Lessen Your Learning Curve with New Tutorials for Camtasia Studio!

Have you seen what's new in Camtasia Studio 8.1? Can't see the embedded video? Watch it on Screencast.com. We're pretty big fans of the new features here in User Assistance. And if you’re not already, we think you will be, too. But we also know that most new things come with a bit of a learning curve. Having said that, I’m happy to report we've got a number of new tutorials to help get you up and running: Remove a Color, which covers best practices for shooting in front of a green Continue reading

Adding Reusable Bouncing Arrows in Camtasia for Mac

Wouldn't it be great if you could animate arrows in your video to point out what's really important? And what about making those animated arrows seem like they bounce to make them more interesting? Then, wouldn't it also be amazing if, after all of that work, you could save those fancy arrows to use elsewhere? Well, my friends, today you're in luck, because that's exactly what this tutorial is about. Now I know it's a bit longer than normal, but hopefully you'll find it chock full of other Continue reading

Creating Advanced Animated Callouts in Camtasia Studio 8

Two of the new features added in CS 8 were animations and grouping. These can be combined with transitions to create some cool animated callout effects. This promotional video from the release (3:53), created by product manager Shane Lovellette, makes nice use of these. In this screencast, I'll show how the animated callouts in the video were created, along with a few other examples: Can't see the embedded video? Watch it on Screencast.com. Anyone find other interesting uses for grouping Continue reading

Create an Animated Title Clip Using PowerPoint & Camtasia Studio 8

Perhaps someone out there is a little like me... I enjoy "making" things. With bits of paper, scraps of magazines, fabric, ribbon, wood, etc. To me, nothing feels quite as satisfying as making a unique bit of art from things I have in my craft stash. So, when it comes to using Camtasia Studio, I sometimes like to go outside of the realm of traditional screen recording, plain title clips, or stock art found in the media Library and customize the look of my video with original artwork I create. In Continue reading

Create Effects with Camtasia Studio’s Visual Properties

The options found in Camtasia Studio 8's Visual Properties tab allow you to create animations using the content on the timeline. Other options in the Visual Properties tab allow you to add color, shadow, and opacity effects to most visual media on the timeline like video, callouts, and images. Animations might include: A talking head video that smoothly transitions or trades places with a screen recording video. A spinning image that enters the video from the left, pauses, then flies off Continue reading