Organizing the Media Bin in Camtasia 9 can improve your workflow, save time and hassle, and just make it easier on your brain. Corbin Anderson shows you some options for taking advantage of this feature.
- [Instructor] Let's take a look at organizing your media bin. Depending on the length and complexity of your project, you may end up with a lot of files in your media bin. Now this project is relatively short and simple and I still have enough files that it looks a bit cluttered to me. Well, there are some clicks I can make as I'm working to visually sort things based on what I'm looking for. First off, I can view my files either by thumbnails or details. I'm very visual and usually default to the thumbnail view, but sometimes the detail view is just what I need.
Now if I need to know a bit more technical info about a file I can right click on a file and choose "details," like this. Right click; "details." Now, I can see the detailed tech specs for that particular file. It's important to note that these files don't actually live in Camtasia. These are just short cuts, but if I need to access the actual source file, I can do that. I right click on the file and choose "open file location." I might do this to see even more in depth tech specs, copy it to another folder, or share it with a colleague.
Next, I can sort my pile of files several ways. I just right click, choose "sort by," and I can choose whichever method is most helpful at the moment. I usually go with file type, that's just what makes the most visual sense to me, but there are times when these other sort methods come in handy as well. And one final technique I'd like to point out is cleaning up the media bin. Maybe I've imported a bunch of files just to experiment with and ended up not using a lot of them.
I can remove all unused files by right clicking in the media bin, and choosing "delete unused media." And boom, everything that's not being used in the timeline disappears.
- Advanced microphone options
- Exploring Camtasia Studio preferences
- Making edits during a recording
- Organizing the media bin
- Building an asset library
- Extending a frame
- Making use of Google Drive
- Advanced marker techniques
- Advanced behavior modification
- Adding reusable assets to your library
- Blurring sensitive information
- Removing a green screen
- Transcoding files for compatibility
- Replacing a troublesome track
Skill Level Advanced
Camtasia 8: Creating Instructional Videoswith Corbin Anderson1h 12m Intermediate
1. Capturing Your Story
Advanced microphone options2m 57s
2. Primary Editing
3. Advanced Editing
4. Improving Audio
5. Taking Advantage of Your Smartphone
6. Polishing Your Story
8. Producing and Sharing
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