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Camtasia Studio 8 – Advanced Editing and Publishing Techniques by Mathew Dixon, Claire Broadley

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Chapter 1. Obtaining Quality Source Material

Camtasia is capable of producing extremely professional video output. But to achieve professional results, it is essential that we start with good quality source material.

A little time spent on the basics will make life far easier as the project progresses, and it will ensure a far better result with fewer snags along the way.

In this chapter, we will look at how we can prepare ourselves for recording, how we record the screen, how to record with the webcam, and how to obtain quality material. We will also discuss how to record using separate devices and look at how the recordings will be imported into Camtasia.

To begin with, let's look at preparation.

Preparing for a recording

Before we capture the first ...

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