Camtasia Video Editing
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Camtasia Video Editing

Create great looking videos with screen and camera recordings with the help of easy to follow videos and practice files
4.3 (25 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.
2,015 students enrolled
Created by John O'Laughlin
Last updated 4/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Organize your video projects to save production time
  • Capture screen demonstrations directly to video
  • Learn to edit video content with the most often used techniques
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  • Students should have Camtasia software or be able to download the 30 day free trial

Course Description

Learn the most used video editing skills and screen capture techniques with Camtasia to quickly transform presentations into well crafted professional works of communication excellence.

Build a strong foundation to capture screen recordings and edit video to create stunning creative visual presentations

  • Choose the right software for screen recording and video editing
  • Organize your video projects to save production time
  • Capture screen demonstrations directly to video
  • Import video and media content for editing
  • Learn to edit video content with the most often used techniques
  • Get the best sound from your audio
  • Add stunning visual effects to your videos
  • Publish your edited videos with the best quality
  • Create a teleprompter set-up for on camera video presentations

A Powerful Skill at Your Fingertips

Learning fundamentals of video editing and screen recording puts powerful skills at your fingertips. The editing techniques are easy to learn and the demonstrations provide ways to SEE IT, TRY IT, and USE IT as you follow along, practice with supplied files, and then create based on your original content needs. 

Content and Overview

Suitable for beginning video editors, trainers, online instructors, curriculum developers, marketers, and creative entrepreneurs, through this course of 14 lectures and 1 hour of content, you’ll learn the most used functions for editing and screen recording for creating great looking visual presentations with Camtasia. Each concept is first demonstrated with follow along videos with step by step instructions. Practice sessions are provided with supplied files for your opportunity to try out the techniques. Creative opportunities are unleashed with the starter models for your own custom productions so that you can go from novice to pro in a short amount of time.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 14 lectures and 1 hour of focused content for the skills that matter most!
  • Learn video editing from a professional coach from your desk.
  • Suitable for beginner educators, trainers, marketers, instructional designers and ideal for people who learn faster when shown.
  • Visual training method offering students increased retention and accelerated learning.
  • Breaks even the most complex functions into simplistic steps to SEE IT, TRY IT, and USE IT with a follow, practice, and then create approach for producing custom video presentations
  • Custom learning is supported with an active discussion

Learn in Minutes, a Unique Approach to Fast Learning

Make the jump to learning at light speed with the learn in minutes approach which provides edited video demonstrations for quicker contextual understanding. Quicker access to the concepts helps you learn at your own pace with supporting step by step demonstrations and practice files to apply the techniques. The interactive discussion allows for custom feedback and constructive learning support.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for beginners learning to create video demonstrations
  • This course is designed for instructors who want to add great looking videos to their online courses
  • This course can be used by people that want to create compelling video presentations for instruction, marketing, or entertainment
  • This course is probably not for you if you do not have interest in editing your own video content for your presentations
  • This course is probably not for you if you have already mastered video editing tools such as Premiere, After Effects, or Final Cut Pro
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
Introduction to Video University: Learn to Edit Videos with Camtasia
4 Lectures 07:32

Welcome to Video University and a do what matters most approach to learning to edit videos with Camtasia. Learn from step by step instructions that use a follow, practice, create approach to creating great looking videos. John O'Laughlin, Ed.D, is a seasoned media professional with 20 years experience creating multimedia productions for Fox, Disney, and advertising companies. He also spent 10 years teaching college students and producing training on how to learn the skills to create great work. Learn from a professional guide in an inviting online experience. #johnolaughlin #video #editing #university #camtasia

Preview 02:38

Soar to new heights with video editing using Camtasia, the powerful video editing and screen recording software. All the editing in this video was done using Camtasia. #video #university #camtasia #editing #johnolaughlin

Preview 01:00

Welcome aboard this segment for choosing the right software for screen recording and video editing. That’s our objective. As we embark on solving the challenge, first, let’s get some context to the approach. Choosing the right video software is similar to booking a flight. A common set of objectives is to reach the destination in a timely fashion, for a reasonable price. Just as getting a low price for a flight may require a longer trip with more stops along the way to reach the destination, video options with low price tools have some functions to help reach the destination, but they may take longer, and they may be limited in capacity. Conversely some of the more expensive options may provide more than you need. Let’s take a tour of some of the best video editing and recording options in more detail.

Preview 03:07

Come fly with me for a free test flight of Camtasia and a 15% discount on purchase. Camtasia software comes with a free 30 trial to take it on a test flight. 30 days is more than enough time to complete this course along with the supplied practice files. To get a 15% discount on the purchase of the software, visit the Techsmith Camtasia site, and just enter my last name as the coupon code on check out. That is olaughlin to receive the 15% discount on a new purchase of Camtasia software. Now that you have access to the software, let’s fly with the best approaches to video editing and recording.

Preview 00:47
Import and Capture Video and Media Content
4 Lectures 21:26

One of the exciting stories from flight achievement besides the historic moon landing July 20th, 1969, was the later challenge of Apollo 13 to return safely to earth after a technical malfunction. The significance of the challenge to Apollo 13 was the limitation to work from only the resources available in the capsule. When it comes to your video project, you can import new resources as needed to support your success in completing your editing mission. It’s time enter the world of video editing with the ability to import video, audio, and images.

Preview 10:36

The demonstration you have just seen showed the most common techniques to learn the skills. To help you practice, download the reference guide for this segment along with the supplied practice files. The supplied files allow you to learn by practicing and creating the work you have just seen. This will help you develop muscle memory while gaining familiarity with the techniques. You can replay the video or use the guide for quick reference to learn the skills.

TRY IT: Practice Importing Content for Video Editing

Now that you have advanced your understanding through seeing it and trying it, it’s time to use it. Let’s consider creative ways to apply the learning of importing audio, video, and images for video editing with Camtasia.

Preview 03:18

In the cockpit, the instrument panel is an informative interface for pilots. For instructors, the ability to record a computer screen can be an important part of informing others through demonstration videos. Let’s get to work on learning how to record and save screen demonstrations.

SEE IT: Capture Screen Demonstrations Directly to Video
Learn to Edit Videos with the Most Often Used Techniques
1 Lecture 05:05

When pilots and flight crews encounter turbulence they make changes to their flight plan. When video producers make changes to content, it’s called editing. In this section of the course we’ll introduce you to editing by focusing on the most common techniques. This will help you avoid any bumpy outcomes from your video production.

SEE IT: Learn to Edit Videos with the Most Often Used Techniques
Get the Best Sound Out of Your Audio
1 Lecture 08:59

One of the notable sounds of flight can be heard in the early dawn hours in October during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The distinct sound of the burner system can be heard as pilots heat the air inside the envelopes. In a video production, distinct audio is more than just hot air. In this section of the course, we’ll introduce you to the most common techniques to get the best sound from your audio in a video production.

SEE IT: Get the Best Sound from Your Audio
Add Stunning Visual Effects to Your Videos
3 Lectures 12:31

One of the uses for military aircraft is take photographs for observation. This ability to zoom in on locations and to pan along a setting has application in video editing. The zoom and pan technique has been used extensively by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns to bring a sense of storytelling to historic photos. Now you can employ this same technique to your video productions. In this section of the course, it’s time for reconnaissance on the zoom-n-pan technique.

SEE IT: Learn to Guide the Eye with Zoon-n-Pan Techniques

This lesson shows the creative ways to add titles and text to video productions during editing.

SEE IT: Learn to Use Callouts

TRY IT: Practice Ways to Create and Use Callouts
Publish Your Edited Videos with the Best Quality
1 Lecture 02:33

Quality and attention to detail are hallmarks of the aviation industry. Video editing is also a craft that demands an understanding of how to generate consistent and optimized quality. In this section of the course, we’ll take you behind the scenes of generating high quality outputs to your video productions.

SEE IT: Publish Your Edited Videos with the Best Quality
One more thing...
1 Lecture 02:25

Imagine having to land on a moving runway. Maintaining eye contact plays an important role in aviation as well as video production. Having a teleprompter set-up can help you maintain eye contact with your audience while being efficient in creating video productions. While you may not have a large Hollywood production crew to help you produce your videos, in this section of the course, we’ll show you how to create a teleprompter set-up that you can run on your own.

SEE IT: Create a Teleprompter Set-up for On Camera Video Presentations
About the Instructor
John O'Laughlin
4.6 Average rating
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6,677 Students
6 Courses
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Hi I'm John. Helping people learn challenging things quickly is what I thrive on. People want to improve performance, advance in careers, and enrich skills through a practical approach to applied learning. I’ve been a student of developing creative and rewarding ways to learn through 20 years of media experience as an Emmy award winning producer and innovative leader for creative professionals working with Disney, Fox, NBC, CBS, and ABC. I’ve discovered the value of student focused approaches by teaching at 7 colleges simultaneously at one point while developing effective training and development for live and online instruction. During the recent 10 years I also earned advanced degrees in adult learning to soak up an enthusiasm for learning while managing a busy schedule.

The Udemy environment allows you and me to interact through an engaging interface that evolves and benefits from each student experience in a constructive way. Together, we’ll contribute to discussion threads that grow over time. Work is invited to be shared and reviewed for constructive critiques and feedback.

I have a passion for creating engaging instruction that is easy to learn, and which generates powerful outcomes. I'm confident that anything can be learned with a supportive instructor coach, a well-designed curriculum, and an enthusiasm for learning.

My role as instructor is also to be continually engaged in learning from each class and each student so that the subject matter evolves and improves. Life is learning and I enjoy life. Let's learn together.