Camtasia 8 Quickstart Video Training Course

An easy, fast way to learn how to create screen recordings and other video productions using Camtasia 8.
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Instructed by Joe Farinaccio Design / Design Tools
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  • Lectures 33
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

Course Description

Course fully up-to-date for Camtasia 8.6 as of October 2015

The easiest and fastest way to learn how to create and edit screen recordings in Camtasia 8. (All basic features are covered quickly, yet thoroughly). This step-by-step course explains this software's tools and shows you how to use them, so you too can make great looking videos using Camtasia 8 for Windows.

Save time and take use this course to shortcut the learning process with these easy-to-follow video tutorials. This course is especially geared to get you up to speed with all of Camtasia 8's fundamental tools as quickly as possible.

In other words, “No frills, and no fluff!"

Learn Camtasia 8 for Windows Quickly

Each lesson is short. And each one removes all guesswork and confusion from the process. In addition, all lessons are laid out in sequential order. Simply watch what is shown and repeat the steps yourself in order to create great looking screen capture videos (and even videos made with digital video recorders and cameras).

And these tutorials aren't boring either. You'll enjoy quick explanations and how-to demos throughout this fast-paced course. Much of it is devoted to “reverse-engineering" a video that you'll see how to copy so you can get started recording and editing your own videos in Camtasia in just minutes.

In other words, this is the course I wish had been available when I first started using Camtasia.

Contents and Overview

By the time you quickly go through this short course, you'll be able to:

  • Learn all of Camtasia 8's basic video editing tools as fast as possible
  • Watch how to correctly set up and record and own screen recordings in minutes
  • See how to add, edit and work with all video, audio and images to create your own professional, high-quality productions
  • Discover how to properly export (produce) your videos in Camtasia without all the confusing “export options" on some of the menus.
  • Plus, you can always go back and watch any Camtasia 8 QuickStart video as much as you want … whenever you want.

Sign up and experience the quickest shortcut course to learn Camtasia 8 available.

Start learning now for for FREE!

Enroll now and begin creating and producing your own terrific-looking screen recordings in Camtasia 8.

What are the requirements?

  1. Have Camtasia 8 installed on your computer and ready to use
  2. A desire to learn Camtasia 8 quickly and efficiently

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 30 plus short video lessons (less than 80 minutes of quick-start content)
  • Understand the basics tools and menu options within the Camtasia 8 Interface
  • Learn how to set up screen recordings (in proper sizes)
  • See how to work with tools to edit all media for video creation
  • Discover how to properly record a Powerpoint presentation without using any confusing “software plugin"
  • Step-by-step lessons to replicate a video that is “reverse-engineered"
  • Understand how to produce (export) finished video properly

Who is ideal for this course?

  • Brand new users of Camtasia 8 software who want to quickly learn the basics
  • Anyone thinking about buying and using Camtasia 8 to create their own screen recordings

Who would NOT want to take this course?

  • Anyone looking for advanced Camtasia 8 video-editing techniques
  • Anyone wanting lengthy explanations and multiple demo examples

What are the requirements?

  • Have Camtasia 8 installed on your computer and ready to use and a desire to learn Camtasia 8 quickly and efficiently

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create, edit and produce videos that can be published on the Internet and elsewhere
  • Record and edit professional-looking screen captures and non-complex video productions

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for brand new users of Camtasia 8 software who want to quickly learn the basics, and also anyone thinking about buying and using Camtasia 8 to create their own screen recordings. It is NOT for anyone wanting to learn advanced Camtasia 8 video-editing techniques or anyone who wants complete technical explanations and multiple demonstrations of the same technique.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Camtasia 8 Interface
Section Overview
Camtasia Interface: Introduction
Clip Bin: The Basics
Library: The Basics
Callouts: The Basics
Zoom-Pan: The Basics
Audio: The Basics
Transitions: The Basics
More Controls: The Basics
Section 2: Screencast Recording
Section Overview
Selecting a Recording Area
Effects: Basic Settings
Tools: Basic Settings
Alternate Settings
The Secret to Making Great Screencast Recordings
A Better Way to Screen Capture a Powerpoint Presentation
Section 3: Timeline Editing Tools
Section Overview
Cutting Tool
Split Tool
Shortening Video & Slow Motion Video
Section 4: Reverse Engineering Video Example
Section Overview
Quad Graphics
Adding Library Graphics
Simulating a Powerpoint Slide
Callouts Over Graphics
More Callouts and Transitions Over Graphics
Recording Audio Voice-Overs
Trimming Audio
Audio Positioning
Adding a Soundtrack
Section 5: Producing (Exporting) Your Video
Section Overview
Producing Your Videos (Proper Settings)
The Truth? I Need Your Review

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Instructor Biography

Joe Farinaccio, Information Publisher and Videographer

Joe is an information publisher and videographer. He has published books, audios and video courses in a variety of areas, especially in the boating and sailing market. Joe also works with business clients as a content marketing consultant, helping them publish videos that drive traffic and generate sales through their websites.

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