Creating Procedure Video Step-by-Step

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I am developing a tutorial to demonstrate a step-by-step application procedure. However, since the application itself is still in development and subject to change, what I really want to do is grab a series of png files, import them, import an image of a cursor, and then manually create the steps by sequencing the png images and adjusting the cursor manually. While this might be really time intensive, I think this approach may actually save me time in the long run since, to perform updates, I will only need to swap out old png images with new ones, rather than creating a brand new video from scratch for each review cycle. So, my question is, does anyone have any experience doing this sort of thing in Camtasia, and if so, do you have any suggestions for best approach?
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It can definitely be done but you are right...very time consuming. I would suggest great file management so that you can track everything by knowing what's inserted and what needs to be replaced. Since an application can look the same in a lot of the screen prints, it will be important to manage them well.

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I have done this and it really wasn't that bad. Camtasia has the ability to update media that has been imported. If the developers c hange the screen, just grab a new screen shot and save it with the same name before you open Camtasia. Once you open Camtasia, right click on the original screen shot and select update media. Then navigate to where the updated screen shot is.

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