Make Videos with Camtasia 8

Easily create professional movies with TechSmiths cool screen capture and editing software. For products or training.
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Published 8/2012 English

Course Description

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


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 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.

Section 1: Getting Started

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


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


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


 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.

Section 2: Camtasia Basics

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.


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


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


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


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

Section 3: Cool Effects

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.


Make your presentations sizzle with cool visual effects.


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


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.

Section 4: Screen Recording

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


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


 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.


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.

Section 5: Extras

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


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!

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Instructor Biography

Paul Browning, 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

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