2 The Save Movie File As dialog opens for you to specify a filename (unless you specified automatic file naming using Options > Preferences > File Name).
The Media Player on your computer starts with the movie file loaded and may start automatically.
Delete a Recording
This cancels and discards the current capture.
1 During any recording, you can delete or cancel the process these ways:
a Click the red "X" on the standard toolbar.
b Select menu options Capture > Delete.
2 The capture pauses and you get a message asking if you are sure you want to delete the current video capture. If you answer Yes, the recording stops and any captured frames are discarded.
Capture Menu > Input Options
Set the input option you need for the recording you are going to make:
If you choose Screen, the entire computer screen will be captured.
If you choose Window, the cursor changes to a finger for the user to point to the parts of the window to be captured. Click over the window title bar to capture the whole window.
If you choose Region, the cursor changes to a crosshair pointer for you to define the region of your computer screen to be captured in the video. This region is shown within green angles at each corner.
If you choose Fixed Region, a dialog asks you to define the region in pixels. See also: Define a Fixed Region.
Capture Menu > Output Options
There are two possible output options:
If you choose File, the captured video will be stored in an AVI (video) file. The name and location of the saved video file can be set under Options > Preferences, then choose the File tab. See also: Options > Preferences > File
If you choose Live, the captured video will be made available to any live encoding process you have running on your computer. See also: Live Output Feature Description and Options > Preferences > Live.
Note:When Live Output is ON, all input options are disabled, since video frame size is determined by the application that is using Camtasia Recorder as a video source (for example, Windows Media Encoder or NetMeeting).
Capture Single Frames
This is a capture option that makes Camtasia capture only one frame at a time. With this option selected, Camtasia is always in a paused state. Use the record button like a camera shutter button to capture one or more stills that can be saved as an AVI file.
1 Select menu options Capture > Single Frame. This is a toggle that you click ON by selecting the menu option once and OFF by selecting it again. When the option is ON, a check mark appears next to the menu option.
3 To capture a frame, use any start recording method: red record button , Record/Pause hotkey, or Capture > Record.
4 Repeat the capture as many times as needed. You can change the contents of the capture region between captures to achieve whatever motion effect you want.
HINT: Single Frame capture can be used to create a slide show or "stop frame animation" style movies. This option works well with the Time-lapse capture mode available under Options > Preferences > AVI > Time-lapse Capture Setup Dialog. For example, by setting the Time-lapse playback frame rate to 1 frame per 10 seconds, you can use Single Frame capture to add slides, each of which is displayed for 10 seconds.