Once you're comfortable making multiple recordings, you may want to disable the Show Countdown Before Recording to speed up your process a little bit. To launch the Camtasia Recorder from Camtasia Studio, all you need to do is go up to the upper left corner of your screen and click on the button that says Record the Screen. Now, the glowing Glowing Capture Rectangle option simply helps you identify the area of your screen that's being captured during a recording. The next option, make sure that any pop up dialogues boxes are forced fully into the recording region. This last option ensures the pixel grid being captured is at a proper multiple of four to ensure smooth edges around your recording.
I'll restore my settings back to the default settings by clicking this button. Unchecking the option will only capture the current, active window while you're recording. We have a lot to cover, so let's get started with Camtasia Studio 8 Essential Training. This first option here allows you to set what frame rate you want Camtasia to capture your footage in. The final chapter shows how to incorporate your Camtasia projects into an overall teaching strategy.
On the Program tab, you have some settings here that are used when you're choosing a custom record region that is selected down here in the main window, as opposed to making a full-screen recording. In this video training series, were going to learn how to set up our recording equipment, calibrate our microphone, and create a dedicated recording account. However, I think this countdown timer is extremely helpful as it gives you just that extra couple of seconds to take a deep breath, relax, and focus you mind on the recording that you're about to make. We'll then step through all the basics you need to know to record a screencast. If you're sending your files directly over to one of those other editors, you may wanna come in here and customize some of these settings here and that's how you get into that. This is by far the easiest way to create custom names for your clips inside of Camtasia.
Now, that's pretty straight-forward, but if you click on the Tools menu here and then select Options, there's a whole set of hidden settings that you can customize. Okay, that's all the setting changes we need to make. Now, here's one of those things that I'm not crazy about this method. Follow along as Chris creates an elearning project from start to finish with Camtasia Studio's tools. So, let's go ahead and close Camtasia Recorder, and also close Camtasia Studio. We'll learn how to add an interactive quiz to our video, and much more. Disabling the screensaver during capture prevents your screensaver from accidentally turning on in the middle of a recording.
Camtasia Recorder is a dedicated application that's used to record your screen, microphone, and other inputs that you may have, such as a webcam. Keys to a Successful Recording 3. In the Capture section, the option for capturing layered windows means that if this option is checked then all of the windows on your screen will be captured. Discover how to add animation, PowerPoint slideshows, quizzes, and other effects that boost the interactivity and visual interest of your screencasts. I find the preview a bit distracting and it tends to break my workflow up, so I'll leave this option checked.
I think this makes it a bit less distracting for my user and I can still access the recording controls if I need them. Now, in general, you'll always wanna record in the. When you press F9 a second time to begin your recording again, Camtasia will automatically jump your mouse to the previous location so you can keep recording smoothly. When you do, Camtasia Studio is minimized down to your Taskbar, and the application is automatically opened. Now, if you would like to preview your recordings after you make them, you can uncheck this box here. Things like how to prepare your materials, how to use the Camtasia Recorder Application.
I would suggest clicking on this File Options button and then changing this setting to this first option here for Ask for File Name. I'm gonna leave this option checked so that everything on my screen gets recorded. In this course, Chris Mattia takes you through the essentials of creating compelling video content with this go-to tool. We'll then fire up PowerPoint, and learn how to use the Camtasia PowerPoint Added, to record a PowerPoint presentation. In this Workflow section, I'd suggest leaving this first option checked all the time.
Then next option is really nice to leave on since Camtasia will track your key presses and you can use the keystroke call outs that we'll look at in a later movie to automatically show your keyboard shortcuts to your viewers. Now, I prefer to set mine to minimize to my system tray as opposed to my task bar. On the Hotkeys tab, you can customize the common keyboard shortcuts if you find the defaults are already in use by the application that you're recording. Learn how to record voice narration; stylize your content with animations, effects, and transitions; and add captions to make your content more accessible. Join author Chris Mattia as he demonstrates how to set up, record, edit, and share a professional looking screencast that you can use for software demonstrations, interactive elearning projects, and more with Camtasia Studio.