Table of contents for Camtasia studio 5 : the definitive guide / by Daniel Park.

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Foreword
Acknowledgments
Unit I: General Introduction
Chapter 1: Introduction to Camtasia Studio
What Is Camtasia Studio?
What's New in Camtasia Studio 5?
 Usability Enhancements
 New Welcome Window
 Camtasia Recorder Refinements
 Project Settings
 SmartFocus: Automated Zoom-n-Pan
 Visual Enhancements
 New Special Effects
 Onyx Controller Theme
 Stability Enhancements
 Predictable Editing
 Project Auto-Save
 Production Enhancements
 Upload Options: FTP and Screencast.com
 ExpressShow
What Other Hardware and Software Do You Need?
 System Requirements
 Other Helpful Software
Chapter 2: About This Book
What You Can Expect to Find in Each Chapter
About the Companion CD-ROM
About the Screenshots in This Book
About the Terminology in This Book
Formatting Conventions
 Hotkeys
 Special Sections
 Emphasis
Unit II: Prep-work: What to Do before Making Your First Recording
Chapter 3: Quick and Dirty Curriculum Design
General Guidelines
 Know Your Audience
 Determine All Technical Specs ahead of Time
Tips for Making a Top-Notch Training Video
 Why Train with a Video?
 Know Your Video's Purpose
 Learn the Basic Principles of Educational Multimedia
 Recording Techniques for Training Videos
 Make Liberal Use of Attention-Getters
 Slow It Down
 Don't Get Mired in the Details
 Set Specific Goals
Tips for Making a Masterful Marketing Video
 Why Sell with a Video?
 Know Your Video's Purpose
 Address the Customer's Need	
 Remember to Ask for the Sale
Tips for Making a Dynamite Demonstration Video
 Why Present with a Video?
 Determining the Video's Purpose
 Finding Information about Your Audience
Additional Reading
 Training Videos
 Marketing Videos
 Demonstration Videos
Summary
Chapter 4: Scripting and Storyboarding
General Tips on Scripting
 Gathering All the Pieces
 Avoiding the "Blank Page" Syndrome
 What to Write: Form and Content
 Make the Wording Audience-Appropriate
 Be Consistent in Your Terminology
 Possible Scripting Techniques
General Tips on Storyboarding
 Choose a Presentation Layout You're Comfortable With
 Storyboard Flow
 Picture-in-Picture (PIP)
Summary
Unit III: Recording with Camtasia Studio
Chapter 5: Recording Your Screen
Making Your First Recording
Setting Up Your Recording
 Choosing Which Streams to Include
 Audio
 Camera Video
 Markers
 Camera Area Selection Revisited: Last Area
 The Camtasia Recorder User Interface
 Adjusting Your View
 Other Menu Options
 The Statistics and Properties Area
 The Camtasia Recorder System Tray Icon
 Special Circumstances
 Recording Games
 Recording Media Player Content
 Recording Flash Animations
Recorder Workflow Tips
 Work from a Script
 Take the Time to Set up Your Shot
 Don't Mess with Your Windows
 Timing Is Everything
 Avoid the Scroll Wheel
 Pause when Needed
 Split Things Up
Summary
 Other Tips
Exercises
Chapter 6: Special Effects of the Camtasia Recorder
The Annotation Toolbar
 System Stamps
 Captions
 Watermarks
 Autohighlight and Highlight
 ScreenDraw
The Audio Toolbar
The Cursor Toolbar
The Zoom & Pan Toolbar
 AutoPan
 AutoZoom and the Other Zoom Functions
The Camera Toolbar
The ScreenPad
 Editing Text
 Editing the Object Itself
 Editing Opacity
 Resizing ScreenPad Objects
 Cloning and Saving Objects
 Working with Layouts
 Customizing the ScreenPad
Summary
Exercises
Chapter 7: Recorder Tools Options
The Capture Tab
 File Options
 Capture Options
 Performance Options
The Video Tab
 Frame Rate
 Video Compression
 So, What's a Codec, Anyway?
 The Compression Quality Slider
 What's a Key Frame?
 Specifying the Data Rate
 Other Compression Options
 Screen Capture Mode
 Live Output Capture
 Single-Frame Capture
 Time-Lapse Capture
The Audio Tab
 Selecting an Input: Audio Devices and Sources
 Selecting an Output: Audio Format
The Camera Tab
The Hotkeys Tab
The Program Tab
Summary
Exercises
Chapter 8: Recording Your PowerPoint Presentation
Why Record Your PowerPoint Presentations?
 Almost as Good as Being There
 Audio and Video
 Ink Annotations
 Portability
 Better Playback Control
 Interactive Features
 Security
 Capture of Third-Party Applications
Camtasia Studio Add-In Toolbar
Add-in Options Dialog
 Program Options
 Video and Audio Options
 Picture In Picture Options
 Record Hotkey Options
 Watermark Options
Recording Your Presentation
Moving Your Project to Camtasia Studio
Reducing the Dimensions of Your Presentation
 Reducing Your Screen Resolution
 Recording Your Presentation in a Window
Final Recording Tips
 Capturing Video Content within PowerPoint
 Capturing Smoother Animations
Playing Camtasia Studio Video Content within PowerPoint
 Linking to Camtasia Player
 Embedding Animated GIF Files
Troubleshooting the Add-In
 What If the Add-In Doesn't Open?
 My Recording Looks Weird. Why Are All Those Lines of Color There?
Summary
Exercises
Unit IV: Editing within Camtasia Studio
Chapter 9: Working with Camtasia Studio
The Camtasia Studio User Interface
Importing and Using Your Media Clips in Camtasia Studio
 Utilizing the Clip Bin
 Previewing Your Clips
 Adding a Clip to the Timeline or Storyboard
 Adjusting Your Project Settings
Basic Editing in the Timeline View
 Viewing Your Work on the Timeline
 Previewing Your Content
 Moving, Selecting, and Trimming Your Timeline Content
 Moving Clips Around on the Timeline
 Selecting Content for Editing on the Timeline
 Zooming In and Out on the Timeline
 Trimming Content from the Timeline: Method 1
 Trimming Content from the Timeline: Method 2
 Advanced Editing Techniques
 Splitting a Clip
 Extending a Video Clip
 Adjusting Clip Speed
 Viewing and Locking Your Tracks
 Turning Your Tracks On and Off
 Locking Your Tracks
 Fun with Markers
 Moving, Deleting, and Syncing to Markers
 Splitting up Your Timeline Using Markers
Saving Your Work
 Saving a Project
 AutoSave
 Creating or Opening a Project	
 Importing or Exporting a Project
 Saving an Individual Video Frame
 Saving Just the Audio
Summary
Exercises
Chapter 10: Working with Other Media: Audio, PIP, and Title Clips
Adding Title Clips
Working with Audio
 The Voice Narration Tool
 Basic Editing of Your Audio Tracks
 The Camtasia Audio Editor
 Navigating Your File
 Editing Your File
 Using the Camtasia Audio Editor in Conjunction with Camtasia Studio
 Recording System Sound
 Technique 1: Using Your Sound Card
 Technique 2: TotalRecorder
 Technique 3: Creative Cabling
 Technique 4: Miking the Speaker (Not Recommended)
 Testing Out Your Settings
Recording Picture-in-Picture (PIP)
Summary
Exercises
Chapter 11: Editing Effects
Zoom-n-Pan Effects
 Zooming
 Panning
 Managing Your Zoom-n-Pan Effects
 SmartFocus
Callouts and Flash Hot Spots
 Defining the Callout's Shape
 Adding a Flash Hot Spot
 Adding Text
 Adjusting the Callout's Properties
 Adding Custom Callouts
Transitions
 Adding a Transition
 Changing Your Mind
 A Few Parting Words about Using Transitions
Captions
 Adding Narration Text
 Synchronizing Your Caption Content
 Manual Addition and Organization of Caption Points
 Captioning Options
 Overlay
 Display
 Width (in chars)
 Formatting Tips for Captions
Flash Quiz and Survey Creation
 Multiple-Choice Questions
 Fill-in-the-Blank Questions
 Short-Answer Questions
 Collecting Survey Data
 The Art of Quiz and Survey Management
Picture-in-Picture (PIP) Editing
 The PIP Preview
 Editing Your PIP Video
 Editing the Side-By-Side Preview
 Editing the Picture-in-Picture Preview
Summary
Exercises
Unit V: Sharing Your Videos with Others
Chapter 12: The Production Process
Recommend My Production Settings
 Distribution Method
 Content Type
 Video Quality, Screen Dimensions, and Audio Quality
 Multiple File Production
 Saving Your Production
Common Production Elements
 Encoding Options
 Video Size Options
 Video Options
 Video Info
 Watermarks
 SCORM Reporting
 HTML
 Marker Options
 Produce Video	
 Production Preview
The File Formats
 File Formats: The Condensed Version
 Adobe Flash (SWF/FLV)
 Windows Media Video (WMV)
 QuickTime Movie (MOV)
 AVI Video
 iPod/iTunes (M4V)
 MP3 Audio
 RealMedia (RM)
 Camtasia for RealPlayer (CAMV)
 Animated GIF Image (GIF)
 Adobe Flash (SWF/FLV)
 Flash Templates
 Video Options
 PIP Options
 Audio Options
 Table of Contents Options
 Controls Options-Standard Templates
 Controls Options-ExpressShow Templates
 Quiz and Survey Reporting Options
 Flash File Structure
 Windows Media Streaming Video (WMV)
 Windows Media Encoding Options
 Editing Your Profiles
 QuickTime (MOV)
 QuickTime Encoding Options
 AVI
 AVI Encoding Options
 Video Compression
 Audio Compression
 Prepping Your Videos for DVD Output
 iPod/iTunes (M4V)
 iPod/iTunes Encoding Options
 MP3 Audio
 MP3 Audio Encoding Options
 RealMedia Streaming Video (RM)
 RealMedia Encoding Options
 Camtasia for RealPlayer (CAMV)
 Camtasia RealPlayer Plug-in Encoding Options
 Animated GIF File (GIF)
 Animated GIF File Encoding Options
Custom Production Presets
Summary
Exercises
Chapter 13: CD-based Videos with Camtasia MenuMaker
Getting Started with a New Project
MenuMaker's Main User Interface
Main Menu Properties
 General Properties Tab
 Cursor Properties Tab
 List Properties Tab
 Content Properties Tab
 Button Properties Tab
Submenus and the Map View
 Viewing Your Menus in Map View
 Adding and Removing Submenus
 Moving Content between Menus
Project Properties
 Project Preferences
 Display Preferences
 Resources Preferences
 Project and Template Files
The Final Step: Testing and Creating Your Menu
 Menu Creation
Summary
Exercises
Chapter 14: Web-based Videos with Camtasia Theater
Menu Tab
 General Properties
 Colors
 Menu List
Controls Tab
 General Properties
 Duration/Elapsed Time Properties
 Preload Movie Properties
Exporting your Flash Menu
Theater06: A Robust Workaround
Summary
Exercises
Chapter 15: Other Output Options
Assembling Multiple Videos with Batch Production
 Creating a Production Preset
 Using Your Presets to Batch Produce
Creating Executable Files with Pack and Show
 Choosing a File
 Selecting Your Options
Camtasia Player
 The Camtasia Player Interface
 Camtasia Player's Command Line Parameters
Summary
Exercises
Chapter 16: Post-Production Customization
Flash Preloader Customization
Embedding Your Videos in a Blog or Other Web Page
 Method 1: Screencast.com
 Method 2: TransferCode
 Method 3:Using Inline Frames
Altering the Configuration File
 Making Project Changes with XML
 Editing Your XML File
 Camtasia Studio's Configuration File
 Camtasia Theater's Configuration File
Summary
Appendix A: Tips for Reducing Your File Size
Appendix B: Recording Alternative Platforms
Appendix C: Equipment Buyer's Guide
Appendix D: Getting Additional Help
About the Author
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Camtasia studio.
Multimedia systems.
Digital video -- Data processing.