Camtasia - The essentials - All you need to know

All the amateur multimedia producer needs to know to produce good quality multimedia files.
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

In this short course I teach you the basics of using Camtasia Studio to produce good quality multimedia recordings right out of the gates without any prior knowledge or experience.
The course is taught in laymans terms without the use of any technical jargon consisting of 19 short, easy to understand videos.
This course will eliminate the usual fear and reservations usually associated with taking on a task such as this by providing the necessary knowledge and skills needed without overwhelming you with unnecessary technical skills and terms.
For someone just getting into video production, this course will give you a much needed short cut to understanding the software and to success.

What are the requirements?

  • Download and install Camtasia studio software from the techsmith website.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Produce your own high quality multimedia files and share with your friends or upload so social media or youtube with confidence.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is most suitable for people who are new to, or have a very basic knowledge of video recording and who would like to learn the basics in order to start producing their own video recordings for distribution.
  • You need not have any prior knowledge of camtasia or any other form of media recording to make full use of this course.
  • If you already have a basic working knowledge of Camtasia, this course is probably not meant for you, however it might still teach you a few tricks or skills that you did not know about.

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: Welcome
Welcome to my course on how to use Camtasia recording and editing software
Section 2: Overview and familiarization with the dashboard

Gain a detailed knowledge of all options under the "FILE" menu


Gain a detailed knowledge of all options under the "EDIT" menu.


Learn what all the view options are under the "VIEW" menu


Discover the options under the "PLAY" menu.


Discover the various tools and their uses under the "TOOLS" menu.


Discovering and exploring the "sub" tool bar. (my favorite)


Learn what the timeline is for and all the tools that control it.


Learn what the canvas is, how it is used and how to edit it for best results.

Section 3: Camtasia "HOW TO"

In this lesson you will learn how to make your very first recording using the Camtasia platform.


This lesson will teach you how to import all types of media into your clip bin and add it to your timeline for editing.


This lecture teaches exactly how to produce your final video after it has been edited.


Discover what Camtasia has given us in the way of royalty free multimedia content to be used in our productions


In this lecture I teach you how to add and edit a custom title from the library to your video.


This lecture teaches you how to spruce up your title video by adding a music track to it.


In this lecture I show you how the "ZOOM AND PAN" function is used.


Discover how adding cursor effects can give your videos more engagement and professionalism.


In this lecture I show you how to change the visual properties of added images to your videos.

Section 4: Bonus lectures

In this BONUS lecture I teach you how to separate your audio track from the video in order to edit externally in Audacity audio editor, a free and very powerful audio editing software.


In this lecture I show you exactly what went into making the promo video fr this course.

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Instructor Biography

Dene Collett, Aircraft builder, online entrepreneur and skills Instructor

Hi and thanks for stopping by

Welcome to my bio. As you will see below, I come from a technical background and have gone through a lot of "self education" in my lifetime. I love learning new skills regularly and find it difficult to pass up on a challenge.
Below are a few of my skills I have picked up over the years and a few accomplishments I have achieved.

Electrical Engineering and Idustrial Instrumentation

I have spent at least 17 years in the electrical and instrumentation engineering field and have built up a vast knowledge base in related fields.

Master Aircraft and Boat Builder
Having designed and built my own boat as well as various composite products,Over the last eight years I have branched into the aircraft industry and have built a number of flying examples of the popular Whisper motor glider and achieved awards for the best composite aircraft on show 2013.

Online Marketing and Branding Strategist
Over the last four years I have educated myself in the field of online marketing, branding and in particular, viral marketing tactics under the tutorship of one of the masters in the field today.

Education Materials Developer
I have recently branched out as a producer of Multimedia instructional courses on all tools used in the online marketing industry, the podcast industry and the home business industry. You name it and I will produce a "how to" course for it.

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