How to Create Professional Videos with TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8.6.0
If you are looking for a powerful and easy-to-use screen recorder and video editor, you should consider TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8.6.0. This software allows you to capture your screen, camera, microphone, and system audio, and edit them separately or together in a timeline. You can also add effects, transitions, music, annotations, animations, and more to enhance your videos and make them stand out.
In this article, we will show you how to download, install, and use TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8.6.0 to create professional videos in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Download and Install TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8.6.0
To download TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8.6.0, you need to visit the Desktop Product Download Links page on the TechSmith website[^1^]. Scroll down to the Camtasia section and find the version that matches your operating system (Windows or Mac) and language. You can choose between an EXE or MSI installer for Windows, or a DMG file for Mac.
Once you have downloaded the installer file, double-click on it to launch the installation wizard. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation process. You may need to restart your computer after the installation is finished.
Step 2: Launch TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8.6.0 and Start a New Project
To launch TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8.6.0, click on the shortcut icon on your desktop or in your Start menu. You will see a welcome screen that gives you three options: Record the screen, Import media, or Open a project.
If you want to start a new project from scratch, click on Record the screen. This will open the Camtasia Recorder window, where you can adjust the recording settings such as the capture area, audio sources, webcam, cursor effects, and hotkeys.
If you want to import an existing video or presentation file, click on Import media. This will open a file browser window where you can select the file you want to import. You can also drag and drop files from your computer or from TechSmith Fuse (a mobile app that lets you send media from your phone or tablet to Camtasia) into the Media Bin in Camtasia.
If you want to open an existing project that you have saved before, click on Open a project. This will open a file browser window where you can select the project file (.camproj) that you want to open.
Step 3: Edit Your Video in the Timeline
Once you have recorded or imported your video, you will see it in the timeline at the bottom of the Camtasia window. The timeline is where you can edit your video by trimming, splitting, cutting, copying, pasting, moving, or deleting clips.
You can also add effects such as transitions, animations, behaviors, captions, quizzes, audio enhancements, and more by dragging them from the Tools panel on the left side of the window onto the timeline or onto specific clips.
You can preview your video in the Canvas area at the top of the window. You can also zoom in or out of the timeline by using the slider at the bottom right corner of the window.
Step 4: Produce and Share Your Video
When you are happy with your video editing, you can produce and share your video in various formats and platforms. To do this, click on Produce and Share in the top right corner of the window.
You will see a dialog box that lets you choose between different production presets such as MP4 only (up to 1080p), MP4 with Smart Player (up to 1080p), Web (HTML5), YouTube (HD), Screencast.com (HD), Google Drive (HD), Vimeo (HD), Custom Production Settings (advanced options), or Batch Production ( 061ffe29dd