Camtasia Recorder captures your screen, webcam, and audio.
Set Up Your Recording
Select the recording area:
Click the toggle to turn screen recording on or off.
Click the dropdown and select a recording area option.
Camtasia highlights the selected recording area on the screen. To edit the recording area:
Drag the handles to adjust the selection.
To enter a specific size, type the dimensions in pixels into the Width and Height fields.
To move the selected area on the screen, click the center handle (Windows) or within the selected area (Mac) and drag to the desired location.
If your computer is connected to multiple displays, you can drag the selected area from one screen to another.
To record webcam video from a built-in or connected camera device, click the toggle to turn webcam recording on or off and select a camera device from the dropdown. See Record & Edit Webcams (Picture-in-Picture).
To record audio from your computer’s built-in microphone or from a connected USB microphone:
Click the toggle to turn microphone recording on or off and select an audio device from the dropdown.
Drag the slider to increase or decrease the audio level.
Turn system audio on or off. System audio captures the sound from your computer such as application alerts or audio playing from your computer speakers.
Windows: Click the Record button or press F9 on the keyboard.
Mac: Click the Start Recording button or press Command +Shift+2 on the keyboard.
Click the Stop button on the recording toolbar.
Or, press F10 on the keyboard.
Or, click the Camtasia Recorder icon in the taskbar and then click the Stop button.
Click Stop Recording on the recording toolbar.
Or, press Command+Option+2 on the keyboard.
Or, click the Camtasia icon in the menu bar and select Stop Recording.
Make a few quick edits to remove mistakes and add polish to your video.
Remove any extra content at the beginning or end of a recording. Trimming does not affect the original recording in the media bin.
Click to select the recording on the timeline.
Drag the end of the clip in toward the center.
To restore video that was trimmed too far, drag the end of the clip back out.
Cut Out Mistakes
Remove mistakes or unwanted sections of your recording.
Drag the red or green handle on the playhead to select the area to remove.
Click the Cut icon to remove the section.
A stitched line appears where the cut was made.
Tip: Undo a selection.
Double-click the playhead to bring the red and green handles back together.
Add Titles, Annotations, Effects & More
Add a level of polish and professionalism to your videos with eye-catching titles, annotations, effects and more. Click and drag them from the tools panel to the timeline or canvas. See Add Annotations, Callouts, & Titles.
Export & Share
When you are ready to export or share your video, click the Export button in the upper right corner of the Editor, then select a destination. See Export & Share Your Video.