Can a video of the presenters face show as he is narrating the screen cast

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Can a video of the presenters face show as he is narrating the screen cast
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Michael De Marco

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Rick Stone

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Hi there

It totally depends on the software being used to record. I believe if you are using SnagIt, the answer is no. It's either webcam or screen.

But if you are using Camtasia, indeed you can record the Webcam and have the presenter's face showing at the same time as the screen recording.

Cheers... Rick :)
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john

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can you do it where the face is in a circle rather then the standard rectangle/screen view?
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Hi there

If you are willing to take extra steps, sure! 

The WebCam records in its own layer. So one way to accomplish it would be to isolate the WebCam recording and add a mask layer with a circular transparent area revealing what you want to see in the WebCam recording. That mask area might look something like this:



Then produce that as a video of its own, then insert that new video as a layer above what is being demonstrated.  You would then use the "Remove a Color" feature to knock out that background color and leave behind only the circular area presenting the webcam.

Cheers... Rick :)