Learn how to quickly trim unwanted material and distractions.
- [Narrator] One of the great things about Camtasia projects is that ability to edit. No one needs to know that you messed up your lines three times, or that the UPS guy rang the doorbell right in the middle of your recording. With a few clicks, you can magically fix pretty much anything that doesn't work out. Now wouldn't it be awesome if you could do that in real life? So here, in my media bin, I have two types of clips to work with. I have a screen capture and a voiceover. I'm going to start here with the screen capture.
I'm just going to go head and drag it to the timeline, and you can see I have two tracks, I have a screen capture track, and an audio track. Now the objective here is to remove any errors, dead space, or basically anything that doesn't add to the story. The first editing technique I'm going to show you is trimming. What I'm going to do is select my two clips, and then just drag here to the start of where I start talking. About there. Now I've got this gaposis here, so I'm going to slide these down, and let's give that a listen.
- [Audio Clip] TechSmith has created a few mobile apps that you can use with your Camtasia projects. - [Narrator] Alright, that worked great. Next I'm going to show you how to split a clip. Select the clips you want to split, and then, on the keyboard, command T is the shortcut, and I've just split both of those clips. Next I'm going to go head and pull both of these back to remove that dead space, and then slide both clips down, and we'll see how that looks.
The first one that we're going to look at, okay that worked great. So there are two editing techniques for you. Now I'm going to jump over to my voiceover clip, to demonstrate some other techniques. I'm going to go head and drag that down here, to the timeline, and for this one, although I do have a screen capture and voiceover, I really just need the voiceover, so I'm going to go head and delete the screen capture track by selecting it and tapping delete on the keyboard. I just need the voiceover. Now I'm going to show you the ripple delete tool.
At the beginning of this clip here, I have a bunch of dead space, and then I did a take-- - [Audio Clip] Are you ready for a better way to create your tutori-- - [Narrator] But it looks like I had an error here, I used my three clap technique, (three claps) to indicate an error, and then I did a retake. - [Audio Clip] Are you ready for a better way to-- - [Narrator] So I want to get rid of this whole section, and I'm going to show you a cool tool called ripple delete. I'm going to take the play head here and pull out the handles and select that entire area, right click in the area, and choose Ripple Delete Range, and watch this.
That whole area is removed, and the entire clip slides down, so I don't have to adjust things on the timeline. - [Audio Clip] Are you ready for a better-- - [Narrator] Let's do that again. Over here it looks like I've got another retake. - [Audio Clip] Video editor. (three claps) Camtasia 28-- - [Narrator] So I'm gonna go head and select that area, right click, and Ripple Delete Range. Now you can see a cool thing has happened here, let me zoom in a bit, Camtasia has taken my two clips and stitched them together.
I also have other basic editing tools available, like you've seen even in apps like Word, if I right click on a clip, I can, of course, cut, or copy, and if I move down the timeline a bit, I can right click, and paste that media. Alright, so there you have basic editing techniques in Camtasia. Remember, no one will ever see what's on the timeline. Everything you do in the editing phase is behind the scenes.
Done well, editing can dramatically improve your project.
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