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

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Recording the screen

Recording the screen is tricky and requires some skill and practice. This is where our resolution decisions and zooming and panning roles come into play.

Planning a screen capture

Before we start recording, we should take time to plan out the actions we are going to capture and the way we will make these actions flow.

Consider the following:

  • Does the video involve multiple steps to achieve a certain result? How will we link these steps?
  • In the video, will we record key presses, such as the typing of words, phrases, file names, and passwords? If so, do we know exactly what we are going to type and where?
  • Will we be describing each action separately, or in one or two sentences?
  • Have we created a dummy account with a false e-mail address ...

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