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How to Create a Microvideo

Microvideo could be the biggest content trend in training and technical communication. Learn how to use Camtasia to create a microvideo tutorial.

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A well-crafted microvideo can be a powerful tool that provides that just-in-time visual reference or training to help viewers complete a task. An example is one of those popular recipe tutorials on social media. This medium is used in many contexts, but technical communicators have discovered it's value in documentation and training. That said, let’s look at how to create one.

Before recording and editing your video, it’s important to make sure you have a clear objective or learning goal. This is helpful when editing microvideo since one of the most important skills required to craft micro content is editing. Clear goals will help you make better decisions when it comes time to edit things out and determine the simplest path to success for your learner.

Getting Started Series

Record, edit, and share a video with this series of essential skills and techniques. Or, pick just the one you need to perfect your project.

Camtasia Behaviors

Get started with Camtasia Behaviors by watching the tutorial video and trying out the fun written tutorials.

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Behaviors Tutorial

Learn the four things you need to know about Behaviors.

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Create an Animated Title

Learn to create an animated title using Callouts and Behaviors.

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Create an Animated Countdown

Create an animated countdown to start your video.

Behaviors

Create an Animated Scene

Learn to create a fun animated scene with Library assets, Callouts and Behaviors.

Advanced Tutorials

Take your Camtasia skills to the next level with tutorials that cover advanced editing, quizzing, and more!

Advanced editing

Editing In-Depth 1

Learn to trim, split, stitch and ripple move media.

Editing In-Depth

Editing In-Depth 2

Learn to add clip speed, extend a frame and crop media.

Quizzing

Quizzing & Surveys

Gather feedback and learn more about your viewers with Camtasia quizzes and surveys.

Recording PowerPoint

PowerPoint Add-In Toolbar

Record presentations in PowerPoint by using the Camtasia PowerPoint Add-In Toolbar (Windows only)

Recording iOS

Recording Your iOS Device

Record the screen of your iOS device with Camtasia (Mac only).

TechComm & Training Tutorials

Get started with video in your training and technical documentation.

Make a tutorial video

How to Make a Video Tutorial

Learn how to create great tutorial videos as we walk you through the entire process

Create a micro video

How to Create a Micro Video

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3 Ways to edit video for technical documentation

3 Ways to Edit Video for Technical Documentation

Learn three techniques for editing video for technical documentation.

More Tools

A few resources to help you refine your videos.

Where is it now?

Where is it Now?

Find where all of your favorite tools and options have gone.

Camtasia hotkeys

Hotkeys Mini Poster

Download this handy poster of common Camtasia hotkeys.

Camtasia assets

Camtasia Video Assets (Free)

Download and install free video assets to customize your Camtasia videos and screen recordings.

Looking for help with a different version of Camtasia?

Camtasia Studio 8 (Windows)

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