You can use Camtasia as a screen recording tool to record the entire screen, a specific region, a window, or an application. You can also add your webcam to the videos you record. Camtasia is also a great audio recording tool which lets you record and edit your audio clips. You can also import audio clips and use them in your video projects. Camtasia also works with different external media allowing you to record a PowerPoint presentation, edit Zoom recordings, record iOS devices, and more.
One of the best features I like about Camtasia is its video templates. These are customizable video templates that you can easily drag and drop right onto your video timeline. There are a wide variety of templates from quick tips video templates to video slides templates. Use the integrated search box to search for specific templates to use in your videos.
Likewise, Camtasia offers a wide range of professionally designed effects to emphasize the content of your videos. Device Frames, for instance, is a visual effect that you can use with your clips to make them appear as they are playing on a desktop, laptop or mobile device screen.
How to record your screen using Camtasia?
Camtasia recorder enables you to record your screen and create educational screencasts to share with your students. You can choose whether to record the whole screen or a selected area. Besides the screen, Camtasia recorder allows you to include other inputs such as webcam, microphone audio, and system audio.
When you finish your screen recording you can then use Camtasia editor to edit the clip the way you want. You can trim out mistakes, remove unwanted portions, add titles and annotations, insert effects, and more. Watch this video to learn more about how to use Camtasia to record your screen.
How to add captions to your video?
You can manually add captions to your videos using Camtasia. Captions can be used for various educational purposes including in language learning, to expand one’s vocabulary, and to make video content accessible to all types of learners. You can easily add captions to your videos using the Caption tool in Camtasia.
How to add animations to videos in Camtasia?
How to add annotations to your videos in Camtasia?
Annotations allow you to point out key details in your videos and add a professional polish to them. Camtasia offers a wide range of customizable annotations including callouts, shapes, arrows, lines, blur, sketch motion (to draw on your videos), Lower Thirds (to add more information to your video), and more.
annotation to the video timeline. Double click on it to fine tune its position and modify its text. Watch this video to learn more about how to add annotations to videos in Camtasia.
How to remove a single-colour background from a video in Camtasia?
Camtasia offers this interesting effect called Remove a Color (aka green screen effect) which enables you to remove a single-colour background from your videos. You can also insert a new background by simply dragging and dropping it from the properties panel right into your video timeline. Watch the video below to learn more about how to remove a single-colour background in your clips.
How to create a table of contents in your videos?
How to add quizzes and surveys to videos using Camtasia?
Quizzes and surveys add a layer of interactivity to your videos and keep your audience engaged. As a teacher, you can use quizzes and surveys in your videos to collect students feedback, check their comprehension, conduct formative assessment, and many more. To add a quiz to your videos, simply select Interactivity from the tool’s panel and click on Add Quiz to Timeline.
How to edit audio in Camtasia?
How much does Camtasia cost?
Camtasia offers a 30-day free trial period to test the software and see whether it works for your or not. To continue using Camtasia after the trial period you need to purchase its license which costs $299.99. As of writing these lines, Camtasia’s license is on sale for $214.71.