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How to Capture a Screen Video with Camtasia Screen Recorder

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Sometimes when we want to teach others about how to operate with a software, or just want to show off our talents in games, maybe want to save a video call with someone we love to keep the precious moment, so we need to record that exciting moment happened in a screen. In this situation, a screen recorder can be the best solution for this. Here I will tell you how to record a screen with Camtasia, so you can keep it in your PC or backup it in the cloud.
1. Clean your desktop and remove irrelevant files

Before recording, you’d better clear up your desktop so that you can record the right content you want to keep, rather than distracted by other unnecessary files.

. Adjust your desktop background to look fit for the video, you’d better not use colorful pictures which may affect the vision.

. Better not use your personal photos or something private that may leak out your information.

. Close other irrelevant software which may distract you while recording.
2. Open Camtasia
Double click left key of your mouse and open the software, if you haven’t installed it, go to the website to download and install it. Once you open it, click the red button Record the screen, then a new interface will pop up, that’s the recording interface.
How to Capture a Screen Video with Camtasia Screen Recorder - Image 1
3. Select your recording area

In this interface, you will see a dashed line rectangle, now it’s your turn to customize the area you want to record. To adjust the size, you can directly choose full screen option to record the whole desktop, also you can choose the custom option to customize your own recording area. To operate this function, first you should notice that there are a tiny square near the vertex and the middle of the side, that’s the right place where you can change the size. You should put your cursor in it and pull it as your wish to adjust the size.

. If you know the exact size you want to record, just fill in the right number in the box instead of move the mouse.

.Put you cursor in the middle of the rectangle to move the recording area.

.You can keep the aspect radio just click the lock near the dimension option.
How to Capture a Screen Video with Camtasia Screen Recorder - Image 2
4. Set recorded input

The right of the Select area option is the Recorded inputs, you can turn on or turn off the webcam and the audio according to your needs.

.Click the triangle to set more options.
How to Capture a Screen Video with Camtasia Screen Recorder - Image 3

5

. Start to record

When all set is done, open the tool you want to record, then click the red button REC, the Camtasia starts to record.

. Click the pause to when you haven’t finished recording and want to leave for a while or something else.

. Click stop to finish recording

. Click delete to delete the file and start over a new recording
How to Capture a Screen Video with Camtasia Screen Recorder - Image 4
How to Capture a Screen Video with Camtasia Screen Recorder - Image 5
6. Save the recording file

When your recording is over, click Stop button to finish it. A new interface will pop up for you to preview what you have captured, if you are not satisfied, you just click delete button to delete it forever. If you are content with your masterpiece, you can save it to your computer with pressing the Save and Edit button.

. You can save the video as a built-in format by Camtasia, only Camtasia can work with this format, or keep it to AVI format.
How to Capture a Screen Video with Camtasia Screen Recorder - Image 6
Now the work is finally finished, you can play it any time you want to watch it. Usually there are some unwanted parts in it, such as some irrelevant operations, or some glitches of your software which may cost your extra time, you may want to get rid of these. In this situation, you can just use Camtasia to deal with them, it maybe take some time for a novice to learn it, because it’s a little difficult and technical, or you can just use a simple free video cutter to cut the unwanted parts.
Sometimes when we want to teach others about how to operate with a software, or just want to show off our talents in games, maybe want to save a video call with someone we love to keep the precious moment, so we need to record that exciting moment happened in a screen. In this situation, a screen recorder can be the best solution for this. Here I will tell you how to record a screen with Camtasia, so you can keep it in your PC or backup it in the cloud.

1. Clean your desktop and remove irrelevant files

Before recording, you’d better clear up your desktop so that you can record the right content you want to keep, rather than distracted by other unnecessary files.

. Adjust your desktop background to look fit for the video, you’d better not use colorful pictures which may affect the vision.

. Better not use your personal photos or something private that may leak out your information.

. Close other irrelevant software which may distract you while recording.

2. Open Camtasia

Double click left key of your mouse and open the software, if you haven’t installed it, go to the website to download and install it. Once you open it, click the red button Record the screen, then a new interface will pop up, that’s the recording interface.

How to Capture a Screen Video with Camtasia Screen Recorder - Image 1

3. Select your recording area

In this interface, you will see a dashed line rectangle, now it’s your turn to customize the area you want to record. To adjust the size, you can directly choose full screen option to record the whole desktop, also you can choose the custom option to customize your own recording area. To operate this function, first you should notice that there are a tiny square near the vertex and the middle of the side, that’s the right place where you can change the size. You should put your cursor in it and pull it as your wish to adjust the size.

. If you know the exact size you want to record, just fill in the right number in the box instead of move the mouse.

.Put you cursor in the middle of the rectangle to move the recording area.

.You can keep the aspect radio just click the lock near the dimension option.

How to Capture a Screen Video with Camtasia Screen Recorder - Image 2

4. Set recorded input

The right of the Select area option is the Recorded inputs, you can turn on or turn off the webcam and the audio according to your needs.

.Click the triangle to set more options.

How to Capture a Screen Video with Camtasia Screen Recorder - Image 3

5

. Start to record

When all set is done, open the tool you want to record, then click the red button REC, the Camtasia starts to record.

. Click the pause to when you haven’t finished recording and want to leave for a while or something else.

. Click stop to finish recording

. Click delete to delete the file and start over a new recording

How to Capture a Screen Video with Camtasia Screen Recorder - Image 4

How to Capture a Screen Video with Camtasia Screen Recorder - Image 5

6. Save the recording file

When your recording is over, click Stop button to finish it. A new interface will pop up for you to preview what you have captured, if you are not satisfied, you just click delete button to delete it forever. If you are content with your masterpiece, you can save it to your computer with pressing the Save and Edit button.

. You can save the video as a built-in format by Camtasia, only Camtasia can work with this format, or keep it to AVI format.

How to Capture a Screen Video with Camtasia Screen Recorder - Image 6

Now the work is finally finished, you can play it any time you want to watch it. Usually there are some unwanted parts in it, such as some irrelevant operations, or some glitches of your software which may cost your extra time, you may want to get rid of these. In this situation, you can just use Camtasia to deal with them, it maybe take some time for a novice to learn it, because it’s a little difficult and technical, or you can just use a simple free video cutter to cut the unwanted parts.

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