Record Your Own CAD Training Videos14 Aug, 2013 By: Robert Green
Learn the correct software settings that will allow you to create clear, easy-to-follow tutorials for your users.
Tweak the Audio
The final step is to turn your recordings into finished sessions for playback by your users. Although Camtasia is a full-featured editing system, you'll probably just want to produce the video captures as they are for now. In order to do this, here are a few hints:
Access the Audio Tools screen by selecting the Tools > Audio menu.
Enable volume leveling to smooth out peaks in speech levels. Enable noise removal to eliminate background hiss and ambient noise (similar to noise-cancelling headphones). Enable advanced noise removal to fine-tune noise removal based on your actual recordings (a process of trial and error).
Select Video Output
As you see here, a variety of preset production settings are available for you to use. However, I recommend using custom settings (which can be saved as a preset) to get everything exactly the way you want it.
For example, I find that creating videos in the Windows Media format (WMV) allows me to support the greatest number of users. Everyone with a Windows-based computer already has the player application, so I don't have to worry about software codecs, drivers, or audio problems.
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