Video:Camtasia Desktop Capturewith Don Schechter
Use Camtasia to capture your computer screen-- You'll learn how to present tutorials, tours, and other materials to colleagues and friends straight from your desktop.See Transcript
Transcript:Camtasia Desktop CaptureHi. I'm Don Schechter for About.com computing.
Today I'll teach you how to record a computer screen in Camtasia.
Set Up Camtasia for CaptureFirst open up Camtasia. When you first open Camtasia you may see a welcome screen. Uncheck the show this screen at startup box and hit close.
Camtasia features a handy Task List on the left side. If you dont see the task list click View, Task List to bring it up. The task list is a shortcut to the options in Camtasia. To record the screen, the record button at top of the taskbar. You could click File, Record the Screen instead. Its up to you.
Camtasia Capture and Recording WizardThis brings up the Recording Wizard screen. Here you can choose to record a region of the screen, a specific window, or the entire screen.
I'll click record the entire screen and click next.
Camtasia Capture Recording OptionsThis brings up recording options. If you wanted to record audio while recording your screen you select the record audio feature.
You could also use Camtasia to capture through your camera. Since I don't want audio or to capture through my camera I'll leave both settings unchecked and click next.
Next we have the begin recording screen. This lists two shortcuts for recording. We can hit F9 to start recording and F10 to stop I'll keep those in mind and click finish. Now were ready to capture.
How to Capture Desktop in CamtasiaThe Camtasia recorder appears on screen. To record I can hit the red record circle button or hit F9. I'll hit F9.
The camtasia recorder minimizes to my windows toolbar. I'll wait a few seconds and hit F10 to stop recording.
Review and Save Camtasia CaptureThe Camtasia recorder window pops up and I can preview my screen recording. I'll hit the save button to save the recording for use later on. I'll browse and save it on my desktop as screen record and hit save.
After you Capture Desktop in CamtasiaA post save options box pops up with options. I can edit my recording, produce my video in a shareable format, or create another recording.
I'll hit cancel and I'll close the camtasia recorder and program. Now I'll go my desktop.
There's my screen record file that I can open later on. I just need to double click it and it opens up in Camtasia. And that's how you record your screen in Camtasia.
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