Screen record and webcam at same time

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Creating tutorial with screen recorder and camera recording simultaneously. How is it done on Camtasia?
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SlippySlope

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Joe Morgan

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It should be a simple as enabling the webcam on the toolbar.



You'll want to ensure  you chose the correct audio streams as well.


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SlippySlope

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Thank you very much Joe. Can you then scale the cam window and move it around on top of the screen window?
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Are you using an outside camera or a webcam connected to your computer?  With an external camera it's a slightly different process.  You would need to start recording in Camtasia and the external camera.  At the beginning, clap your hands together to create a spike in the waveform.  When you bring both clips in you just line up the spike to sync them.
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Thank you agarner32. I'm using a camera connected to my computer. You used a couple of different descriptions: "outside camera" and "webcam connected to computer" and "external camera" ... which fits my "camera connected to my computer"?
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...and, "clap you hands together to create a spike in the waveform" is a pretty cool tip that a newbie like me would have never figured out...thanks
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Sorry for mixing the terms.  Outside camera wasn't a good term to use - braindead today!!  They mean the same thing.  I often use a really good "external" digital camera to capture me talking so I get a better quality video and a different angle.  I know someone who gets really fancy and uses three cameras for his music tutorials - one webcam and two external cameras.

Aaron
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Got it...thanks. I'll play around with it...but (before I do), will I be able to scale the camera recording window (i.e., make it smaller) and drag it to someplace (like the lower lefthand corner) on top of the screen recorder window?
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Yes, because the camera recording will be on a different track in the Camtasia timeline and you can do anything you want with it (move, zoom, transition, etc.)