Capturing your voice cleanly requires a good quality microphone. In this video, learn how to make an informed purchase decision as to which microphone is best for you.
- Before we go any further, we need to take a few minutes … and talk about microphones. … And that brings us to my first rule … of creating great screencasts. … Never ever use the built-in microphone … that's included on your PC, … especially if you're recording on a laptop. … While it may be convenient for you to have a built-in mic, … the placement of that mic is not going to be ideal … for capturing your voice cleanly. … Yes, it does work in a pinch and it will get you by, … but you're going to pick up a lot more of the noise … coming out of your computer. … You'll hear the pounding of your fingers … on the keyboard, the fan that's built in to your computer, … plus your voice is not going to sound … as clear as it will with a good quality external mic. … Now if all you have is that built-in mic, … then by all means, go ahead and use it, … it's better than nothing. … But to really take your screencast to the next level, … invest a little bit of money … and get a good quality external USB microphone. …
This course was created by Chris Mattia. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
- Why use Camtasia?
- Calibrating your microphone
- Recording, editing, and sharing your first screencast
- Using the PowerPoint add-in
- Choosing the area of the screen you want to record
- Handling mistakes
- Editing audio and video in Camtasia
- Adding annotations and transitions
- Sharing projects with others
- Tips for successful recording
Skill Level Beginner
Inclusive Instructional Designwith Samantha Calamari1h 13m Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Creating Recordings
3. Editing in Camtasia
4. Enhancing Your Story
5. Sharing and Collaborating
6. Keys to a Successful Recording
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