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Create Video with Camtasia 9 Advanced

Meekness Tapera, Go digital

Create Video with Camtasia 9 Advanced

Meekness Tapera, Go digital

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20 Lessons (1h 15m)
    • 1. 0001 Use Multiple Screens

    • 2. 0002 Bring Your PC To Eye Level

    • 3. 0003 The Inexpensive Noise Cancelling Mic Setup

    • 4. 0004 The Production Machine

    • 5. 0005 Setting Up Your Home Network For Production

    • 6. 0006 Using Project Files

    • 7. 0007 Recording In One Take

    • 8. 0008 Webcams And Picture In Picture Video

    • 9. 0009 Batch Converting Audio To Mp3 Using Camtasia

    • 10. 0010 Batch Bulk Zipper

    • 11. 0011 Drawing Tool Basics

    • 12. 0012 Before You Hit Record

    • 13. 0013 Creating A Gif With Camtasia

    • 14. 0014 Customer Service With Camtasia

    • 15. 0015 Two Important Factors About Interactive Videos With Camtasia

    • 16. 0016 Embedding Your Screencast Com Video To Wordpress

    • 17. 0017 Table Of Contents And Self Hosting Interactive Content

    • 18. 0018 Hotspots Daisy Chain

    • 19. 0019 Surveys And Chaining

    • 20. 0020 Picture In Picture and the Color Out Tool

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1. 0001 Use Multiple Screens: Welcome. Now, in this video, we're gonna be talking about the optimal computer set up, and that is to use multiple screens if you're not doing that already, one of the first things at best practice when you are using Camped Asian nine, is that you make the use of multiple screens, and that can be the screen on your laptop as well as a monitor. It can be the screen or your desktop as well as another monitor. It can be two monitors. The fact of the matter is that you need to make use of multiple screens if you're going to be most effective. And screen casting and making those monitors available and making them work with your operating system is very easy to do in Windows and Mac. In fact, Windows and Mac operating systems make accommodations for people who use multiple screens. They anticipate that you're going to make use off multiple screens. An additional monitor is not expensive, so probably you talking in the area. $50 used, maybe $100 new. Typically, an additional monitor could be picked up for his little is $50 used and $100 new. You're gonna want to purchase as high of a resolution that you can when you get the monitor and we're going to say that at minimum you should be looking for 1920 by 10 80 pixels. That is probably the standard at which you're going to be producing videos and that you want to edit your videos. And if you have a laptop, it has that resolution. Then you want to be able to use your screen effectively using in the same resolution. Here's what multiple screens dio they allow you to toggle back and forth between notes and screens and other things that will help you to create your video. For example, you're looking at the recording tool by here, and we have been able to move this back and forth due to the multiple screen environment. And what this does is this allows you to focus on what you're describing, and it also gives you some alternatives, especially when you're using, especially when you're using the screen writing tools and everything else that you're gonna be using as you start to screen cast. In fact, it's going to make it very easy for you to be able to do Power Point videos and one of the things that you have probably noticed that maybe you noticed in one of the previous videos and the basic course is that you can switch back and forth between the presenter view as well as the display view, and this really does help you to be able to monitor where you are. So, for example, you are looking at a slide presentation, and when you have a multiple screen environment, you can actually look over to the right and know what's coming next. You can actually start to plan in your mind as to what you're actually going to be saying about what you're going to be describing to your audience. And this is especially helpful when your screen casting, but we're gonna go ahead, switch back to the presenter view. Of course, if you can make use of three monitors, you can be even more efficient because you can spread some of the load across three monitors and be effect in some case, if you have a document you're referring to during your Power Point presentation, as well as having that Power Point staging area as well as having your presentation again, taking advantage of multiple screens is a very effective way of being able to use Camp Tasia, and this does not have to be expensive or fancy. You can have something. It's simple as an old monitor as well as an old laptop. The most important thing when you are projecting him when you are presenting is that you have these multiple screens and as long as they can be side by side and be next to each other, this will allow you toggle back and forth and to be able to refer to things and to be able to be effective when you're communicating. Okay, so with that, thanks and I will see you in another video. 2. 0002 Bring Your PC To Eye Level: Welcome back. Now, in this best practices video, we're gonna be talking about making sure that your recording computer is going to be an eye level. You're going to appear in your tutorial videos. One camera. That means whether you're going to appear fully as the subject of the video or whether or not you're gonna appear in the corners we've talked about. You need to make sure that your computer is going to be a high level. And mainly you want to make sure that your camera is going to be a high level. Because whenever you are actually going to be talking to your audience, you should be looking directly into the eye of the camera because that will then give the effect that you were actually talking to them. One of the things that is difficulty about screen casting is that you can, often without necessarily trying to do so, look in a different direction. You can look off to the side, and it is distracting to the people who were actually watching your video. So two things that you need to do. Number one. Make sure that you're going to bring your computer the eye level and then wherever your webcam is, you want to make sure that you were able to look directly into it so that you can be direct and connecting with. The people were going to watch it. Now this whole set up is important for reading and navigational purposes to. So if you are actually scrolling through your points when you're talking on Power Point, it's more effective if you can see them and that their eye level if you're not looking up at them, I'm not looking too far down that them having them directly in front of them is very important. In order to get your computer to high level, you can purchase items from office supply stores, or you can use books to stack until you get to the right height. Now what you discover the right height that needs to be a short term solution. So all you're doing with the books and you're determining how high it is when a measure that you in there exactly how tall that is, because that's what you're gonna go and take to the office supply store. In the long term, the kind of solution that you want is going to be something that allows your laptop to be high II level, but it needs to breathe so it won't overheat. So you don't want to have your laptop. So it's sitting on top of something that will not allow that the fan to cool it off. You want to make sure that it's open, and that is really running over something that is porous or already has holds it again, just as we discussed in last video. This does not have to be, and it shouldn't be an expensive solution. The one you're about to see cost about $3 that's about as much as you have to pay. Notice how the area right behind the screen it's breathe, is porous and has holes in it so the laptop can actually breathe, and it also raises the level of the laptop so that you can see I level so you can see the webcam and necessaries you can read properly. You can actually have a real conversation with the people that are gonna be watching your video, and you can see a little better here again. Noticed fact that this allows the laptop to breathe. There isn't a problem with overheating. And one of the things that happens over time is if you have a laptop in, you don't allow it to breathe. You will cost problems with that laptop overheating, shortening the life of your laptop, having to buy other pieces when, really, this is a really simple, very inexpensive solution that will help you to do that while at the same time really bringing your PC to the level where you can actually use it. Okay, so what? That Thanks. And I will see you in another video. 3. 0003 The Inexpensive Noise Cancelling Mic Setup: Hello. Welcome. Now this best practice video, we're gonna be talking about your microphone in terms of the optimal computer set up. If there's anyone discussion that you probably see amongst entrepreneurs and anyone who is doing anything on mine when it comes to multimedia, it's about finding the best Mike were your recordings and sound quality is important, but there are going to be some other considerations with you using Camped Asian nine. If you can have a place where you have absolute silence, any car toyed Mike. Such is the 80 2020 the Blue Yeti or any of those mikes that air USB Mike's. They're going to produce great sound. However, however, depending on where you work from, it will probably be rare that you are going to have absolute silence. And sometimes Mike's like the 80 2020 or the Blue Jetty, they will pick up background noise. And for that reason that we're going to suggest an alternative. And that alternative is a headset. In fact, a Plantronics headset, which we will show you here in a minute. Now you're gonna want to get the one that costs about $30 instead of the least expensive. One of a Plantronics headset plugs into your computer's stereo jacks. One does not plug into the USB port. It basically means you were not going to using a USB mic. And this is important because, ah, USB mic will always take up processing resources while you record. And when you actually choose to appear in your video, whether or not you're the subject, that video or you're appearing off to the side. This one fact is going to be very important because screen casting software like Camp Tasia is going to be computer resource intensive. And that means then that your video is going to have laden. See mismatches where your that he was doing one thing and your voice is doing another wing . And that happens often when you use USB microphones. Now a stereo. Mike avoids this problem. Yes, you were going to sacrifice some quality, but not really that much. And it's always going to be good enough for a solid tutorial on the other thing that headsets like this do extremely well. There's noise cancellation and will not require you to have absolute silence where you're recording from regards of what kind of headset you purchase, make sure you get something that will help you to black out noise on your mic, and that will also reduce pops in your recording. Now one of the things you're gonna want to do when you are screen casting, particularly camped Asian nine, is that you want a position your mic away from your mouth directly. This is going to keep you from producing pops, and let's take a look at the mike again. We're not talking about a huge expense, and these mikes are readily available. Very inexpensive, and what you'll notice again is that these mikes plug into this stereo. Jack. Do not plug into the USB jack. The laden sea issue is a big one, and you'll often see it when people are producing video and they have a tutorial video where they appear in that video. Unless you have a massive amount of computing power, you want to make sure that you are making the most of your resource is and and you want to get started using can't Asian nine. Before you go out, get a powerful computer. You can do that if you use the stereo jacks in your microphone and again. Here are very inexpensive alternatives. To be ableto add to your mic to slide right over to the mike head. And again, this will help you to avoid Pops will help me to block out some of the noise while you're talking. Okay, so what? That Thanks. And I will see you in another video. 4. 0004 The Production Machine: Welcome back. Now, in this video, we'll be talking about the best practice off using a production machine. One of the ways that you're gonna save time is not having to produce or render is the other term your videos on the same computer that you work on and can't. Agius studio will allow you to use to installations for one license. As long as you are the person using both of those installations, it's legal within the terms in which you purchase can't Asian studio. This means that you can place your second installation on another computer that you use, and we're calling this this video a production machine. Now you will use this computer to do the final processing or the rendering or production of your videos, and the best way to do this would be to use an external drive and to plug it into your production PC. Now, if you use any kind of special assets in your library, you're going to need to make sure that you export those assets out of your library on one machine and support them into the library on your production machine. This major could either hand over the videos that you create to someone else to render or you didn't work on endured videos, render them all at once on your production machine and walk away. Previously in the course, we talked about how you can batch render multiple videos. In other words, you can sit all your videos up in once and then use the batch requirement. And remember that batch can be found. Remember, the batch can be found here in the file area. And then if you're a call, there is a batch production link, and this gives you the opportunity then to go and get those multiple files for you to run all at once. So if you're creating course or a SYRIZA videos, you can work on the creation, and then you can set all of your rendering jobs on your production machine. With this, Ruby means, is that you can keep working so you don't have to worry about all the resource is on your computer being taken up. To render your videos, you can continue to work on your main PC and then run your jobs. One. Your production machine. You were also then free to run your jobs and your production machine and then do whatever helps that you like to do. Now there is an important discussion toe have about a production machine and it is that technically, in the terms of service, camped Ages says that you cannot run Camped Asia con currently, even if you are the user of both installation, those are the terms inversion nine Nana Recent discussion with Cam Tasia won their social media. It was asked of them whether or not this production machine clause is still valid. And basically, if you look in this area, we verified that you can still use the function of doing production machine and that this is an appropriate use. According to Camp Tasia, if you read this So even though the terms technically would leave out the production machine at a version night verifying with Camped Asia, as of right now the recording of this video that this is something that they are perfectly fine with. But once again, if you are unsure, make sure that you do your own follow up that you follow up with camped Asian. You don't want to break the terms of service and then have your license to Camp. Tasia revoked make sure that you verify if this is something that you want to do it. It's certainly something that you should want to do because it will make you much more efficient and allow you the freedom of being able toe work on your PC while your videos render on your production machine. Okay, so with that, thanks. And I will see you in another video. 5. 0005 Setting Up Your Home Network For Production: Welcome back. Now, in this video, we're going to be discussing setting up your home network for production using campaign Jinnai. Now, we talked about using an external drive last time and that so that you can transfer files so you would produce the files on one machine, save them onto your external hard drive. Then take that external hard drive, plug it into your production machine and then start the rendering process on a second machine while you work on the machine that you do all your work on. But now there are other ways to do this. And if you choose not to go that route by an external drive, but you still want to render videos on that production machine on that different computer, you can actually do so now. What you need to do is to make sure that your home network can actually see, can actually recognize all of your computers and all of your drives. Then, as we said earlier, you need to make sure that you have all of your assets on your production machine. So let's take a look at what we mean by that. Typically, if you have computers connected by Ah, home network. You'll be able to see all of those computers on the same network in this area of windows. As long as you can see those other computers, you can actually access their hard drive, provided that you've done all of the networking involved. So what you want to be able to do is you want to be able to see the network drive on another PC. So, for example, as you can see this particular computer on this network, even though this is not the computer I'm working on, I can move files over to this Dr. And this computer can see for lack of a better word into mind so they can move files back and forth to my. So what that means is that I can actually access files to do my transfer using my home network so that when you're using Camped Asian nine and let's say that you want to run a batch job, What you're going to do is you're gonna go and add files. Where you gonna go? Get those files where that's when you'll go and get the files from the network, as opposed to getting them from your hard drive. Now, this actually does work best at the files or local. But in some cases, what you can do is you can transfer all of the files temporarily through the network been operated that way. You know, if you find that that's too much stress on your network, you can make some accommodations. But the point is that you can use your home network to access files back and forth, and you can use them to run on Camp Tasia. As we said before, the most important thing is that if you're using assets from your library, these libraries have to match the on both the production machine as well as this one. Otherwise, if you start rendering of video, your production machine will look for these assets. You don't have them on your production machine. It will stop the process. So you have to make sure that you've exported your entire library from the computer you work on to your production machine, and you can do that very easily if you just go to the library tab and then you look for export library. So you just gonna export your library to a zip drive and then you're gonna re upload it on your production machine, of course, is what we've been talking about. You can then have the production machine access the files on your creation machine in order to render your videos. That's really the point of having this network set up and having everything in one place. And this is can be especially helpful when you have multiple videos to do. And you're gonna run these jobs in a batch and you've either got to keep working or you've got to set it up so that you can start a process, walk away and then come back to your personal computer and do some work without having the resource is tied up. Okay, so with that, thanks and I will see you in another video. 6. 0006 Using Project Files: Welcome back in this video, we're gonna be talking about Camp Taysir projects, media and recordings. Briefly, we talked about in the main course that you want to make use of Camp Tasia projects. So, yes, you're gonna record video. Yes, You're going to have a file that you're going to be working with. However, you want to be in the habit of also using the project files, which is any changes that you make anything that you add it. Anything that you add, any annotation that you make, you save it over in that project. What happens is you haven't done anything to the original recording, and it gives you the opportunity to work with that original file over and over again in different ways. Project means that you're gonna be able to save your and it's in a file as you make them. And it also means you can work with multiple media sources. So in other words, if you want to bring in another video, if you want to bring in some other audio, you want to bring in something that's not in the library. You can, and you don't have to worry about it causing any problems with something that you previously done, or even causing any problems with the recording because all these things go along with the right on top of the recording when you actually use them. And the only way that you can make use of those things is that you have to use the project feature. So basically what a project does, is it safe sign it saves you've time from having that we do and restart videos once you have made a mistake. And this is a major thing to learn that you want to make sure that you're saving the projects. Once you have corrected something or even if you make a mistake, you can always go back and fix that mistake through the editing process. So don't record over and over again. Do one take and then just use your project file. You think of something that you want to insert into the video. You want to use a project, you think of something that you want to change about a project. You use the project file Now. This is important concept to understand, especially as we approach this next concept in the next video, which is doing all your videos of one. Take something that we mentioned in the basic course, but really want to kind of expand on that and let you know why This is important to do, Why it saves time and why it's going to affect how you do the rest of your videos. Okay, so what? That Thanks. And I will see you in another video. 7. 0007 Recording In One Take: Welcome back in this video, we're gonna be talking about another concept which is doing all your videos and one take. And you do have to understand concept we talked about previously, which is projects making sure that you're doing all your videos and one take it requires that you use the project feature in time that you any time that you add or change anything , you don't want to stop the recording and start another one over. You want to save even the mistakes to your project file. It's much more effective to do this and go back and edit out your mistakes. To do this, you want to be able to see on the timeline where you need to edit by putting a marker there , and we've shown you how to do this. But let's go over that again, and you can do that by going to the marker menu and then just going to this bar and they do that again. You can do that as many times as you want to. And remember, you can also do this during the recording process by hitting the marker key while you're actually recording, which is again yet another reason why you want to make sure that you are doing your videos with. And these two screens want to be able tohave that timing that marker off to the side where you can click it yet at the same time, keep focused on what it is you're presented now what some marketers, myself included, mark their own at his space by stopping, allowing a little silence to pass and then clapping three times loudly near the mic like this. What this does is this produces a visual effect on the audio timeline that look different than anything that you're doing if you're talking and that means when you see those three claps when you see that signal, that means in that that's where you need to go and focus your attention in editing. Now again, you can do this while you're actually recording. So while you're recording, if you heard kind of cruising along and you're talking and then you discover all I should have said something else would you want to do is you want to stop clap three times and then go back to the point where you should have said something different and then you'll know how to determine where it is you're going to actually place you're in it, but you mark the place and which you make the mistake during the recording process. And of course, as we said, all of this is going to be visible on the timeline. And as you do these things, you want to be able to keep your changes and you save them as you go into your project file . Now the other thing that you want to do, you want to make sure that you program the pause button as you record the way that you want it. This is an important thing because you need to be able to pause, recording at the push of a button. If you try to do it by catching your mouse and trying to figure out where you're going to click on the actual recording toolbar, it'll keep you from finding the most accurate point and delaying you and how you're going to be ableto amateur video. So you want to make sure that Pause button is programmed the way that you want it. And basically, what that means is that when you look at your tools option inside your recording toolbar. I want to make sure that whatever you program this to be that you know what it is. If it's gonna be f nine, it's gonna be controlled at nine. That you're able to go to that button and you're able to click it in order to make the recording do what you wanted to do, so there will be a default. But you can change that default to be whatever you want it to be. Okay, so with that, thanks. And I will see you in another video. 8. 0008 Webcams And Picture In Picture Video: Welcome back. Now, in this video, we're gonna be talking about recording picture in picture video. And rather than go over some of the technical aspects of this process, it's kind of important to give you some ideas on how to think about this. And then the technical parts will be fairly simple. Picture in picture video is a good way to personalize your tutorial videos. What you're doing is you're putting a an image or a video of yourself, typically in the bottom right hand corner. And so, if you think about seeing a square of yourself, your entire background and you really giving life to the video, this is a great way of personalizing power point video. Even sometimes a screen share video and what this does is allows you to protect yourself while you explain your concept. So it's not just you being detached from the subject. You are really giving people, and I d probably teaching someone an idea that either you agree with or something that you have some strong feelings about. Now you do want to be aware of where you're going to be on the screen, and one of the things we talked about The main course is the fact that you can put this square. You can organize it. Any place you can put in any place on the screen, you can arrange it at the top, right top left any place that you want, However, if you're gonna be recording power point or even if you're going to be risk Orting screen share videos. You need to be aware while you're recording where the video is gonna be. Unfortunately, you're not going to be able to see the square while you're recording. So if you know you're gonna be in the bottom right hand corner, you want to leave that area open whether or not you doing power point whether or not you were doing screen sharing. And yes, you want to recreate your slides knowing where your video is going to appear. And this is especially going to be helpful because you don't want to go back and redo slides or you don't want your video to overshadow the words. Remember, you're not using words to have people read your using words to enhancer bolster what it is you trying to say in your video. Now you could use your computer's webcam in order to do this. But it's probably going to be best that you get a webcam that will enhance this process, and it's recommended that you get a webcam like the Logic Tec 9 30 e. There's a reason that this is a recommended camera. It's probably gonna be a little more expensive than your average webcam, but it renders at 1920 by 10 80 which is high definition, and it really uses less of your computers processing power. In other words, the resource is of the webcam run inside the webcam, as opposed to other cameras where the resource is run on the computer. That's very important because it keeps you from having Layton see in your video. It keeps you from having a mismatch between what's happening in the video and people hearing your words. And this makes a very credible video and execute people paying attention. You can see the logic Tec 9 30 right here and actually doesn't look different than any other webcam. What's most important, And even if you can't get this particular camera, you don't like this one. You want to get one where the resource is, do not have to run on the PC. That's the most important thing. That's what makes for the timing in your videos to be in sync with the actual Web cam. Okay, so what? That Thanks. And I will see you in another video. 9. 0009 Batch Converting Audio To Mp3 Using Camtasia: Welcome back. Now, in this video, we're going to talk about converting some of your project files to MP three and in version eight of Camped Asia, which is what you're seeing on your screen. You're looking at the batch production and what we're gonna do is we're just gonna grab some files here and we're gonna go through this process and we're going to go and look at one particular preset, which is the MP three pre set and used to be that you could do just this, which is to convert. We're not gonna go through this entire process, but you could convert a video using Camped Asia to MP three. Now we're gonna go to camped Asian Night that featured no longer exists, so you can no longer use your batch to convert multiple videos into multiple MP threes. The other thing is that when you want to convert ah file, you can export an audio to away file or to an M four a file. But again, you cannot do this during a batch. Now, the Onley format that you can actually use during a batch we're going to show you this. We're just gonna go through this process. And if we were to look for a particular preset, we have one set up for new IMF or a audio, so we can actually run a batch job for him for a audio. But that's the only audio that we can run a batch for. So the way to convert multiple files at the same time is to bring them into your iTunes account. Now, you don't have iTunes. ITunes is free in order to download to your hard drive. And once you actually have these files in a certain playlist, you can then highlight them all. And you can then create an MP three versions. So the process is a little more indirect. You're gonna have to batch produce in for a files. You're gonna pull those in for a files into iTunes, and then you're going to bulk turn them into MP three versions just by highlighting them all and then clicking, create impede three versions. Okay, so with that, thanks and I will see you in another video 10. 0010 Batch Bulk Zipper: Welcome back. Now, in this video we're gonna be talking about taking the batch job that you have run and then being able to finalize for production and delivery using a time saving process. Once you created all your videos, you're gonna wanted package them for delivery and for sale. And you can do this very easily with the Rahm zipper program with Rahm Zipper, you can zip multiple files simultaneously. And the most important thing is that you have all your files in the same folder without any additional folder. Now, what this does is this makes the batch job that you just did. Easy to zip and easier to upload to your host. In order to deliver them to your buyer, you can find Rob Zipper by just googling download Rahm Zipper. It is a free program. And once you get it on your hard drive, let's take a look and see what it will do. Well, Rahm, Zipper opens up you want to do is find the folders where your files are that you're going to want to work with and we found Are you gonna notice that there are 10 finals and what we want to do is we want a bundle. These when a bundle. These all at once. And we went a bundle these quickly. Well, now that we have found the folder, all we're going to do is we're going to highlight all of our files, and they were gonna click ZIP files, and then we're gonna figure out where we want them to go. I would have put him in the very same driver that came from as soon as we click. Okay, Rahm Zipper is going to start the process of bundling up our files and you'll see that here in the left hand corner doesn't take very long. And then what you'll see is you'll see the files come into view, and then all you really have to do then is take your files and upload them wherever you like to host them. And that's a very easy way of being able bundle the content that you ran with the batch and then continue to save time to put your effort into other things. Okay, so with that, thanks. And I will see you in another video 11. 0011 Drawing Tool Basics: Hello and welcome. Now, in this video, we want to explore the drawing tool. And so you're looking at your recording toolbar for camped Asian I, and we're going to just start by clicking the record button. Remember, we get this message because we're actually using two instances of camp. Tasia, you will not see this warning message. We click. OK, the countdown will begin. Okay, We have camped Asia's set to minimize to the toolbar. So we're gonna bring this up and what you're going to notice is that the effects menu comes up. We've already seen where we can add a marker, but the part that we're going to look at right now is this screen drawing. And of course, if you're using multiple screens, this toolbar would be off to the sides and this would not be showing to your viewer. But this is a fairly useful tool and which you'll notice is that when you click the screen draw button, the rest of the effects come available. Now what we can do is we can actually choose to use the pin, which we have, and let's see what the pin actually does. One of the things that it does is it draws right. And so this probably works extremely well if you have a tablet. But it works very well, even if you don't. And you were able to draw lines on your presentation, which again leads to more of the credibility. Now you don't have with a mouse. It would be very difficult to write like this. But you can draw and you can draw circles. And of course, we're able to do that in the editing process. Also, we can also explore where we can change the color, right so we can change it to blue. We can also change the with so we could make the lines very thick. So once again, I mean, you see that we can use each of these effects and we can actually close this effect and do away with it now the way that you would actually cause the writing to go away. So, for example, if we were to draw a line around this circle, all we would need to do is to hit the escape key. And then the toolbar closes and the writing goes away. So once again, we decide on the Penn. We're gonna use with. And then when we're tired of writing or we don't want to have it appear on the screen, we can click, OK? And actually, then we go back to being able to use our mouse. So once again, this drawing feature is a useful tool when you have information on a power point, and sometimes it's less dynamic than you'd like it to be. Well, this is one way of being able to keep your viewers attention without having to do things with the animation or make your power point inconsistent. Keep your power point consistent, and then you use points of emphasis using tools like the screen drawing program. Okay, so what? That Thanks. And I will see you in another video. 12. 0012 Before You Hit Record: Now, this video, we want to discuss some things that you want to do before you hit record, and and and you're going to understand why these things are important to do beforehand. And of course, it almost seems that this would be elementary. You want to make sure you have your content ready, you're gonna read it. If you're going to refer to it, it needs to be available. Before you actually hit the record button, you shouldn't have to go and search for. And you really don't even want to pause the video to go get it. It really does disturb the continuity. It can disturb the level of your voice. It can disturb a lot of things if you have to stop your presentation in order to retrieve something that should be readily available right in front of you. The screen cast videos work best when you already have some knowledge or expertise, and that it goes without saying if you're going to be presenting something, even if you're presenting something that you're using the private label whites in order to present, you should have some knowledge. You shouldn't be reading it for the first time. If you're going to do a video that's actually gonna be interesting in that for people to listen to. You don't want to read anything if you read from Ah, Power Point. If you read from a word document, it's going to sound like it. And so you are gonna have some knowledge of the subject matter, so that if you have to stop reading or if you have to stop referring and you actually have to given anecdote, you actually have to talk or tell a story. You were going to be able to make it interesting for your audience. For your viewers. Open up the tabs on your browser headed times in Sync wins. You want to think through your presentations and don't get to your presentation and have to open up tabs and open up browsers. The time that you think it takes is a video creator is a lot longer to the person experiencing it. You don't want to spend your time one camera opening tabs looking for things in your browser. These things should already be ready. They should already be in sequence, and this is especially true when you're looking at programs like Google Chrome or Firefox, where and then explore these. These give you the opportunity to set up tabs ahead of time. You should have already thought through your presentation before you actually ate the record button. And this has been said many different instances. You don't want to linger a neat screen too long. So if your screen casting don't leave your screen up very long done, obviously, sometimes you're gonna have to violates this principle. But Hollywood actually changes screens every eight seconds for a reason. That's because our attention span is just short assed human beings, and this could also have to do with the modern day. So you want to make sure that if you can, you want to switch something on your screen for a minimum of every eight seconds. If you keep some action going of any kind, we talked about using the markers. Viewers will not be quick to lose interests again. This has been discussed before, but don't create videos with two or three subjects. You show people with things one of the time you talk about one subject in time. Even if the video is very short, it's better if you have one subject in one video rather than three subjects in one short video or one medium link video. You want people to be able to look at the title of the video and know exactly what you're about to get, and they decided to click on Watch it, but you don't want is for you to have to make a title. It's so very long that people don't know exactly what you're saying or for them to click on a video and actually think they're getting something. And then they get a lot more or less than what they I really thought the video was gonna be about. Always assume you're viewing those nothing. They'll break down your video in the bite size chunks again. Short videos wanted concept at a time. You don't want to try to do something really complex unless you're really breaking down the steps, and it's so try to keep your steps in separate videos. If you are going toe, add in title clips and music, gonna slick them before you start the project again. That goes without saying, And if you're recording multiple videos, it's important to make sure that your content is uniforms. So in other words, you are doing a SYRIZA 10 videos. Then you want to do everything you can to make sure that your voice is uniform. The power points, a uniform. Everything that you're doing should look similar to all the other videos in the series. That's pretty important to do, and this is probably the same. You want to try to avoid using different styles inside of one video you're going to do screen sharing trial. You're going to do screen sharing. Try to stick to screens, hearing going to do animated, try to stick, to animate it. Don't do a lot of different styles of one video against disorienting for the actual viewer , and it can be confusing. And even though it might keep their attention, it might not get your point to where you actually want it to be. Not wise is all this important, and we've actually hinted at this because to do something like this and this is what you don't want to do. I don't want a type on your screen cast video. Go looking for websites. You don't want to search for information. This is disorienting, and it's an invitation for people to tune out of your video, all of the typing that you can do ahead of time. You want to do it ahead of time, you don't want to type on your video. And if you must do it, if you must type even after you have set things ahead of time, you pause the video, then type. This is an important distinction to make. So again you pause the video than type. Do your typing right in the information you want and then come back to the video because that really holds your viewers attention and makes your videos concise. And it also gives them the opportunity to connect with your information. Okay, so with that, thanks and I will see you in another video. 13. 0013 Creating A Gif With Camtasia: Welcome back. Now, this video, we're gonna be talking about one of the little use features in camped. Asian people typically use tools and order to create Jeffs. And this is actually something that you can create in the camp. Tasia. So what we're going to do in order to create a chip? Of course, we are not going to use the audio. And once again, whenever we make a big change like this and we're gonna do something totally different with the fire, we're going to save it into what a new projects. We're gonna go to the file. We're gonna say this as a new project. Okay, so we've got our indication from camped Asian that our project that saved And so we have a video file on track one. And so, typically, if you can, Typically, if you have a short video clip, something like five seconds at the most, typically 3 to 7 seconds. And what we're gonna do is we're just going to get a split this track. Eso Let's get rid of the escaped with the marker area, and then let's go ahead and split this track, and we're going to do away with this part, and we just want a little short video clip that we can use in order to create a Jiff and camped. Asian makes this very easy to do. If you can get the video went to the timeline, you're going to click and you're going to do a new custom production and you'll see here. One of the menu options is to create a gym or an animation file. Now all of these factors are going to be the default settings and it for the most part. You probably want to leave the default settings as they are, unless you know of a reason to not use them. So we're going to continue one with the default settings in Camp Tasia. We are not going to in bed this in HTML, and so once we do this, we're just going to click. Next. We're gonna have a place where we save it and we're going to click finish so the video renders fairly quickly. And then there's a process. You'll be able to use this shift as your image, and you'll be able to use it where you want animation for your viewers to see. Okay, so that is a very simple way of being able to create a Jiff. Having a short video clip, the read of five seconds, maybe seven at the most. Putting on the timeline. Scratch out the audio and then run the Jif sequence. Okay, so what? That. Thanks. And I will see you in another video. 14. 0014 Customer Service With Camtasia: one of the ways you should absolutely be using capitation if you haven't done so already, is in conjunction with screen cast dot com to do customer service. So right now you're looking at a Web browser. You're looking at your recorder. So let's give a scenario where you would have to explain to your customer how to do research on Google and this would take a Google search and you'd want to show them how the look, of course, one of the good things that you can do with can't Asia is actually walked through that process where you type in the search term, where you get the search term where you scroll through the list of information to find out which one would be best to do. And, of course, all you're gonna have to do in order to do this is to hit your recording toolbar and to record once again. This message comes because we're recording with two instances of Camp Tasia right now, this is going to start the recording. And so if we look through our digital camera information, this is just hypothetical. And even if we were to find out, what are the key words there were and then decided we were going to look at information here. Just based on that, while being able to do a quick video tutorials is one of the best little ways that you can actually use Camped Asia in order to do customer service and in order to explain to your clients exactly what you mean, as they say, a picture's worth 1000 words. So what happens after the recording? Well, okay, so we stop the recording. It's about 41 seconds. What happens is the video comes into the media. Been We're gonna bring it down to the timeline now. One of the things that we can do is we can share this video to screen cast dot com, and we're gonna do Women at screens has dot com. We're going to get a link to give to our customers, So let's go do that right now. So we're just going to look briefly at the fact that this project is rendering. We're gonna turn the camera back off until it's complete. Okay, so now it's completing and complete. It will now upload to screen cast, which is a fairly short process, depending on how much space your video is actually going to take. So now what we have, it's screen cats where we have a link. We have a video. So instead of trying to explain to our customer exactly what we're trying to tell them, we will just grab this link. It will pass a go into them, and after some time we might want to go into screen, cast and clear out some of those videos. But this gives us an opportunity to give high levels of customer and client service and at the same time save ourselves time by making sure that we explain things correctly the first time. So Camp Tasia is great for this use, and it's mirrors another text myth program called James. A number of entrepreneurs and educators use that system, and it works. Justus Well camped Asia does the very same thing as Jane, so make sure to use is tool and the way that helps you best. With that. Thanks and I will see you in another video 15. 0015 Two Important Factors About Interactive Videos With Camtasia: Welcome back on this video. We want to talk about some of the basics of interactivity and so that you understand very succinctly exactly what you're doing. Now. Interactivity can be anything you see markers or quizzes. It can be in the annotations area. It can be an interactive hot spot. It can be not only a marker, but a quiz or survey. And so these are ways that we can create a video, have the video actually get our audience to do something, or look or interact something before the video actually continues. And basically, we use that to our advantage to interact with our audience, either to move them where we want them to move or to get information from them. Now they're two key connections to make. When you start talking about interactivity number one, when we actually go through the custom production, we're going to produce a series of files. That series of files is gonna come with HTML. That means then that we can then use that html toe upload to a website Now. The other thing is that when we create that video and we uploaded to screen cast dot com, which is tech Smith's website. That gives us the opportunity to use some of the features in our interactive video that we can actually embed this code onto another website, providing that we can understand and get the sizing right. In this case, we see 1920 by 10 80. We've never in bed at that size. But if we can embed into, for example, our WordPress website at a certain side, then that gives us a different dimension off these actual videos, and it gives us the opportunity to do a few different kinds of things, such a surveying and branching that we might not have to do otherwise. And because our videos are going to be so specific and screen cast videos, we can actually use them to help our clients tell us more about themselves so that we can serve them better. We're gonna get into that in another video. So again, the most important thing is that you can embed onto a WordPress site. That's what you want to do. Or you could take the files that are produced in the custom production settings, and we can upload them to a server where we have HTML. So either way, We have access to place our interactive videos onto individual web pages where we can then use them according to our plans. Okay, so what? That. Thanks. And I will see you in another video. 16. 0016 Embedding Your Screencast Com Video To Wordpress: Welcome back. Now, this video, what we want to do is we want to go ahead and produce a video for screen cast dot com and then we want to use the embed tool to our WordPress website. So what we're going to do is we're just going to produce a video. We're going to assume that this video is already an interactive video. So we're not gonna go through the process of creating another interactive video. We're just going to go ahead and create the video and upload to screen cast dot com. Okay, so the upload press s is completing, and you're gonna notice that you now have an embed code. So we're gonna do is we're gonna go ahead and copy that embed code. We're gonna head on over to our WordPress site and we get a word press. What we're gonna do is we're going to just add a new post and we're going to use the text box. So we're gonna write in a title, and there were going to embed our content. Hey, so we're going to just drop that text in there, and then we're just going to click publish. Now we can do is we can take a look at our post. And what we're gonna notice is that this video is really taking up too much space in this frame. So we're probably gonna have to adjust it so we can assume that all the way across is going to be about 900 pixels. So if we are someplace in the area of four or 500 wide, that should help us in some way. So we're going to go into the code. I'm going to change the with 26 40 by 4 80 And one of the reasons why we're doing that, of course, is that maintains the aspect ratio. So in other words, 1920 by 10. 80. We want to try to keep this as close as we can to the aspect ratio. So we've done that by going to 6 40 by 4 80 we're gonna update our post, and now we're going to take a look at it again. Okay, so our video now fits in our post, so want to make sure that if we're going to be giving instructions for interactive video that we have those instructions here and that we title this appropriately. But what we have now is we have the ability to put our interactive video on a specific page on the Web, where to use our WordPress site to do that. And if we already have a WordPress site that we're using, we can embed this code. The video will serve from screen cast dot com, and it will be interactive. And that's going to be important in something that we're going to do in a future video. Okay, so with that, thanks and I will see you in another video. 17. 0017 Table Of Contents And Self Hosting Interactive Content: Welcome back in this video, we're going to go over what we can do with our markers if we want to section off different parts of the video. We can do that with a table of contents, and all we have to do is use our marker code. We want to make sure that our markers showing when our market bar is showing we mark off the different points that we want. Now, obviously, we're doing this arbitrarily. You would obviously do this according to your content, it wouldn't rename each marker. Okay, so now that we have our chapters lined up, we had them marked off. What's gonna happen is that Camp Taejin that produces the video that's going to give people the opportunity The skip ahead through different elements of the video. Based on the chapters that we have designated again, this again is another interactive video. And the only way they're gonna be able to do that is if they use the smart player so we can have this on screen cast dot com or we can have it on our servant. One of the things that we'd like to show you in this video is how the filing system works and how you would actually put it on your servant. We've already seen how you put it on screen cast dot com But now let's go ahead and process this video. We can walk through the table of contents process and then we can actually see how the file structure will be. So we're gonna do is we're going to go and we're going to now create a local file. And now that we have the custom production settings, we can go forward, we're going to choose the smart player, and then we're going to customize our actual player. Now to skip ahead. We're just going toe work with the table of contents, want to make sure it's ready and that it's searchable. Then we're gonna click next. Now we're gonna have one more screen after this, I'm gonna click next, and we're actually going to now be able to dictate what our table of contents is going to be like. We can fix it to the right, fix it to the left. We're gonna have text with thumbnail. We can number marker the injuries. We've got some flexibility over what our table of contents actually going to look like. So now what we're going to do is we're gonna click next. We're gonna go ahead and produce our project when things are going to see right off the bat is we're gonna have a number of files that are going to be available to us. So now we're just gonna click finish, and then we're gonna let the project start. It's rendering that the video is complete and you can see that we have our table of contents. It's clickable. But now this video is now in Our hard drive we're gonna do now is we're gonna take those files. We're not gonna upload them to our server. We're gonna come back here and open our production folder here. All the files and so now we're going to do is we're gonna upload them to a site. And so now the same file can be served from our server and can be represented here on our site for the same smart players there. The same level of interactivity is there. It's now one hour site and not on screen cast dot com. Okay, so what? That Thanks. And I will see you in another video 18. 0018 Hotspots Daisy Chain: Welcome back Now. In the last video, we talked about the fact that we can have the last couple of videos. We talked about the fact that we can have these interactive videos on individual Web pages , And so now it's time to talk about what can we do inside the interactivity? Having a table of contents is great may or may not necessarily direct people in the way that we want. It doesn't necessarily illicit information from them. It does make for more pleasant experience. For the user, however, using hot spots is one way for us to be able to direct Ah, user who's watching our video to take an action. And so when we actually use, we're going to go into the annotations, we're gonna grab the interactive hot spot on. What we want to do is when a pick, a period, a specific period of time where our video is and we want to do something with that video. We want the user to have to click something now. The most important thing when you do this is to remember that you're gonna have to give the user some instructions, so this might be a point at which you are going to give them. You're gonna write something in here. You might write something in here. We're gonna go ahead and leave that one there. We might write something in here, like right, So we give them some instructions. Cook, explain If you want to talk to someone personally, we want the hot spot, then to do something right, we want them to click on that word, explain. And then we want something to be ableto happen when that happens. And so we want to do something over here in the properties and we can have it so that someone, when they click it, they actually go to a your l Basically, what we're trying to do in this hot spot is we're trying to get the user to do something. And again, if you combine this with being able to be on specific Web page, have this interactive video where you're going to give them some information, and then at each point, you're going to compel them to a call to action. And when they take that called action, send them to a specific website. You then have interactive marketing and customer service, keeping them engaged. We go beyond trying to entertain or just inform people, but to get them to take some kind of action. That's really what interactive hot spots are at the heart of. And we can do that very simply by making our button clickable and by making sure that the video does not go any further until they take some kind of action that we want to make sure that our words are at the same point at which the hot spot comes. So the user's thin starts understand. OK, well, maybe if I click this, then something will move on. Everything depends on the kind of instructions that you're able to give. So when someone clicks a certain link, if they want to talk to someone personally, what's a good thing for us to do? Well, the good thing for us to do is to try to get some information from them, right, just to try to figure out, maybe to try to help the person who's going to be taking the call there to help the person who's going to be serving that person, to try to find out a little bit more about them, and we want to be able to send that person to a place where they can give us some information. And that's really where our surveys come in. And so this u r l can be a page on your WordPress site with another interactive video. Basically, what we're doing is we are figuring out ways for us to chain together the interactivity. So we're not just informing. We're getting involved with the customer and we're actually getting information from them. Hopefully. Okay, so with that thanks. And I will see you in the next video. 19. 0019 Surveys And Chaining: Now that you understand the concept of Daisy chaining the hot spots canal look at surveys in a different way. And so we're gonna do is we're gonna open up quiz. Even though we're not really looking to quiz anyone. We're really looking to do a survey. And so we're going to ask some questions. I'm gonna write a question in here, and so we're gonna do is we're gonna display the feedback. And so if a person answers a certain way, we want something to happen. So we're gonna right in here. We're not thinking in terms of quizzing and writing. It wrong with the question is, who is your favorite copywriter and there's an answer. So if it's if the person says Dad Kennedy, well, then we want to send them to Maybe it could be our affiliate, Lee. Maybe it could be our site. Maybe Could be something where we are doing something that is representative of Dan Kennedy . We want to put that in there. Now, if you follow this, what you also could do now that you know you can put another video survey on your site is you can send the person to the next survey to narrow down their answers. So, in other words, an answer. The first question. And maybe you want to send them to a follow up question. Well, then you're gonna have a video there and another set of questions. And you could do that by dictating what you are. L they go to and you can actually have the video embedded in your WordPress site, or you can have it hosted on your side. It really doesn't matter. But you can deliver them to a another interactive video where they can answer another question. Ultimately, your goal is to get them to someplace where it's gonna be advantageous for them. The customer. Now you want to be able to make sure that the viewers don't see their results. We do want to score the quiz. That Okay, now, when all of these elements are where we want them, we've gotta you gotta survey there. We're going to send the person someplace they're gonna they're going to see their feedback . And so now we want to do is want to start the processing and we get to this page in the production wizard. We know that quizzing is now available now no longer grayed out. So what we can do is we're gonna continue to go forward, and now we're going to produce our video. Now. One thing that we also get the opportunity to do is we get the opportunity to customize our quiz. Now this is the table of Contents section. We go past that and we get to customize our quiz. And this is where we make sure that we're communicating the right things to our prospect. Our customer were acquaintance. I want to make sure that our button says take a five minute survey or a short survey and that we have niche specific information in these these spaces so that when they see our quiz, they're not unfamiliar with it, and it's going to make sense that they should want to take the survey in order to get something that you promise them. But you do have the opportunity to customize this information and the last screen before processing. And so once we process, we can either process as a smart player that we're gonna host on our site, or we can back up and actually host this site on screen cast dot com and embedded on our website. We can do it either way. The important thing is that when the user takes some kind of action that we send them to the next chain that we want them to be in. And if survey is the first part and you want them then to be sent to the page with the hot spot, you can do that where you can do advice. A verse in the point is that your interactive quiz, where your interactivity can send people toe Web pages. That's the most important thing. So whether someone watches a video all the way through where they get to a certain point, you can ask them to take an action if they want to see the rest of the video. Okay, so with that, thanks and I will see you in another video. 20. 0020 Picture In Picture and the Color Out Tool: Welcome back. Now, in this video, we're going to talk a little bit about picture in picture videos, and you notice that the only the only video that's in the campus and on the timeline is actually a portrait talking head video. Now, we can actually import any other video into this practice that we want. And all we have to do is to go to file and the import command and look for other media. We can also look for recent Camped Asia recordings. In this particular case, let's just pull one of the Camp Tasia recordings into the timeline. Okay, so now we have this recording we're gonna do is we're gonna go ahead and add it to timeline at the plate head. Okay, so now we have a video and we have a talking head video. So what you're going to notice right away is that the talking head video seems to have disappeared. But as you can see, it's really on the bottom of two tracks, neither of which are opaque or either which are invisible. So what we need to do is we need to move this track up and move the others down, right? we can do that very easily. Just by changing the order of some of the tracks. Digital marketing entrepreneurs, many of whom use systems like Facebook, Live and YouTube, are looking for ways to be more connected. One of the ways that they're doing that is by making sure that they're in their videos. But the other thing that they're doing, they're coming back to this medium, but with no background. And so you may be wondering how people they're doing that. So how are they appearing as if they're literally on top of the screen? One of the first things you actually just did. You just make sure that you're talking at video was on top of the timeline. Right now we do not have a green screen, but if we did, all we really need to do is we need to take care of that color, and so we could go to the visual effects, and then we can drag one type of the track. Now, of course, we don't really have a color. A specific color, too, really take out. But you wouldn't want to make sure that if you wanted to appear right outside of your background that you just had a background that really contrast ID with where you are and that it was some color that could be easily removed inside a camped Asian. The process is very simple, and the most important part is to make sure that you have good lighting even before you get to camp. Tasia. When you do that successfully, what you are going to be able to do is you're going to be able to do things with hot spots that previously you may have been unable to do. And these were the two basic steps to being able to use Camped Asian nine in order to have your image cut out on top of your presentation. And all you really need to do is have a green screen video that shot with green in the background. You're gonna remove that with the removal color tool, and then you just got to make sure that the video is on top of the video. Okay, so with that, thanks and I will see you in another video