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Camtasia Quick for Mac

Ron Hogue, Technical Trainer

Camtasia Quick for Mac

Ron Hogue, Technical Trainer

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18 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. CamtasiaQuick for Mac Introduction

      0:54
    • 2. Camtasia for Mac: Installation

      1:21
    • 3. Camtasia for Mac: Layout

      0:44
    • 4. Camtasia for Mac: Prep and Record Screen

      2:29
    • 5. Camtasia for Mac: Record Audio

      1:57
    • 6. Camtasia for Mac: Media

      1:06
    • 7. Camtasia for Mac: Timeline

      2:26
    • 8. Camtasia for Mac: Tracks

      4:00
    • 9. Camtasia for Mac: Projects

      1:27
    • 10. Camtasia for Mac: Canvas Editing

      2:44
    • 11. Camtasia for Mac: Annotations

      2:28
    • 12. Camtasia for Mac: Editing Audio

      3:12
    • 13. Camtasia for Mac: Remove Content

      5:35
    • 14. Camtasia for Mac: Transitions

      2:20
    • 15. Camtasia for Mac: Animations

      2:48
    • 16. Camtasia for Mac: Change Time

      4:29
    • 17. Camtasia for Mac: Produce Video (MP4)

      2:27
    • 18. Camtasia for Mac: Next Steps

      0:47
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About This Class

This course is designed for people who want to get up and running on Camtasia for Mac as quickly as possible.

You should be familiar with media (videos, images, audio) files. This is not for people who are new to video, but new to Camtasia for Mac.

You learn the basics from installation and recording to editing and producing your video.

You get just the essentials - no fluff. The goal is to get you to create a video using the only the most important features in Camtasia for Mac.

Camtasia Quick is not comprehensive and does not include the software. You can download a free trial of the software. I'll show you how.

At the end of the course, I have a project for you to work through the steps in the course - installing, recording your screen, recording your audio, editing your recordings, adding content (images, annotations, transitions), and producing an MP4 video.

You also get a PDF which includes a summary of all the lessons, activities to reinforce learning, and a table of common keyboard shortcuts so you can use Camtasia for Mac more efficiently.

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Ron Hogue

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Delivering technical training since 2003, Ron has taught hundreds of students everything from Microsoft Office applications to soft skills to Networking. His passion for training is evidenced in his energetic and engaging deliveries.

In 2012, Ron won two separate awards for his "Top Five-ish Screencasting Tips" video. He was recognized twice as one of the top ten New Horizons applications instructors in the world (Dec 2004 and Oct 2005).

Ron's love of learning and technology began in 1985 with a life-changing teacher and a Commodore 64 computer. He's upgraded his computer a few times over the years (it's now an i7) and continues to share what he learns.

Southeastern College in Lakeland, FL is where Ron earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education - Secondary Math... See full profile

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1. CamtasiaQuick for Mac Introduction: you want to create videos, and you've heard that Camp Tasia is one of the best tools to create videos? Well, you're right, but you might have questions like, How large should my screen recording be? Or how do I add in vocals to my video? How do I edit out to the mistakes? Or how do I add in some text when I want to add things to my video? Well, in this course, you learn how to do those things. You learn how to set up for your recording, how to add audio to your recording, how to edit out those mistakes, how toe add in things like text and highlights and how to produce your video. Hi, I'm Ron Hogue. I'm a Camps Asia Trainer, Eight Camps Asia Author and I specialize in helping people make great videos with Cam Tasia . Before we get started, be sure to download the pdf that goes along with this course. In there, you'll get my notes. You'll get some resource is, and you'll have some activities that you can use to practice the things that you'll learn in this course 2. Camtasia for Mac: Installation: we'll start by downloading and installing. Can't Asia now? If you already have camped Asia installed on your machine, you can stop this video and skip to the next video. Can't Asia is made by a company called Tech Smith, so we'll go to tech smith dot com slash can't Asia. Here we see there's a button to download a free 30 day trial before we downloaded. Let's take a look at the system requirements. Be sure that your computer meets these same system requirements. Be sure that your computer is at least an I five processor. It has four gigs of RAM. Once we've confirmed we've met the minimums, we can click download. As of this recording, the download is about 500 megabytes in size. Once the download completes double click, they download, read through the user agreement and click Agree. Drag the camps Asia icon over two applications. Double click the file in the application's folder, and it will ask you to confirm that you want to open it because it's been downloaded from the Internet. Click open and then it will ask you to sign in to start your trial or enter your software key. If you haven't purchased Can't Asia. You'll want to click. Sign in and it will take you to Text Myths Website, where you can sign in with your account or create a new account. If you've already purchased Can't Asia you can enter your software key and then camped Asia opens to the welcome window. 3. Camtasia for Mac: Layout: from the welcome window, you can click New project to open up the editor. You can click new recording, which will allow you to record your screen. Or you can watch tutorial videos at the bottom. Let's click New Project so we can see what the layout of camps Asia looks like. Here we see three separate parts of the screen. On the left is the tools panel. This is where we have different tools, like media library annotations to the right, we have the canvas area. This is where we can lay out images, video and other annotations that we want to put on our video. And at the bottom we have the timeline. We'll go over all of these in greater detail later in this course. 4. Camtasia for Mac: Prep and Record Screen: before we start recording, it's good to take some time to prepare. A few minutes in preparation will save you 35 or even 10 minutes in editing. So that time you spend in preparation is time well spent. Be sure to plan out your videos, and when you record try to keep that mouse as still as possible. Think of it being cold and not wanting to move it all. Now let's look at preparing our desktop. To start, we'll clean up the desktop by removing the background and just having a solid background right. Click the background and choose change desktop background. Choose a solid color like black. You can even go to custom colors and choose something that is a true black instead of this dark gray. If we want. Next, we want to hide desktop icons. If we go to the camps Asia Recorder Button, we see the option to hide to desktop icons. If you're connected to an external monitor like I am, you can go and change the display settings and set the resolution to whatever you want. I recommend 10 80 p Next. It's a good idea to close any Windows or any programs that you aren't using and last. I like to hide to the dock. You can use command option deep tow, hide the dock and command option D to bring it back to start. The recorder will go up to the recorder button and we'll click. Start recording notice. There's also a keyboard combination, and you can do it from within the welcome window or in Camp Tasia. When you click, start recording the text. Myth recorder opens up. You want to record full screen. You do have the option to choose our region of the screen, but I found it's better just to record the entire screen. When you're ready, click start recording and the recorder disappears. Keep recording, even if you make mistakes. If you need to pause the recording, you can pause the recording or use that keyboard shortcut. And when you're done, you can stop recording. When we stop the can't Asia Editor opens and we see our recording in the media. Been by default. Recordings are stored in the Movies folder. Can't Asia 2019 and temporary recordings To change the default location, go to Camp Tasia can stage a 2019 preferences. The recording tab and at the bottom, you can choose where you want to save your recordings to quick change and choose the folder where you want your recordings to go. 5. Camtasia for Mac: Record Audio: we now want add our vocals to a recording. The easiest way to do this is to use a USB microphone to record our voice. An easy way to do that is to use something like this blue Yeti USB microphone. It allows us to record directly into our computer. We'll also want to make sure that we have a good pair of over the ear headphones. This helps us to hear any of the detail that we might miss. If we're just using something like earbuds, connect the USB microphone to the computer. Then, in the Tools panel on the left, go to voice narration or press the V key on your keyboard here will start by changing the microphone to our USB microphone. Then we went to adjust the levels we may need to adjust the levels on the microphone or adjust the level here inside Camp Tasia. You want to make sure that your audio is recording somewhere around the 50% to 75% range. If it's too far to the left, it's too quiet. If it's too far to the right, it's too loud. We want to test our levels, so click start voice recording record a line or two with the same energy, the same emphasis and the same location that you'll use whenever you're recording your audio press. Stop and take a listen to the audio using your over the ear headphones. Make any adjustments you need, like adjusting the levels or adjusting your position and continue testing until you get the audio levels you want. Once you're ready, you can paste your script in the script area. If you don't have a script, you want to at least have a list or an outline to follow so that you don't leave anything out. Once you're ready, click start voice recording and record your narration. Press stop and you'll find that that audio file is in the same folder as your other recordings. 6. Camtasia for Mac: Media: it's now time to add media to Camp Tasia. Well, what is Media Media usually falls into one of four categories. We could have our still images like photographs or graphics. We could have moving images, also called video, that we downloaded from our smartphone. We can have a screen recording that we would get from Cans Asia itself, and we have audio files that we can bring in, like the voice recording that we did earlier. The recommendation is to put all the files you need for a project into a Project folder here. I've put all of my files in this CQ course folder. It's easy to get these files into Camp Tasia. Start by going to the media tool. Then you could just drag the files from your finder into Camp Tasia. Here, I'll grab an audio file, and I'll drag that in. And then I can also drag in an image file. There are other ways of importing media. You could click this plus sign down here. You could right click inside and choose import media. Or you can even go up to file and import 7. Camtasia for Mac: Timeline: Let's now take a look at the timeline in the timeline will see something called Frames and you should know that a frame is just a still image. And then we have multiple frames that we show every second to make it look like things are moving. So typically we have 30 frames per second, meaning we show 30 images very quickly, right after each other, in order to give the illusion of motion notice here on the timeline. We have hours, minutes, seconds and frames. Now I can zoom in and out of the timeline. If I drag this slider to the right, I consume all the way in so I can see 10 frames, 20 frames and then 30 frames, which would be one second. Of course I can zoom back out. I consume out very far if I need to, so that everything is compressed or if I click the magnifying glass button, it will put everything in my project here on one screen. So that way I can see all the clips on my timeline. Here on the left, we have the play head. I'm going to click and drag this out so we can see what's happening notices. I click and drag their things happening in the canvas. Wherever the play head is, it will display on the canvas what that one frame is. So if I go back here, I can see what this frame is at one minute, two seconds and 13 frames. And as I drag out here to the right, you can see it's like playing really fast. And we call that process scrubbing when we're not actually playing through. If I wanted to play it at regular speed, I can click the play button and it plays at that standard speed. If I want to go to the beginning of a clip, I can just double click that clip and it goes to the beginning. Another thing I can do is I can make a selection of time using these handles. Now I'll zoom in so you can see this a little easier. I have this green handle, which is the in handle, and then I have the red handle, which is the out handle. With these handles, I can define a certain amount of time With this selection of time. I can delete what's here, which I'll show you later, or I could just play this section. If I press the play button, you'll see that the play head goes through and it stops once it gets to the out handle. If I click play again, it starts at the inn handle and moves to the out handle. So if there's a section of the video that you're working on, you can select that time and just play through that time. 8. Camtasia for Mac: Tracks: you may have noticed that there are multiple tracks when you see those tracks. The order of the tracks is important. Think about it, whereas the top most track is the thing that is in front of your viewer. So if I put something on the top track that will be in front if I, instead move that to a lower track than something else, will be in front of that and it could be hiding whatever is on that track. We have this media in the media been, and we can just drag it down to a track. So right now, I have dragged this audio file down to the timeline, and it is over top of the screen recording. Now. If I want to move these, I can just grab the screen recording and put it up above the audio. Now we don't see anything with the audio file, so it could be on a top track. But I wanted to show you that you can move these tracks and reorder them by simply clicking and dragging them up or dragging them down. I can drag this down and I can add an image I might want to move multiple tracks at the same time. For example, I could grab these two tracks and move them both up here. So all you need to do is select those tracks. You can draw a rectangle around them and then dragged them up or down. Another way you can select multiple tracks is by clicking a track, holding down the command key and clicking on another track. Here I have two tracks selected that aren't near each other. I can then take and drag this toe happen later in my timeline. If I don't want them connected, of course, I could just move one at a time on the right. We have this Properties area. If I click the Properties button, I can see that it will give me the properties of the media I have selected here. It's an audio file, so all I have at the top is an audio tab. The option here is to increase or decrease that gain, which is like the level when I select this screen recording, I can see that I have three tabs. I have one tab that is the properties of the video itself. One tab that deals with the audio for that clip and one tab that deals with the mouse cursor. When I go to the image, I just have one tab that can show the properties of the image. If I want to hide the properties panel, I can do that by clicking on that button again, I recommend leaving the properties panel open. Let's look at changing some of these properties. If I have this image, for example, I can scale this image down and make it smaller. I can also change its opacity or how opaque it is and make it somewhat transparent. If I drag it all the way to the left, it's completely transparent or invisible. And then somewhere in the middle, it's see through or translucent. If I go to the screen recording and I look at the cursor tab, I can make the cursor look bigger or smaller. I prefer to show the cursor around 200 so I can go in here and click and just replace the number that's here with 200 press enter, and now it's exactly a 200%. That makes it easier for your viewers to follow what you're doing on the screen and just like the image. We can also make the cursor translucent or transparent if we need to. I would only do this if I needed to hide to the cursor for a while and then bring it back. You might need to protect a track. For example, I might have edited my audio, and I want to make sure no other changes happen to it. Here. There's a lock icon that will allow us to lock that track so that no edits can happen to it . I can't cut anything. I can't remove it or anything like that. Of course, if I need to get it back, I can unlock it. And now I can make edits to that track. Similarly, if I wanted to completely disable a track, I could click the I icon. And when I do that, the entire track disappears. Sometimes it helps to disable the track temporarily so you can see the media that's behind it and work with that media. Once you've made changes to that media, you can re enable that track 9. Camtasia for Mac: Projects: we've started building this thing, but we haven't saved anything. This collection of media and where things are on the timeline in Camp Tasia is called a project. So we want to save our project. Can't Asia automatically saves the project every minute? If you want to change, how often things air saving automatically, You can go to the camps, Asian menu preferences and under the general tab, you can change the auto save to a different amount of time to save this file. We'll just go to file and save, or we can use command s notice. When we save it. We have the ability to give it a name. Choose the location where we want to save it. And at the bottom it talks about creating a stand alone project. A project is really a directory that contains all the media that you're using in this Camp Tasia project. When you leave this box checked to create a standalone project than all of your media is copied into this directory. If you just want to save your edits without saving all of your media, you can uncheck this box and it will just save a file for now. we'll leave the box checked and we'll click. Save, get into the habit of saving every 15 minutes or so. If you want to save with a different version number, you can go to save as or command shift s and then you could do something like V two. 10. Camtasia for Mac: Canvas Editing: Let's now look at editing in the canvas. First of all, we have these items located on the canvas. If I click this clip, I can see that it selects that media in the timeline. And while it's selected, I can click and drag it to move it to another area of the screen. Now, as I move it, you might see these yellow snap lines. You can see it kind of jumps to that area. When I get close, it jumps to that yellow snap area, and what this does is it helps us to align our items on the canvas. So, for example, if I want this image exactly in the center of the canvas, I can start dragging it to the right. I know the centers further to the right, and then it snaps right here, and I can see it's now aligned both vertically and horizontally on the canvas. Similarly, I can grab it and drag it to the left. Here, I can see it shares the same left alignment, or I can drag. It's right part over to right at the center of this video, so it's easy to move things around on the screen just by clicking and dragging. Another thing you can do is you can rotate these objects by clicking this little button here. As I click and drag up or down, I can get it to specific angles. Now, if I need an exact angle, you can see here that it snaps at 45 degrees. I can see that here. Where has Z? Technically, this is negative 45 degrees, whereas this would be 45 degrees or I can go straight to 90. But if you wanted something like 30 degrees or an exact number, you can go in here and say, I want this to be exactly 10 degrees and now it's 10 degrees. Let's go ahead and put that back to zero. We saw how we can resize the image using scale in the properties panel, but we can also use thes re sizing handles to click and drag to make this larger or smaller . For example, if I want this to be exactly 1/4 of the size, I can drag this to the left, drag it to the top, so now the top and left are aligned. And then when I grab this and drag it down. I can choose to have its snap right here in the middle, and I can see that's exactly at 50%. Another thing you can do is crop or remove part of a video or an image to do that. Hold down the option key and you'll see those re sizing handles. Change two squares. Now when I drag in its removing that part of the image. If I do something that I don't want, then I can use command Z toe. Undo. If I want that to go back Command Shift Z, we'll bring that back where it will redo. I don't want that, so I'll do command Z to bring it back. 11. Camtasia for Mac: Annotations: if we want to add things to the screen, Can't Asia has a collection of these called annotations? Annotations are ways for us as creators to guide our viewers eyes. There's some common annotations, like text boxes or shapes or sketch motion or highlighters. Let's take a look at some of those common annotations to add. Annotations will go to the annotations tool in the tool panel notice. We can add text boxes. It could be a text box like this. We can just drag it to the canvas. Or it could be one without a background. If we want to change the type, weaken, double click inside and weaken type something else. If we want to change the font, we can go over to the properties, change the font to something else. Change the font color to something different. We can even change the alignment. We can change the spacing if we want, and we can change the background So the background is currently white, and maybe we wanted something that's a little bit darker. With that, there's also an outline, and we can change the color of that outline and change that outline thickness. We can also add arrows. We can grab a narrow and drag that to our canvas. And just like before, we can change the color and change its thickness. We can even change its length. We can add shapes that don't have text with them, and we can add highlights. So we might want to highlight this box here that shows Camp Tasia. We might want to blur information. Maybe we don't want people to see the file names that we have here at the bottom so we can use this blur annotation, toe hide those file names. Sketch motion allows us to draw something on the screen. Maybe we want to draw someone's attention to this word. We can resize it, and if we hold down the shift key, we can even change just the one dimension again. We can change the color, change the thickness and change the amount of time it takes to draw. Lastly, we can add a keyboard shortcut, dragged that keyboard shortcut to your canvas, resized to the size. You want it to be quick in the keys field and press the keys on your keyboard that you want to display 12. Camtasia for Mac: Editing Audio: it's now time to edit your audio. Remember to use over the ear headphones. If you have them. Let's scroll down to our audio track and I'll zoom so I can see the entire audio. Here. I can see the wave on the audio file. If I click it, I then have the option to change its gain. That gain is like it's loudness notice. If I drag the gain down that the wave form gets smaller, everything it's quieter. If I drag it up, I can make it really loud. You never wanted going over the top of the track. That means it's too loud and it will distort your audio. So make sure the loudest part of your video is near the top, but not touching the top. One of the new features in Can't Asia 2019. Is this auto normalize? A loudness option. What this does is it automatically raises the volume if your audio is too quiet or it lowers the volume. If your volume is too loud, I recommend leaving this box checked notice when the media is selected and the audio tab is also selected that we have this green bar. I can grab this green bar, and I can drag it down to make things quieter or drag it up to make things louder. Now I don't want that, so I'll use Command Z toe undo. But this is one way for you to raise or lower one clip at a time. If you had multiple audio files, you could select them all and change the gain of all of them at the same time, rather than selecting each media clip and adjusting it manually, can't. Asia also comes with some audio effects. If we click the audio effects tool, we can see there's compression. Compression will make the louder parts quieter and quieter parts louder. All I need to do to apply this is click it and drag it down to that audio clip. Notice how it's a lot more level across the top. The spikes aren't as obvious to us. After applying this, I probably want to grab this audio bar and drag it so that it gets a little bit louder near the top of the track. With audio compression, we see that there are variations and I prefer a lower variation than, ah, higher variation. Lo still keeps a lot of the same, a volume that it had originally. Whereas High makes almost everything the same volume, even these quiet parts are much louder than they need to be. Let's zoom in tow one section here because what we can do is just change the volume of a specific area. For example, this one word, whatever it may be, might be a little louder than I want. And so what I can do is select that with the play head and drag that bar down. Now that word is quieter than the words around it. In fact, if I have something like an, um that I don't want people to hear, I can drag this bar all the way down to zero. And then it's like I never said the word, um, Similarly, if there's one little part that isn't quite as loud as you want, you can just grab that part and you can make that little part louder. 13. Camtasia for Mac: Remove Content: let's now look at removing content from our video. We want to look at something called trimming, which is if we have the item on our time line, we can just cut out the end part, cut out the beginning part, so we trim the ends. We could do a cut where we have something in the timeline and there's a part in the middle and we can cut that part out and we have a split. A split will just take one clip, will move our play head in, and we'll split it into two separate clips. Let me zoom out and we'll take a look at our audio, for example. Here, I can see that there's a little bit of information at the beginning that I don't want So I could just move my cursor to the beginning of that and noticed the cursor changes to this right arrow. If I click and drag, it just cuts that first part out. Then I have what's left, so that trims the first part. If I go to the right, I can trim this last little bit that I don't need. Now. If there's some space in the middle that I don't want, um let's say this word I didn't want and it clearly don't want all this space. I could delete that. So I'll move my play head to this point, and I will select all of this to remove it. Now, when I do that, notice that it's selecting other clips in my timeline. If I don't want those to be deleted as well, then I can protect each of those clips. All right, so this is one way to do it as I can go up and just protect every track all the way up so that none of those get deleted. I'll go ahead and turn this off. The way I prefer to do this is to grab this audio clip and drag it out from the rest of the clips. So if I zoom out on my timeline and I just drag this to the end all by itself now, I could do some editing here, and it won't affect any of my visuals earlier in the timeline so I can go here and I can say, All right, let's go to this point so I'll just double click my play head to get the green and red handles back. And I say this is the part I want to remove. Now, when I'm deleting, I want to usually zoom in so I could get some detail. Sometimes I get a little too far in one direction or the other, but it looks like this is the part that I want to get rid off for me to cut this, I can use the scissors or command X. Now, when I do command X, I see that it leaves all that time in there. I don't want that. So I'm going to command Z toe undo. And instead of command X, I'm gonna do command shift X. And now that's what's called a ripple. Delete a ripple. Delete not only deletes what's there, but it also deletes any amount of time that would have been left there. So my preferences, when I need to delete a section, I'll select that and I use command Shift X and remove that entirely. Now that those edits were made, I want to move that audio back to where it belongs. Now. If I click and drag this notice that it's moving by itself, I don't want that I actually want these three things to go together, so I'll select all three and I'll zoom out and I'll drag those back toe where I want them to be. Now, if this clip is too long and there's part that I don't want, I can go to where I want that to be cut out and I can do instead of doing that command shift X to delete. What I can do is select the clip, use command T to split it and notice. Now it's two separate clips. I can go a little further out. I say it, I don't want any of that. Instead, I wanted to come back in right here onto a command t again. And now I have this clip by itself that I don't need, and I could just delete that clip. If you press the delete key on the keyboard, that's one way to do it. You can also right click and choose delete from there, but there are times when you want to do something toe one part of the clip and not the other. For example, when I said I want the mouse cursor to disappear, I might go in here and I'll do another split, which is commanded, t and I'll say in this section, I don't want to see the mouse, so I'll choose the cursor and I'll change its opacity down to nothing in the clip before I can see the mouse cursor in this clip, I don't see the mouse cursor, and then the cursor comes back here. So that's a way that we can apply in effect to just one part of the clip and not the entire clip. Another thing I can do is I can divide a lot of clips. If I have this clip here and I try command T, nothing happens because it's not selected. If I select it, then I can make the split. Now I'm going to undo that and show you that you can split through all these clips that aren't selected. If you do command shift T that splits all of those clips. Now, if I move my play head, I can see each of those clips is split anywhere where the play head waas. Now, with these clips split, it's a little bit more difficult to move them together again. You can select them and move them But my preference is to take them, select them, right click, and we want to stitch them. If we choose Stitch Selected media now, they'll all move like one. I could do the same thing for my audio rather than moving them individually. Highlight them, right click and stitch them. And now we have one clip. If I need to break it again, I can go back to where that was, and I can use command t and split it. 14. Camtasia for Mac: Transitions: transitions are a way to go from one clip into another with a little bit of an animation. I personally don't like to use transitions, and I recommend that you don't use them either. But I just want to show you how you could use them. You might want to use them if you want to fade something in or fate something out. Or if you want to fade between two clips most of the time, that's all you'll do. Is you'll use fade. You probably don't want to use any of the other transitions other than maybe slide. If you want to slide something in and then have it slide back out to use, the transition will go to the transitions tool or press the T key on your keyboard. Here we see several types of transitions, but really, we probably only want to use fade or slide. I can change the type to fades, and then I can show you how this works. Let's say I want to select this clip and I want to apply FEHD notice as I dragged the effect down. It shows me the clips that can receive that fade tool. For example, I can't fade in the audio clip at the bottom because it's not a visual clip. It's audio only. It also shows me that I can put this at the beginning or end of these different clips. So if I want this clip to fade in, I can drag it to the beginning. And I see it's putting something at the beginning. If I go to the end, I see it at the end. If I hold it in the middle, it will fade both the beginning and the end. I'll go ahead and use this and I'll let go and then just watch as this fades in, I'll actually move this a little bit further to the left so we can see this fade in and out so it comes in. It fades in, stays there for a while and then so that's how transitions work. I can also go to the transition, zoom in and I can change the duration by default. This duration of the transition this fade out is one second long. If I wanted to be much faster, I can take it to 15 frames, which would be half a second or if I want a slower fade. I can grab it and have it fade in over two seconds instead of one second. If I don't want one of the transitions, I can just click the transition and press the delete key on my keyboard. Notice. If I put two clips next to each other, I can drag fade in between those two, and it will fade out from the one and fade in the other. 15. Camtasia for Mac: Animations: an animation allows you to take a clip and go from one state to another state. Maybe you want to zoom in, maybe you want to fade out. Or maybe you want to move it from one location to another. Or maybe you want to do all three of those at the same time. You could do that using animations. So to add this animation, I'll place my play head somewhere to the right and make sure this clip is selected. A press shift? A and that adds an animation. There are three parts to this animation. There's the beginning state. There's the end state and there's the duration. So, for example, right now it starts in this state, and it ends in this state. It's the same state. There really isn't any animation. But maybe I wanted to change, and I wanted to go from pink to more of a blue. Even the outline. I want to change that from a dark red to a darker blue. So now, as I play through this animation, I see it changes color. Maybe I also wanted to move, and I could say I wanted to go to somewhere in the center So now when I animated and I hit play, it goes to the center. Maybe I also wanted to get larger so I can make it larger and go to the center. Let's try that So you can see how you have this first state, the initial state and the end estate. And then somewhere in the middle, can't Asia changes from the one to the other? If I wanted to make this last longer, I could grab either end and stretch it out so that it happens a little bit longer. Here. I can make it go all the way to two seconds if I want. If I want it shorter, same idea. I can make it go 15 frames or half a second, and I can have it happen later in this clip, or I can have it happen earlier in this clip. Let's say that on this clip I will add an animation here and I'll add an animation here. And let's say at the beginning I have this cropped to some point, so I'll hold down option and I'll just crop out these pieces here and this here and then it goes full screen and then I wanted to go back to where it Waas, rather than figuring out how to crop it down to that exact amount, are right Click. I will copy the properties and then I'll go down here to the end and I'll right click and I'll paste the properties. So now it starts. Here it goes and grows to full screen, and then when it's done, it goes right back to its starting point. So that's a way for you to get the exact same settings from the beginning and paste them at the end. 16. Camtasia for Mac: Change Time: in this video. We want to affect time. It might be that we have a clip and we want it to last longer or we might want it to be shorter. It could be that a video plays and it's very slow and we want to speed it up or it might be happening really fast and we want to slow it down in this video. We'll look at how to do those things. Let's start by looking at inserting time. Let's say that right in here. We need to have a little bit more time. We need to put another clip in here. We want to move all the things from right at this point to the right. An easy way to do that is to hold down the shift key and then drag this play head to the right notices. I do that everything gets split and it creates this big gap of time. I can then paste or copy in any file that I need to to bring in here. Let's say it was these two files. I bring these in here. Oh, looks like I left too much space. I can use the same thing to drag all of those files back. I can hold down the shift key. Hold down the play head. Let me just scroll up so I can show this to you. And I can drag this to the left while holding down the shift key and let go. And now all these clips have moved back. If we need to pause time for some reason, let's say we need to pause time right here and make things a little longer for our audio. What I can do is I can split this clip so command T. I'll drag this clip out to the right and then I'll hold down the option key and now notice that my mouse changes. I can click and drag this and now this one frame stays right where it is for that duration . And then things move so I can make a split. I'll show you again. I'll go here. I will do a command t. I will drag this out and I'll hold down the option key, and I can grab from this end to extend that frame or grab from the other end and extend that frame. So this way everything is paused right? here while I talk about it. If something's happening and I needed to speed up, let's say, for example, here I'm looking for something and I'm typing and I want that to be faster. What I'll do is I will do a command T to split here and then I'll go to where I wanted to be done and I will command t to split again. As I look at this clip right now, it only takes a couple seconds. If I right click, I can add clip speed. Adding speed allows me to speed this up, and I can have a go twice as fast and have this duration down to something like half a second. So now when I type it types really quickly and it's done, I would then probably want to grab everything here So I would double click, hold down, shift and drag everything to the left to meet it. If it was going too fast. Maybe this part here was going too fast. Will again command t to split this part. I will, right click. I will add clip speed again. And this time I wanted to last longer, so I'll hold down the shift key and drag and push these things to the right. And then with this clip speed, I'll click on it. You zoom in so I can see that clip speed a little better. I'll expand it because it's hidden right now and I'll drag this out. Notice. Its speed is now just a fraction of what it was before. I can also see clips speed over here. Maybe I wanted to be exactly one second, so I'll change it from 20 frames to 30 frames. Looks like I didn't have quite enough room. I only had room for 28 frames, so it maxed it out as far as it could. Let me go and stretch this out again, and I'll try once more. I'll select it and I'll say for the clip speed, let's make it 30 frames. Or I could just make it one second and zero frames. There we go. I can hold down the shift key, drag things back and how I made room for this clip to speed things up. Split your clip for that section, right click, add clip speed, and then you can use that effect at the bottom to speed it up or if you wanted to slow down , make sure there's enough room and add clip speed and just stretch it out. 17. Camtasia for Mac: Produce Video (MP4): after we've made all of our edits were now ready to produce our video. We've saved the project file, but that's all it is. It's something in a format that only Cam Tasia understands. We want to put it in a format that can be used anywhere on the Web. So to do that, we will share and export this file. To do that, we'll go up to the share menu and local file noticed by default. It will create an MP four file, and that's what we want. When we click export, it will begin the process of taking all of our edits and putting them into a video file. Now, the amount of time that it takes to create this export depends on how fast your machine is , how large the video file is and how long the video is. It could take anywhere from a few seconds to over an hour. I'm going to cancel this for now and show you other ways for you to export. For example. Maybe you only want to look at these transitions, and you say I want to see what these transitions look like. And these animations I only want this portion of my video to be rendered well, you could do that. Use the play head to make a selection of time, go up to the share menu and go to a local file again. When you do notice, it says, Do you want to export the current selection? Well, say continue and then it will only export this portion of the video. If I click export, you can see that this will happen very quickly because it's only a few seconds long. I'll click close when it's done. If I just de select time by double clicking the play head, I can produce the entire video. You might also want to export one frame. Let's say that this is an important frame that you want to export, so this will create an image from just this one frame. We can go up to share export frame as notice that it creates a PNG file and we can click. Save it just takes a second, and it's done. Alternatively, we could go to share an export audio only. Maybe you want to take your video and share. It has a podcast, for example. If so, we can choose export audio only notice it will save it as an M four a file, and we can click export again. Audio is pretty quick, so that takes a short amount of time and it's done. 18. Camtasia for Mac: Next Steps: you did it. Congratulations. You've made it to the end. You have a strong foundation for all of the essentials for creating a video inside Camp Tasia. Now, this course was intentionally designed to go quickly through and show you just the most important elements of video creation. One way to help you is for you to go ahead and complete the activities that you found in the pdf again. If you haven't done this, you'll want to download the pdf that accompanies this course and then walk through the exercises or the activities that I have for you at the end of the pdf. And if you want to take things even deeper if you want to go farther in your camps Asian knowledge be sure to check out my can't Asia mastery course. Thank you so much for trusting me to guide you on this journey. I look forward Toa having you in another class