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Camtasia Studio 8 – Advanced Editing and Publishing Techniques

Book Description

Take your Camtasia Studio skills to the next level with this hands-on guide to a whole range of inspirational techniques – from audio effects to aesthetic consistency. A must read for video perfectionists.

  • A step-by-step guide that will help you plan, storyboard, and script your videos
  • Explore advanced video editing tools
  • Produce and publish for a range of devices

In Detail

Camtasia Studio 8 is used to customize and edit videos, giving you the ability to record on-screen activity, add imported media, create interactive content, and share your results. It can be used for many things, including e-learning (predominantly for training) and for marketing within business settings.

Delve deep into the advanced features of Camtasia Studio 8 and learn about the importance of consistency, subtlety, and forward planning when creating a video project. Camtasia Studio 8 – Advanced Editing and Publishing Techniques will help you determine the best production settings to use and will reveal how audio can be used to enhance your video and make the content more engaging. This book is packed with tips and examples that will elevate your skills and greatly improve your video productions.

Starting with how to source video appropriately, Camtasia Studio 8 – Advanced Editing and Publishing Techniques will teach you the basics of editing and introduce you to the most commonly used features of Camtasia Studio 8. This book will cover consistency and sensible use of effects as well as the danger of over-using enhancements. You will learn how to script efficiently and record a voiceover, fade in/out music tracks, and convert speech to text. Finally, you will be introduced to different formats and be shown how to export a video in an appropriate resolution and format. With this book, you will discover exciting new ways to improve your video editing skills, plan recordings, and produce better quality results.

Table of Contents

  1. Camtasia Studio 8 – Advanced Editing and Publishing Techniques
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Camtasia Studio 8 – Advanced Editing and Publishing Techniques
    3. Credits
    4. About the Authors
    5. About the Reviewers
    6. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
        1. Downloading the color images of this book
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    8. 1. Obtaining Quality Source Material
      1. Preparing for a recording
        1. Choosing the right dimensions
        2. Choosing the right frame rate
        3. Familiarizing yourself with the camera
          1. Preparing the studio
        4. Saving your project
      2. Recording the screen
        1. Planning a screen capture
        2. The best practice for screen captures
        3. How to record the screen
      3. Recording from a webcam
        1. Best practice for webcam captures
        2. Using a script
        3. How to record the webcam
      4. Importing media
        1. Types of files
        2. How to import media
      5. Editing contents
      6. Summary
    9. 2. Working with Audio
      1. Planning the audio
        1. The importance of consistency
        2. A note on background music
        3. Types of audio
      2. Preparing to record a voice-over
        1. The studio environment
        2. Using scripts
          1. Writing an effective script
        3. Recording equipment
          1. Choosing a microphone
          2. How to set up an external microphone
      3. Recording voice-over
        1. About audio formats
          1. How to choose the audio format
        2. How to record voice narration
        3. Editing our voice narration clips
        4. Trimming and syncing content
        5. Editing tools
          1. Volume leveling
            1. How to use volume leveling
          2. Noise removal
            1. How to use noise reduction
        6. Captions
          1. Working with captions
        7. Speech-to-text
          1. How to convert voice-overs to text
          2. Limitations of speech-to-text
      4. Adding background music
      5. Adding sound effects
        1. How to change the sound of a mouse click
      6. Summary
    10. 3. Enhancing, Editing, and Drawing the Eye
      1. Design and planning
        1. Getting started with design
          1. Planning for consistency
        2. Designing the canvas
          1. How to adjust the canvas color
      2. Callouts
        1. Types of callouts
        2. Customizing callouts
        3. Best-practice tips
        4. How to insert a callout
          1. How to make a callout hotspot
      3. Zoom and pan
        1. Best-practice tips
        2. How to insert a zoom
      4. Transitions
        1. Best-practice tips
        2. How to insert a transition
      5. Visual properties
        1. Best-practice tips
        2. How to edit visual properties
        3. How to animate an item on the canvas
      6. Cursor effects
        1. Best-practice tips
        2. How to add a cursor effect
          1. How to animate the cursor
      7. Summary
    11. 4. Creating More Complex Video Sequences
      1. Libraries
        1. Managing library content
          1. How to add an item to the library
          2. How to export a library
          3. How to import a library
      2. Advanced marker use
        1. Types of markers
        2. Using markers for navigation
        3. How to insert a marker
        4. Using markers to create a Table of Contents
        5. Building a TOC in the Production Wizard
      3. Snapping
        1. How to switch off snapping
      4. Grouping
        1. How to create a group
        2. How to ungroup
      5. Interactive quizzes
        1. Creating quizzes
          1. How to add a quiz
          2. Quiz questions
        2. About quiz scores
          1. Receiving scores via SCORM
          2. Receiving scores via e-mail reports
      6. Summary
    12. 5. Publishing Tips and Techniques
      1. Before we publish our video
      2. Production options
      3. Publishing to YouTube
        1. How to produce and publish a video to YouTube
      4. Publishing to Screencast.com
        1. How to produce and publish a video to Screencast.com
      5. Standard video
        1. When to use HD
        2. Video player or no video player?
      6. Custom publishing settings
        1. Output file formats
        2. How to create a publishing profile
          1. How to create a production preset
      7. Summary
    13. Index