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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
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Digital video -- Data processing.