Newbie Questions

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Newbie questions...
-Does Camtasia allow notes (a description) to be saved with a recording?  Saved with a project?
-Is it possible to quickly save off a screen-shot, when viewing a video within Camatasia?
-Can I play the video at different speeds?  For instance, Lynda.com offers this capability.
-Is there a way, when I am recording, to insert text or a callout (anything?) into the video?
-How can I break-out different parts of a recording into separate files?
-How to bring a recording into Camtasia and extend it with a new recording?
-How to break a recording into multiple recordings?
-Why do my recordings sometimes seem to have two audio tracks?  One is the normal audio only track, then below it is the video track, but it also appears to have an audio track built in.
-Sometimes, when recording screen and sound, there is a high-pitched whine in the audio track. Any way to eliminate that noise?
-Say I edit a recording which is named ChangeEmpUserName--I cut out of the recording all parts of the recording which do not contribute to the subject.  How do I save that recording with all the new edits?  I not concerned with the Project name, I just want to save the edited recording.
Thank you,
Doug
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-Does Camtasia allow notes (a description) to be saved with a recording?  Saved with a project?

Notes - No. You can draw or add markers while recording.
In the editor you can than add info to the markers or use the Captions feature to add notations

-Is it possible to quickly save off a screen-shot, when viewing a video within Camatasia?

In the editor place the playhead on the frame you want as a image and goto the "Share" (at the top menu bar) and click "Export Frame As"

-Can I play the video at different speeds?  For instance, Lynda.com offers this capability.

Not in the editor. For playback of the video it's dependent on the player used.
If you produce your video with the Techsmith Smart Player that option is preset.

-Is there a way, when I am recording, to insert text or a callout (anything?) into the video?

Only if you draw it. Text and callouts are done in the editor.

-How can I break-out different parts of a recording into separate files?

Make a selection with the playhead, right click on the selection and click
"Produce Timeline Selection As"

You can also use markers and than do a custom production and under the "Video Settings" tab
check mark the option "Multiple files based on markers" which will create a separate video for each marker.


-How to bring a recording into Camtasia and extend it with a new recording?

You can only add a new recording to the same track or a new track. You can't extend a recording
by recording more in to it


-How to break a recording into multiple recordings?

Use markers and than do a custom production and under the "Video Settings" tab
check mark the option "Multiple files based on markers" which will create a seperate video for each marker.


-Why do my recordings sometimes seem to have two audio tracks?  One is the normal audio only track, then below it is the video track, but it also appears to have an audio track built in.

If you have system sound and a mic or speakers set to record you can have multiple sound tracks.


-Sometimes, when recording screen and sound, there is a high-pitched whine in the audio track. Any way to eliminate that noise?

??? Check you system connections or settings


-Say I edit a recording which is named ChangeEmpUserName--I cut out of the recording all parts of the recording which do not contribute to the subject.  How do I save that recording with all the new edits?  I not concerned with the Project name, I just want to save the edited recording.

Save it as a new project and/or render it out.


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Dubie, nice job
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Thank you Dubie!