Change camera footage during recording

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Hey all,

I'm using Camtasia 3 for Mac and recording a ppt for a webinar/screencast, with the computers camera recording me as I present the lecture.

My question is, sometimes I want the video to be of just the powerpoint slides, other times just me (expanded to be full screen) and other times a small camera window within the ppt.

I can see the small window in the ppt option and is OK, I just dont know how to have one or the other that easily done.

Suggestions?

Cheers

Carlo
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You might find it convenient to use the "animations" tab, where you can make your movie "tilt left" or "tilt right", to get them side by side. Or, you can use "scale to fit" to make one of your videos fill up the whole canvas. In this way, you can grow/shrink/move/etc the two videos to decide how much space they take up.

Hope that makes sense.
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You can just cut the footage in half where the change is needed and then resize or delete the stuff after. You can use the scissors tool at the bottom left of your Camtasia
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Carlo Rinaudo

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Thanks - can camtasia create a split screen with powerpoint on one side and a video of me giving the presentation on the other side? Rather than a small window within the full screen, can we divide the screen?

cheers
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Hi there

Indeed it can. Camtasia allows you to decide exactly where and how to present video clips on its canvas. You just click and drag to adjust them.



Note that in my example, the clips don't fill the entire screen from top to bottom. This is because the aspect ratio needs to be maintained so things don't look all screwy.

As you can clearly see below, Camtasia WILL allow you to stretch them if you are comfortable with them looking odd.




Cheers... Rick :)
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Note that you have to do this while editing after you record. I occurred to me after I posted that maybe you were hoping to create this "on the fly".
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Hi Rick, thanks.

Actually I would prefer a fixed screen set up , like attached.

2/3 screen ppt. 1/3 video of me, and a footer with copyright, logo, name of lecture etc.

Is this something that can be done?

Cheers

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Hmmm, what I see looks like a web page. Perhaps a frameset. But, even so, you could accomplish a similar look using Camtasia. I say "similar look" because you would not be able to use Camtasia to output something that had individual playback controls for the video in the corner. What Camtasia will do is create just a single video that would incorporate all elements.
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Thx Rick - this platform allows what I'm after https://www.panopto.com/features/video-recording/screen-recording/

I dont mind having the elements seperate (video and screen recording) and adding them in. I just would like the screen to be partitioned off as above and allow a footer/header.

Possible?

Cheers
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That's definitely possible; have you tried to do this yet? Just move and drag around the two videos on the canvas to position them the way you like. Same for your header graphic. 
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Thanks Paul, it doesn't seem as easier as that with my experience. Is there an instructional video somewhere showing this?

Cheers

Carlo
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Carlo,

Add a video to the timeline. On the canvas, drag a corner to make it small. Add another video to the timeline. On the canvas, drag a corner to make it small. Now drag the two videos to different places on the canvas. You can even put one in front of the other.