I continued to work with Camtasia for another class and experimented with some of the features. I continue to be impressed with the capabilities. Once you have the basics down it seems to be pretty easy to use.
This project was to produce a video teaching a skill and it was to be no longer than 2-3 minutes. I rushed a little, sped up the video in spots but I think I got the basics across. I probably could have trimmed the entrance and exit screens down a bit too. Fun Stuff!
This week we experimented with Camtasia Studio 8 by Techsmith. I produced a simple video on Concept Mapping by first building a presentation in Prezi and recording the screen using Camtasia. I used the voice over feature in Prezi for the narration. The audio segments were recorded and edited (slightly) in Audacity.
The audio could be probably be improved by using a quieter space for recording and spending a little more time on editing and filtering. I could just as easily have added the audio during the video edit.
The title screen and the zoom effects on the slides were added during video editing as well as the intro and outro music. I’m working with the trial version but I would be willing to drop the cash for the full version if I can find the slightest reason. It’s just dang fun to use.