Set up the recorder to match the goal of your video by asking yourself three questions.
What do you want people to see? Choose to record full screen or a custom size.
Do you want people to see you? Toggle the webcam ON or OFF to add a human touch to your video.
Can they hear you? A very important part of video creation is hearing the voice of the presenter. Choose your microphone here (optimally a USB based one).
The Editor has four distinct sections:
The Media Bin - This is where media for your current project is located. You can also find the Library (for commonly used assets) and the Tools (to enhance your videos).
The Canvas - This acts as a preview window for your video. It also is used for editing and placement of assets.
The Properties Panel - Use this to make precise adjustments such as size, shape, color, transparency and more!
The Timeline - Organize your tracks (video, screen recordings, audio, callouts, etc).
Choose amongst several options to best reach your audience.
Local file - To save on your computer or to an attached drive.
Cloud destinations - Use any TechSmith hosting option or popular cloud destinations.
You can export or share your video multiple times to multiple destinations.
Learn the Basics
Quickly learn the basics of Camtasia with this getting started series.
Video Editing Basics: Timeline
Learn how to use the Canvas and Timeline to make basics edits to your video.
Video Editing Basics: Canvas
Learn to work with media on the Canvas and adjust their properties in the properties panel.
Add Annotations, Callouts & Titles
Learn to improve your video and focus your user's attention with annotations and customizable visuals.
Export & Share
Learn to export a project as a video file on your computer or share it to popular web destinations.
Zoom & Pan with Animations
Learn to guide and focus viewers' attention with zoom and pan animations.
How to Use a Template
Learn how to use Templates to create consistent looking videos for yourself or your teammates.
Record a PowerPoint Presentation
Easily make a video from a PowerPoint presentation with Camtasia.
Expand your skills with our full list of Camtasia tutorials.
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