I have a Camtasia project named aaa.camrec and want to capture an image in the middle of the video. How can I do it with highest possible original recording resolution? Improve this question. Follow asked Aug 5 '11 at 22:30. Camtasia Studio 8 is a great tool for collaborating on video projects. Camtasia Projects (CAMPROJ) can be zipped up and shared with others. The Library in Camtasia Editor allows you to share media assets to ensure consistency in all your videos. Quick uploading to Screencast.com gives you a way to review and share your video. You put a lot of work into your editing and it is really important to save your project. This is how you save you Camtasia project in Windows.
Adding Captions and Subtitles to Your Camtasia Studio Project
Camtasia offers three methods for adding captions and subtitles to your videos. One option is to type in the captions manually. The second option is to sync captions from a script file, but this approach to Camtasia captioning is a Windows-only feature. So, let’s focus on the method that is both Mac and Windows-friendly in Camtasia Studio: Importing a caption file.
1. Create a Camtasia caption or subtitle file.
An easy way to create your Camtasia caption file is to export your video and submit it for captioning. For example, you can upload your video file or provide a YouTube or Vimeo URL to Rev for subtitle creation and receive the completed caption file via email if you order here. You can request a SubRip (.SRT) file that’s compatible with Camtasia.
Rather not use SRT files? Rev now offers burned-in captions (open captions). Just check the “burned-in captions” box at checkout and you’ll receive a video with permanent, hard-coded captions added straight to your videos. Also available for foreign language subtitles!
2. Import your caption file into Camtasia Studio
After creating your .SRT file, go back to Camtasia Studio and import the file. To import, follow these steps:
- Go to File > Import > Captions
- Find your .SRT file
- Click import
Voila! Your Camtasia captions are ready to watch.
3. Watch your video and review
Once you’ve placed your Camtasia subtitles into your project, start watching to ensure the accuracy of the subtitles. If you find something that needs an edit, click on the caption and make necessary changes.
4. Export caption files when collaborating across platforms.
Unfortunately, Camtasia Studio project files don’t have cross-platform compatibility when it comes to captions. For example, if you’re a Windows user creating a video in Camtasia Studio, you must export your project’s .SRT file with any edits before handing it off to a colleague who uses Camtasia for Mac.
The Mac user will need to import the .SRT file into Camtasia for Mac when working on the project.
5. Choose your preferred caption type in Camtasia Studio.
You can create the following types of Camtasia subtitle and caption formats:
The viewer can turn closed captions on and off using the CC button on the video controller. These types of Camtasia captions are ADA-compliant, allow for customization, and are searchable when you produce Camtasia project as an MP4 video.
You will need to allow for playback in the TechSmith Smart Player to use this option.
To save your file with closed captions, use the following options.
Share > Custom Production > New Custom Production > MP4 > Next > Options tab > Captions > Caption type > Closed captions.
OPTION 1: Share > Screencast.com > Caption Style > Closed Captions
OPTION 2: Share > Local Drive > File format > MP4 > Export for Web Page > Caption Style > Closed Captions
Burned In Captions (Open Captions)
As the name of this Camtasia caption type implies, the verbiage is “burned into” the video. A viewer may not turn these captions off. Like the closed caption option, this type is also ADA compliant, searchable, and customizable.
To save your file with burned-in captions, use the following options.
Share > Custom Production > New Custom Production > MP4 > Next > Options tab > Captions > Caption type > Burned in captions
Share > Local Drive > File format > MP4 > Caption Style > Burned in captions
Under Video Captions
This type of subtitle appears under the video, and the viewer can’t turn it off. When you choose this type of Camtasia subtitle, you increase the vertical dimension of your video.
To save your file with under video captions, use the following options.
Share > Custom Production > New Custom Production > MP4 > Next > Options tab > Captions > Caption type > Under video captions
Share > Local Drive > File format > MP4 > Export for Web Page > Caption Style > Under video captions
Managing Camtasia Subtitles and Captions
Camtasia Studio has made it incredibly simple for users to incorporate subtitles and captions into every video project. With consumers and businesses growing steadily more reliant on video, captions and subtitles are a must-have content element that will increase view time and improve accessibility.
Rev makes the whole captioning process even easier. Instead of spending time and effort manually transcribing your video to create your Camtasia captions or foreign language subtitles, use Rev for only $1.25 per minute.
Why You Should Add Captions to Camtasia
Are you adding captions to the videos you create with Camtasia Studio? If not, maybe you’re wondering what makes captions so important. Here are four reasons you need to use them in your video projects.
- First, it’s important to understand the typical viewing habits. According to a study by Verizon Media and Publicis Media, 69 percent of people view videos without sound while in public. In private, 25 percent of people still report viewing videos without sound. Of those surveyed, 80 percent said they are more likely to watch a captioned video through to completion.
- Second, popular browsers have begun automatically muting videos set to autoplay. If people can’t hear your video, they at least need to be able to read it. Your Camtasia captions could be the difference between watching and abandoning.
- Third, you may find that you have customers or employees who do not speak English, or English isn’t their first language. Camtasia foreign language subtitles provided in a translation to a viewer’s native language can help convey the meaning you want your video to communicate.
- Finally, captioning marketing content and corporate training videos can make your content accessible to those with disabilities. If your business must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), captions are essential. Even if you aren’t subject to the ADA, accessibility is a good business practice that you can accomplish with Camtasia captions.
Convinced that captions and subtitles are crucial? Terrific! Start by adding them to your next Camtasia project.
You got the dreaded error: “Media Cannot Be Found,” “Media Offline,” “File Missing,” “Reconnect Media to Continue,” or some variation. It’s worded differently for each non-linear digital editor, but the meaning is the same: your media files got moved or deleted, and now the editing software can’t locate them.
This is a common problem that can be easily avoided if you take a few preventative measures in setting up your project. After working as a professional video editor for 10 years, I’ve seen all of the mistakes people make when setting up video projects, and this is by far the biggest (and easiest) to correct.
When you’re starting out and beginning to edit your own projects, it’s easy to stay disorganized. Your source files often start out all over the place. You may have a GIF sitting on your desktop, a project file located in your documents folder, a music track from your iTunes library, and a photo from some obscure folder.
You want to get all of your media in one central folder. There are real disadvantages to having your media spread out, including:
- If you accidentally move or delete a file, it will no longer show up in your project. That’s when you get the “Media Cannot Be Found” error. [Shudder!]
- If you share your project with a friend or co-worker, they will undoubtedly be missing important media assets. Then, they will get the awful “Media Offline” error. [Shudder shudder!]
- Haphazard project files makes your computer work harder, and slows down your project. It also increases the likelihood of a crash. [Shudder shudder shudder FAINT!]
One time, I was brought in to finish editing a commercial for a highly respected Los Angeles television station. The project’s media was being pulled from 6-8 external hard drives! I would try to play through the edit and the timeline would skip and crunch. The program continually crashed, too.
Moreover, the project was “tied” to this particular computer, and every time they tried to transfer the project, (surprise!) the accompanying media files would go missing and they got the “Missing File” error. Ugh! I couldn’t believe someone had set up the project so poorly.
So, the first thing I did was create a new project folder, like what I’m going to show you now.
Setting up your project folder is your first step for any editing project. This is the very first thing you should do every single time, before you open your editor or import a single media file. If you get into the habit now, it will save you heartache later.
Step 1: Create the project folder with project title
You can create this folder in your documents, or wherever you create projects. Make sure you have enough hard drive space to fit your entire project.
I’ve found that for my video-intensive projects, 20 GBs is generally enough space for all of my media. You may find that your projects take up less space.
Once you get into the habit of creating awesome project folders like I’m going to show you, it’s easy to quickly see how much hard drive space each project uses. (Simply right click on the project folder and go to ‘Properties’ on Windows, or ‘Get Info’ on a Mac.)
Step 2: Create these 7 subfolders
These 7 subfolders will change the way you edit. Learn them. Love them. Live by them.
1. Project Files.
7. Final Videos.
Let’s break ’em down:
1. Project Files
Whenever you save your project is called the ‘project file.’ This file type is not to be confused with your video files, sound files, etc. Save all your project files in a subfolder called ‘Project Files.’ Make sense?
I personally ‘Save As’ a new project file every time I sit down for a session. That way, if my current file gets corrupted or crashes, I can simply go back to the last session’s edit. Also, if I really mess something up, I can always go back to my last project file. (Don’t trust autosave to do it all for you, either. As my old film professor used to say: “Automatic anything means automatic trouble.”)
This is where you keep your original video files. Whether it’s video you shot on your phone or DSLR, or a screen recording, keep all your video content here. If you want to import video from somewhere else on your computer, first make a copy of the video file and place it into this folder. You want all of the video that your project file is going to access to to be housed here.
Oftentimes, you will want to mix other video elements into your edit. For example, you might want to save a video clip that was shared with you, or a funny GIF. Keeping all “non-original” media in this folder helps to keep it separated so you can find it quickly.
Any special sound effects? Keep them all in this folder.
Keep your musical tracks here. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to try out lots of pieces of music before deciding on which one best fits your project. The music folder can fill up fast with a bunch of options, so for your own sanity, it’s best to keep it all in a single folder.
Camtasia Project Settings
Have some photos you want to incorporate into your video? Keep them here. Remember, if you’re using a photo that exists somewhere else on your computer already, you will want to make a copy of the photo and place it in this folder. Again, you never want to have your editing software reference a photo from somewhere else on your computer. All project-related photos need to live here.
7. Final Videos
This folder holds all of your final exports, in most cases a finished .MP4 file. By creating this folder of finals and keeping it inside your project folder, you will always be able to find it easily. You won’t believe how many editors work super hard on a project, but then when someone asks to see it, they can’t find the file! So they end up re-rendering and re-exporting the file all over again because they didn’t have a quick, easily-findable subfolder like this.
So there you have it! A perfectly contained project folder, with completely organized subfolders! Now, you will never accidentally delete a media file or spend time hunting down a lost file to reconnect. You can easily share your entire project with all of the assets and no hassle. Plus, your machine won’t slow down (and crash!) by pulling files from external drives and all over your computer.
Camtasia Project Gratuit
Try this out and let me know if it works for you! Do you want to use an easier video editor and screen recorder? Try Camtasia for free today!