The Canvas is where you design your video. Use it to position, resize and rotate media. It’s also where you adjust the look and feel of callouts, and change their text.
As you build your project, keep in mind that everything that is visible on the Canvas is produced in the final video.
If parts of a recording or other media pass over the edge of the Canvas, Camtasia greys them out to indicate they won’t appear in the final video.
As you build your project, add media by clicking and dragging the media directly to the Canvas. To modify text, double click an annotation and type on your keyboard.
To adjust the style or fine tune media on the Canvas, use the Properties panel. This panel displays the properties for the selected media, and organizes them into tabs. The first tab is an object’s visual properties and the following tabs change depending on the type of media selected.
In this example, an annotation is selected, so the second tab displays the annotations text properties and the third displays options for the style of the annotation.
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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.
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