Making videos for work and educational purposes always comes with a challenge, especially when making your first video. Camtasia is a software suite that is used for creating videos and presentations by syncing directly with Screencast or Microsoft PowerPoint. During these ever-changing times, Camtasia can make it possible for you to connect to your students and engage with your colleagues.
Thankfully, Purdue has purchased the Camtasia application for your use. Should you need assistance accessing Camtasia contact AGIT. You can get started by opening the application and selecting New Project or importing any footage from another device that you may have recorded. TechSmith recommends using a microphone to record your voice, but if you do not have a microphone the built-in microphone on your computer will work just fine. Ensure that you have appropriate background lighting and noise before you begin your recording.
There are several videos posted on the Extension YouTube channel, that can help you get started in Camtasia. The videos cover some simple tricks and the basic tools that you will need to begin making your own media. To better assist you, there is also a document that covers the basics of Camtasia. For further questions, please contact Lily at firstname.lastname@example.org or Greg at email@example.com
Camtasia Training 1: Starting a New Project
Camtasia Training 2: Recording Video
Camtasia training 3: Making Simple Edits
Camtasia Training 4: Adding Transitions
Camtasia Training 5: Adding Callouts
Purdue Extension Camtasia Training Document
Uploading videos to YouTube sounds intimidating to those who have never done so before. However, with a few simple steps, this task can be completed. YouTube is an excellent way for us to educate others and communicate our remote projects to our colleagues, communities, and members.
Available on the Purdue Extension YouTube channel, is a video that walks through the process of how to upload a video to YouTube. To better assist you, there is also a brief document, located at the bottom of this page, that lists the step by step process of uploading videos to YouTube. Happy video uploading!
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Here you can find tutorials for Camtasia, links to royalty free music, suggestion on video equipment, AgComm resources, and more. This page is sure to change and grow, as technology is always changing and we are finding new ways to accomplish tasks. For further questions or suggestions on other technologies that could be added to this page, please email Greg or Lily and they would be happy to assist you. Happy Researching!
Video tips – https://purdue.ag/videotips
Request an AgComm project – https://agcomm.sharedwork.com/wz/template/pubprojrequest,RequestProject.vm
Photography and filming on campus –
A sample photo release form –
Getting Started with Camtasia – https://www.purdue.edu/innovativelearning/supporting-instruction/instructional-technology/docs/Getting_Started_with_Camtasia.pdf
TechSmith Royalty Free Video Assets – https://library.techsmith.com/camtasia
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W800 – https://www.sony.com/electronics/cyber-shot-compact-cameras/dsc-w800
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 – https://www.amazon.com/PANASONIC-Waterproof-Underwater-Camcorder-Stabilizer/dp/B00RBG61KY
GoPros – https://gopro.com/en/us/
Lavalier Lapel Microphone – https://www.amazon.com/Professional-Microphone-Omnidirectional-Recording-Conference/dp/B01AG56HYQ
TASCAM DR-05X – https://tascam.com/us/product/dr-05x/top
Zoom H4N – https://zoomcorp.com/en/us/
Wireless conference phone/speaker – https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Office-Products-Telephone-Audio-Conferencing/zgbs/office-products/11038701
Logitech BCC950 – https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/conferencecam-bcc950
Logitech Connect – https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/conferencecam-connect
Logitech Group – https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/conferencecam-group
Royalty free music – https://buffer.com/library/background-music-video/
Royalty free pictures – https://pixabay.com/