How do screencasts like Khan Academy hide their pens?

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In Khan Academy, you never see them click anywhere to change the pen colour - it just magically seems to change all on its own.

How did they achieve this without the viewers seeing it please?

Many thanks

Max
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The easiest way to do that is trim out the footage containing that action in the editor.

So it's not that the color menu doesn't actually pop up on screen originally.It's just edited out of the production.

This would also depend on the program used, what exactly "might or might not be captured" Then need to be edited out.
What's actually captured in the recording,dictates what must be removed.

Regards,Joe
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Thanks Joe. I'm using OneNote (after having tried Sketchbook which felt like overkill for screencasting).
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Max,

If your question is how can you change the pen color when you are using the pen tool with the Camtasia Recorder
it's just a matter of learning the shortcuts for the pen tool.



You can also change the width and the tool with different shortcuts.

No one will see you make the change.

:)


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Thanks Dubie. I'm using OneNote and didn't even know Camtasia had drawing tools. I've just found them and been playing around with them. 

What would be the relative advantages and disadvantages of using Camtasia drawing tools versus OneNote drawing tools? I guess OneNote can act as a repository for whatever I've drawn and can be handed out as student note?
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I can't say there would be a advantages or disadvantages. It depends on what you are wanting to accomplish.

If you need to have the drawing be incorporated in to your Onenote than using the Onenote drawing tools is how you would have to go and then do a Joe described to remove what you don't want to be shown.

If you just need a video though of you doing say some markup of a Onenote file than you could use the Camtasia pen/tools.

:)
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Morning Folks

Just to say I found an even easier solution: while drawing, I simply drag in the borders which Camtasia will record so as to exclude all controls including pens. This is rather cool as I can now access all tools including pens without the user seeing.

Cheers

Max
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So is that thinking outside the  box or inside the box? {:>)
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:) :)