Edit Jing Videos in Camtasia Studio

Jing is great for recording short videos and quickly sharing them with others. But sometimes you may want more features--like the ability to zoom into an area, cut out a part where you messed up or maybe even add some kind of text or callout to the video to really draw the viewer's attention.

TechSmith's Camtasia Studio software does all this and much more...and you can send your Jing videos directly to Camtasia Studio's powerful video editor (version 6.0.1 or higher). Jing does not currently output to Camtasia for Mac.

To send a video to Camtasia Studio:

  1. First, create a video capture. When you click the Stop button your video is displayed in the Jing Preview window.
  2. Next click the Edit in Camtasia Studio button. One of two things will happen:
    share to camtasia button
    • If you have Camtasia Studio, and the program is running, the image goes directly to the Clip Bin. If the program isn't running, Jing will launch Camtasia Studio then put the video into your Clip Bin. You'll have to drag the video from the Clip Bin to your Timeline.
    • If you don't have Camtasia Studio, you are prompted with an option to download a fully-functional 30-day trial.

Tip: If you know your video is going to be produced at some standard dimension, you should record your Jing video in the same aspect ratio. For example, 640 x 480 (a 4:3 aspect ratio, meaning 4 pixels wide for every 3 pixels high) is a popular dimension. In Jing, if you hold the <Ctrl> key as you drag your selection area, you are guaranteed to record at the 4:3 aspect ratio. If you hold the <Shift> key while you drag, you'll record at the 16:9 aspect ratio, sometimes referred to as "wide screen". Learn more.

Done editing and want to get your video back to Screencast.com? If you're using Camtasia Studio 7, Click Produce and Share. Then sign in to your account, title your video and select the folder to send it to, then click Finish.

Want to learn more about Camtasia Studio's editing features, such as slick transitions, audio enhancements and table of contents?

  • Watch the above video--it's tailored for a Jing user's perspective.
  • Check out the Camtasia Studio product page, where you can also get the fully functional 30-day trial.
  • Visit the Camtasia Studio Learning Center, where there are dozens of tutorials to help you achieve anything in Camtasia Studio.


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Title Category Level Format
000 - Take Your First Capture Getting Started I Video/Written
001 - Interactive “Hands-on” Jing Tutorial: Mac OS X Getting Started I Simulation
002 - Interactive “Hands-on” Jing Tutorial: Windows Getting Started I Simulation
003 - Where is the Jing Capture That I Sent To My Clipboard? Getting Started I Written
004 - Capture Hotkey Capture I Video/Written
005 - Select an Area to Capture Capture I Video/Written
006 - Capture an Image Capture I Video/Written
007 - Capture a Video Capture I Video/Written
008 - Share to Screencast.com Share I Video/Written
009 - The Copy Button Share I Video/Written
010 - The Save Button Share I Video/Writen
011 - Embed Jing Content Using Screencast.com Share II Video/Written
012 - Edit Jing Images in Snagit Share: Edit II Video/Written
013 - Edit Jing Videos in Camtasia Studio Share: Edit II Video/Written
014 - Jing Capture History Manage I Video/Written
015 - What is Screencast.com? FAQ I Written
016 - Your Screencast.com Account Manage: Account I Written
017 - Quit or Restart Jing FAQ I Written
018 - Audio FAQ FAQ I Written
019 - Things You’ll Want to Know FAQ I Written
020 - Frequently Asked Questions FAQ I Written
021 - Preferences and Settings Settings and Options I Written
022 - Customize Jing Buttons Settings and Options I Video/Written
023 - Jing Startup and “Sun” Options Settings and Options I Video/Written
024 - Use Jing with a Proxy Server (Windows Only) Settings and Options III Written
025 - Understanding Video Formats: SWF & MPEG-4 Reference II Written