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TechSmith Camtasia Studio 7 (Windows): The Essentials Workbook

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 7 (Windows): The Essentials Workbook

ISBN: 193273337X

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Using Camtasia Studio 7, you can quickly create visual demonstrations of just about anything (computer software or soft skills training) and post your completed lessons on the Web or burn them to a CD. Your lessons can include videos of actions taken on your computer, animation, audio, quizzes and surveys.

This book will introduce you to the essential Camtasia Studio 7 skills you need to know to get up and running with Camtasia as quickly as possible.

To complete the lessons presented in this book, you will need the following software and hardware: Camtasia Studio 7, Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7; Microsoft DirectX 9 or later version; 1.5 GHz, single-core minimum (Recommended: Intel 2.0 GHz dual-core or better); 1 GB RAM minimum (Recommended: 2.0 GB or more); 500 MB of hard-disk space for program installation; Display dimensions of 1024x768 or greater.

Feature-specific Requirements: Camtasia Studio Add-in for PowerPoint requires PowerPoint 2003 or 2007; Production to the Apple iPod/iPod Touch/iPhone format requires Apple QuickTime 7.2 or later; Dedicated Windows-compatible sound card, microphone and speakers (Recommended); Camera video recording requires a USB Web Camera (Digital video cameras are not supported); and YouTube upload requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later.

There is an Errata Page for this workbook. Click here to download.

Note: This book is a legacy title and is non-returnable. 

This book includes the following eLearning and Camtasia Studio 7 concepts:

Module 1: eLearning and Camtasia

In This Module You Will Learn About

  • Education Through Pictures, page 2

  • Camtasia’s History, page 3

  • Planning eLearning Projects, page 4

  • The Development Process, page 5

  • The Power Scale, page 5

  • Budgeting Considerations, page 6

  • The Camtasia Studio Interface, page 8

  • The Clip Bin and Library, page 13

  • The Preview Panel, page 15

And You Will Learn To

  • Open a Camtasia Studio Project, page 8

  • Explore the Tools, page 10

  • Explore the Clip Bin, page 13

  • Explore the Library, page 14

  • Preview Library and Clip Bin Assets, page 15

Module 2: Recording Videos

In This Module You Will Learn About:

  • Display Resolution and Recording Area, page 20

  • Rehearsals, page 21

  • Recording Screen Actions, page 29

  • Annotations, page 33

  • Recording Effects, page 39

And You Will Learn To:

  • Rehearse a Script, page 22

  • Set Camtasia Tools Options, page 24

  • Select a Recording Area, page 29

  • Record a Video, page 31

  • Add a System Stamp and Caption, page 33

  • Add Effects While Recording, page 39

Module 3: Videos, Images and PIP

In This Module You Will Learn About:

  • Adding Video, page 42

  • Images, page 47

  • Picture in Picture (PIP), page 49

  • Cursor Effects, page 55

And You Will Learn To:

  • Import a Camrec Video, page 42

  • Add a Video to the Timeline, page 44

  • Import Images, page 47

  • Add an Image to the PIP Track, page 49

  • Create a Watermark, page 53

  • Add Cursor Effects, page 55

Module 4: Title Clips, Transitions and Callouts

In This Module You Will Learn About:

  • Title Clips, page 58

  • Transitions, page 63

  • Callouts, page 67

And You Will Learn To:

  • Create a Title Clip, page 58

  • Add Slide Transitions, page 63

  • Set Transition Duration, page 65

  • Add a Text Callout, page 67

  • Modify Text Callout Properties, page 70

  • Add a Rectangle Callout, page 74

  • Add a Highlight Rectangle, page 77

Module 5: Audio

In This Module You Will Learn About:

  • Importing Audio Files, page 82

  • Recording Narration, page 87

  • Splitting, page 93

  • Volume Controls, page 96

  • Silence and Audio Enhancements, page 97

And You Will Learn To:

  • Add Background Music to a Video, page 82

  • Fade Audio In and Out, page 84

  • Record Voice Narration, page 88

  • Split a Music Clip, page 93

  • Lower Audio Volume, page 96

  • Replace Audio With Silence, page 97

  • Remove Noise, page 98

Module 6: Produce Videos

In This Module You Will Learn About:

  • Production Basics, page 102

  • Watermarks, page 113

And You Will Learn To:

  • Produce a Video For the Web, page 102

  • Produce a Video for CD Distribution, page 108

  • Share to YouTube, page 110

  • Add a Watermark to a Produced Video, page 113

Module 7: Focus, Markers, TOCs and Hotspots

In This Module You Will Learn About:

  • Hide and Show the Cursor, page 118

  • SmartFocus, page 124

  • Markers, page 126

  • TOCs, page 128

  • Hotspots, page 136

And You Will Learn To:

  • Control Mouse Visibility, page 118

  • Add a Zoom-n-Pan, page 120

  • Add a Zoom-n-Pan Keyframe, page 122

  • Apply SmartFocus, page 124

  • Add a Marker, page 126

  • Add a TOC, page 128

  • Customize a TOC, page 131

  • Replace a Background Image, page 136

  • Add a Transparent Hotspot, page 137

  • Set Flash Hotspot Properties, page 138

Module 8: Flash Quizzes and Surveys

In This Module You Will Learn About:

  • Quizzes, page 144

  • Surveys, page 153

And You Will Learn To:

  • Add a Quiz and Multiple Choice Question, page 144

  • Add a Fill In the Blank Question, page 147

  • Produce Part of a Video, page 148

  • Edit Answer Details, page 151

  • Add a Survey, page 153

  • Set Quiz Production Options, page 156

  • Set Quiz and Survey Results via E-mail, page 158

Module 9: Theater and MenuMaker

In This Module You Will Learn About:

  • Theater, page 162

  • MenuMaker, page 167

And You Will Learn To:

  • Create a Web Menu Playlist, page 162

  • Customize a Web Menu, page 164

  • Create a CD Menu, page 167

  • Customize a CD Menu, page 170

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 Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, QuarkXPress, and TechSmith Camtasia Studio. 

Kevin spent five years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an award-winning photojournalist and has nearly 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 and was named one of the top trainers in the world by Adobe Systems, Inc.

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I have ALWAYS enjoyed purchasing and learning from "The Essentials" workbooks from IconLogic for several years now and can highly recommend these to others. I have Camtasia Studio 7 and will be ordering Camtasia Studio 8 soon. (Posted on 5/16/2013)

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I particularly found Kevin's <> explanations regarding file types helpful. I don't have a deep knowledge of that lingo, so knowing which file types are most useful for specific presentations was great!
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