Cost: $349.00

Time: 10 am – 4:30 pm EST
Length: 1-day class
Type: Instructor-led
Location: Online via Lodestone Live or at our training center in
Charlotte, NC.
Students coming to the Charlotte, NC location are required to bring their own laptop with the application(s) installed.

This course provides students with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to develop and build software demonstrations and interactive simulations with Captivate. In addition to learning key concepts, students also learn best practices for creating and publishing Captivate projects.

Note: This course is for Camtasia Studio users only. If you have Camtasia for Mac and would like to schedule training please contact us for pricing and availability.

This class is focused on content creators who need to create professional screen captures. Users must be comfortable with Windows 7 or higher operating system.
After taking the two day Camtasia Fundamentals class you will be able to:

  • Record audio and video streams and add special effects with Camtasia Recorder.
  • Extend and split media clips, add callouts and Flash hotspots, and create quizzes and surveys.
  • Enhance your videos with a picture-in-picture track.
  • Convert your PowerPoint presentations to Camtasia Studio recordings.
  • Produce your videos for distribution via CD, DVD, the web, and portable media players.

Course Outline:

Unit 1: Introducing Camtasia

  • Start Camtasia and Set General Preferences
  • What is Camtasia?
  • New Features

Unit 2: Video Design

  • General video guidelines
  • Tips for making great videos
  • Creating a training video
  • Creating a demonstration video

Unit 3: Scripting and Storyboarding

  • General scripting/storyboarding tips
  • Choosing a presentation layout
  • Storyboard flow
  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP)

Unit 4: Recording Your Screen

  • Making your first recording
  • Setting up your recording
  • Choosing media streams
  • The Camtasia Recorder interface
  • Recorder workflow tips
  • Setting up your shot
  • Using a script
  • Timing your actions

Unit 5: Special Effects

  • Incorporating Annotations
  • System Stamps
  • Captions
  • Watermarks
  • Highlights
  • Adjusting Audio
  • Controling the Cursor in Your Recordings
  • Adding Zoom and Pan Features

Unit 6: Recorder Tools Options

  • Using the Capture Tab
  • Using the Video Tab
  • Setting frame rate
  • Video compression
  • Screen capture mode settings
  • Setting up Audio, Camera, Hotkey and Program settings

Unit 7: Recording PowerPoint Presentations

  • Why record PowerPoint?
  • Camtasia Studio Add-in Toolbar
  • Add-in Options
  • Recording your presentation
  • Moving your project to Camtasia Studio
  • Recording tips

Unit 8: Editing with Camtasia Studio

  • Importing Media
  • Using the Clip Bin
  • Previewing Clips
  • Adding clips to the timeline
  • Editing in the timeline view
  • Moving, selecting and trimming content
  • Advanced editing techniques
  • Saving your work

Unit 9: Working with Other Media

  • Adding Title Clips
  • Working with audio
  • Adding narration
  • Editing audio
  • Recording system sounds
  • Recording picture-in-picture

Unit 10: Editing Effects

  • Zoom-n-Pan
  • 3D Rotation
  • Callouts and Hotspots
  • Transitions
  • Captions
  • Adding a Flash quiz

Unit 11: Camtasia Output

  • Production Settings
  • Distribution methods
  • Video quality
  • Encoding options
  • Video size options
  • File formats
  • Creating Adobe Flash content
  • Creating Windows Media content
  • Creating QuickTime content

Unit 12: Using Camtasia MenuMaker

  • Menu Maker Interface
  • Creating a Main Menu
  • Creating sub-menus
  • Project properties
  • Testing your menu

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