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Understanding Camtasia Video Editing Workflow

In this lesson, we will take a high-level overview of the Camtasia Video editing workflow that you will use every time. The real power of Camtasia studio lies in the built-in editor, which empowers you that take your screen recording to the next editing workflow

You want to edit Camtasia recordings. Your editing workflow always begins with opening up your Camtasia .rec file for your project backing lesson, we saw how to create .rec file.


Before understanding the Camtasia Video Editing Workflow, It is necessary to understand the first Camtasia editor.

The Camtasia Editor is divided into 03 Main Areas.


camtasia timeline in Video Editing Workflow

Timeline.camtasia timeline in Video Editing Workflow

3-Media and effects tabs.

media effects and tab in Video Editing Workflow

The canvas: – it always shows the current frame of the movie that is currently selected in the timeline.

4 playhead

That the timeline shows up frames of your project including any selection media and effects that have currently been applied to the project.

You navigate the timeline by moving the play head to the specific frames notice that you move the play head that the current frame displays in canvas

Media Effect Tabs in Camtasia Video Editing Workflow


Such as clip bin and library contain all of the additional images, audio, and video assets for the project that you want to add your timeline, the effects tabs allow you to add special effects to your timeline.

Callouts pane in zoom and many more types of effects, to add an effect you select the tabs that type of effects you want to add on your project. With the play head located on your timeline.

Where you want to effect appear. You simply click that type of effect you want to have appeared. And it will appear in your timeline.

You can then manipulate the position of that effect on your canvas by clicking and dragging the object you can adjust the rotations and scaling of the object.

You can also change the timing of any object and manipulate the object to your timeline.

The most important concept that you need to understand here that canvas and timeline of perpetual link together by play head the combination. The timeline and canvas control the object that displays on the screen when they appear, where they appear, and how they change your time.

Editing video is a very much longer process that allows to you fully unlock your creativity in order to tell you the story.

Learning to use various tools available to you in Camtasia will be the focus then is the rest of chapter and you likely invest a significant amount of time practising and using these tools to truly master to the editing process.

When you edit the final step is to produce and share your movie using these controls here through the rest of this title, we will go in-depth each of these steps next but now I hope that it will give you an overview of the general workflow that you will follow editing in your Camtasia the project.

Exploring the Timeline in Camtasia Video Editing Workflow.

Let’s take a few minutes to explore the timeline for the Camtasia to begin let’s see the major components of the timeline itself.

Zoom and Basic Editing Control.

 Zoom and basic editing control in Video Editing Workflow

Then we have undone and redo buttons, cutting, splitting, copying, pasting buttons.

 buttons in Video Editing Workflow

Below these tools, we see the timeline. The most important tool is available to you is a play head. By clicking and dragging play head backing and forth in along the timeline. We are able to quickly skim throughout the video to find a specific location to edit.

 time line with play head in Video Editing Workflow

The small green widget left side of the play head allows us to select a pinpoint by clicking and dragging that location. 

 A small red point to the right hand of the play head allows us to set an outpoint. We can click and drag that its location by pressing the space bar on the keyboard.

We see a preview that section of the video that we have selected as press the space bar as many times as we require to in demand to see that selection over and over again and to make sure that we have a correct section of video selected.

8 pause and play

If we want to edit out this portion of the video then simply click the cut tool or use its short cut from keyboard to make our edit.

 If we want to move our play head to a specific location on the timeline, we can simply double click in the timeline to get the play head to jump that location we can then press the space bar again to preview our edit and to press the space bar the second time we will able to stop the preview.

If you are unhappy with your recording then you can press the (undo or its shortcut) to undo the edit and return the movie to previous steps below the timeline.

We have all the individual tracks our project in order to any project to appear movie.

Camtasia allows us unlimited numbers of tracks and tracks can behave virtually kind of media on them.

What’s important note here is that object

You can lock the track by a simple click on lock with is located beside the track name.

9 track lock

When you want to unlock a simple click on the lock.

When you see some grey lines, those lines represent the audio track that attaches to video.

Adjust Track Height.

Right-click on any area or object of timeline or any different area to get a context menu that has additional options available to you for editing.

Double click on timeline head.

10 timeline head


11 right click options

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Basic Timeline Editing is Essential Camtasia Video Editing Workflow.

When you edit your project file, zoom it a little bit. In order to see clearer and identify your edit points. Where you want to edit double click on it and play head will come on that place.

Drag green outline to left before the end of the audio line and the same do with red-point.

Play-space bar to check the selection make sure not audio selection is made.

Cut (undo) noted: you can also lock the track.

 Basic Timeline Editing in Video Editing Workflow

Zoom in a couple of times and double click with play head and then it will move to that place.

 zoomin out in Video Editing Workflow

15 zoom in out more options

16 cut options

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Another way I am telling you for editing. See in the below image that I have identified pauses places.

18 identified pauses places

Point out or go to the place which you want to edit by double-clicking on it. Here we will trim.

Select and on track than it will be selected then at the end your mouse will be converted in arrow shape than drag it.

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Advanced Timeline Editing Camtasia Video Editing Workflow.

In previous, we saw basic editing and we will look advanced or complex timeline editing. If we make a mistake, we should pause regain composer, back up and give the line again

  1. Use zoom in 2 or 3 times or at least 1 time.
  2. Come to that place where you to make set by double-clicking on it. To move your play head down that location.
  3. Preview your movie by pressing the space-bar.
  4. The best way to do that instead of cutting off the entire clip, use split (short cut keys).
  5. Select the timeline.
  6. Split.
  7. Drag stilted clip at the top (track) use delete or cut.

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25 seperate video and audio

Canvas Editing Basics.

Now let’s turn on our attention on canvas. The canvas represents your video. 

The primary purpose of the canvas is to provide you a live preview with a current frame of your movie that the play head currently park on

 Canvas Editing Basics in Video Editing Workflow

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 Canvas Editing Basics 5 in Video Editing Workflow

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Editing Visual Properties.

There is one setup tool that you need to see that how to edit visual properties that object is selected on your canvas.

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  1. Click on.

35 visul effects

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When you drag any option to the canvas than in the properties related visual effects setting will be shown.

37 dropshadow

Using Markers.

Before we end of editing chapter. I want to talk about one more editing feature and that is the use of a marker.

Markers are ticking notes to add your timeline. That will allow you to quickly identify and get back to point your timeline that you want to apply and edit to.

To edit markers feature.

We need to.

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