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Select Animations in the tools panel and switch to the Animations tab. Click and drag the Scale Up animation to the clip you want to zoom. This adds an animation to the clip, with a default zoom already applied. To preview the animation, click and drag the playhead. Cursor And Click Effects. You can change the size and opacity of the cursor that was creating inside of Camtasia in the Properties panel. (VERIFY BULLETS BELOW) Select Cursor Effects and then select one of the three cursor options (Highlight, Magnify, and SpotLight). The Cursor Effect is only applied to the cursor graphic in the clip.

Visual Effects

The Visual Effects panel can be opened by pressing the More button or pressing the L key on a PC or the X key on the Mac.

  • There are several visual effects:
    • Drop Shadow
    • Border
    • Colorize
    • Color Adjustment
    • Remove a Color (e.g., Green screen)
    • Device Frame
    • Clip Speed
    • Interactive Hotspot
  • Video effects are for both images and videos (color, shadow, borders, tint, etc.)
  • Like transitions, when you drag a visual effect to the timeline, clips that it can be applied to will be highlighted in blue, once you hover over a clip, it will highlight in green.
  • You can adjust the starting and ending frames of an effect by dragging the effect on either end of the visual effect bar in the timeline.
  • If the CLIP is selected, the effect properties will be at the bottom of the Properties panel, if the effect bar is selected, only the effect properties will be shown in the Properties panel.
  • You can copy and paste effects between clips by right-clicking on the effect bar and selecting Copy Selected Effects and then select Paste Effects either by clicking on the clip or by right-clicking on the asset on the canvas.
  • You can add multiple effects to a single clip.
  • If you want to apply the Drop Shadow effect to a callout delete the default shadow for the callout first. You have more control over the drop shadow using an effect than you do using the default drop shadow that comes with a callout.
  • You can add a device frame (desktop, iMac,) to give your movie a professional look and feel. All device frames fit a 16:9 aspect ratio with match standard video dimenstions (720p, 1080p). To add a device frame:
    • From the visual effect panel, drag-and-drop the device frame to a clip on the timeline. The default is a desktop monitor with a looping background video. However, you can change it to another device frame (iPhone, MacBook Pro or Google Pixel) in the Properties panel.
    • If you add an animation to a media clip that has a device frame, the both will animate together.
    • If you want to jump from the device frame to full screen, place the playhead where you want to change to take place and then split the clip there. Then remove the device frame from the second clip by clicking on the effect tray at the bottom of the tract and selecting delete.
  • You can add the Clip Speed effect to speed up or slow down a portion of a video OR audio. This effect is typically useful to SPEED UP
    • the video when showing a progress bar
    • a file being downloaded
    • typing a large amount of text (e.g., a long URL in a browser)
    • long page scrolling
  • To create a “green screen” effect:
    1. Create the background layer that you want to show.
    2. Drag-and-drop a clip that has been shot against a green screen (or another solid color) and ensure it is on TOP of the background layer.
    3. Drag-and-drop a Remove a Color effect to the top layer
    4. Use the eyedropper tool in the Properties panel and select the green color (or whatever color that is solid).
    5. You may need to adjust the other options (tolerance, softness, and hue) as necessary.
    6. Scale and move the clip as need (bottom/right corner of the screen is typical for instructional video).
    7. TIP: You can use the invert option to create an animation silhouette.

On the Mac, you can also: (VERIFY)

  • You have a Device Frame effect that you can use to simulate an iPad, iPhone or Mac device.
  • You have the Freeze Region effect that you can add to “freeze” a region until some unwanted action takes place and then you can release it so that you don’t have to re-record a clip. For example, if a notification occurred while you were recording, you can hide the notification.
  • You have the Glow effect that you can add to a clip.
  • You can use the Keystroke effect to AUTOMATICALLY create key stroke callouts. Then, if you open the effect bar, you will see dot that represents where the keystrokes will be added. The keystrokes callout will appear at the bottom/center of the screen; however, you can move it to wherever you want and change it style if you want to.
  • You have the Mask effect that you can add to your clip to “mask” unwanted areas from your scene. For example, if you have a movie with an unwanted object in it, you can mask it out of the video if it is at the same location throughout the video:
    1. Duplicate the clip that you want to mask.
    2. On the top layer, move and resize the bounding box that represents the mask.
  • You have the Reflection effect that you can use to add a “reflection” to your clip.
  • You have the Spot Light effect that you can use to create a spot light effect in your scene. You can also animate the spotlight.
  • You have the Windows Spot Light effect that allows you to AUTOMATICALLY create a spotlight effect on an active window. You can also zoom into the area of the spot light in the Properties panel while retaining the normal zoom level of the rest of the screen. If you scrub the playback head, focus will be set to the next active window if there are any other opened.
  • You have the Sepia effect that you can use to add a “sepia” effect to your clip. This will give your movie an old-movie time look and feel.

In this video, I’ll show you How to Add and Use the Corner Rounding Visual Effect to your Videos and Images in Camtasia 2021. Try Camtasia 2021 👉

The corner rounding effect in Camtasia can be used to create Split Screen Videos, Corner rounded talking heads, or eye-shaped talking head videos.

It all comes down to your imagination.

Video Transcript

In this video, I’ll show you how to add the corner rounding visual effect to your videos or images in Camtasia 2021.

Hi, my name is David, and welcome to this video.

And let’s begin.

So I already have some files on the timeline.

And back in the day circular talking heads, were the in thing.

But let’s say you want to add these particular talking head or headshot as rounded, let’s say rectangle or something of that sort.

So what you need to do is just come to visual effect, and you’ll see the corner rounding.

All you need to do is when you hover over it, it’s going to give you the idea of what you’re going to get.

So I can just take it and just drag it on top of my media.

And it’s going to be available from the Properties panel on the side.

And you can see the different options available.

And the moment the radius by default is at 20.

So what if you adjust the radius to let’s say, give or take to 40?

You’ll notice that the circles or the edges are going to start getting rounded into a corner rounding effect.

Now, the four boxes that you see here, dictate which corners you want rounded.

By default, all corners are selected, and they’re going to have the same effect.

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So if you uncheck one, then it remains as it is.

And if you just move it up, you’ll see that once we click inside, this is still the same corner without rounding.

Now if you say you just want these and the other side, then you look at your clip, right here at the center, you’ll see that the clip has these two corners or edges rounded.

If you click on it again, you can now adjust this to your liking.

Now, depending on what you’re looking for or the effect that you’re looking for, you can create as many effects as you want.

It’s just based on your imagination.

And what you’re looking forward to.

A couple of scenarios that I might use these in the talking head shots.

Let’s say we want all sections with that. And the more you increase the radius, which gets to about 1000, on the slider, you get an eye.

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So what if you want to add an eye effect for your talking head instead of a circle?

Let’s see, we just readjust it slightly, and then try to get more to the rounded corners two hundred and like 40 there. That looks good, looks good.

So if you adjusted it slightly to come to this particular point, instead of having a rounded circle, you have a rounded rectangle of sorts.

It looks good for that particular shot and your content in here.

So you can also use it in scenarios where you want to show sequences.

For example, if I play this particular clip, you’ll see what I mean.

This is a clip more or less indicating the amount of traffic in different sections of a city.

So we start off with a fast rounding of this particular or the first circle here showing vehicles moving, chances are moving into the city, the city looks more or less, has some more or less traffic, as well as a headshot or a straight down shot of the particular thing that you’re looking at.

So those are just the different scenarios that you can use the corner rounding effect in your images or even in your videos.

So let’s say we just add an image, search of for an image is an image all these images are from Pexels.

So we have a particular image, and then we go for the visual effect, corner rounding, just drop it there.

And then we just adjust this, then we just adjust this. We get that.

You can just move it where you want it. Let’s say you wanted it somewhere, somewhere here.

Sorry about that Ctrl Z. Let’s say Ctrl Z again, let’s say we wanted these somewhere here in our clip.

And then we can just move this up slightly.

So we can have just an image right here showing more or less the gridlock in this particular section.

But it’s a good way to use it–to use the corner rounding effect to create Splitscreen videos of different things that you want to show in progression, create talking head videos that are no longer circular or just rectangular, but with a slight effect.

And as always, you can always check if the effect by turning it on or off, if it suits what you need. A

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nd also check the corners that you want to have the effect.

If it’s one corner two corners or corners with effect, it’s really up to you.

Work with the radius so that you get the best radius for this particular shot that you’re trying to look or get.

So that’s how you can add the corner rounding effect to your videos or images in Camtasia 21.

I hope this video has been of value and has given you some ideas on what you’re going to try it out on.

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Thanks for watching. My name is David.

Until next time, stay safe and never stop learning.

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