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1. Launch Camtasia Recorder

Double-click Recording on the desktop or Camtasia Recorder from the Start screen.

2. Set basic recording settings

  1. Click Full screen.
  2. If Webcam off, click to Webcam on. (You will see a thumbnail preview.)
  3. If Audio off, click to Audio on.

 

If you mouseover the webcam thumbnail, you will see the webcam preview.

3. Go to advanced Options

  1. Click at Webcam on or Audio on.
  2. Click Options...

4. Set Tools Options > Inputs

  1. Set:
    1. Screen capture frame rate to 30.
    2. Audio device to Microphone (Shure Digital ).
    3. Uncheck Record system audio if your presentation/software you are recording does not have audio.
    4. Webcam device to Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920.
  2. Set audio level.
    1. Talk into the microphone at your usual volume and at a natural distance from the microphone.
    2. At your loudest, the peak should be around 75%.
    3. Adjust the slider to change the audio level.
  3. Set Device properties... (refer to 5a and 5b below)
  4. Set Format settings... (refer to 6 below)
  5. Click OK.

5a. Set Device properties... > Webcam Control

  1. On the Webcam Control tab:
    1. Uncheck Follow my face.
    2. Uncheck RightSound.
    3. Uncheck Auto-focus (if the option is available).

5b. Set Device properties... > Advanced Settings

  1. Click the Advanced Settings tab, then:
    1. Uncheck RightLight. (Ignore the screenshot. Enabling RightLight leads to Audio-video sync issues.)
    2. Adjust Exposure, Gain, Brightness, Contrast and Color intensity manually.
    3. Uncheck Auto for White Balance.
    4. Drag White Balance slider until skin tone appears natural.
  2. Click Save when done.

6. Set Format settings...

  1. From Tools Options > Inputs tab, click Format settings... (refer to 4).
  2. Set Output Size to 1280 x 720. (This is the default for MOOCs and iBLOCs.)
    1. You may set to other dimensions if your recording requires it.
    2. Full HD (1920 x 1080) is not recommended.

 

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