Make your first amazing video with Camtasia
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Learn how to capture, edit and produce videos with Camtasia 8, improving the quality and make videos for udemy courses
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Created by Daniele Protti
Last updated 11/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Capture videos on your desktop
  • Edit a video file with Camtasia
  • Adjust audio with Audacity
  • Capture videos from PowerPoint presentations using Camtasia
  • Produce videos with Camtasia
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  • be familiar with computers and the Internet
  • an advantage is to know to record a video with a camera and a video camera

Today videos are the most important asset if you want to make business online. Videos are an amazing viral tool in social networks and the most powerful tool when it comes to market products and services.

Moreover video products and video tutorials are the most sold items on the Internet.

If you were in the old days you needed a huge budget to setup a video recording studio or to hire a media company to do the job for you.

In this course you will learn how to design and produce your videos using the great Camtasia Studio tool by Techsmith

You will be able to produce videos for your marketing, videos as products to sell on CDs and DVDs, videos as part of eLearning products or online video tutorials, streaming videos and much more.

In details, in this course you will learn:

  • How to register or capture a video from your computer desktop using Techsmith Camtasia Studio
  • How to use Techsmith Camtasia to edit video projects adding special effectes, e.g. sound tracks, subtitles, images, transitions and other videos
  • How to modify the configuration, layout and design of your videos using Techsmith Camtasia Studio
  • How to setup and produce your videos also in HD with Techsmith Camtasia Studio
  • How to adjust old low resolution videos using Techsmith Camtasia Studio and the free tool Audacity for audio corrections
  • How to use Microsoft PowerPoint to generate animated presentations and generate videos with Techsmith Camtasia´Studio
  • How to use Audacity to improve your audio and add it again to your original video edited with Techsmith Camtasia Studio

At the end I will give you some examples of good videos made with Camtasia:

  • Talking head videos captured with a webcam
  • Demo videos captured from your computer desktop
  • Videos containing more than one video
  • PowerPoint presentations recorded as videos

Who is the target audience?
  • Who is familiar with computers and the Internet
  • familiarity with the function and basic use of the software
  • familiarity with Windows or Mac computers
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Curriculum For This Course
50 Lectures
Why Camtasia
2 Lectures 03:56

Camtasia - The tool
6 Lectures 31:47

The aim of this video is to provide a general description of the tool and be ready to start to capture, design and produce your videos!

  • The Environment, You Will Understand How The Tool Is organizes And How To Get What You Need The
  • Toolbar and The Functions, You Will Discover Where To Find All The Features And Tools For Your Activities
  • How To Setup The Options, The Basic Guidelines to Setup The Environment Before Capturing, Editing And Producing Your Videos
Camtasia - Overview

Overview of the main functions

Overview of the tabs and libraries

Overview of the design sections.

Camtasia - Structure Overview

Edit the video preview

Timeline and video preview

Resize your video

Camtasia - Canvas

The View menu in Camtasia

The Edit menu in Camtasia

Manage the clips on the timeline in Camtasia

Camtasia - The View menu

Zoom your video in the Camtasia canvas

Manage the video size with the Zoom-n-Pan function in Camtasia

The Zoom-n-Pan tab in Camtasia

Camtasia - Zoom-n-Pan
Camtasia - Edit a video
9 Lectures 44:33

The timeline in Camtasia

Zoom the timeline

Add markers to a timeline in Camtasia

Cut, copy and paste clips in Camtasia

Move clips on the timeline in Camtasia

Camtasia - Timeline overview

Add, remove and manage tracks in the timeline in Camtasia

Add special effects and clips using tracks in Camtasia

Camtasia - Timeline Tracks

Edit your recorded/captured video with Camtasia

Add media to your captured video with Camtasia

Edit your audio in a Camtasia project

Generate and save a Camtasia project

Preview 07:16

The clip bin tab in Camtasia

Add media files to your video project in Camtasia

Which files are allowed in a Camtasia project
Camtasia - Add media to projects (the Clip Bin)

Add captions to your video with Camtasia

Add subtitles and copyright info with Camtasia

Camtasia - Add Captions (texts and subtitles)

Define and organize the process to turn an old low resolution video into a HD video with Camtasia

The steps to follow to turn a low resolution video into a HD / high resolution video with Camtasia

Camtasia - Improve an old video - Introduction

How to improve an old video using Camtasia

Take a low resolution video and make it high resolution with Camtasia

Camtasia - Edit an old project

The Audio tab in Camtasia

Adjust audio with Camtasia

Camtasia - Adjust the audio
Camtasia - Addons
7 Lectures 28:04

How to make the cursor visible with Camtasia

How to customize the cursor on a video with Camtasia

Add special effects
Camtasia - Cursor Effects

The library tab in Camtasia

Which royalty free media and effects are available within Camtasia

How to add components from the Camtasia library to your videos

How to add video introductions and themes from the Camtasia library

Camtasia - Add special effects from the Camtasia library

Add transitions between clips with Camtasia

Customize transitions in Camtasia

Preview 02:18

The Visual Properties tab in Camtasia

Add animations in a Camtasia project

Overlap clips with Camtasia

Set clip opacity with Camtasia

Rotate videos with Camtasia

Camtasia - The Visual Properties tab: add effects

Add callouts to your video clips in Camtasia

Add objects over your videos with Camtasia

Add animated objects on your videos with camtasia

Format the callouts in Camtasia

Camtasia - Callouts

The Quizzing Tab in Camtasia

Add quiz to a Camtasia project

How to add questionnaires in a video using Camtasia

Camtasia - Add a Quiz to a video
Camtasia - Capture videos
6 Lectures 29:46

Overview of the functions to capture videos with Camtasia

Camtasia - Capture videos: Overview

Overview of the "Record the screen" function

Capture a video on the desktop of a computer with Camtasia

Camtasia - Capture videos: Capture the desktop

Overview of the possible tracks generated capturing a video with Camtasia

The audio and video tracks of a captured video with Camtasia

Preview 03:45

How to record voice narrations with Camtasia

The audio setup wizard in Camtasia

Setup your microphone with Camtasia

Setup your webcam for video recording with Camtasia
Camtasia - Voice Narration - Camera Recording

How to record a PowerPoint presentation as a video with the Camtasia Addin

Camtasia - Record PowerPoint presentation
Camtasia - Make videos
3 Lectures 12:58

How to make/produce videos with Camtasia
Camtasia - Produce videos

How to make a video in HD or high definition

Use Camtasia to generate HD or high resolution videos
Camtasia - Produce an edited low resolution video as high resolution video
Improve audio with Audacity
4 Lectures 12:41

How to identify the noise level of an audio signal with Audacity

How to remove the noice to an audio signal with Audacity

How to improve the quality of the audio of a video file in a Camtasia project using Audacity

Audacity - Noise removal

How to remove the breathing in a narration using Audacity

Audacity - Remove breathing

What you need to do to edit a video file with Audacity

Select and setup the resources and configuration to edit a video file with Audacity

Audacity - Setup for video files
Examples of videos created with Camtasia
7 Lectures 51:34

Prepare a Talking Head video with callouts, images and texts to create special effects in Camtasia

Add your personal theme and introduction to your video in Camtasia

Example I - Talking Head Message (Part I)

Adjust the audio to a Talking Head video with Camtasia and Audacity

Add soundtrack to your video in Camtasia

Fade In and Fade out audio in videos with Camtasia

Example I - Talking Head Message (Part II)

Show more videos at the same time in a Camtasia project

Distribute more videos within a video using Camtasia

Example II - 2 Videos in a video

Create a demo video with Camtasia

Add special effects to a demo video with Camtasia

Example III - Add more effects to one demo video

How to prepare a PowerPoint presentation to be recorded as a video with Camtasia

Example IV - Prepare a video in PowerPoint

Add special effects to videos recorded in PowerPoint using Camtasia

Advanced technics to use callouts in Camtasia

Use multi highlighters and callouts in Camtasia

Example V - Add special effects to a PowerPoint recorded video
1 Lecture 11:58

Conclusions after following this course and what's next


You will verify your knowledge level about Techsmith Camtasia Studio

Verify your understanding in making videos with Camtasia
20 questions
5 Lectures 24:40

What is video and audio Bit Rate

What does the Bit Rate affect

What is Constant and Variable Bit Rate

Media Bit rate

What is Frame Rate?

What is Time Lapse?

What is Slow Motion?

Media Frame Rate

What is Video Streaming?

Streamin vs Encoding

Streaming Video Technologies


Live Streaming

Video Streaming

List of the most popular web places where to find royalty free music for free or paying a monthly/annual fee

Recommendations on how to find and select royalty free music and sound clips

Where to find royalty free music

Where to find royalty free images

Where to find royalty free cartoons

Where to find royalty free avatars

Where to create avatars for free

Where to find royalty free images
About the Instructor
Daniele Protti
3.8 Average rating
294 Reviews
9,221 Students
17 Courses
Project Manager and Software Architect

I have 20+ years experience in IT project management, software development and software architecture.

I have led several teams of software developers as project manager, quality manager and as team leader in different companies and different countries in sectors e.g. telecommunication, research & development, travel business, Internet marketing and Internet business, consultancy and services.

I have been responsible to collect the requirements of projects, applications and processes, design the databases and specify the final objects.

During my career I have accumulated a lot of experiences dealing with processes of any kind and the need to define the tools to manage them and collect the information.

Most of my tools have been written in VB, VBA, C++, C#, Java, PHP, Javascript using databases e.g. Informix, Postgres, Oracle and MySql.

I have organized all my experiences in courses which are not only a list of functions and methods but contain also my practical experiences and considerations about how to cope with the different situations and which solutions to suggest.