VIDEO TUTORIALS / DIGITAL STORYTELLING
Storytelling with Camtasia
Camtasia is a piece of software that can turn anything you can see on screen into a video. Yet this “screen capture” program is also a perfect tool for learning to work with media. Whether you’re a first-time video editor or are just pulling together something quickly, Camtasia is an easy way to combine images, audio and video into a professional looking project.
The following resources introduce not only software considerations but the basics of audio recording and image editing, whether you’re producing your first digital story or needing a quick review.
Media Specialist, Learning Studio
If you’d like more help editing your first project, the Camtasia site offers great video tutorials and walk-throughs for beginning and advanced users.
We’ve also put together answers to some frequently asked questions. For help setting up a mic or exporting your project, check out the FAQ page.
Working with Audio
Audio is a commonly overlooked part of a video project. In this short segment, you’ll hear how clear audio can amplify your digital story.
Working with Images
Carefully chosen images can add impact to any digital story. In this segment, we’ll walk through key considerations in which pictures and video clips you choose.
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Keep Learning with Camtasia
Camtasia is capable of much more than just editing a digital story. Here are a couple ways you might use it in the future.
Camtasia was designed to “record” the computer screen for video tutorials like this one. It offers tools like zooming and highlighting to focus the attention of your audience.
Screen capture is also a simple way to turn a PowerPoint into a short video. It’s as easy as recording your audio narration as you step through your slides.
Camtasia is also the fastest way to digitize a video clip from a DVD or website. Just find the scene you want to capture, and begin recording the video on screen.