Join Daniel Brigham for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing a screencast, part of Up and Running with Articulate Studio '13.
Let me show you how to edit and thereby improve a screencast. In particular, let me show you how insert mixes and lower thirds and how to trim a bit from the beginning of a recording. There are three sections to the screencast I just recorded, the section where I'm welcoming the learners, the section where I'm showing them how to sign up for the webinar, and the section where I say that I look forward to meeting them. To get started, I'll preview the recording and pause where I want to insert a mix or a lower third.
>> Hi, Daniel Brigham here, e-learning manager. >> So here I'm talking directly to the learners, so I definitely want to show the B track or webcam. So, I'll scrub back to the beginning. I see that B mix or B track is already selected, so that's great. I also want to insert a lower third and on that lower third, I put in my in my position, so I go up to the insert area here. Select lower third. Put in my full name and position.
If you want to see what your lower third looks like, just grab over it, and it looks like that. And check it for spelling, capitalization, that type of stuff. I want the lower third to appear, say like two seconds in, so I select it and then just drag to the right a little bit. Okay, let's go back to the beginning. Preview. See how that looks. Hi, Daniel Brigham here, Elearning Manager. I just wanted to personally welcome you to the company and let you know of our popular solar products webinars.
These are held monthly. And are a good way for those perhaps new to the industry to learn about key products and innovations. To sign up for the webinar. So here, I'm showing the learners something on screen. You can kind of tell, when you have your webcam, when you start looking down, you know you're showing your screen. So at this point, I will select the A B mix so learners can see my screen. If you want to see what the A B mix, or really any mix, is going to look like, just scrub over it. And so there's the A, the screen recording, and the inset is the webcam.
With your insets, you have options as to where they appear. The default is lower right, but if I select this mix you'll see you have some options over here as far as which quadrant you can put it in. I kind of like the upper right, so I'll select that quadrant. And it moves up. At this point, I also want to indicate what I'm showing on screen and that's how to sign up, for the webinar, so I'll do that through another lower third. I'll select lower third. Clear out this information from the first lower third and then let them know what I am showing on screen and that is how to sign for webinar.
And again, if you want to. See what your lower third's going to look like. Just scrub over it. Okay, looking down on my web cam here, I can see that I'm going to want to have that A B mix come in a bit sooner. So I'll select it and just drag to the left. Really any time I'm looking down I know that I'm showing something on screen. That's probably about right. And because I moved the A B mix, why don't I move this lower third as well. Select it, drag it to the left. Let's preview that to see how those transitions work.
>> Flex and innovations. >> To sign up for the webinar, go to the Connect Eco site. And select the Solar Products Webinar tab. Scroll down. Fill out these five fields right here. When you're done, select submit registration. I trust you found the cor. Here I'm back talking directly to the learners so I definitely want to have a full B mix. I'll select B. And looking down at the webcam I can probably have that B mix appear a shade earlier so I'll select it, drab it to the left.
Let's preview that. See how that transition looks? I trust you found the course a good introduction to KinetEco, and I really look forward to meeting you. For my final edit, I want to trim a second or so off the beginning of the recording. I begin with a rather loud breath, and that's not the way I want to start. Let me scrub back all the way to the beginning so you can hear what I'm talking about. Hi Daniel Brigham. Okay. Not a big deal, I know, but you know, why start that way if you don't have to.
So to trim a little bit off the beginning. I'm going to select the recording. And when you do that you get this white outline. And then I'm going to mouse over until I see that double arrow. See that? So now you don't see it. Now you do. I've got the double arrow. I'll select the recording and then just drag a little bit to the right. Let go. And then drag the whole recording left, so it starts at the beginning of the timeline. Let's preview. >> Hi, Daniel Brick. >> I can still get a little bit more so I select it again, goes white. Looking for that double arrow, there it is. Select it, drag a little bit to the right. And then drag the whole recording to the left. So it buts up against the beginning of the timeline. Let's preview that. Hi, Daniel Brigham here, Elearning Manager. Okay, much better. With the various mixes and lower third options, there are a lot of ways to make your screencasts more engaging. When you're making your recordings, it's going to be pretty obvious where you should show your screen. Where you have the most flexibility is where you show your webcam. So as you're getting up and running with replay, experiment with that.
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