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Creating Powerful Training Videos with Camtasia and Other Tools

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Lesson 1

Part 1: Planning Your Video

Plan your video tutorial: detail your goals and strategy, choose your media assets, create your script or storyboard, and organize the equipment you’ll need.

Duration: 00:42:21  File Size: 200 MB


Lesson 2

Part 2: Recording Your Video

Shoot effective talking head videos for introductions and summaries… create great video demos… master screen recording with Camtasia… record PowerPoint presentations with the optimal screen dimensions and timing… even capture high-quality screenshots and screen recordings from iOS and Android mobile devices.

Duration: 00:51:16  File Size: 270 MB


Lesson 3

Part 3: Editing Your Video

Master powerful editing techniques with Camtasia Studio… import and manage many different forms of media… add the best transitions between your video clips and other assets… use zoom and pan to focus on a specific area of the screen… add onscreen text and graphics, and format them for maximum clarity.

Duration: 01:06:23  File Size: 220 MB


Lesson 4

Part 4: Incorporating Special Effects

Use callouts and cursor effects to focus viewers’ attention where you want it… animate video content using the timeline… add video effects such as drop shadows and borders… use green screens or chroma key effects to add interesting backgrounds… improve learning and engagement by adding interactive quizzes.

Duration: 00:46:42  File Size: 160 MB


Lesson 5

Part 5: Working with Audio and Captions

Set up your audio recording studio to capture the highest quality video…fix imperfect recorded audio by trimming, cutting, adding fade ins/fade outs, changing volume levels, and more… add captions to help viewers follow along with your voice narration.

Duration: 00:41:31  File Size: 140 MB


Lesson 6

Part 6: Finalizing Your Video

Compare today’s most popular video formats, and choose the right format for your video… render your video into the format you’ve chosen… share your finished product online.

Duration: 00:36:20  File Size: 74 MB


  • Copyright 2015
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5447-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5447-9

3+ Hours of Video Instruction

Create great video tutorials with Camtasia, Camtasia Studio, and other leading tools! Master all the hands-on skills you’ll need, in just 3+ hours of easy video!


Want to deliver great video tutorials, online or off? This video guide will teach you all the skills you’ll need—in just 3+ hours! You don’t need any knowledge of video production: top tech instructor Michael Miller covers it all, simply and easily! First, walk through planning your video, shooting Camtasia “talking head” and “how-to” content, recording PowerPoint presentations, and capturing top-quality screen recordings from computers, Android devices, iPhones, and iPads. Then, learn how to edit your content in Camtasia Studio… improve clarity by using zoom, pan, callouts, effects, and animation… add pro-quality voice narration, audio, captions, backgrounds, and interactive quizzes… output and share your video… and more! There’s no faster way to master video tutorial development—whatever your subject, wherever you want to teach it!

About the Instructor

Michael Miller”s 150+ non-fiction books have sold over a million copies worldwide. Miller has also produced many training videos and DVDs for Que Publishing and other companies, including Alpha Books, America Online, BizSummits, Deluxe Corporation, and MarketingProfs. His Que video tutorials include How to Use Gmail, How to Use Snapchat, Getting Started with Instagram, Exploring Instagram’s Hidden Secrets, Shooting and Sharing with Vine, and Facebook Essentials.

Skill Level

  • All Levels

What You Will Learn

  • How to work with Camtasia video capture/editing software and related tools
  • How to capture great “talking head” video and step-by-step procedures
  • How to capture screen recordings from computers, smartphones, and tablets
  • How to edit video captures and other content with Camtasia Studio
  • How to improve teaching effectiveness with callouts, effects, transitions, animation, captions, and other techniques
  • How to choose the right video formats, and produce high-quality output
  • How to share your video on the web and beyond

Who Should Take This Course

  • For everyone who needs to produce training videos for distribution online or offline—whether they are working on their own, or for a company or organization.

Course Requirements

  • Basic skills in working with a computer
  • No video production experience or knowledge is required

Table of Contents

Part 1: Planning Your Video

Lesson 1.1 Detailing Your Goals and Strategies

Lesson 1.2 Determining What Types of Media You Need

Lesson 1.3 Creating a Script or Storyboard

Lesson 1.4 Assembling Your Equipment

Part 2: Recording Your Video

Lesson 2.1 Shooting a Talking Head Video

Lesson 2.2 Shooting a How-To Video

Lesson 2.3 Capturing Screen Recordings with Camtasia Recorder

Lesson 2.4 Capturing PowerPoint Presentations with Camtasia

Lesson 2.5 Capturing Screens from Mobile Devices

Part 3: Editing Your Video

Lesson 3.1 Using Camtasia Studio

Lesson 3.2 Importing and Managing Media Assets

Lesson 3.3 Adding Transitions

Lesson 3.4 Using SmartFocus to Zoom and Pan

Lesson 3.5 Adding Onscreen Text and Graphics

Lesson 3.6 Editing in Camtasia

Part 4: Incorporating Special Effects

Lesson 4.1 Using Callouts and Cursor Effects to Focus Attention

Lesson 4.2 Animating Video Content

Lesson 4.3 Adding Video Effects

Lesson 4.4 Using Chroma Key for Backgrounds

Lesson 4.5 Adding an Interactive Quiz

Part 5: Working with Audio and Captions

Lesson 5.1 Setting Up Your Audio Recording Studio

Lesson 5.2 Recording Voice Narration

Lesson 5.3 Editing Audio

Lesson 5.4 Adding Captions

Part 6: Finalizing Your Video

Lesson 6.1 Choosing the Right Video Format

Lesson 6.2 Producing Your Video

Lesson 6.3 Sharing Your Video

About Que Video

Que Video helps you learn technology efficiently with easy-to-follow video tutorials covering popular software apps, online games, and more. Each Que videos are professionally produced and feature the highest quality step-by-step instruction designed by trusted authors and trainers from Que Publishing, an imprint of Pearson—the world’s leading learning company. View Que Videos at http://www.quepublishing.com/quevideo


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