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Camtasia Studio 8 Essential Training

with Chris Mattia

Video: Welcome

Demonstrates the powerful screen recording capabilities of Camtasia Studio, including how to set up, record, edit, and share a professional looking screencast.
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  1. 2m 31s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 31s
  2. 41m 59s
    1. Creating a recording account
      3m 34s
    2. Configuring a recording account
      8m 29s
    3. Choosing a microphone
      5m 42s
    4. Connecting a microphone
      2m 0s
    5. Installing Camtasia Studio 8
      4m 18s
    6. Understanding the interface
      3m 47s
    7. Calibrating a microphone
      10m 14s
    8. Updating Camtasia Studio
      3m 55s
  3. 31m 6s
    1. Introducing Camtasia Recorder
      5m 49s
    2. Exploring recording workflow options
      7m 58s
    3. Selecting a file format
      3m 1s
    4. Choosing the screen area
      4m 4s
    5. Capturing audio
      3m 7s
    6. Creating a screen recording
      7m 7s
  4. 24m 26s
    1. Preparing to record
      2m 59s
    2. Setting up a target application
      3m 43s
    3. Managing mouse movements
      6m 9s
    4. Handling mistakes
      4m 0s
    5. Inviting students to learn
      1m 40s
    6. Focusing on content
      2m 45s
    7. Exploring SmartFocus
      3m 10s
  5. 33m 4s
    1. Understanding the editing workflow
      3m 21s
    2. Exploring the timeline
      4m 17s
    3. Basic timeline editing
      4m 38s
    4. Advanced timeline editing
      6m 5s
    5. Canvas editing basics
      6m 43s
    6. Editing visual properties
      4m 38s
    7. Using markers
      3m 22s
  6. 39m 52s
    1. Basic audio editing
      9m 8s
    2. Removing room noise
      9m 7s
    3. Leveling audio clips
      4m 39s
    4. Advanced audio editing
      8m 31s
    5. Adding background music
      8m 27s
  7. 45m 47s
    1. Importing media
      5m 13s
    2. Backing up media and restoring project files
      3m 0s
    3. Using the Clip Bin
      3m 2s
    4. Working with callouts
      8m 57s
    5. Animating visual properties
      5m 27s
    6. Creating Zoom-n-Pan effects
      3m 40s
    7. Using SmartFocus
      6m 49s
    8. Using cursor effects
      5m 16s
    9. Adding transitions
      4m 23s
  8. 26m 10s
    1. Configuring the PowerPoint Add-In
      7m 30s
    2. Optimizing a PowerPoint file
      4m 45s
    3. Recording a presentation
      5m 3s
    4. Using PowerPoint markers
      3m 36s
    5. Creating a table of contents
      5m 16s
  9. 29m 30s
    1. Using Speech-to-Text
      7m 43s
    2. Syncing with a script
      8m 11s
    3. Adding captions manually
      4m 3s
    4. Exporting and importing captions
      4m 22s
    5. Making movies searchable
      5m 11s
  10. 29m 38s
    1. Creating an interactive quiz
      7m 7s
    2. Creating a Picture-in-Picture effect
      4m 53s
    3. Adding a voiceover
      4m 54s
    4. Using markers and groups
      3m 46s
    5. Using animated titles
      5m 40s
    6. Adding themed callouts
      3m 18s
  11. 47m 30s
    1. Exporting a movie
      5m 46s
    2. Publishing to
      5m 4s
    3. Exporting a PowerPoint movie
      5m 43s
    4. Publishing to YouTube
      2m 18s
    5. Publishing a quiz
      6m 54s
    6. Batch producing multiple movies
      4m 24s
    7. Creating a custom export setting
      13m 25s
    8. Sharing custom export settings
      3m 56s
  12. 27m 19s
    1. Publishing SCORM assessments
      8m 53s
    2. Recording training videos for software
      3m 53s
    3. Using screencasts for grading
      4m 3s
    4. Flipping your classroom
      2m 5s
    5. Preparing materials for class
      2m 59s
    6. Creating review notes
      2m 26s
    7. Learners become teachers
      3m 0s
  13. 40s
    1. Goodbye

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Camtasia Studio 8 Essential Training
Video Duration: 0s 6h 19m Beginner


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Join author Chris Mattia as he demonstrates how to set up, record, edit, and share a professional looking screencast that you can use for software demonstrations, interactive elearning projects, and more with Camtasia Studio.

Follow along as Chris creates an elearning project from start to finish with Camtasia Studio's tools. Discover how to add animation, PowerPoint slideshows, quizzes, and other effects that boost the interactivity and visual interest of your screencasts. The final chapter shows how to incorporate your Camtasia projects into an overall teaching strategy.

Topics include:
  • Creating and configuring a recording account
  • Choosing and connecting a microphone
  • Installing Camtasia Studio
  • Choosing the area of the screen you want to record
  • Managing mouse movements
  • Handling mistakes
  • Editing audio and video in Camtasia
  • Adding animation and zoom-and-pan or picture-in-picture effects
  • Using the PowerPoint add-in
  • Adding closed captioning
  • Creating interactive quizzes
  • Exporting and publishing movies
Education + Elearning
PowerPoint Camtasia


Welcome, to Camtasia Studio 8 Essential Training. I'm Chris Mattia. In this video training series we're going to learn how to set up our recording equipment, calibrate our microphone, and create a dedicated recording account. We'll then step through all the basics you need to know to record a screencast, things like how to prepare your materials, how to use the Camtasia Recorder application. Next, we'll learn all the ins and outs of editing our screencast with Camtasia's video Editor, including making basic edits, working with audio, and adding a close caption track to our video.

We'll then fire up PowerPoint and learn how to use the Camtasia PowerPoint add-in to record a PowerPoint presentation. We'll learn how to add an interactive quiz to our video and much more. We have a lot to cover. So let's get started with Camtasia Studio 8 Essential Training.

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