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Camtasia Studio for Windows: Record your First Screen Capture Tutorial Today!

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6 Lessons (42m)
    • 1. Introduction to Camtasia Studio on Windows.

      6:25
    • 2. How to record in Camtasia Studio 8.

      9:07
    • 3. How to import videos for editing in Camtasia Studio.

      2:01
    • 4. Basic editing functions in Camtasia Studio.

      13:23
    • 5. Having your audio right to begin with is much easier than editing it in Camtasia.

      3:37
    • 6. Exporting options to render your video in Camtasia Studio.

      7:00

About This Class

I hope this course motivates your to create your first screen capture tutorial, today! Camtasia Studio makes video production easy, and it is the most productive software I have ever used as an entrepreneur online. This lesson is a brief introduction to Camtasia on Windows, and I will show you the basics to produce your very first video. Below is a list of topics that will be covered in this class:

  • Getting started with Camtasia Studio.
  • How to record a video.
  • How to import videos to edit.
  • Basic editing features.
  • Audio setup.
  • Exporting options and rendering.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope to see you in the course!

Transcripts

1. Introduction to Camtasia Studio on Windows.: Welcome to Camp Tasia Studio. This is an introduction to the most productive software I have ever used. Camped Asia Studio helps me quickly make screen capture videos on my Windows computer. Now, technically, I'm recording this with wire cast, which I'll show you later in the course on You know me because it's easier to record this instead of trying to record it while I'm doing it. So this is Camped Asia Studio, and this is what I've used to fill most of my videos on using May I've also used Camped Asia to which is the Mac version of the same thing. You can find out more about camped Asia if you don't know much already, or if you don't have it on the Tech Smith website at tech smith dot com slash kemp. Tasia. This is why I originally bought Camped Asia, and I actually bought it in a bundle with the snag It software also, so you can go do that and you can get 1/2 off coupon also if use the free trial version and email them for it. So thank you very much for being here. These are the basic features of camp Tasia studio that are most helpful to know right here is your clip bin and right here is the timeline, so I can show you that quickly. By recording something very fast, I'll go into more detail on each feature. I'll get you off of the fast start now. So you click record screen and you see this little green bar around here. That's what How I know I'm according I've got the Web cam off in the audio on, and you can select your audio sources here. It's important to recording a good resolution 10 80 p or 7 20 p. I'll go into that more so once you hit record, this is what happens. You get to record and it records the screen. Now it's very easy to make a good course if you just show what you're doing on your screen . Because people all over the world can relate to a screen capture tutorial, you can show things like Here's how you browse the Camp Tasia features. Here's how you go get the free trial for Camp Tasia, etcetera. So this is how you do screen capture tutorials. This is how they work. And then once you're done. You just bring up the record window. And now, if you don't like that clip, you just recorded it all. You can just delete it. If you do like it, you get stop. And then I hit saving exit because that allows you to go in and edit, or you can it produce. If you're sure it's absolutely perfect from the go, which usually it's not. So then you have a place. You save the raw recording file the raw recording file, and that's where you can work with it from now. This is then your clip, Ben. So where the actual videos are that you're working with? So this the Camp Tasia recording file and automatically when you record it puts it down here on the timeline. Now I've recorded the system audio and the screen with the microphone audio together, so there's two tracks here. The track that's on top is the one shown, So if you want to get rid of something, you select it. Hit, delete. And then I deleted the system audio right there. So this is where the work gets done, so to speak. This is your Whatever you've recorded is right here. and blue. And when you zoom in, the easiest way to edit is to go pull out the part before you started talking. Now the microphone I used is a little far away because I'm not technically recording on this computer. So your audio should be higher up here, and usually, once you go down and trim based on the audio, you can shrink here, trim out, say the audio ends there you can tell based on just watching it. So if you get play, then the video that was shown right up here. So when you get playing, you can skip to the end, you can fast forward, or you can grab the little play point here to move around than this allows you to zoom in or zoom out so you can see different parts. For example, I'm zoomed out here. This is 20 minutes of video. I zoom in here. This is now down to 10 seconds of video. In the timeline, you have the different options. You can go to your library to pull other clips. In here, you can make call out so little symbols and arrows and things on the video. You can zoom in on the video itself. I always leave it just the way it is because I don't want things to be pixelated. I figure if I'm screen capturing, it's better to just leave it the way it is to start. You can do your audio here, your transitions here, and I'll go into most of this more in detail. If you want to record the camera that's in the MAWR option, it took me a while of fine, so if you want to record the camera, it's right here. So between all of these, you have a powerful studio set up that you can use, and once you're done, you hit produce and share, and I'll show much more on this. I usually select my screen cast custom that I've set up that way. Make sure it's an editing dimensions. Next, put the title in and finishing it renders it. If your computer render slow, you probably need another computer or to change the video format. These are the basics of Camp Tasia going to much more in detail with you. The main thing you can get out of this is just the motivation to do it and learn it yourself. You can watch these videos. I can show you some things that will help you learn it faster than learning it yourself or trying to figure these things out yourself. Like for me. It took a while to find the record camera option in Camp Tasia because it's not up here so you can learn a little faster. Ultimately, if you really want to be able to do this, it just takes practice. It just takes your own time and energy in the interface itself. I went bought the full version right away. So if you just go commit to it, go by and I think that's easier and messing with the free trial I love Camped Asia. I'm honored to have the chance to teach it here with you, and I appreciate you learning more about camped Asia with me. 2. How to record in Camtasia Studio 8.: Here's how you record in Camp Tasia Studio eight on Windows There's a record screen button up here. You can also record Power point. Or you can even go down here to record camera, so there's three different options you can use to record. The main thing to do is you click that record screen button, and now this comes up next, and what you'll see is this green border around the screen where you're going to record now . You want to make sure you record in 10 80 p or 7 20 p. HD because these are the best formats to have an online. The easiest way to do this is to go in your display setting. So I, right clicked into my displaced settings on Windows 10 night hit advanced settings. Now you look then and see what your resolution on the monitor is on. Each of these. The easiest thing is to have it set at either 1920 by 10 80 or the 7 20 p resolution. Now, if your monitor doesn't support that, you might want to get a new monitor because this is really difficult. If you need to sit there and mess around their monitor every time you can see mine records automatically in 1920 by 10 80 that makes it really easy. So I can hit full screen here and it gets it in the right resolution, or I can get custom to make sure it's in the right resolution. Now. The key is, I need to select the right period of 1/4. Actually made this. This is a test. Second time I've shot this because I picked the wrong area to record before, and every time you hit custom, it goes back and picks some other area to record all on its own. So you want to make sure it's recording the right area, and you know it's the right area. If you see the bars around the screen so you can see there's no green bars here around the screen there, I'll show you all drag it over here. So now you can see a little bit on the very outline. There's this kind of green angle around here, green rectangle around the whole outside. So when you've got that selected, then you that's the area you're going to record and see the easiest ways to just make sure you've got your monitor in the right resolution to start with, and then you can double check here by eating the 10 80 p to make sure it's in the right size. Because even if you record a few pixels off its crude, your whole video up, you can adjust it. But then you have little black bars. It's so much nicer. Just do it right from the beginning. So get used to doing this right from the beginning. Get it set up. So it's easy. And then once you've got this set up, you can just click on record and just kind of do it without thinking at that point, as long as you don't change anything now, the options down here. Once you've got this right, there's a webcam and the audio. Make sure your audios on. I don't know how many times I've recorded lectures. The audio was off. Had to go back. Redo the lecture, Let me tell you the worst part about that is the frustration resentment. You build it yourself. I'm such an idiot. How did I do that? That makes recording in doing this really hard, so check right before it's on especially, You're getting started and make sure you notice whenever you've turned it off, make sure you pick the right microphone. Also, if you've got several microphones and you have the option record system audio also right here, make sure you've got the right audio selected. I know I often have several Mike's plugged in one computer, and technically, I'm recording this on wire cast so that I can show it to you in camp Tasia. Make sure you've got the right audio beforehand because it's also you go through and record it, and then you hear this loud like echoey far away sound. You realize you recorded it with the headset sitting on your desk instead of the microphone , right in front of your face. Thes mistakes for you. Maybe that any of them are very common, even when you've done it a lot. So don't feel bad now about the Webcam. The Webcam. It's a lot easier to start with a webcam off, especially for the performance of your computer in the speed rendering videos on this Windows computer. It takes way longer to render a video with the Webcam on Now, in my I Mac, you don't even hardly notice the difference. Use the webcam off to get started with. It's a lot easier. You don't have to get made up or for me. I'm recording this with my daughter here, getting skin the skin time. I don't even need to put a shirt on, so it's a lot easier to start recording with the webcam off now, once you do this a lot like in some of my newer lectures, I try and and on my live streaming, I put the web came on while I'm doing screen capture. So just no, you don't need to start off with that right away. You can work your way up to that, and it's a lot easier to do that once you've got more experience. So now that you've understood all of these and you don't need to mess with any of these up here, I want you now you've understood all of this. Then you hit the record button, and this little warning pops up toe, let you know you're about to record now. Usually it's best to wait a second or two to start with to make sure you don't start talking before the actual recording begins. Have I made that mistake a lot? Yes. It starts off halfway into the first sentence, and I have to re record the whole video or try and cut it in a way that makes sense because the introduction so important or have to go reintroduce the video and stick that back at the beginning. I've messed it up about every way you can do it. So I'm making this with the hope You don't have to mess it up quite a many ways now while you're recording, there's lots of easy options you have and I click to bring this back up. This is easiest if you have this on another monitor. So I've got this Hopefully this time on the monitor. I'm actually recording. And so what? You can do here if you decide You know what? I screwed it up. I need to start over. You just hit Delete. It's that easy. No big deal. You just hit Delete Need that you click record again. You do it again when you get started trying to do this. The rate of mistakes is a lot higher and you still make mistakes. No matter how much you do it. You just work through the mistakes faster. Getting better at this is a function of working through your mistakes faster and not beating yourself up over it. I've already made a couple mistakes today, and I'm not being myself up over it. I'm here to do a good job for you. I'm not here to try and prove I'm perfect. So when you're recording, if you get disrupted like a phone call comes in, you can hit, pause and talk on the phone for 30 minutes and hit resume, and then you can see the videos continuing. If you get interrupted, it makes it. I'm not just sound like, say, there's, Ah, train going by or something. You can try and pause it when you're the beginning of the train. Or you can just leave about 10 plus seconds of silence and go edit it out, especially if you know, say, the phone rang in the middle of the last Senate. You are saying Just leave about 10 seconds of silence and let it run and then go back and cut that silence out and just start talking again from the last place before you got on erupted for example, for my daughter started screaming right now. I just let it run for at least 10 seconds. She kept screaming. You might pause and see what was going on with her. And then when I came back, I could hit, resume. And then when it's all done, hit, stop. And here's what it looks like when you hit Stop. So I'm mute my mic so it doesn't echo back at all. Now this is a recording. It looks like I've recorded that's correct screen this time. It's nice toe. Make sure you've got this. At least it looks basically right. How you think it ought to now The easiest way to test your set up out is to do just a little short 32nd video get started to make sure you're doing everything right to begin with that all your audio and everything's working. How you expect if you just start off and do a 20 minute lecture off the rip and find out you've already had something messed up to begin with, that's a lot of fun. Also, again, done that quite a few times, too. So if you're sure it's correct to begin with which you really will be sure. You get produced right away, and that will take you into actually rendering it. Or if you sure it sucks right away. You just hit. Delete. Now, don't be too hard on yourself that you're not going to get this right, Snow. Nice. You don't want to try and just be a perfectionist with it. You'll never get a video out. The usual right option hit this point is saving exit. And you put your videos in a place where you can get to them so that they won't clog up whatever hard driver saving. However you've got it set up. And so once you've hit that, then you're into the editing phase. And this is what it looks like when you're done recording and you've got your video on the timeline here. So this is another lecture. Well, I appreciate you watching this one and seeing how to record with me in Camp Tasia Studio eight. And I hope this has been useful for you. 3. How to import videos for editing in Camtasia Studio.: How do you import a video you already recorded? If you record using some other option and you don't go hit saving produce, it will just be in your clip bin, or you'll have to go open up wherever your recording files are saved directly. So if you have import media, for example, I just hit Capture one there. Now it pops up in the Camp Tasia Recording file. Now you just drag it down here onto the timeline. If you've already recorded a video in it somewhere else, sonority is rendered, then what you can do is hit import media. And for example, let's say I want to go grab a recorded game. I already did. Then what I can do is I can grab, say, this clip right here. I can just drag it in over into the I can get open right here, and it will bring it in. Animals show is a video instead of a Camp Taser recording file. And then when I can do is drag it down here onto the timeline. How it may take a second to render sometimes your audio, so you just want to go ahead and let it do that. And then this is how the normal audio looks on a video. It goes up and down and all around, and then you can edit it from here, and then you can export it into a video. If you want to record the camera, then the recording. The camera comes up the same way as recording the screen. It will pop up, and there's no actual camera connected that this computer right now. But once you record the camera, it will pop up then, and you can bring it down here to edit it also. So that's how you imported video you've already recorded into Camp Tasia Studio so that you can add it and work with the video you've already recorded. 4. Basic editing functions in Camtasia Studio.: here are the basic editing functions in Camp Tasia on Windows, the most basic first step is toe. Have some clip selected in the timeline down here in blue, so you can't edit anything. For example, if I delete this, you can't edit anything if you don't have anything in here. So when you record something, it will automatically pop up in here. Now, if you're trying to edit something else or you deleted by accident, you can always just control Z to undo. Or you can control. Why? To redo you convey. Drag a file down here from the clip bin. Now note that it won't often put it at the very beginning. So if you don't move it over to the beginning, then what you're going to get is a video that starts off black screen for our many seconds between where you put it. So the most basic thing to do is drag your blue selected clips over to the zero point. Once you've got it dragged over to the zero point, then it's easier to work with. The next thing is to understand what each clip is so when you have a screen capture, according in Austin by default, be called something like capture dot t r E C, and this is what you've actually recorded. Now, if you have another track here, if you record the system audio, this will come up is a separate track. Or, if you want to put some images or another video in, you can mix things up with different tracks. Whatever track is on top is the one that will be shown. So if you can see up here, Track two is on top. It's the one that can be shown if I record another track here just very quickly, and I hit record and I go through and do another quick recording. And now it's recording and say is just a couple of seconds I had stopped it. Saving edit. Now this is a new capture file, and what it will do is add it on to the end of what I've already got. So since I don't need the system audio on the bottom, I will delete both of these. So now I have to actual tracks, these air, two different recordings. So right now there's set up so that it's straight, in other words, is just a straight play through their set up concurrently Onley, this one selected, so if it's in gray, it's not selected. If you click on it, then you can select the other one for some editing functions. Like if you're doing the audio, you want to select all your clips, you gonna hold down control and then hit A to select all your clips. If you just want to select multiple clips, you can hit mouse and then hold down control and hit the other clip you want. So say, if you have a bunch of clips and you just want a certain amount, you can select them that way. You can also hold down shift to select all the clips in a row so you don't have to control click manually. So once you've got your clip selected, then you can do various things, like adding in the audio or putting in transitions whatever else you want and I'll show you more about the audio in a minute. For now, I will use the quick audio function to bring the volume up a little more so that you can see a little more drastic change in the volume instead of that flat line, so I just did a basic audio thing to increase the volume on it. So I'll get out of there. So you what you can see is the audio has little ups and downs now, which is good. Your audio is likely to have ups and downs in it, because when you're talking, then there's ups. When you're not talking or there's no sound, then there's downs. So the audio is the key part of getting your clip edited properly. Before I fully move onto that, I'll show you what I mean here by having multiple clips. If you have a clip on top of each other, both of the audio will play. But then the clip that's on top will actually supersede whatever the one on the bottom is. So if you say mess up a part of the video, you can. Actually, just if you mute the audio in this section or if you're not doing audio, can just put it on top to fix it. The easiest thing to do to edit things out is what I'm going to do now to show you with the audio, so the audio is your key tool to editing. Have you seen a movie before? Where they do that? Take three cut and they snapped down the I don't know what it's called, but it snaps down and makes a loud sound to show that they've started filming. The point of doing that is to make a big spike in the audio. That way, you know where to sink the audio on the video up. You don't need to do that in here, but it's the same principle. You use the audio to do the editing on the video. For example, when you start talking often when you record at the beginning, you won't say anything at the very beginning. And you don't want to say anything at the very beginning because you're likely at some point. I've done this plenty of times you start talking before the video's actually rolling. You'll get a word or two in, and then it wont make any sense. So the easiest thing to do is wait a couple seconds while it's recording, and then when you go back and edit, you drag upto where you start talking and the best way determine when you start talking is to use the play button he used to play. But you see Okay, I started talking right there. But it's easy to look at the audio on, see where it goes, up and down to figure out where you started talking. Now my microphone on this is a little bit far away, so the audio's kind of flat years should be a little bit more up and down now, once you've edited out the beginning, So I've zoomed out and you can zoom back in here. What I've actually done is clipped off the first part of the 1st 2nd of this. I clipped it off because in a real video, I wouldn't be talking there and I'd start right where the audio started coming in and you can double check it. You hit control A. To select all your clips. You drag it back to the start, and then what you conduce hit play to make sure that's when you actually started talking. If say, sometimes I'll mess up the very beginning of the videos. A matter of fact, I messed up the beginning of this one. There's no point reshooting another video. What I do is leave kind of a flat silence like this. And then I just go in and edit it upto like right here. Control A to make sure all clips are selected. Dragged back over. Go over here, play and then I start talking as soon as the video roles. So before every video, there's always some silence. Now the same thing will happen. Towards the end of the video, there will be some silence. So what I've done, I grabbed the play cursor that dragged it from the beginning down to the end of the video, and I click. Zoom in here and now this is about in a regular video where the talking would end. But as you can see, there's another clip I put in here, which has its own sound effects. So this works for both the end of a video and putting clips together. What I can do is grab this little arrow, dragged that back, so that trims it out. That terms that silence out. And then I can move this clip over here. I can drag this over to about where I started talking and you want to always check it Well , what you can see as I do crop that silence out. And so now when I hit play, it goes straight from one talking thing. Toe another, and you can adjust it. However, you need to adjust it based on what you're doing. That's the basic way you added your clips in Camp Tasia. Now, if I hadn't been continually talking through this one, there be a flat silence like there was at the end of this last clip. And so I would with most all my videos. I have to always add at the very beginning, I take the silence out at the beginning, and I take the silence out at the very end. That's the all the ending I usually have to do now when I mess things up in the middle, here's a little trick you can use. I leave some silence in the middle now, normally a lot longer than one second, so that when you're zoomed all the way out, you can really see the long silence. So I try and leave five or 10 seconds of silence, and I actually did that at the beginning of this video. So what I do next, then on Camp Tasia studio. This is really easy you grab this little red play button here or this little red end of this, and you drag it out and select the audio, or you select the area that silent, you can double check it. You can move the little play cursor around, you get play and it'll play. And then what you do is cut. So if you make a mistake, you can just cut out wherever that mistake. Waas. It's easy if you leave silence now what you might do. You might mess up mid sentence so you might get a phone call mid sentence. So what you might have to do is figure out the last place you did not mess up. So, for example, let's say when I started talking here, I messed up. Well, then I leave some silence here, and then I start talking again. So what I do, I want to start right where I Noah is. I'm beginning a new correct talking, and I go back to the last point. I said something correct. And let's say I played it through and I found this is the last point I said something. Correct. Then I kept going messed up here, left a little silence and then picked up again right here where I left off right here. So that's just takes practice. When you make a little mistake, you kind of mentally remember with the last correct thing you said, and you try and continue talking based on that next. So when you've got all that, you've got the mistake selected and you've got the silent selected. You just hit the cut button and now you've just took out the whole mistake. This allows me to very quickly make good quality videos with minimal, horrible mistakes. At least they may have some little mistakes. There's usually not to any, just downright awful mistakes because it's very easy for me to leave that silence and just cut that out. So these are the very basic editing functions these air, the functions that will give you the most bang for your buck. These are the basic functions I do on almost every single video I make, and they take less time actually, than it took me to just show them to you. It usually only takes me 20 or 30 seconds to edit the beginning in the end, out on silence and then maybe another 30 seconds or a minute to go edit out a mistake somewhere. These are very quick gathering functions, and that's what you want to be able to do is edit very fast. When I first started shooting my video, I'd spend more time editing than filming, and that is not fun for me, at least, it makes it a lot of work. It makes it so you don't even want to film because you know much time editing there is, and it gives the inclination to just not film it all. You want to film, you want to have basic editing. And if you stick to just the functions I just showed you, you can get the most bang for your buck in the least amount of time. You can put out the most good quality videos quickly Now if you try and get fancier with call outs with audio with zoom and pan with tradition transitions. See, I'm not editing that out because there's a little minor mistake, and if I was really talking you that would come up anyway. You can deal with doing less much easier than you can deal with doing more. No fancy or you try and get. And I tried to get fancy when I first started out, and you'll see how quickly that gets aggravating and you spend more time getting fancy than you do actually recording. I don't get fancy in my videos today. I just give you the video as best I can, straight off honestly, from the heart. I try and edit the major mistakes out, edit the silence to begin and end out, and there you've got the video. I don't use a lot of call outs of zoom and pan or traditions, transitions or audio, because it takes so much more time. And if you have a video you think's going to go viral or something, if you have a video you want to be meticulous with occasionally, that might make sense most of the time. Just doing the good work every day gets the biggest results. That's why I'm here with you right now. And I appreciate the chance to share this with you. Thank you very much for watching 5. Having your audio right to begin with is much easier than editing it in Camtasia.: camped Asia offers some great audio editing options, and when you click on the audio, this is how it will look in here now. I used to go through and work with all these noise. Remove will help you get rid of background noise. If you turn that on, you know, go through the process. All the audio. You can auto train on the whole thing, or you can zoom in on a certain part of it like when it's quiet and you can say Grab here and you can do manual training. You can remove clipping. You can remove clicks. You can able volume leveling. If your volume is either to higher to lower too inconsistent, you can put the volume down. You can fade. You can add silence. The features are really helpful. Here's the thing. Do you think it's easier again if you've already watched us in the other section? If you haven't, do you think it's easier to have to go through and fix your audio every time? Or do you think it's easier to record the audio right to start with what I do now? I record my audio right to start with. I almost never at it. The audio on anything I'm doing, and this has taken a lot of time and energy and effort to get right. I've had to do things like turn the air conditioning off, turn the pool, pump off by several new microphones. Close the door. You know, tell my wife that I'm recording videos. I mean, she's usually very polite, so but I make everything set up so I don't have to go through and do noise removal so I don't have to go through and do volume ending. So I don't have to remove clipping and remove clicks and fool around with the audio, because the amount of time you take editing audio adds a significant amount of time and energy from getting your video recorded to getting it produced. And that significant time and energy is a big challenge when you want to produce a lot of videos. So the easiest thing to do is just work to get your audio set up so it comes out right. That's what the professionals do on the CNN studio tour. They made it clear that get everything set up right so that they can just put things straight through with almost no editing. They get all the script written. They get the audio set up so that it's just processed from the get go correctly. Now, based on whatever devices you use, whatever your set up is, you may need to do things like record the audio on your iPhone if you can't get it to work right through a computer or buy a new microphone or buy a new computer. All of that is much easier than fooling with all these video audio editing options, because these take a lot of time and it's annoying to go through and do noise removal in volume editing and clipping and clicks and manual training. Because I used to do it that way, it's really annoying. It takes a lot of time. It's not just annoying as much on one video. It's annoying to try and do it on 15 videos in one day when you could be filming the main thing, you want to do it, set your filming up so it's easy to use with minimal editing, especially the audio. The audio is the easiest place you can cut your editing time. You always need to cut the beginning and end of your videos. No likely need to cut out errors and mistakes. They're significant audio. Something you don't have to mess with if you do it. Right. So thank you for watching this. And I hope this is useful for you in getting your audio set up to begin with without having to use the audio editing functions. 6. Exporting options to render your video in Camtasia Studio.: when you've got your video recorded and you're ready to get the file rendered, all you have to do is hit, produce and share up here. To get that done you had produced and share now, often by default. It will give you this option, and you don't want this option. What you want is to either set up your own custom production settings you can use add up at it preset, or what you can do is just grab one of these options. MP for only What you want is to grab it in the resolution. You recorded it and you can see here. It's easy if you do 10 80 or 7 20 p, you just grab right here and produce it like that, and the easiest thing you just hit. Next you go in and give the video title and you hit finish, and it will render the video. Now there's more options in here, and what you want to make sure is that it says editing dimensions. Here, you want to make sure these are the editing dimensions because they if I do this, then it will scale it to fit because it's shot in 1920 by 10 80. So if I do it in a smaller format, then it's going to come out like this in your video will then not look good. It will be scaled to fit. You don't want that. So what I usually do is set up a custom preset here. This way, I've got my screen cast set up, and I'll show you what my custom preset is. I'll go down, added it preset. This is my custom preset for a screen cast. 10 80 p video. I'll Click. Edits. You can see all the options. I gave it this name to know I created it, and then it's a MP four file type. You can also do a W M V, and you can learn more about file types based on what you're using if you need to. I use the MP four and then what I have in here. I don't have a controller. You don't need that. I use the editing dimensions and keep the aspect ratio that the videos already shot in. Then video settings for screen capture a key frame every five seconds with the 10 frame rate, so a screen capture the screen doesn't tend to change much. Now. I'll show you settings in a minute for doing a different differ like a webcam. Then you can set your age to 64 profile. You can put different options on here if you use that whatever you to me recommends. This has been working for May. I just used a baseline profile. It's about 3000 bit rate and the audio settings at 1 28 kilobytes and age 24 level auto. Now you can set things different based. I want you to be recommends. For example, you can set the H 2 64 profile the high that can make the resolution a little better. Sometimes you can play around with these options and see exactly how the video comes out, rather its pixelated or not. And the only way you'll get down is to read the recommended settings. For wherever you're trying to upload your video and to test out different formats, try putting it in different formats and see how big the file is. See how good the video looks? There's advantages and disadvantages to doing it all different ways. If you make a bigger file, it takes longer to render. It also takes longer toe upload. So the ideal combination is to get everything set up so that it comes out with the right combination of quality and file size so that it looks good and it's fast to upload. So this is what I use the 10 frame rate on a screen capture key frame every five. Just the baseline. Age. 24. Auto 3000 kill obits Video rate. 1 28 And that's what I use for a screen cast than for a webcam. This is what I use for a webcam. Same thing. MP four and same thing. Editing dimensions. When I do, I put the bit rate up in the frame rate higher on the webcam because when you're talking doing a talking head video, then your head's moving. Your face is moving. You want the frame rate to be higher, and you need the file size bigger. This takes a hell of a lot longer to render than the screen capture. One does, though, and I switched to using My Mac because of that. So the all these lobsters you can choose now they can be overwhelming to start so you can copy it exactly from wherever you need to upload, or most of the time, you can just pick these default options and before only, Or you can go MP for only 7 20 Either of these, as long as it's in the editing dimensions for how you shot it should work good to produce, and you get next. You given a name, I take organized produce files out because that makes too many folders and then finish from there, and that will produce it. So that's what you get when you do your video, so I'll just I'll put this in a different file. For now. This is not an actual video I'm using finish, and this is what it looks like when it renders. Now it's actually rendering the video. Now, if you notice that was a very short video that I recorded. If your video takes a long time to render, you will need a new computer to improve that. Generally, there's often the connection. You have to your hard drive all kinds of little tiny factors that can impact how fast your video renders. I got a new I Mac because this rendering speed you're seeing right now is way too slow. This was a really short video on here, and look how long it took to render and you'll see once this is what it looks like once it's rendered. That was a minute, 15 2nd video. Now the whatever length this is will render faster on the Apple computer than that one minute, 15 2nd video just did, and it's on Lee 3.8 megabytes. So the problem is, this computer is like a snail for rendering, and the easiest thing to do if your computer renders to slow is to just get a new one. And usually an apple one will render the fastest or windows one that set up correctly with a fast connection to the hard drive. However you get that done, you can do it with a big flash drive. Or you can do it with a external hard drive that's connected through something like Thunderbolt or USB three. So this is how you get the video rendered and all the details you could hope for along with it. So thank you very much for watching this, and I hope this is useful for you.