Whether you’re creating a training video or marketing a product, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself needing to merge videos together. For example, I often start training videos by introducing myself with webcam footage before I jump to live video of what I’m teaching.
Merging video may seem like a daunting task at first, but don’t panic, we’ll walk you through this process in Camtasia since it’s our favorite video editor. If you don’t have it, you can download a trial.
Step 1. Start a New Project
Open Camtasia and choose New Project.
*If you haven’t already installed Camtasia, download a trial.
Step 2. Import Videos
Before you can merge videos, you need to add them to the Camtasia project you created. When the project opens, choose File > Import > Media, then select the videos you want to merge. Camtasia adds the videos to the media bin and they’re ready to be used in your project..
Step 3. Add Videos to the Timeline
To merge videos together, you must first add them to the timeline in the order you want them to appear. To add videos to the timeline, click and drag them from the media bin to the timeline. To reorder your videos on the timeline, click and drag them to the desired location. Click the play button above the timeline to preview your merged media. It’s important to note that Camtasia will only produce the videos that are on the timeline.
Step 4. Save Your Video
Once you’ve added your videos to the timeline and they are arranged in the desired order, export your video by clicking on the green share button. This merges all of your videos together and allows you to choose where you’d like to save your merged video, and in what format.
Boom! Done! Great job merging your videos and if you have any questions, leave them in the comments below.
Want to take things a step further?
Jazz up your video by adding transitions between videos clips to create a smooth look and feel, or add animations to zoom in on important details. Check out the tutorials below!
Learn about Transitions, Annotations & Behaviors
Learn about Animations & Effects