How to use split the screen between a screen capture and a video capture

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Hello all

I have a screen capture and a video. How can merge them so they are both on the screen at the same time - like a split screen?  One has been taken using a web camera of me doing something, the other is camtasia capturing the monitor and how a program I am working with reacts to my making changes to a device which is captured on video.

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Tim
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Joe Morgan

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If it were me. I would overlay the webcam footage over the main video. In most instances, people don't need to see much of your face. Unless you're doing sign language or something along that line. I would keep the webcam content area small.But thats me.
I threw an oval mask over my webcam below as a example. The feature is available in Camtasia 2020.I could make it smaller or bigger, or place it elsewhere.Animating it position over time.

Anyway you slice it, I would overlay the webcam and size to taste.


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Thank you Joe,

That might work. It's not my face I need to show but rather moving a product around that makes changes that will appear in the screen capture.

So how do you do that overlay?
Tim

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The webcam video is placed on a Track directly over the monitor screen recording.

Your editing in layers, they highest track is the top of of the pile so to speak.
You can re-size and reposition it independently of the screen recording through the properties panel.
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Camtasia (and our video files) don't have a sync function, so be sure to capture audio on both your screen capture (have a microphone attached!) and your video camera. The best is to use a lapel mic so the audio quality is excellent - this is the most important part of your presentation. People will accept poor video but they'll switch off poor audio).
Then, with your tracks laid on top of each other (thanks Joe), use the audio to synchronise between them. Then edit to your heart's content.
Don't forget to delete the secondary audio track before you "Share" so you only have the best audio.
Another small tip - after all of this, use "File - Export" and make a .zip file of your project. If you don't have this and you move files around (e.g., archive), you'll spend useless hours searching for your assets if you don't have a .zip file.
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I totally agree with you, poor audio is a show stopper!