Join Chris Mattia for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the interface, part of Camtasia Studio 8 Essential Training.
Now that the Camtasia Studio has been fully installed on our system and we've launched it for the first time, let's go ahead and have a quick tour of the interface, simply double-click on the Camtasia Studio icon here on your Desktop to launch Camtasia Studio. So the first time that you open up Camtasia Studio you may get this pop up window that will appear asking you if you would like Camtasia Studio Updater to automatically run and constantly check to make sure that Camtasia is always up-to-date.
If this pops up, go ahead and simply click the Yes button in order to accept that change and then go ahead and click the Close button, and then you're taken directly to the Camtasia Studio Welcome screen. Now this Welcome screen will appear anytime you start Camtasia Studio up by itself. If you wanted to, from here you're able to get directly to Recording your screen, Importing any media you'll be able see any Recent projects you've been working on. There will be news directly from the Camtasia Studio Community and there are links to some Free Training that's available on the TechSmith website that's produced by Camtasia themselves.
And some of these trainings are pretty good, although I encourage you to go through the rest of this training here at lynda.com and then use that as some additional supplemental material. Now, if you don't want to see this pop up window appear every single time you launch Camtasia Studio, simply go ahead and deselect this checkbox that says Shows this dialogue at start up, and then from now on, when we go ahead and click the Close button, from then on you'll be taken directly into Camtasia Studio and you'll be ready to begin working and you won't have to go through that dialog box.
Most of the things that you're going to be doing inside of Camtasia Studio, you can do from directly here inside of Camtasia itself. Let's go ahead and take a quick tour of the various different areas of Camtasia Studio. The most obvious portion is the viewer of our window, which is up here in the upper-right corner. This is where we'll be previewing all of the content that we're going to be editing inside of Camtasia Studio. Now, speaking of editing, the whole bottom portion of your window is the timeline and this is where all of your content is going to be loaded in to, so we'll be able to edit any of the audio, video, overlays any of the different tools that we're adding into our Camtasia project are going to be done down in here.
Now over here on the left side, this is where all of the various different tools that we're going to be working with are located. We have item such as our Clip Bin, the Library of all the different resources that are available including audio and video and animation clips. A place for us to add Callouts, Pan-n-Zoom, Audio features, work with Transitions and there's a whole lot More, we'll explore these in later movies. At the top of our Camtasia window, we have a link directly to our Camtasia Recorder, we have another link to be able to Import media and when we're finished recording our project and doing any editing that we may do to it, we will use the Produce and share a section here to be able to go in and package up our Camtasia project and then post it out on the Internet or Save it as a file on to our local computer to distribute to our learners, however that may be.
So, now that we've got everything setup within our recording account, and now we've had a nice tour of the general interface for Camtasia Studio, the last step in getting ourselves started to record is to go ahead and calibrate our microphone, and we'll do that in the next movie.
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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