Just thought I would see if anyone could help on this. I haven't made videos before but got the opportunity to go on a 1 hour Camtasia introduction course,
and due to serendipity, a trial copy of Camtasia ended up on my laptop (quite legal, you can evaluate it for 30 days). I want to try it out before the 30 days is up and thought I would do a video on using IAW, with searches and using the ACC. I bought a microphone with a jack, to plug direct into the sound card but it doesn't seem to work and on looking at the specs, I don't think I have a special sound card (it wasn't important to me when I bought it), though I understand that a combined mic and headphones would probably work in the other connector). The laptop has a built in microphone - but I'm not sure where!
When I started out recording, my voice came through fine but after a few seconds, it dropped so low that it can't be heard for the rest of the video.
My laptop is an Acer.
* Has anyone any tips for ensuring my voice stays at a good level for recording please? I tend to lean forward to see what's going on on the screen (short-sighted - old age), so could I be blocking the mic?
* Also, what is the best screen size for making the video so people can see what's going on? I used the default web size suggested by Camtasia but it's a bit small for making out what is going on
* I recorded the entire process and then deleted the bit in the middle for the long search time. That was ok but is there a pause button instead in Camtasia?
* Finally, it ended up about 10Mb in size. Is there a preferred size for people to watch? Should i make it into 2 or even 3 videos?
Anyone any tips please?