February 2018

Bi-Weekly Video Update – 02/19/18

It’s Lon Naylor this week with a couple of handy Camtasia tips.

On the Blog:

Using Camtasia Transitions as “Animations”

Camtasia has some really excellent features for doing animations in our video work.

You can do quick & easy pre-configured motion with Behaviors or even very complex custom animations using animation key frames and make objects move almost any way you want.

But both of those options involve some degree of monkeying around with parameters, timing and can be quite a bit of work to pull off.

DID YOU KNOW: That you can use the Transition effects to give the appearance of movement or “animation”? And they are SUPER easy.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you some top tips & tricks on how to do just that:

Just a few more tips for your Camtasia editing toolbox. 😉


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Cool Motion Graphics “Mistake”?

So… I’ve been going through ALL the thousands of video assets I’ve collected over the years and I stumbled across one called Motion Clip Arts.

These are a nice collection of animated icons and the thing I like about them is that the MOV versions have alpha transparency AND they WORK in Camtasia 9!

There are like 900 of these and what I noticed when I went to the sales page was:

The special launch price hasn’t gone up! You can still snag these for under $20. I think it must be a mistake but hey… snooze = lose.

MOTION CLIP ARTS ==> Launch Special Mistake?

I don’t know if they will catch this, so check it out quickly.

That’s it for this week – see you in two weeks!

Lon Naylor and Michelle Schoen
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Bi-Weekly Video Update – 02/28/18

It’s Michelle this week and I have another video newsletter for you today. This week I’ll be sharing a process you can use for creating a bunch of tutorials very quickly and my suggestions for some royalty free music to go with your videos.

On the Blog:

Case Study: Creating Video Tutorials Assembly Line Style
Usually I wait until a project is finished then discuss the “Lessons Learned” with the members of our Screencast Video Coaching during the weekly webinars.

But currently I’m working on about 50 tutorials for a big corporate client and we have an “Assembly Line” process going that I think many of you could use if you find yourself needing to put together a bunch of software tutorials in a short time.

READ MORE on the blog==>

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The client I discuss in the blog post above wanted music in the intro and outro of their tutorials. We decided to go with one of the music tracks in the Camtasia Library but I also have lots of other places that I’ve found great background music for videos. If you don’t want to use the music in Camtasia or the tool you’re using doesn’t have its own music, consider adding a track from one of the many sources of royalty-free music online; some of our favorites are:

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Extra Camtasia License Key Available for Sale

You may know by now that I have a reseller site where I sell Camtasia and Snagit and I throw in lots of training and bonuses to make it worthwhile to purchase from me.

Last month I ordered two keys for the same customer by accident and I still haven’t sold the extra one. If you were planning on buying Camtasia anyhow, I’d love if you could purchase from my reseller site.

This month I have 4 bonuses:

  • Camtasia 9 Quick Start :1 hour training
  • What’s New in Camtasia 9: 1 hour training
  • Screencast Video Coaching 30 Day Membership – over 200 training sessions included
  • Custom Camtasia Callouts – Hundreds of free annotations

You can order right on the website.

That’s it for this week – see you in two weeks!

Lon Naylor and Michelle Schoen
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