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

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Callouts

The main purpose of a callout is to draw the viewer's eye to a specific area on the canvas.

Callouts are arguably the most widely used annotation feature in Camtasia Studio videos, and for good reason. They are flexible, easy to use, and very effective.

Callouts are most useful when they are timed to coincide with voice narration. We can also use them to emphasize a text instruction or a particular area on the canvas.

Types of callouts

Camtasia Studio ships with many built-in callouts. These are split into different categories. Each category is briefly described below.

  • Shapes with Text are essentially text boxes. Each box is shaped differently and can accommodate a certain amount of text. The callout can be faded in and out for a smooth transition, ...

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