Camtasia is a screen recording + video editing software. This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to record narrated Powerpoint presentation with Camtasia using the PC station in our eLearning studio (CL-245) inside of the Parnassus Library.
Make sure the both displays are on. You will be opening your PowerPoint presentation on Presenter View. Display 1 shows the Notes section of the presentation, which you will be reading your script off of, and Display 2 shows the actual slides that are going to be recorded.
1. Start Camtasia by double-clicking the icon on Desktop
2. Click New Recording
3. Camtasia Recorder will pop up
- Click the down arrow next to the microphone icon and make sure Yeti microphone is selected.
- Turn on the camera by clicking the Camera icon if you’d like to record yourself alongside the presentation slides.
- Click Full screen in the Select area—Either Display 1 or Display 2 will be enclosed with a green, dotted line which indicates the recording area. If Display 1 is selected, grab the green line and move it to Display 2, then click the Full screen icon again to make sure the whole screen is selected.
4. Open your Powerpoint presentation. Camtasia add-in tutorial will pop up. Close it to go back to your presentation.
5. With your presentation open, click the Slide show icon to go full screen.
6. You will be reading your notes on Display 1 and recording Display 2. (How do I navigate on Presenter View?)
Click Rec button to start recording once you are ready. A countdown window will pop up on Display 2. You have 3 seconds before recording begins.
7. Start recording. Click the Pause button to pause the recording. Click Resume when you are ready to start recording again. Click Stop to finish recording.
Saving and Exporting
Once you have stopped recording, Camtasia will automatically open the editing screen and your recording will appear in the timeline. Go to File > Save to save the project on the Desktop, then preview and edit the recording as necessary. Please watch the video tutorial on Camtasia’s product site to learn how to edit your recording. If Camtasia Updater pops up, close it.
Export as Shareable Video
1.Go to Share > Local File in the upper left corner.
2. Select MP4 Only (Up to 1080p) then click Next.
3. Name the project, select the location to save (Desktop is recommended), and click Finish. Rendering will begin automatically.
4. Rendering may take as long as the actual length of the recording.
5. A window will pop up when the rendering is done. Make sure you save all the files you need to your own storage space (UCSF Box, external hard drive, USB etc.). Files saved to a shared computer such as this one (PC, CL 245) are automatically deleted forever after shutdown or reboot. *We have external hard drives you can check out at the front desk.
Save Project for Future Edting
- Go to File > Export as Zip in the upper left corner
- Choose the location and save. (Click the folder icon to change save location. Desktop is recommended.)
- The zip file consists of all the media files and the Camtasia project file (.tscproj). Save this .zip file to your storage space for the future editing. Make sure you save all the files you need to your own storage space (UCSF Box, external hard drive, USB etc.). Files saved to a shared computer such as this one (PC, CL 245) are automatically deleted forever after shutdown or reboot. *We have external hard drives you can check out at the front desk.
- When you edit the project again, unzip the file on Desktop and open the Camtasia project file (.tscproj) in the folder.
Uploading to CLE
- Navigate to your CLE course
- Click turn editing on in the upper right corner of the course page, then navigate to the section you’d like to add your video to.
- Click Add activity or resource at the bottom of the section
- Select Media Resource> click Add
- Name the video and fill out the description field as necessary
- Click Add Media
- Media plug-in window will pop up. Click Add New in the upper right corner, then select Media Upload.
- Click Choose a file to upload, then select a file from your computer
- File upload is completed when the progress bar turns green.Click Back to Browse and Embed at the bottom of the page.
- You will see the list of all the media you have on this page. Navigate to the file you have just uploaded and click the down arrow in the Select button, then choose the player size from the menu (Large/Medium/Small).
- You will be directed back to the Adding New Media Resource page. Click Save and return to course or Save and display. Note: Don’t panic when you see the error message, “No source video was found – Entry in process”. This means the system is still processing the video but will be ready in a few minutes.