, courtesy of our ScreenChump to ScreenChamp series of video critiques …so now it’s time to round up your best work and submit it to the ScreenChamp Awards 2013 ! We’re giving away more than $4,800 worth of audio and video gear, pre-production tools, and music soundtrack gift certificates from our friends at Premiumbeat.com.

Camtasia Studio 8: New Audio Tutorials

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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. Tips & How To's Audio Camtasia Studio Screencasting Tips and Tricks Training VideoHaving good, quality audio is one of the keys to a successful Camtasia project.

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Progress Reports with Camtasia for Mac

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This week's Screencast of the Week is a great one! What if you took those pics, added some background music and turned it into a video to share with your friends and family? I asked John how he created the screencast with Camtasia for Mac. Check out the screencast below. Any nominations for next week's Screencast of the Week? This week's Screencast of the Week is a great one! Tags: Camtasia for Mac Screencast of the Week 475 48

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Dan Roam’s European training – Plus an analysis of his video

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I think it’s really to important to understand the value of story in screencasts. 6) Finally, it’s subtle, but did you hear the music he uses. The music never overwhelms the narration (which is critical). And as much as I didn’t first notice the music, his talking stands out when it’s not there. Get some tips on editing your music in Camtasia Studio. News & Events Events news and events Screencasting Training visual communication

Recording PowerPoint Presentations like a Pro: Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides

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He’s also generously shared some thoughtful tips for creating screencast -friendly PowerPoint slides. Also, if you are sharing finished videos via YouTube, you must make doubly sure that you are not using any pictures, backgrounds, videos, or music scores that may be considered as a copyright violation. Tips & How To's camtasia Camtasia for Mac Camtasia Studio PowerPoint presentations recording Screencasting

Camtasia through the eyes of a musician: a customer interview with David Brooks

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For my music I use Logic , Reason , and a little bit of Live here and there. David: In college I was trying to do some music production on the side. I had everything set up in my dorm room, and when I’d go produce something over in the music building, I’d have to hook it up there and then turn around and come back to my room and re-hook it up. I was wondering what you were thinking at that time, and what you would’ve done if you didn’t go back into music.