Reading month: Create your own audio books for kids

Guest post written by TechSmithie Jeremy Raleigh for National Reading Month. Hi, my name is Jeremy Raleigh and I’m the Product Owner on the Education Labs team. With March being National Reading Month I thought this might be the perfect time to share a fun reading inspired gift idea that I completed using Camtasia Studio. We have two boys that love listening to books on CD as they are going to sleep. A couple of years ago as Christmas was approaching I came up with the idea that I would create Continue reading

Turning Tracks On and Off Makes Asset Comparisons Easy!

When options are available, making decisions can be hard. Believe it or not, the ability to turn tracks on and off -- a feature of Camtasia for Mac 2.5 -- can make the decision process easier and more efficient, at least when it comes to video editing. Let's take background music, for example. Now I don't know about you, but I've found that I actually have to get the audio clip on my timeline and play it back with the video for context before I can give it a thumbs up or thumbs down. For people Continue reading

Camtasia Studio 8: New Audio Tutorials

Having good, quality audio is one of the keys to a successful Camtasia project. In fact, audio quality can directly affect how viewers respond to your video. Poor audio recordings -- like those with a lot of white noise, or varying volume levels -- can distract viewers and detract from the content. On the other hand, crisp, clear narration, or well-blended music can draw them in and keep their attention. With that being said, we've created a series about working with audio, which we hope you Continue reading

How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

Guest Post by Mike Russell, Creative Director at Music Radio Creative Adding background music to any video you create in Camtasia will add a whole new dimension to your content. In order to add music successfully there are some simple tips you can follow. I'll also provide some decent, legal sources of music that you can use in your videos today. Choose Background Music That Complements Your Content I like to think of the ideal person who I would want to watch my videos. I imagine their age, Continue reading

Add Voice Narration to your Camtasia for Mac Project

There are lots of ways to create videos with Camtasia. Here at TechSmith, we generally start with a script and storyboard, record the audio, record the video (while listening to the audio), and then edit it all together. Others record everything at once, with or without a script/outline. Still others record their video first, then record voice narration of that video, and put them both together. This quick tutorial will show one way to add narration to video you've already created: Can't Continue reading

How to Replace Outdated or Inaccurate Audio in Camtasia Studio 8

We've had several customers ask us how to update a section of audio in an existing project - without having to redo the whole thing. In this video, I show you how to update your audio using the Voice Narration function in Camtasia Studio 8.  This can save you a lot of time if you just need to fix a small error or out-of-date information. Can't see the video?  View it on The tricky part about replacing just a section of audio is making it sound natural.  Here are a couple Continue reading

Snagit 11.1 Release – Windows 8 compatibility, system audio capture, and more

Capture anything on your screen with the ultimate screen capture tool. With version 11.1, you'll be able to use Snagit with Windows 8, record system audio, and customize Snagit to meet the unique needs of your entire organization. Already using Snagit 11 on Windows? If you own Snagit 11, your upgrade to 11.1 is FREE! Upgrade to the latest version within your copy of Snagit. To check for an upgrade within Snagit on Windows, select Help > Check for Upgrade from the main menu. What's New in Continue reading