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TechSmith Camtasia: Screen Recording Basics

TechSmith Camtasia: Screen Recording Basics

Course Date Course Time Price Seats
May 14 2018 2pm - 3pm ET
$49.00
Jun 19 2018 1pm - 2pm ET
$49.00
Jul 24 2018 1pm - 2pm ET
$49.00

A great software demonstration created with TechSmith Camtasia begins with a great video captured by the Camtasia Recorder. It seems simple enough… start the Recorder, click the big record button on the control panel, and do your thing. However, if you’ve been to YouTube, you’ve seen the kind of disjointed software demonstrations that always start with the best of intentions but quickly get derailed by a cluttered screen, erratic mouse movements, and an obvious lack of preparation by the user prior to recording.

During this live, online, and very interactive class, you will not only learn how to record effective, efficient software demonstrations; you will also learn some best practices and processes for creating the best videos possible.

Who Should Attend?

  • eLearning developers who are new to Camtasia
  • Managers, instructional designers, and others who need to understand Camtasia
  • Anyone who is new to eLearning and needs to get started with Camtasi

Where is this class held?

This is a live, online class led by a field expert; and just like an in-person class, it is fully interactive and engaging. The difference between an online and onsite class? No travel! You can participate from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Many of our students choose to stay home from work on these training days, some never even changing out of their slippers! Where applicable, students are able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other participants throughout the course as they work in real-time to complete activities.

Need something a little more personal?

We understand your team might have specific training needs and we would love to work with you. We offer both online and on-site instructor-led, fully customizable courses tailored to your training needs.

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Topics covered include, but not limited to:

Ideal Control Panel Settings for Screen Recording

Is it a best practice to capture audio during the recording process? What’s the ideal recording screen size? Should you include yourself in the video?

Recording Best Practices

Prior to recording, do you need a script or should you just plunge in? During the recording process, how fast should you be moving your mouse? How long should your video last? What’s a TREC?

Adding Recordings to a Project

How do you add existing videos to the Media Bin? How do you go from the Media Bin to the Timeline? How do you cut portions of an inserted video?

About Your Instructor

Kevin Siegel is the founder and president of IconLogic, Inc. He has written hundreds of step-by-step computer training books on applications such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Adobe RoboHelp, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Technical Communication Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, QuarkXPress, and TechSmith Camtasia.

Kevin spent five years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an award-winning photojournalist and has three decades experience as a print publisher, technical writer, instructional designer, and eLearning developer. He is a certified technical trainer, a veteran classroom instructor, and a frequent speaker at trade shows and conventions.

Kevin holds multiple certifications from companies such as Adobe, CompTIA, and the International Council for Certified Online Training Professionals (ICCOTP) as a Certified Online Training Professional (COTP).

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[from our Optimizing PowerPoint Design for eLearning & Presentations mini course] "I liked all of the topics. It gave me 'food for thought'. I loved the homework and practiced with it prior to class. Found it most helpful and will and can incorporate it into my next presentation class! I also liked the entire 'materials' packet and the class notes with all the links in it. Thank you!"
Beverly Branch