Camtasia Studio 8 – Advanced Editing and Publishing Techniques


Camtasia Studio 8 – Advanced Editing and Publishing Techniques
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  • 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

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 124 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : October 2013
ISBN : 1849697280
ISBN 13 : 9781849697286
Author(s) : Claire Broadley and Mathew Dixon
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other

Table of Contents

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

            Claire Broadley and Mathew Dixon

            Claire Broadley and Mathew Dixon are trained technical authors with several years of experience. In 2011, they formed their own company, Red Robot Media, with a vision to bring their writing skills to the World Wide Web (WWW). Since the launch of the company, Red Robot Media has provided essential technical writing services to companies around the world. This includes private and public sector clients in the UK, US-based software companies, and Japanese hi-tech manufacturers.
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            What you will learn from this book

            • Use audio effects to enhance the action on-screen
            • Create and edit captions quickly using speech-to-text
            • Select the correct output format and resolution for a video
            • Record voiceovers and presentations efficiently
            • Maintain a consistent look and feel across a single video or a series of videos
            • Learn how to highlight key information using callouts

            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.

            Approach

            A practical guide packed with examples that will show you how to implement the different features of Camtasia Studio 8 and create professional looking projects.

            Who this book is for

            If you are familiar with Camtasia Studio and you want to experiment with more advanced techniques, then this is the guide you have been looking for!

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