Adventures in Video Creation Using Camtasia. Mary Dwyer Wolfe, Ph.D Macon State College [email protected] September 30, 2006 2 nd Annual SSCEL. Product Information. Camtasia by TechSmith ($149 education price)
Camtasia records *anything* on the screen along with audio. Anything includes PowerPoints, information typed in Word or any other product, digitized information from tabled or board, and any software such as an electronic calculator.
Mimio allows for digitizing writing from any white board. Tablets could also be used for the same process.
In Camtasia Recorder, Select Tools, Options and click the Streams tab. Deselect “Auto configure” at the top of the page to select a 5 frames per second Capture frame rate.
After selecting “Produce video as..” and selecting .swf for a Flash video, on the next screen upper right, select a size to fit in “640 by 480”.
Next press the “Flash Option” button on the upper left. The next slide displays the results.
Select SWF, and below in the drop down box next to Colors: Select 16-Bit (High Color). This will reduce the file size by about 60% over 32-bit with visually no apparent difference.
Also choose a Frame rate of 5.