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Vivie Sinou
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Request a Copy/License

Limited copies are available for a Cohort of 25 faculty. Contact Deanna de Azevedo to indicate your interest in participating and for more information on this training program.

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https://pdcdeltacollege.com/de/camtasia-snagit-license-request/

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From a colleague: 

I am hesitant about using the license offer; is it the same as what I will get if I purchase the “Screen Recorder & Video Editor” for Camtasia? 

Camtasia/SnagIt Bundle and Screen Recorders

Except for the cost, the bundle available through the Camtasia Cohort is the same that can be purchased on your own. Both Camtasia and Snagit have built-in screen recorders. How you use them depends on what you’re doing, as well as your personal preference. Here’s one way way (but not the only way) you might think about each:

  • Camtasia: To capture “longer” material like a lecture or a tutorial that you might want to edit and further enhance (e.g., graphics, music, transitions).

     

  • Snagit: For shorter, standalone captures that are more dynamic than a screenshot. Instead of using annotations (e.g., arrows, circles, text) to explain something, you use your cursor and your voice.

 

If you’re hesitant about Camtasia, why not attend the following flex workshop:

Lights, Camera, Action II
11:30 - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, 18 August
via Zoom

Jennifer Barrows, Lynn Hawley, and myself will cover some of the basic features available in Camtasia, as well as show a before and after video.

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From a colleague:

Correct me if I am wrong but I’ve thought that edits made to a Camtasia lecture are less noticeable,

Making the Cut!

Whether or not a cut/edit is noticeable typically depends on:

  • The material being edited; and
  • How and where a cut/edit is made.

 

We’ll cover the basics of making a cut (and more) in the flex workshop Lights, Camera, Action II (11:30 - 12:30 pm on Wednesday, 18 August 2021 via Zoom).

Camtasia is a relatively simple interface that is well-suited to folks learning how to edit video using a timeline —plus— it has extra features that help you add polish to a video, including:

  • Transitions
  • Adding music
  • Adjusting audio/volume

 

It might be “easier” to hide a mistake in Camtasia compared to something like PowerPoint… but… it really depends on the mistake! 😊 

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