Table of Contents

Part 1 - Introduction, where I explain how the video editing course is built, and what you need to get the most out of the course.

Part 2 - The Timeline, the area that you place your raw video in order to edit it. Just like with text editing, in MS Word, you may have to tell someone who has never used the program before that the raw text goes in the middle and not in the Navigation Pane on the left, so too here I show you where the raw video has to go, and how to understand which frame the playhead (the cursor so to speak) is pointing at. Also how to move around your raw video, zooming in and zooming out.

Part 3 - Selecting. If you want to edit a certain portion of the video, like deleting it, or copying it, or pasting it, or lowering/raising the volume, you have to select it first. Just like in Word, you have to select a portion of the text by holding down the shift key and then moving the cursor or the arrow keys, so too with your video.

Part 4 - Extending. If you want to add an audio clip to the raw video, for example, without messing up the relationship between the rest of the audio/video, then you have to know how to extend: to freeze, so to speak, a piece of the video.

Part 5 Tracks. Just like in Word you can have various layers, like a background image or color, with the text on top of it, or you can have the image on top of the text. So too a video has several elements that sit, so to speak, one on top of the other, and you have to know how to use this to your advantage.

Part 6 - Separating the Audio from the Video. Usually the raw video has the audio and the video combined. Separating them is a basic skill that you will require for many commons kinds of edits, like taking out a cough when meanwhile the screen has changed.

Part 7 - Examples - Here I show you real live edits which require all of the above skills.

Part 8 - Strategies - Here I reveal some advanced strategies commonly used by real professional video editors, strategies which are not difficult to perform.

Part 9 - Callouts - How to add various kinds of images, like arrows, or like blurring, to your video at a certain point.

Part 10 - Transitions - Effects that the software provides you with, which you use in order to smooth out a jump from one segment to another, like fade-outs/fade-ins.

Part 11 - Recording - How to record your screen with the Camtasia Recorder.

Part 12 - Producing - Now that you've finished editing, how you produce it to a finished video that can be shared.

Part 13 - What changed from Camtasia version 8 to Camtasia version 9.