How do I use Camtasia Screen Capture recording from start to finish? This has been challenging for me in producing my videos and I hope by sharing my system for recording and capturing my screen in 1080p, that it can help you out. I’ve struggled a lot to get my videos down into a good format and system so I can quickly record high quality content fast and then share it with you.
To get started, here’s who I am JerryBanfield. You can get tons of free things on my website and you can look at my Udemy courses to get the best of what I have for you. My YouTube channel has tons of videos on it that are really helpful. Let me show you exactly how I make all this with Camtasia.
First, on my desktop, I have a Camtasia icon. I open Camtasia Studio up and then I record the screen. This little green recording pops up on my second monitor and you can see that I’m recording it for you. Once I’ve finished recording it for you then I hit stop.
I actually have to break this into two videos so that I can show you editing the original part of it into 1080p.
As soon as I hit the stop button, then this window comes up to save and edit. This is kind of funny, I actually had to do some work around making this video because I used the software to show you doing it live. As soon as I hit the end button, the stop button then this came up to save and edit.
I hit save and edit. I have Camtasia puts the capture in a location and I hit save and then this widow comes up and you can see the default editing dimensions are 1920 x 1080, which is 1080p. That was hard for me to get right originally because I searched a lot on the web on how to to get the editing dimensions to come up like that.
The problem is whenever I imported with another medium, the default editing dimensions would to go 720, I want them to be 1080 so I am showing you exactly how I figured out how to do that.
The next part of this is to edit the audio because in the audio, I am likely to have noise in the audio in the background. What I want to do is enable noise removal and then I go into manual noise training on selection I select this beginning part, I manually train on that, then I play it back just to make sure it didn’t make me all AI sounding.
That sounds pretty good so once I got that done, then what I do is go in and produce this. Right now I’m just editing it, but I want to do is click produce and share and now I don’t know if there’s a way to change this but here’s what I want.
I want the mp4 only in the editing dimensions which is 1080p. I do that, then I hit next, then I have to put this into a folder. I unclick produce files in the subfolders because I don’t want a whole bunch of different files coming in and folders created.
then I just create this: Camtasia Studio Tutorial and I hit finish and note that I’m actually using SnagIt to capture this process in the second part of this video because the way I normally do it with Camtasia, I can’t do this on Camtasia while I’m showing you how to do it. I’ve showed you, starting with Camtasia and then when I have to edit it, I split into SnagIt.
I’ll show you what I have to do in order to get the SnagIt video in there, too. What’s cool is for you, if you’re using anything else to screen capture in tandem then you can see how to add that in there.
Now you can see the videos done, and it’s in 1080p and I hit finish. If I want to add another clip into this, how do I do that? I’m actually going to save what I’ve just done with you and add it in to show you how it do that. I’m adding the media in that I just actually created with you which is really cool.
I used SnagIt which is another product by TechSmith, the same company that makes Camtasia Studio and I bought a package to get them all together. The cool think is I showed you the first part in Camtasia. Camtasia is ideal for recording the screen and then editing it and producing it
SnagIt’s helpful for little things like this where I wanted to show you how to use Camtasia while I was using it, but I couldn’t really record at the same time. I can easily put this SnagIt video in, the editing dimensions are already 1920 x 1080 because this original video I brought in Using Camtasia is in the correct editing dimensions already. Now I have the file I showed you live that I created. If you scroll down here you can see you just watched this part of the video and here it is in here for me to edit.
I can go and do noise removal again on this part and make sure that I’ve got the notice removal down for this part of the clip, too. Then I go back in and play it to make sure it didn’t make me sound weird. That sounds good. Now I’ve got two clips right here from start to finish and you can recognize that was the first part and then I broke right here, when I hit stop on this part I switched to SnagIt to show you the editing in Camtasia.
This video shows you everything I just did and one more time, I’ll show you how to produce this part of it. You can either go in file or you can go in produce and share.
Since the last time, it’s in mp4 only already by default but if you need to change it mp4 only right there. I hit next. I’m just going to leave this in the folder and name it Camtasia Tutorial Full. I’m not going to actually do full because I’m going to put this in so I’ll do part 2. I hit finish. Now it will render the video and then when the video is done, it’s going to play it.
This is so much easier than the nightmare I was doing before I used to use Audacity, which is very good audio editing, but I used to use SnagIt to capture the screen then put that together in Windows Movie Maker. Man that took a long time!
All this time I had Camtasia Studio, but the reason I used the other way is that I understood how to do it that way. This way took a little bit to learn, well today I finally figured out exactly what the problem was and now I fixed it.
I wanted my videos to come out in 1080p and I didn’t want them to come out all pixilated or having slightly off sized font. That’s what I solved with this here. Now you can see, I just took a separate format from SnagIt and put it into this format right here that you see from what I did before. Now I combined two together and if you have audio and video you want to combine together, you can do things like that too.
I hope this tutorial has been helpful for you. It’s taken me a long time of painful learning, as with most things, to get this simple system up. You can use this simple system I’ve just shown you to use Camtasia to record the screen, edit in full HD, then produce the videos in mp4, and then upload them to anything you want from there. I hope this has been helpful and I appreciate the time you spent with me today.
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