Enhance Your Video Overview

Add video enhancements to apply effects, animations, and annotations to your video.

 

Video Enhancements Types

Text and Annotations

Graphics or text that appear on top of a video to draw viewers' attention to important objects or processes. To learn more about editing annotations, see Edit Enhancements.

Behaviors

Behaviors are animated presets to drag and drop on text and media to liven it up and engage your viewers. Apply behaviors to any visual object on the timeline.

These might include:

  • Plain text that gently pulsates where you want viewers to click a link.
  • Image or a logo that enters the screen then swings back and forth on a hinge.
  • Callouts that animate in various ways on the canvas to draw attention to an area in the video.

 

See Camtasia Behaviors Tutorial and Transitions, Annotations, & Behaviors Tutorial.

Cursor Effects

Camtasia Recorder collects and stores cursor data in the TREC recording file. Add cursor effects to enhance or edit the cursor your recording.

Visual Effects

Visual effects can improve the look and quality of your video. Effects apply to the entire clip on the timeline.

Animations

Animations add interesting focal points to your video such as:

  • A talking head that smoothly transitions or trades places with a screen recording.
  • An image that enters the video from the left, pauses, then flies off the canvas to the right.
  • Callouts that animate in various ways on the canvas to draw attention to an area in the video.

Add animations to images, video clips, and annotations. To learn more about editing annotations, see Edit Enhancements.

 

See Animations & Effects Tutorial and Animations In-Depth Tutorial.

Transitions

Transitions add a visual effect between the end of a clip and the beginning of the next clip. Use transitions to indicate the passage of time, change in location, or to create a smooth flow between clips.

 

Add an Enhancement

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  1. Click a tab.
  2. Select a subtab or style.
  3. Drag the option onto the timeline. For some enhancements, Camtasia highlights where the option can be applied.
  4. Edit the properties.

Edit Enhancements

Delete Select the enhancement on the timeline and press the Delete key.
Change Duration
  • Drag the end of the enhancement on the timeline in or out.
  • Right-click on the enhancement on the timeline and select Duration. Enter a Duration in seconds.
Remove Drop Shadow
  1. Click the Effects tray on an object on the timeline.
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  2. Click to select the Drop Shadow effect.
  3. Press the Delete key.
View Effects or Behaviors Applied

Click the Effects tray on an object on the timeline.
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Annotations

Click to select the annotation to edit.

  • Edit Text: Double-click the annotation on the canvas and enter the desired text.
  • Move: Click and drag the annotation to new location on the canvas.
  • Resize: Click and drag a handle in any direction.
  • Rotate: Click and drag the center handle.
Animations

Click to select the animation to edit. The selected animation turns yellow.

  • Change Duration: Drag the end of the animation in either direction.
  • Move: Click and drag the annotation arrow onto another location on the media on the timeline.
  • Restore: Drag the Restore animation onto a clip after another animation to reverse the previous animation to its previous state.

For more editing help, see Animations & Effects Tutorial and Animations In-Depth Tutorial.

Behaviors

Click the Effects tray on the media and click to select the behavior. The selected behavior turns yellow.
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In the properties:

  • In tab: Customize how the behavior enters the canvas.
  • During tab: Customize the behavior while it is on the canvas.
  • Out tab: Customize how the behavior exits the canvas.

 

For more editing help, see Camtasia Behaviors Tutorial and Transitions, Annotations, & Behaviors Tutorial.