What are some pointers for using Camtasia

Free University of Berlin

Monthly special “Camtasia” (part 1/3)

Illustrate knowledge with Camtasia

Communicate knowledge in a modern way with videos and actively involve viewers

Communicating communication processes and sequences of action via video, not just in the form of text, is often helpful in teaching and science. Analyzing video recordings of expert discussions, demonstrating the correct operation of a device in video for laboratory activities or demonstrating the application with online tools with a video tutorial are just a few examplesCamtasia can be used sensibly for the preparation of content as digital learning material in video format.


CamtasiaStudio is a software for recording the screen with all activities taking place there as a screencast or screen video. These screencasts or existing digital videos can be used with Camtasia Studio can be edited in order to insert pictures, to create intros and outros or to integrate quiz questions in order to actively involve the viewer. An example for the use of Camtasia is the creation of tutorials - as shown here with an example that was created for the interview archive "Forced Labor 1939 - 1945. Memories and History". More examples of tutorials can be found on the website.

Key features & potential

With Camtasia Studio you can record, edit and produce videos on your own computer. The finished video can be made available online in various output formats.Camtasia is used to

  • Record screen activities as a screencast / screen video,
  • Include audio and spoken comments and / or
  • Media like PowerPoint presentations or PDFs as well
  • Music, photos and other media clips for creative design,
  • Insert text, links and transitions and with
  • To round off the table of contents and search function.

Audio and video can be used with Camtasia record in parallel. In post-production, the main video can be cut and further video snippets can be added, for example to incorporate an intro, to show the presenter in a smaller picture, and more. Audio comments can also be edited and integrated subsequently. The video editor at Camtasia also offers a selection of media clips, animated backgrounds, graphics, etc. that users can include in their screencasts. The finished videos can be output as: AVI, FLV, WMV, RM, MOV, SWF and MPEG.

In the second part of the monthly special too Camtasia we will look at possible uses of Camtasia enter into teaching and science.

Author Nicole BauchPosted on Categories General, Camtasia, Monthly SpecialTags Camtasia, Screencast, Video, Video EditingLeave a comment on Camtasia Overview