Video:Edit Camtasia Clipswith Don Schechter
Learn how to edit the materials you've captured in Camtasia to so you can present exactly the segments of your videos that are the most relevant.See Transcript
Transcript:Edit Camtasia ClipsHi. I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing.
Today I'll teach you how to edit your Camtasia clips together.
Before you Edit Camtasia ClipsI've already got a Camtasia project open with clips in my clip bin. You can open a project, or create a new one and import clips into your bin.
To edit clips in camtasia, make sure the timeline is visible. If you can't see the timeline click on the show timeline button.
Camtasia Clip TimelineTo edit clips click and drag them to the timeline. You can drag them one by one or highlight them all and drag to the timeline.
You can rearrange the order of clips on the timeline by clicking and dragging them. You can edit the length of clips by clicking on the edge of a clip and dragging it.
Once you're happy with the length you can drag the play circle to the beginning of the timeline in the preview window and hit the play button. That looks good.
Add Transitions to your Camtasia ClipsNow I'll add transitions to the clips. To add transitions I'll click on Edit, Transitions on the Task List.
If you can't see the task list click on View, Task List. This brings up the transitions window. Our timeline was replaced with the storyboard timeline. Don't worry, this is normal. The transitions window lists the available transition animations. If I doubleclick on them they preview in the preview window. There are simple transitions and more creative ones.
To apply a transition, click and drag it to the arrow between two clips. I'll drag the pixellate clips between the first two clips, and a gradient wipe between the second and third clips.
Preview Camtasia Clip EditsTo preview the transition, click on the small box between clips and hit play in the preview window. I like how those look.
When you're done hit finished. The transitions appear in my timeline between the clips. I'll move the play circle to the beginning in the preview window and hit play.
And that's how you edit clips together in Camtasia.
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