Camtasia 2019 has a really easy, one click feature for making your audio levels have a consistent loudness. Let me show you how!
DaVinci Resolve 16 is a truly fabulous and FREE professional video editor. Its color grading features have been used in Hollywood films for years as the industry standard. Resolve’s editing features have come on very strong in recent years to start to compete with Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro. With the addition of the “Cuts” tab view, many are saying it has caught up to, or eclipsed, the competition. Today, I want to show you how you can pull a green screen key in Resolve for converting classroom lectures to on demand videos for your blended curriculum. It’s admittedly not as “one click intuitive” as other video editors, but the rewards for getting to know Resolve run deep.
Many design and development training teams are Mac users, much like their counterparts in Marketing, so in this post I demonstrate how to use Final Cut Pro’s super easy green screen effect to convert classroom learning and presentations into microlearning for your blended training curriculums. I believe Final Cut offers the best combination of one click speed and quality of all of the major video editors. Adobe Premiere Pro and Resolve 16 both have deep features for tweaking your key, but take some artful trial and error to for the best results. Camtasia does a super job for beginners to the green screen game, and continues with each release to compete a little more with the full featured editors as video becomes more synonymous with training.
Many organizations with a learning design and development team use Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite of products. My sense is that many of these Instructional Designers use Photoshop, Illustrator and possibly InDesign for job aids to a large extent, but may not realize how easy it is to use Premiere Pro’s green screen effect to turn classroom training into eLearning in a snap. If you are used to Photoshop and the basic Adobe tool palettes and layouts, even though you may not be a video editor, you will quickly pick up how to work with Adobe Premiere. I hope you make good use of this great learning feature!
In 2020, video is without question the most popular and widely used medium for microlearning on demand. Every day, across organizations, there are still great lectures and classroom events happening in a world of learning that is more and more dominated by phones and iPads. If your organization has Camtasia, you can use its green screen feature to record these one time events and turn their gold into on demand training that you can distribute and use anytime, anywhere, and on any platform. Let me show you how easy it is to pair your presenter’s video with their content.
When creating Microlearning, it’s important that your learner’s experience be in the context of their actual job. In this reenactment, we showcase how a Case Manager would assist a member on a live customer service call using visual call outs and tips throughout the video.
In this video, I show you an example of how to integrate a micro learning systems piece into a larger Articulate module using Camtasia. My goal for you is not to demonstrate how to perform actions in Camtasia, but the why and when to integrate video to enhance learner retention.
Micro Learning is one of the most trendy terms in learning today. However, I have found it is also one of the most misunderstood ones as well. If you are going to have a chance to successfully implement micro learning in your company or marketing program, it helps to know some key things around it. You truly need to have a well-defined knowledge of “who” the learning is for so that you can create a customizable delivery platform.
When creating a screencast for online video publishing, you want to make sure you have the right balance of quality and bandwidth. Getting that right to make sure your videos look and sound their best does not have to be intimidating. Let me show you a simple process I use on my MacBook to produce a consistent product.
The old saying is that a picture is worth a thousand words. Now consider that video can pack 30 images per second. That’s a lot of image snagging conservation!
I do a fair amount of platform and software training projects. I am also of the school that believes that the best way to learn a computer-based job task is in the same context, on a computer.
Screencasts allow me to not only teach new hires on my team how to do team procedures, but allows us to simultaneously train existing staff on new procedures with little time away from their work, and a chance to replay the training when the time is right for them.
They also give me a chance to work with subject matter experts in a capacity that makes them the star of the end product. If I have a trainer who is doing a bang-up job in the classroom and the students are constantly asking where they can get more information after class is over, then we have their request fulfilled! This leads to better rapport with my stakeholders, trainers and subject matter experts and leaves them eager to help me again. SME rapport – priceless!
I also find that updating a screencast is so much faster than digging through mountains of PowerPoint slides with dated screen shots that need to be managed and updated at an alarming rate, not to mention the time it takes for an end-user to digest mountains of fact-based course contents.
Having said that, there are many times I will use screen shots for a quick teaching moment. These usually are saved for embedding in emails for a very short process or doing some fast tech support. So TechSmith if you are reading this I wont be giving up Snagit anytime soon, and thank you for including video capture in your base tool. Kudos!