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Camtasia Mastery 8 – Creating Killer Videos w/ Camtasia 8

Create videos quickly for training, marketing, sales, or support. Learn tips & tricks from years of Camtasia experience.
Instructor:
Ron Hogue
2,731 students enrolled
English [Auto-generated]
Quickly create screen-capture videos for training or for Udemy courses
Understand the complete process for properly creating training videos - from idea to completed video
Learn tips and tricks to produce videos faster
Install a free, 30-day trial of Camtasia Studio 8 for Windows
Plan a video, including the audience, the steps, and the script
Record a screencast (a computer screen recording)
Record a voice to accompany the video
Edit the video to take out mistakes
Add and animate callouts to draw users' attention
Produce the final video and share it online

Last update: October 2016. Camtasia Mastery is for everyone who uses Camtasia Studio to make videos. From beginners learning what the program is about, to experienced users who want to learn how to take animations and hosting to the next level, this course has loads of information for learners of all experience levels.

The Camtasia Mastery sections are divided into several bite-sized videos. This allows you to go through the course in order, or jump to any of the topics you need help with. Most videos are only 2-3 minutes long but the course is packed with over 6¬Ĺ hours of instruction. You can get exactly what you need, when you need it – no more scouring hours of videos to try and find the one nugget of information you need.

Be sure to check out all of the course reviews to see how students love this course. From beginners to long-time users, you WILL learn how to best use Camtasia Studio.

Post your questions. I reply to most student questions and comments within 3 days (usually faster). The best questions will get a video answer. I will create a video to fully answer great questions. Video answers (and questions) are shared with all students in a special section at the end of the course.

If you are creating training videos with Camtasia, you will learn tricks and tips to save you time and make your videos look great!

Preparation - Course Introduction

1
Preparation Overview

Overview of Section 1 - Preparation

2
Welcome and Congratulations!

Welcome to the Camtasia Mastery course!

3
Course Overview

Overview of the Camtasia Mastery course.

4
Course Resources

Explanation of the Camtasia Mastery course resources. I've added to this lesson the resources from another class of mine, Camtasia Essentials. All the resources from that class can be found here. Check out the Download Resources tab to get a copy of this Camtasia goodness. Enjoy!

Note that it is NOT a part of the resources I reference for this Camtasia Mastery course. Those come at the end of each major section (see Lessons 36, 63, 121, 172, 210)

5
Instructor Introduction
6
Top Five Tips

My winning Camtasia video for Techsmith's 2012 Training category.

7
Why Use Camtasia?

Camtasia Studio is not the only thing going. What are the best uses of Camtasia Studio and why do I use it for creating training videos?

Preparation - Software Installation

1
Installation Overview
2
Download Camtasia

How to download the latest version of Camtasia Studio from http://www.techsmith.com/download/camtasia/

3
Camtasia Requirements

System requirements and recommendations for installing Camtasia Studio.

4
Install Camtasia

A walk-through of the installation process for Windows 7.

5
Camtasia Tutorials

Accessing free tutorials from Techsmith's website: http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia.html

6
Welcome Screen

Understanding the various options on the Camtasia Welcome Screen.

7
Product Registration

How to register your Camtasia product and sign up for the monthly newsletter from Techsmith.

8
Getting Started Project

Accessing and learning from the Getting Started Project.

9
PowerPoint Add-in

Reviewing the PowerPoint Add-in and the presentation that accompanies the add-in.

10
Record with PowerPoint

Examining the Camtasia PowerPoint Add-in options for recording a PowerPoint presentation.

11
Installation Wrap-up

Wrap-up of Part B: Installation.

Preparation - Planning

1
Planning Overview

Overview of Part C: Planning.

2
Video Purpose and Title

Identifying the purpose of each video and appropriately titling each video.

3
Intended Audience

Consider your audience when creating your videos.

4
Video Duration

Discussion about how long videos should be and why you want to keep them short.

5
Structuring Content

How to logically organize your thoughts while preparing for video creation.

6
Scripting the Video

When and how to script your videos.

7
Camtasia Style Guide

Camtasia Style Guide: What is it? Why should we create one? What should it include?

8
Planning Wrap-up

Wrap-up of Part C: Planning.

Preparation - Video Basics

1
Video Basics Overview

Overview of Part D: Video Basics.

2
Resolution Overview

Overview on the discussion of resolution and pixels.

3
Resolution Choice

Recommendations how to select the best resolution for producing your videos.

4
Aspect Ratio

Understanding the aspect ratio which is width to height.

5
Video Compression

Understanding what video compression is, why it is needed, and types of compression.

6
Video File Formats

Quick look at the different types of video formats and when they are most often used.

7
Frames per Second

Understanding what "frames per second" are, common frames per second, and recommendations.

8
Recommended Video Settings

Recommended settings for video creation and production. This includes resolution, frames per second, and file type.

9
Video Basics Wrap-up

Wrap-up of Part D: Video Basics.

10
Resources for Section 1: Preparation

Recording - Setup

1
Recording Section Overview

Overview of Section 2: Recording

2
Recording Setup Overview

Overview of Part A: Recording Setup

3
Recording Audio and Video Separately

The value of recording one thing at a time.

4
Create a "Recording" Account

Creating a Windows account dedicated to recording screencasts.

5
Desktop Clean Up

How and why to clean up your desktop to remove distractions.

6
Resolution for Recording

Recommendation to record at the same resolution that the video will be produced in.

7
Recording Full Screen vs. Windowed

Why I prefer full screen and when it makes sense to record windowed.

8
Pre-recording Practice

Practicing recording. Walking through the steps BEFORE hitting the record button.

9
Recording Setup Wrap-up

Wrap-up of Part A: Recording Setup.

Recording - Screen

1
Screen Recording Overview

Overview of Part B: Screen Recording.

2
Using the Recorder

A look at the Recorder.

3
Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcuts used for starting, pausing, and stopping a recording.

4
Recorder Options

A quick look at options available when recording like making annotations.

5
Recording with a Webcam

Suggestions for lighting and positioning when recording with a webcam.

6
Recording Audio

Audio options in the recorder for adjusting levels, selecting microphones, and recording system audio.

7
Keep Rolling

Advice to keep the recording rolling rather than stopping and starting repeatedly.

8
Recording Your First Screencast

Ummm... If someone doesn't understand what this video is about from the title, I'm not sure that this description is going to help either. : )

9
Screen Recording Wrap-up

Wrap-up of Part B: Screen Recording.

Recording - Audio

1
Audio Recording Introduction

Introduction to Part B: Audio Recording.

2
Audio Hardware

A look at the hardware needed to get audio in and out of the computer.

3
Scripts and Teleprompters

Tips for using scripts and teleprompters during recording.

4
Audio Setup and Testing

How to properly set up your microphone and test your levels BEFORE recording.

5
Audio Recording

Configuring the screen capture for recording and saving the audio recording file.

6
Voice Narration

Why I record audio as a screen capture rather than using the Voice Narration section within Camtasia Studio.

7
Record Audio Sample

Capturing your audio in a recording for later use.

8
Audio Recording Wrap-up

Wrap-up of Part C: Audio Recording

9
Resources for Section 2: Recording

Editing Foundations - Layout

1
Editing Section Overview

Overview of Section 3: Editing Basics

2
Layout Overview

Overview Part A: Layout which examines the various parts of the Camtasia Studio screen.

3
Canvas Overview

Overview of the Canvas area.

4
Yellow Snap Lines

Understanding and using the yellow snap lines to align items.

5
Changing Editing Dimensions

How to change the project dimensions while editing.

6
Cropping Tool

Where to find the cropping tool and how to use it.

7
Hand Tool (Toggle Pan)

An understanding of the hand (toggle pan) tool.

8
Canvas - Full Screen and Detached

How to detach the canvas and make it full screen to facilitate editing.

9
Dual Monitor Example

An example of how to setup Camtasia Studio for editing with two monitors.

10
Tracks Overview

Understanding the basics of tracks within Camtasia Studio.

11
Layout Wrap-up

Wrap-up of Part A: Layout

Editing Foundations - Media and Projects

1
Media Overview

Overview of Part B: Media

2
Quicktime Download

Where to go to get Quicktime for using .mov files. https://www.apple.com/quicktime/

3
Import Media

How to import media like images, audio, and video clips.

4
Media on Tracks

Moving media from the Clip Bin to the Tracks and moving media around on tracks.

5
Project Overview

Understanding what a Camtasia Project (camproj) really is.

6
Saving Projects

How to save, change autosave timing, and how frequently to save your Camtasia projects.

7
Loading Projects

How to load Camtasia Projects.

8
Update Media

Did your media move? Tell Camtasia where to find it.

9
Adding to Library

How to add media assets to the library to make them available in ALL projects.

10
Included Assets

Look at assets that come bundled with the Camtasia Studio software.

11
Download Assets

How to download additional FREE assets from TechSmith. http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-accessories.html

12
Install Assets

How to install downloaded assets.

13
Media Wrap-up

Wrap-up of Part B: Media

Editing Foundations - Basic Editing

1
Editing Basics Overview

Overview of Part C: Editing Basics

2
Smart Focus

A brief look at Smart Focus which Camtasia novices may use.

3
Selecting Clips

How to select multiple clips using the Shift and Ctrl keys.

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