Camtasia for Mac Tutorials

Whether you're a new or existing user, our video and written tutorials are here to help you get the most out of Camtasia for Mac. Select a tutorial below to get started.

Getting Started

This course is designed to teach you how to use Camtasia for Mac 2 as well as how to make great screencasts. Each lesson builds on the previous one and is accompanied by a short exercise. (Includes sample files to work with.)

Title Length
0: Introduction 1:42
1: Make a great recording: Prepare, Script, Rehearse
2:23
2: Make a great recording: Select, Start, Pause
4:24
3: Editing essentials: Explore the Editor
4:39
4: Editing essentials: What You Really Need to Know
3:32
5: Editing essentials: Preview, Trim, Cut
3:36
6: Increase viewer understanding: Zoom, Pan, Bam
7:31
7: Increase viewer understanding: Annotations
4:09
8: Increase viewer understanding: Cursors & Clicks
4:30
9: Make your screencast stand out: Transitions
 4:01
10: Make your screencast stand out: Animations & Video FX
 5:12
11: Make your screencast stand out: Maintain Consistency
 2:48
12: Create better audio: Mics, Recording, Audio FX
 3:48
13: Share your screencast: The Great Export
 2:02
14: Share your screencast: Screencast.com & YouTube  2:48

Editing and Effects

Once you have the essentials down, take your editing to the next level by exploring advanced features and techniques.

Title Format
Speed Up or Slow Down the Speed of a Clip (3:53)
 Video/Written
Remove a Color From a Video (5:32)
Video/Written
Editing Dimensions Basics (3:04)
Video
Choosing Dimensions for Quality Video Production
Written
Change the Canvas Background Color
 Written
Markers  Written
Working with the FX Drawer  Written
Magnify the Cursor with Cursor Effects
 Written
Maintain Privacy with the Blur Annotation
Written
Composite Assets with the Mask Effect
Written
Add a Device Frame Around Your Video
 Written
Apply an Animated Highlighter Effect
 Written

Captions

Captioning makes your videos accessible and searchable. Explore how to add and manage captions with Camtasia for Mac 2.

Title Format
Captions (2:58)
Video/Written
Create ADA-Compliant Captions
Written

Interaction

Increase engagement and interaction by adding hotspots or a table of contents to your videos.

Title Format
Add Interactive Hotspots to Your Video
Written
Create a Table of Contents for Video Navigation Written

Tips and Tricks

Get the most out of Camtasia for Mac 2 with these tips for improving your productivity and the overall quality of your videos.

Title Format
Zooming: Quality Concepts (2:19)
Video
Recording Tips
Written
Keyboard Shortcuts Written
Save an Annotation for Reuse  Written
Replace a Section of Audio on the Timeline
 Written
Create a Title
 Written

Other Concepts

Title Format
Connecting Your Mobile Device (2:44)
Video
Creating Mobile Content with Windows Devices  Written
Record a PowerPoint or Keynote Presentation
 Written
Embed Video on a Web Page or Blog
 Written
Brand Your Video with a Watermark
 Written
For Camtasia Studio 8 Users: Feature Comparison Chart  Written
Title Category Level Format
000 - 0: Introduction Getting Started I Video
001 - 1: Make a great recording: Prepare, Script, Rehearse Getting Started I Video
002 - 2: Make a great recording: Select, Start, Pause Getting Started I Video
003 - 3: Editing essentials: Explore the Editor Getting Started I Video
004 - 4: Editing essentials: What You Really Need to Know Getting Started I Video
005 - 5: Editing essentials: Preview, Trim, Cut Getting Started I Video
006 - 6: Increase viewer understanding: Zoom, Pan, Bam Getting Started I Video
007 - 7: Increase viewer understanding: Annotations Getting Started I Video
008 - 8: Increase viewer understanding: Cursors & Clicks Getting Started I Video
009 - 9: Make your screencast stand out: Transitions Getting Started I Video
010 - 10: Make your screencast stand out: Animations & Video FX Getting Started I Video
011 - 11: Make your screencast stand out: Maintain Consistency Getting Started I Video
012 - 12: Create better audio: Mics, Recording, Audio FX Getting Started I Video
013 - 13: Share your screencast: The Great Export Getting Started I Video
014 - 14: Share your screencast: Screencast.com and YouTube Getting Started I Video
015 - Zooming: The Often Misunderstood Half-Holy Grail of Screencasting Quality Main Concepts I Video
016 - Editing Dimensions Basics Edit I Video
017 - Recording Tips Record I Written
018 - Keyboard Shortcuts Reference II PDF
019 - Add Interactive Hotspots to Your Video Additions I Written
020 - Composite Assets with the Mask Effect Effects II Written
021 - For Camtasia Studio 8 Users: Feature Comparison Chart Reference II Written
022 - Add a Device Frame Around Your Video Video FX II Written
023 - Apply an Animated Highlighter Effect Animations II Written
024 - Brand Your Video with a Watermark Additions II Written
025 - Captions Audio II Video/Written
026 - Change the Canvas Background Color Canvas II Written
027 - Choosing Dimensions for Quality Video Production Reference II Written
028 - Create ADA-Compliant Captions Audio II Written
029 - Create a Table of Contents for Video Navigation Additions II Written
030 - Create a Title Additions II Written
031 - Embed Video on a Web Page or Blog Share III Written
032 - Magnify the Cursor with Cursor Effects Cursor FX II Written
033 - Maintain Privacy with the Blur Annotation Annotations II Written
034 - Markers Edit II Written
035 - Record a PowerPoint or Keynote Presentation Record II Written
036 - Remove a Color from a Video Effects II Video/Written
037 - Replace a Section of Audio on the Timeline Audio II Written
038 - Save an Annotation for Reuse Annotations II Written
039 - Speed Up or Slow Down the Speed of a Clip Effects II Video/Written
040 - Working with the FX Drawer Effects II Written
041 - Connecting Your Mobile Device Mobile I Video
042 - Creating and Sharing Mobile Content with Windows Devices Mobile I Written

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