Make Videos with Camtasia 8
4.6 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
188 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add Make Videos with Camtasia 8 to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

Make Videos with Camtasia 8

Easily create professional movies with TechSmiths cool screen capture and editing software. For products or training.
4.6 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
188 students enrolled
Created by Paul Browning
Published 8/2012
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
1 day left at this price!
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

In this Camtasia Studio 8 Tutorial you will have a deep understanding of How to Use Camtasia Studio 8.

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
1 Lecture 03:30

 If you want to create stunning professional videos but don't  have $20,000 to spend on equipment and editing software then Camtasia Studio 8 may be a perfect solution for you. With custom music, templates and easy-to-use point and click interface you can easily create demo videos, training movies and product release platforms.

Preview 03:30
Getting Started
4 Lectures 33:06

Check out the three main areas you will be working in whilst using Camtasia 8. The clip bin, timeline and canvas.

Preview 03:14

Access lots of cool backgrounds, callouts and music - all for free.

Preview 08:32

The timeline is where the rubber meets the road. Here you will  be creating what will become your finished movie.

Getting to Know the Timeline

 The canvas is where you will create what will become your finished product.

Easy to use but there are a few rules of the road to save you time and effort later on as well as helping create a better finished product.

Camtasia Canvas
Camtasia Basics
5 Lectures 28:01

Callouts make your videos fun and engaging. They can draw your veiwers eyes to certain parts of the movie as you record a commentary or just make it more dynamic.

Callout Magic

How to edit the size of videos you import and how to save your Camtasia projects.

Editing Your Video Clips Size

Somtimes you will want to cut out small imperfections in your recording. Here's how to do it.

Trimming Media

Let Camtasia take care of all the zoom and pan effects for you.

Auto Zoom

A really nice 'cheat' to linger on a frame you really like.

Extending Frames
Cool Effects
5 Lectures 29:50

Zoom into the parts of the video you want to emphasise and then pan over to another part. Another cool part of your video editing tool kit.

Zoom and Pan Effect

Make your presentations sizzle with cool visual effects.

Using Visual Effects

How to use the cursor as part of your screen capture.

Cursor Effects

Transitions allow you to smoothly go from one video clip to another. They also allow you to bridge between images or other media on your timeline.


Captions are very useful if you want your video to be understood by the hard of hearing but they are also a great way to add another level of usability to your movies.

Adding Captions
Screen Recording
4 Lectures 20:31

What Camtasia was made for! How to size up and record your screen for best results.

Record The Screen

 Sweeten your audio tracks, remove unwanted noise and control when your music fades in and out.

Editing Your Audio

 A great way to add the audio commentary to your videos is to use the voice narration feature. This means you can add all your effects and edits and then relax as you focus on the commentary alone.

Voice Narration

All the hard work is now done. You can now produce your video in one or multiple formats for the web, YouTube or mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads or Andriods.

Producing Your Video
2 Lectures 14:54

Camtasia comes bundled with a cool PowerPoint plugin to let you record and import your ppt files into a project.

PowerPoint for Camtasia Plugin

With HTML5 you can now easily add some interaction to your video. You can conduct a knowledge check and even let your viewer review their answers or replay the last section of video once more. How cool is that!

Adding Quizzes to Your Videos
About the Instructor
Paul Browning
4.3 Average rating
2,239 Reviews
124,476 Students
12 Courses
Cisco Engineer and Internet Entrepreneur

I worked in the police in the UK for 12 years as a patrol officer and detective. While I was in the job I helped teach the new e-mail system to other officers. I took a few IT exams and then left for a career in IT in June 2000.

I took a few more exams with vendors such as Cisco and Microsoft and got a job working for Cisco for two years. I then started an IT training company teaching Cisco and computer networking courses. I built the business until it had several offices in the UK and then sold it.

I now run a publishing business and several websites teaching IT related subjects. I've learned how to build a successful company and how to make it in the world of IT. I hope what I've learned helps you too.

Paul Browning - December 2014