How to make video tutorial with Camtasia Studio. The tutorial shows you how to record the screen and produce the video.
Recording the screen:As first step select „Record the screen” option and select the area which is supposed to be recorded. After area has been chosen, select from options, which way you want the audio to be added. Either from mic in LIVE while recording the video or if not at the same time, then you can add voice after filming part is done. If wanted then from „Effects” you can select if cursor is seen while recording.
Adding and editing videos:After first part is done and videos are saved, it is time to cut and edit them together for being fit for the complete video. Now start new project and drag video files on timeline „Video 1” part and select the type of video it shall be produced as (e.g. YouTube). On timeline you can add video after video, which you wanted to be in your video tutorial. If there is unnecessary parts in it, select the certain area and right-click + „Cut selection”. Repteat this step until the video has all important in and not useful parts out of it.
Adding extras to video tutorial:If you feel like video tutorial does need captions, zooming, slower frames, then Camtasia Studio does provide applications to do them. All you have to do is select the area of clips which needs to be wither zoomed or slowed and after selecting it, choose „Zoom-n-Pan Properties.” With zooming you can select the certain area which needs to be zoomed in. And if everything is selected then click „Finished” in upper right corner.
If you don’t feel like adding voice while you make video tutorial, Camtasia Studio has application for adding captions. Open the „Captions” from left sided menu and select the type for captions to be seen on video. Either „Overlay” or „Display” one for text being on video and second for being under video, on black. Now select the part of video which is supposed to have the certain text on and type the sentence, instructions or what so ever which your video tutorial must have there. For next caption hit „Add” and type another one as you please. For making text bigger or smaller, in the right corner of the app number of chars on line chan be chosen. More chars per line, the smaller the text appears. And when all is satisfying hit „Finished” in right top corner of app.
If you want to point out something in your video tutorial, it is easy to do that with „Callout” option. Select it from left side menu, hit the plus button and select the type of callout you want to use for highlighting the certain part. It has options for size, color and rotation, which can be selected from application panel and from the video’s preview window. You can drag it bigger and smaller or switch its position on preview window. To select the time of callout being seen on video tutorial, it can be dragged longer and shorter on timeline. And for finishing hit „Finished”.
Feeling that clips shouldn’t just appear one after another, you can add transitions. Camtasia Studio provides many of them, probably for all tastes as well. Select the „Transitions” option from left side menu and then wide selection of transitions appear. Double clicking on them from selection shows what it looks like in demo. If the one has been found, then drag it on arrow between clips. When the ones have been selected, hit „Finished”.