Annotations, Callouts & Custom Visuals

Learn to improve your video and focus your user’s attention with annotations and customizable visuals from the Camtasia library.

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Annotations

Add and customize annotations to point out important details in your video.

To add an annotation, click and drag one from the tools panel to the timeline or the canvas. Double click the annotation to change the text. Change its font, background color and more in the properties panel. 

To change the size, position and rotation of an annotation, click and drag the handles.

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Shapes and Blur

To hide sensitive information use Shapes and Blur.

To add a shape or blur, click and drag one from the tools panel to the timeline or the canvas.

Adjust the intensity of the blur, size and position in the properties panel.

 

Blur and Highlight menu in Camtasia

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Sketch Motion

Add a sketch motion callout to draw on your video and point out important information.

To add a sketch motion, click and drag one from the tools panel to the timeline or the canvas.

To change the size, position and rotation of a sketch motion, click and drag the handles.

Change the Draw Time in the properties panel to adjust the time it takes to draw the callout.


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Lower Thirds

Add additional information to your video with a premade lower third.

To add a lower third, click and drag one from the tools panel to the timeline or the canvas.

Change its color, text and more in the properties panel.

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