Assemble Your Video

Learn how to add media and other assets to assemble the contents for your video.

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The Media tab helps you organize and assemble content for your video. You can import media from your computer, start a new recording, search our online assets, or use any custom assets saved to the library.
Media subtabs numbered

To add content to your video, continue with the following:

1Add Media to Your Project (Media Bin)
2Add Online Assets
3Add Custom Assets (Library)

Add Media to Your Project

The Media Bin contains any media you record or add to your current video project. Select any of the following options to add content into the Media Bin to use in your video:

Record the Screen

See Build Your First Video.

Import Media from Your Computer
  1. Click the Media tab.
  2. Click Add Media icon > Import Media or double-click in the Media Bin.
  3. Click to select the media to import. Control+click (Windows) or Command+click (Mac) to select multiple files.
  4. Click Open (Windows) or Import (Mac).

The imported media appears in the Media Bin.

Record a PowerPoint Presentation

See Record a PowerPoint Presentation.

Import PowerPoint Slides

See Import PowerPoint Slides.

Record an iOS Device

See Record iOS Devices (Mac).

Import Media from a Mobile Device

Send images or videos to Camtasia from your mobile device.

  1. Select File > Connect to Mobile Device.
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions in the Connect Mobile Device dialog.

The imported media appears in the Media Bin.

Import Media from Google Drive
  1. Click the Media tab.
  2. Click Add Media icon icon > Import From Google Drive.
  3. Enter your Google email and password.
  4. Click to select the media to import. Control+click (Windows) or Command+click (Mac) to select multiple files.
  5. Click Import.

The imported media appears in the Media Bin.

Record Voice Narration

See Record Voice Narration.

To include the media in your video, select Media tab > Media Bin subtab. Drag the media onto the desired location on the timeline or canvas.

 

Get tips on how to position media or assets.

See Position Media on Canvas or Explore the Timeline to get recommendations on how to position media on the canvas or timeline.

To learn more about managing your project media in the Media Bin, see Import & Manage Project Media (Media Bin).

Add Online Assets

Assets are now easier than ever to access and add to your projects. You can browse over 20 million professional, royalty-free video assets directly in Camtasia. Add polish to your video with photos, videos, audio, and customizable digital content, without ever leaving the editor. 

If you are starting with a blank Camtasia project, browse our premade assets for inspiration, such as adding a title to introduce your video or add context to a recording.

Camtasia Assets subtab

Select Media tab > Camtasia Assets subtab to browse or search our free and premium online assets. To add an asset to your video, drag the asset from the Camtasia Assets subtab onto the desired location on the timeline or canvas.

 

Get tips on how to position media or assets.

See Position Media on Canvas or Explore the Timeline for recommendations on how to position media on the canvas or timeline.

To learn more about Camtasia assets and how to use the assets in your videos, see Enhance Your Video with Camtasia Assets.

Note: To access online assets in Camtasia version 2023.2.0 or earlier, click the Download button > Download more assets. See Download & Install TechSmith Assets (version 2023.2.0 or earlier) tutorial.

Add Custom Assets (Library)

The library stores any custom assets or media you want to reuse across multiple Camtasia projects. Save intros, animated backgrounds, icons, titles, music, groups, annotations, and more to your library to use consistent elements across your videos.

Library subtab

Select Media tab > Library subtab to browse your saved assets or media. To add a library asset to your video, drag the asset from the Library subtab onto the desired location on the timeline or canvas.

 

Get tips on how to position media or assets.

See Position Media on Canvas or Explore the Timeline to get recommendations on how to position media on the canvas or timeline.

To learn how to save and organize assets in your library to reuse across projects, see Reuse Assets Across Projects (Library).