How to read the script and manage the oprations on screen same time ?

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Hello,
I am using Camtasia 8.5.2 version on windows 7.
I am going to perform some operations on my computer and while performing it, I am going to  record my voice.
I have a script which I suppose to read while performing these action.
Now my problem is, I am facing difficulty while performing the actions on screen and reading
the script same time...
Ex. I cant put script on the screen while recording the some operations on the screen...
How to execute both things simultaneously ?
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el.kolhapur

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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hello,
That's a great question!

Many people, including those who create the TechSmith tutorial videos, record their audio using a script first. Then, they will listen to the audio and perform the tasks on screen while they are recording.

It is quite difficult to do both effectively as you have discovered.

I hope this helps. Others may have other ideas for you.

Kelly
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el.kolhapur

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Hello,
Thanks for the reply...

Well, I have try already tried this, but many times I found, its quite difficult to match the voice and the actions taking on the screen...

Ex. If I record the voice first of saying "I am going to open one folder on the desktop"
It completes in 2 seconds and actually it takes more time while the performing the action on desktop and the next narration starts before performing the task...
there comes the gap between narration and actual recording...

Well, I was wondering how movie get dubbed ? They face the same issue ?
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print the script and keep in handy

before printing, break its layout down to all single line phrases that will match a logical segment of what must be done on the screen

set Recorder to hide preview window after recording is stopped, uncheck "record screen after starting capture [starts Recorder in "paused" mode, you unpause with F9]

set Recorder to save, add to bin, or add to timeline [personal preference]; I almost always add immediately to timeline so I can edit that segment while fresh in my mind

then ...

read and grasp 1st [short] narration segment

unpause Recorder, and execute/narrate that segment; pause Recorder [F9] again

read/grasp next segment; repeat unpause/pause

if you make a segment goof, say "take 2" or something that will let you find/cut when editing; and then just do it over

or, you can just make all separate very short captures that equal each single narration/action segment; this is what I mostly do; I make very short "snippet" captures where I'm able to minimize action/narration goofs, which greatly cuts editing overhead

perhaps give it a try?
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Hello,
You will find that nearly impossible. From experience I have found that getting the recorded narration correct allows everything to fall into place. Record your script anticipating the computer keyboard or mouse moves.

I use another program to record audio and then play it back as I make moves on screen. Audacity is a free audio program to do this.
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Simple.  Print the script and put it in front of you while stepping through the "script".  If you can attach a document holder to your desk, even better.

Use common sense in how you render it.  Don't write the text in one long block, separate it into sections so your eye can more easily get back to where you were if you have to jump back and forth between your script and the screen.

If the script is more than one page, you'll likely want to print it single-sided, and ensure that a section of text is not split between pages.

And depending on what you're doing, I would record the screen operations and your voice at separate times.  Record the screen operations track first, then play that while using something like Audacity to record your voice narration.