Enhance instructional videos by adding additional media, such as photos, videos, and music.
- No matter how spectacular my screen capture is, additional media can help to spice up my project. Let's take a look at how to add photos, music and video clips to enhance a project. There are several ways to import media into Camtasia Studio. You could drag and drop the files, go to file and then Import, and Media. I'm going to use the Add Media button at the bottom of the clip bin. I'm going to click on Import Media, and then navigate to the files on my computer that I wish to add.
I've created a folder with all of the files I want to import. I have music, a few video clips and some photos. I also want to use a few Power Point slides here. So I've already exported those from Power Point as jpegs, so that I could upload them into Camtasia. I'm going to highlight all of the files I wish to import, and then click Open. The larger the file size, the longer it will take to import. Now that I have imported my files, what do I do with them? Well earlier, I captured this video with my webcam.
Let's take a look. Hi, I'm Kat Anderson, and I'm going to be your instructor for Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction. Now that alone is okay, but just all me, all the time is a bit much. So I'm going to add some other media to keep things interesting. Right at the beginning, I could use a visual to go along with the name of the course. I'm going to add this jpeg I created of my Power Point slide by clicking it and dragging it down to the timeline. Camtasia automatically creates a new track for my media, and now if I preview that again, Hi, I'm Kat Anderson, and I'm going to be your instructor for Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction.
I can see the name of the course instead of my webcam recording, and then it transitions right into my webcam. Now the size of the jpeg is not exactly correct, so I'm going to need to adjust it just little bit so that it fills the entire screen. Let's add another media file to my project. I have a video clip that could fit nicely over in this section. So I'm going to click and drag it down to the timeline. Now that video is much longer than I want it to be, so I'm going to move the playhead where I want the video to end, I'm going to make sure that video clip is selected, and I'm going to click S on my keyboard.
Now if I click on the part that I don't want, I can click Delete, and it's removed from my project. So now when I play that part, so you're welcome to work through the material at your own pace. - I click on Library. - Just make sure everything is completed. Okay, so my video shows up nicely there, but there was some audio attached to that video clip and I don't want both of those audio selections playing at the same time. I'm going to right-click on this piece of media and choose Separate Audio and Video.
That makes a separate track for my audio and video. So, I'm going to click on the audio. I could just adjust the volume, but I don't need this audio to be there at all, so I'm just going to click Delete on my keyboard, and make it go away. Now if we watch that one more time, So you're welcome to work through the material at your own pace. Just make sure everything is completed before the end of the semester. I'm going to need to do some more editing to get everything just to the right length and where I want it to be, but these pieces of media definitely enhance my project.
Open up one of the projects you've started, and add some additional media to your project. You could add some video clips, some photos, or some music to make you project more interesting.
- Understanding the Camtasia 9 interface
- Recording tips and tricks
- Capturing your video
- Providing feedback
- Capturing a slide presentation
- Making a basic edit
- Adding annotations, transitions, and music
- Hiding mistakes
- Posting your video