Webinar: Managing Libraries in Camtasia

eLearning Brothers is developing new templates for Camtasia 2019 that we’re excited to release soon. Webinar attendees got a sneak peek of the latest one, called Borderline, in Andrew’s demonstrations as he shared tips on managing libraries in Camtasia 2019.

Creating Libraries and Exporting Files

Suppose you’ve created a cool intro or lower third design that you want to save for future repeated use or share with your coworkers so everyone can use it, maintaining consistency in your organization’s videos.

To do this, first save it to your library. Libraries are a great way to keep your files organized by project or brand. The library feature is available in Camtasia 9, 2018, and 2019. Version 9 doesn’t have quite all the extra library features that 2018 and 2019 have.

In the left ribbon, you’ll see a Library option. Select this and create a new library. Name your new library. Now, you can select the files you want to add, right-click, and select Add to Library.

Now your file can be accessed any time you’re in Camtasia, no matter what project you’re working on.

The next step is to export your project files as a library object file and share them with your coworkers. Andrew demonstrates this in the webinar—watch the recording below to see how he does it.

Saving Time With Templates

Camtasia templates are a great way to kickstart your projects. Your Camtasia license gives you access to a variety of free templates from TechSmith, but you can also download tons more from the eLearning Brothers Template Library. Don’t have a subscription? Sign up for a free 7-day trial now.

Watch the recording to see how to import templates into Camtasia and work with them.

Camtasia Hotkeys

Andrew also shared his favorite, most useful Camtasia hotkeys at the end of the webinar. Learning these hotkeys can speed up your development a ton!

Spacebar = Play/Pause (but be careful what your last button was)

S = Split

Ctl + Z = Undo

Ctl + Y = Redo

Ctl + X = Cut - but be sure to know that it will ripple delete everything

Double Click to bring your flags back together.

Alt + Drag = Make the last frame longer

The Carrot Keys to scroll

Ctl + Shift + 7 = Center timeline on project, or just click the button.

Watch the recording now to learn more about managing libraries in Camtasia.

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