Record & Edit Webcams (Picture-in-Picture)

Record webcam video to connect with your viewers. Learn how to record webcam only, or include webcam with screen recording as a picture-in-picture video.

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In this tutorial:

Record Webcam Only

To record a webcam only video without screen recording:

  1. In the Camtasia Recorder, click the Screen Recording and System Audio toggle buttons to turn them off.
    Screen recording and system audio turned off
  2. Click the Webcam and Microphone toggle buttons to turn them on.
    Webcam and microphone turned on
  3. Click the Webcam and Microphone dropdowns to select specific devices.
    Recording dropdowns
  4. Drag the microphone slider to increase or decrease the audio level.
    Audio level on Windows Audio level on Mac
  5. Click the Record (Windows) or Start Recording (Mac) button.
  6. Click the Stop (Windows) or Stop Recording (Mac) button.

Camtasia combines the webcam with microphone audio on Track 1 of the timeline.

Record Your Screen and Webcam Together (Picture-in-Picture)

  1. In the Camtasia Recorder, click the Screen Recording, Webcam, Microphone, and System Audio (optional) toggle buttons to turn them on.
    Recording settings for picture-in-picture
  2. Click the Record (Windows) or Start Recording (Mac) button.
  3. Click the Stop (Windows) or Stop Recording (Mac) button.

Camtasia adds the screen capture to Track 1 of the Editor, and combines the webcam with microphone audio on Track 2.

For more detailed information about recording, see Record, Edit, Share.

Add Animations to Show, Hide, or Move Media

Add animations to media, for example to:

  • Resize the webcam to fill the screen at the start of the video.
  • Reposition the webcam to reveal an area of the screen recording.

For detailed information about how to apply animations, see Animations In-Depth.