Join Chris Mattia for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing to record, part of Camtasia Studio 8 Essential Training.
When you're preparing to record a screencast, there's no one right or wrong way…in order to prepare.…It's really going to depend on your particular situation.…In this movie we'll step through a couple of the different methods that you can…use that may help you improve the quality of your screencast.…Now the most basic way to prepare is to simply open up the application that you…may be showing on screen that you want to record and to simply step through each…of the different menu items and different processes that you're going to be…using throughout the training.…
Make sure that you're familiar with where all of the items are and what they're called.…Everything on your screen has a specific name, so make sure you learn what the…name of each of the different items are that you're going to click on and how to describe them.…The next level of preparation that you may want to do is to go ahead and draft…out all formal table of contents.…In this case, if I was recording a series of movies about how to Master Web…
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.
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Capturing Your Screen
3. Keys to a Successful Recording
4. Editing in Camtasia Studio
5. Working with Audio
6. Working with Media and Effects
7. Working with PowerPoint
8. Working with Captions
9. Using Advanced Features
10. Producing and Sharing
11. Teaching and Learning Techniques
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