Editing with Camtasia Part 2: SEFLIN: Evolving Library Technologies Regional Conference
For best results, perform edits in this this order:
• Edit for bloopers… If you make a mistake when talking, leave
a brief pause, and then re-record your voice during the
appropriate screen capture. When editing, it should be easy to
remove the “blooper” because you have space at the end of it.
• Edit for silence… Get rid of excess silence between “takes”
and regular speech.
• Use the slide bar to magnify the screen and clearly see the
audio and video to be edited.
EDITING YOUR .CAMPROJ FILE
• After you have listened to your recording, you may begin “Cutting.”
• Cutting entails removing errors (including dead air, pauses, misspeaks) from
your project by highlighting parts of the timeline in blue to be deleted. Once
highlighted, you may right click with your mouse and select “Cut” to remove
the section marked in blue. This area will be between the red and green
• Remember to save your work frequently.
To remove silence…
• Do in the same manner as removing bloopers
• Use the slide bar to magnify the screen and clearly see the audio to be
• Leave a little bit of silence at the beginning and end of the segment you
wish to delete. If you need to delete more, you can.
• If you have deleted too much, you can immediately hit “Ctrl-Z” to
• If you wish for the green and red flags to line up again with the grey
marker, double click on the grey marker.
EDIT ORDER - CONTINUED
• Edit for Zoom and Pan… Zoom in or pan out to highlight
content in the video.
• Edit for Call Outs… Add the arrows, highlights, and other
details to the video
• Edit for Markers... Markers are used when editing, as well as
for setting the Table of Contents. Label each marker with its
Table of Contents name .
Let‟s see how these tasks are done…
• Add markers if you would like to add a Table of Contents to a longer
• On the timeline, put the (gray) playhead where you want to add a marker.
Go to “Edit” and select “Markers” and “Add Marker”.
• A window with the option to name your marker will appear.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
• After creating several markers, marker names will be used for TOC entries.
• Avoid lengthy marker names to keep TOC narrow and to avoid truncation
• TOC items can always be renamed in production phase.
ADVANCED EDITING: SPLITTING
• Splitting and inserting .Camrecs is usually done if a recorded part
needs to be re-recorded due to errors, etc. (Do not insert .Camproj)
• Put the place head on the timeline on the time or place where the split
should occur. Select “Edit” and then “Split”.
• Open .Camproj file to be produced
• Review audio, video and all edits to make sure everything is as you
wish it to be.
• To produce:
• Go to „File‟ and select „Produce and Share‟
A “Welcome to the Camtasia Studio Production Wizard” will open where
you may select your file type. There‟s also an option, “Show me how to
produce my video.”
• From the “Where would you like to save your video file(s) window”,
name the production and select where on your computer you want it to be
• Unselect „Organize produced files into sub-folders‟ but keep the rest
checked. Select „Finish.‟
• The next window to appear will be „Rendering project.‟ It will show how far
along the screencast is in converting into a media file.
• Longer recordings will take longer to render. Feel free to contact Techsmith
with any questions on rendering.
• The screencast should automatically play once production is completed.
• The Production Results window will show. Select „Finish‟ to close the
• Once screencast is produced into a media file, it may be distributed,
emailed, or copied.
• A final complete screencast can be posted on the internet (ie via You
Tube, a web server, etc)
We‟ll do a short review of the Toolbar:
• Clip Bin
• More: Record Camera Cursor Effects Visual
Voice Narration Record Camera Quizzing
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Florida Atlantic University
RESOURCES FROM CAMTASIA (TECHSMITH)
• Camtasia Studio Tutorials: http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-
• Camtasia Studio, Community-Powered Support
• Camtasia Studio, Tech Support
• Camtasia Studio, Tutorials
• Camtasia Studio Music Tracks
• Camtasia Studio Library Media
RESOURCES FROM FAU (ERGOOD/REBAR)
• Camtasia Best Practices Guide (Ergood, Rebar, Padron)
• Ergood, A. H., Padron, K. M., and Rebar, L. C. (2012, October). Making
Library Screencast Tutorials: Factors and Processes. Internet Reference
Services Quarterly, 17(2), 95-107. DOI: 10.1080/10875301.2012.72575
• FAU Libraries Tutorials and Webcasts
• FAU Libraries: YouTube
• Xtranormal (animated tool: free, through July 31, 2013)
• GoAnimate (animated tool: free basic and “for fee” versions)
• iClone (3D animation tool: free basic and “for fee” versions)
MORE SCREEN CAST RESOURCES
• Five Minute Screencasts- - the Super tool for Science and Engineering
• Screencast-O-Matic (screencasting: free basic and “for fee” versions)
• Animoto (screencasting: free basic and “for fee” versions)
• Snag-It (screencasting: for fee program)
• Jing (screencasting: free basic version)
• Guide on the Side (University of Arizona) (screencasting: free)