02. What You Should Know

Camtasia 2020 Essential Training is targeted at beginners and advanced user wanting to learn to create great screencasts. After watching this movie you will be able to verify that your computer meets the minimium system requirements to complete this course.

Original Script

This course is here to help you create, refine, and share your story as a movie using Camtasia 2020. Along the way, you will learn the key skills that you’ll need to become a more effective communicator through the medium of video.

Camtasia is a media creation platform that is most commonly used to record the screen of a computer, edit the video, and share it to the world. This is commonly referred to as Screencasting, and if you’re new to Screencasting then you are in the right place.

I’m going to guide you step by step through the process of recording, editing and sharing your own screencasts in order to help you go from beginner to guru in no time.

If you’re a more experienced screencaster or media creator, then this course is going to be perfect for you as well. I’ve packed this course with the new features of Camtasia 2020 and a bunch of tips and tricks for you to pick up as well. You may want to click the gear icon in the video player and speed up the playback of this course to zip through it at your preferred faster pace.

To complete the course you’re going to need a copy of Camtasia 2020 which you can download from Techsmith . com and a computer capable of running it which means you are going to need a copy of Windows 10 or Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra or newer to install Camtasia 2020 as Techsmith has officially dropped support for older operating systems such as Windows 8 and Mac OS 10.12 and older on both platforms.

Download and install the application like you would for any other application for your platform.

To run Camtasia 2020 you are going to need a computer with at least 8 MB of Ram, but I’d suggest having 16 MB or more as you will need to run Camtasia and whatever programs you’re recording.

You will also need a microphone to record your voice, and a good pair of headphones more on these items later.

It is very easy to create a basic screencast with Camtasia 2020 and we are going to cover that process in the very first chapter of this course. Now, the rest of the course, will be about taking your skills in Recording, Editing and Sharing your screencast to the next level, where we will cover all of the basic essential skills you need to master to create great screencasts.

I’m also including a bonus chapter at the end of this course that is focused entirely on the Tips and Tricks to a Successful Recording.

After you complete this course tweet me a note @csmattia or connect with me on LinkedIn, I’d love to hear from you and see the content that you’re creating.