Camtasia 2020 is two separate applications that work seamlessly together. In this video, learn how to navigate the user interface of the Recorder and Editor.
- (Narrator) Camtasia is two separate applications that work seamlessly together the editor and the recorder. When you first opened Camtasia, you're generally taken to the editor since this is where you'll be spending most of your time. As you refine and craft your story, how to capture your story. If you need to open the Camtasia recorder by pressing the red record button here in the upper left corner, or by pressing command or Control R with the Camtasia recorder, you can capture your screen-based content from your computer, your webcam, your microphone, and any sounds coming out of your computer. We going to step through this process in more detail in later movies for now let's just close this window we going to go back to our editor. At editor is divided into multiple regions in the upper right is your canvas think of this as the stage on which your story will take place. Blow the canvas is your timeline and think of this as the entire script for your story, you can jump to any point in your script by dragging your play head to the location that you want to go to notice that your cast of characters instantly take their new positions at that point in your story to the left of your canvas, are your assets and effects panels. Think of these as your cast of characters and your special effects department. And there are two primary toolbars. The one up here at the top gives you quick access to your recorder, your canvas and project settings, as well as a share button between your canvas and your timeline are the main editing controls in the middle you have your playback controls and on the left you have some of the most commonly used editing tools on the right of the toolbar you can open the properties panel where you can change specific parameters for whatever object is currently selected at the top of the window is the Camtasia main menu bar under the edit or the Camtasia menu. You can access the applications preferences, or press command or control comma. At these preferences windows allow you to customize Camtasia to work the way that you want to work. We going to look at these preferences when appropriate throughout the course, the preferences is one of the key places where the Mac and the windows versions of Camtasia are somewhat different. And I'm going to point those out when appropriate for now, let's just close the window. Now, whenever you open a new application for the first time, take just a minute and look through each and every menu option start getting the names of the features set in your mind that way, when you do run into a question about how to accomplish something, you already have a rough idea of what the programmers have called many of these functions. And this is going to give you a better chance at figuring out what the right question to ask and answer to look for and speaking of answers, the far right menu item here is help. Camtasia provides a really nice built in online help system, as well as access to some additional video tutorials down here you have an option for check for updates that way you can always make sure you're running the latest version of Camtasia finally is an option for keyboard shortcuts. That's going to open up a page that details all of the shortcuts that you're going to want to wrap your fingers around for your platform learning and using the keyboard shortcuts is the fastest way to learn, to become a more efficient video editor.
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