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Camtasia Studio Video Tutorials: Part 4


Camtasia Studio Video Tutorials: Part 4

By Nathan Segal.

This week we carry on from where we left off in the last tutorial. We covered methods for recording the camera, Picture in Picture (PIP) and some basic editing functions. So far we’ve been working with a Camtasia project file (.CAMPROJ). This week we’ll take that file and output it the Flash format (though there are many more options, such as the Windows Media Player, Flash, Quicktime, etc.). At the end of this tutorial is a section about how to get the best results from your recordings.

Producing the Video

The first step is to go to the Task List on the left side of the workspace, and under the Produce heading, click on Produce video as...

This brings up the Camtasia Studio Production Wizard dialog box. Here you have several options for producing your video. You can choose Recommend my prodution settings, Production Presets, or Custom production settings. Recommend my prodution settings will take you through a number of steps to help you narrow down what target audience you want to reach and the quality you want to give them. For this tutorial, I chose custom production settings option.

Production Presets gives you the option of creating an output to DVD, iPod, Web, Windows Mobile Device and more. The last option, Custom production settings, lets you tailor your output to your requirements.

If you get stuck, you can click on the Show me how to produce my video heading at the bottom of the dialog box. This will open up a video tutorial showing you how to use the Production Wizard.


Created: June 5, 2003
Revised: June 7, 2007