Camtasia Tutorials

With powerful new features and an intuitive interface, Camtasia allows you to create and share remarkable videos. Get started with the essentials or go further with advanced tutorials.

These tutorials support Camtasia 2018, Camtasia 9 for Windows, and Camtasia 3 for Mac.

Record Your Screen

To start a recording, click the Record button at the top of the tools panel. This opens the Camtasia recorder, which by default, is set to capture everything that happens on your screen.

Customize Recording Settings

#1 Choose to record the full screen, or select a custom region to record.

#2 Choose other inputs to record along with the screen. Options include webcam, microphone audio and system audio. Select the down arrow or double arrows next to each to choose a specific microphone or webcam.

#3 Click Start Recording to begin.

Finish Recording (Windows)

When you’re finished recording, click the Camtasia recorder icon in the taskbar, then the stop button. If you need to re-record, choose delete to start over.

Quick Tip: Press “F10” to stop a recording, or “F9” to pause/resume a recording.

Finish Recording (Mac)

To finish the recording, click the Camtasia icon in the Apple menu bar, then click “Stop Recording.” Or, if you need to re-record, choose “Start Over.”

Quick Tip: Press “CMD+OPTION+2” to stop a recording, or “CMD+SHIFT+2” to pause/resume a recording.

Trim out Mistakes

Often we record a little extra at the beginning and end of a recording. To remove the extra content, drag the end of the clip “in.” This is called trimming. If you trim too much, drag the clip back to restore your video.

It’s good to note that any edits you make on the timeline, won’t affect your original recording in the media bin.

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Cut out Mistakes

Drag the red or green handle on the playhead to select the area to remove, then click the cut button to remove the section. A stitched line appear, showing you where the cut was made.

If you make a selection and want to bring the playhead back together, double click the playhead.

Add Titles, Annotations, Effects & More

Add a level of polish and professionalism to your videos with eye-catching titles, annotations, effects and more. Click and drag them from the tools panel to the timeline or canvas.

Produce & Share

When you’re ready to produce or share your video, click the share button in the upper right corner of the editor, then select a destination.


To add a transition, click and drag one from the tools panel to the timeline. Clips on the timeline highlight to show where the transition can be applied. And where two pieces of media touch each other, the transition is automatically applied to the end of the first clip and the beginning of the second.

To change the duration of a transition, click and drag the ends. To delete a transition, click the transition and press delete.

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To add an annotation, click and drag one from the tools panel to the timeline or the canvas.

Double click the annotation to change the text. Change its font, background color and more in the properties panel.

To change the size, position and rotation of an annotation, click and drag the handles.


To add a behavior, click and drag one from the tools panel to a clip on the timeline or canvas.

Customize how the behavior enters the canvas, what it does when it’s on the canvas and how it leaves by adjusting its properties in the properties panel.

Add an Animation

Click and drag an animation from the tools panel to a clip on the timeline. Animations appear as arrows directly on top of a clip.

To re-position an animation, click and drag the arrow.

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Edit an Animation

To edit an animation, select the clip, then move the playhead after the animation arrow and change one of the clip’s visual properties, such as its position, rotation or size.

To change the speed of the animation, click and drag either end of the arrow to make it longer or shorter.

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Add an Effect

Click and drag an effect from the tools panel to a clip on the timeline. Effects appear in the effects tray on the bottom of a clip.

Edit an effect in the properties panel.

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Clip Speed

Clip speed allows you to play a video clip faster or slower than its natural pace. To apply the clip speed effect, click and drag it from the tools panel to a clip on the timeline.

Open the effects tray and drag the clip speed handles to adjust the speed of a clip. Or, adjust the speed in the properties panel.

Edit Audio Clips

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