Importing PPT presentation with animated line appearance into Camtasia

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I am making teaching videos in Camtasia using PPT slides. I need to have each line on the PPT animated so it appears as I discuss it. Should I apply the timing to the PPT presentation first? Will I then import the PPT presentation as a video? If I just import the slides, then the timing gap between each line of text won't work, will it? In Camtasia I can only adjust the timing between PPT slides, not lines of text within the slide. Is that correct? Can anyone advise me on what to do please? This will be my first Camtasia video attempt.
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Though I am  a Windows user I can only assume that using PowerPoint and a Mac is pretty similar.

First thing to know is that when you import PPT slides in to Camtasia they are imported as static images.
You lose any animations you did in PowerPoint.

So depending what you need to do, what version of PowerPoint you have, and whether you even need to use Camtasia will be a choice you need to make.

Options you have are to

1. Do everything in PowerPoint and export it as a video/mp4.  Done

2. Do all your animations, etc in PowerPoint and then use the Camtasia PowerPoint add-in to record your presentation and then edit/produce from Camtasia.

3. Record your PPT presentation (fullscreen) with all your animations using the Camtasia recorder.
#2 is the better way to use over this but it's a option.

4. Just create basic image slides in PowerPoint without your text and/or various media and import them to Camtasia and add your text callouts,  media, etc. and animate all that in Camtasia and then produce your video.

Personally with the current version of Powerpoint  2016 which can produce video out at 60FPS and gives me so many more options and more control than Camtasia can, I seldom take a PPT over to Camtasia anymore.

But that depends on what the final results need to be.

Dubie
 
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I use PowerPoint extensively in our videos., but to date I’ ve not used the plugin. It is much easier for me to create the slides and animations in PowerPoint, then create the narration - or at least the keywords for the narrative- adding dots for pauses, ( one dot equals approx. .5 seconds) underscore for focuswords and [C] for mouse click ( to animate.) putting this info in the notes section. When recording , I use dual screens, recording the presentation from the main screen, and reading from presenter view on the other screen. If I make a mistake, Snapping fingers close to the microhone creates a visual peak, easily seen when editing. So; make mistake, snap fingers, do it right. Speeds up the editing process.
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Do you use two monitors for duel screening or can this be done on one monitor?
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erik.groenhaug

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Exteded desktop, showing the presenration on one screen, while having presenter mode on the other.