Camtasia Studio Tips and Marketing Techniques

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One of the many items I provide in my video products download page are the Camtasia Studio CamProj files for easy editing – provided those doing the editing have Camtasia Studio 8.

The CamProj files (Camtasia Project) are like the box that contains all the elements of that video. Elements like the images, videos, audios and so on.

The White Label PLR videos I provide the CamProj files to, contain at least the video (AVI), & the opening & closing images or splashscreens.

I encourage all my PLR customers to customize at least the opening & closing images of each videos so they contain a personal Welcome in the opening image and a call to action in the closing image.

Many of my PLR video courses contain 12 to 40 different videos & to customize both the opening and closing images of that many individual videos can get old REAL FAST!

Well my reply to that is “Do them all at one time” & here is how to do it…

First you want to unzip all the CamProj zip files. Usually they are titled something like CustCam and have some numbers after that (eg s2CustCam-vid01-04gs74).

Then create a single folder & name it something like ‘working-folder’ and copy & paste all your CustCam files in that one folder.

Now you will have the CamProj, the video and images files for each video in the one folder.

Make your edits to your opening and closing images – AND THIS IS IMPORTANT..

When you save your newly edited images, save them in a new folder named something like my-(project name)images and name these images EXACTLY the same as their originals (eg vid01.jpg, vid02.jpg).

Then copy all your newly edited images and paste them in your Working folder and over-write all the original images.

Now your CamProj files will pull into your Camtasia Studio editor the video file and the newly edited image file because Camtasia Studio sees only the image file NAME & doesn’t care about the changes you made.

Now that you have the hard work out of the way, it is time for Camtasia Studio to do the rendering of all your ‘new’ looking videos.

Here is how you can get Camtasia Studio to do all the video work at one time:

Open Camtasia Studio -> Click on Tools in the Top Menu -> Go to Sharing -> Batch Productions

Camtasia Studio 8 Tips And Marketing Techniques - Batch Production

Then click on Add Files/Projects

Then select all the CamProj files you want to produce. Depending on the power of your computer depends on how well (fast) the rest of this goes.

I select all the CamProj files whether it is 10 or 40 because my computer is fairly new and pretty powerful.

Then click on Next

Camtasia Studio Tips and Marketing Techniques step 3 batch production

After you click Next, your computer might pause a bit but don’t worry, this should only last a few seconds. Then you will be presented with a screen asking you to select your preset option.

I have several custom presets but if you’ve never created a custom preset then yours will likely only show 6 or 7 preset options to choose from.

NOTE: If you want to know how to create custom presets, let me know by commenting on this post.

Select your preset then click Next.

Camtasia Studio Tips and Marketing Techniques Batch production step 3

Then select the folder where you want your newly produced video files to be sent and click Finish.

I usually do not check the boxes to Organize in sub-folders nor Show production results, but that is just me.

Depending on the number of and the format of the videos you asked your Camtasia Studio software to produce & the power of your computer, this can take from several minutes to a couple hours.

For me, if I do 30 videos for example, and I’m producing 1280×720 mp4 files, this can take 30 minutes to an hour depending on how long each video is.

The takeaway here is that you do not have to hang out at your computer waiting for each individual video to finish and then start another one.

I’ll set them up and go do some gardening or write a sales letter or catch up on some reading.

This is one a many Camtasia Studio time saving and marketing tips there are.

My friend and Screencasting mentor Lon Naylor has a new video course that covers several of these tips and much more. It is called Screencast Pro.

Lon & his partner Joey Xoto has put together a package of training and templates that will help any Camtasia Studio owner take their videos to the next level.

So if you want to find out more about their offer then click here NOW!

– Steve D

 

 

 

 

 

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Improve Your Email Click-Throughs With Fake Video

Here is a video I made to show you how to create a fake looking video clip that when you add it to your email, there is a better than average chance that most people will be enticed to click on the ‘image’ and be sent to the URL you specify.

I touch on the free tools you can use but show you by using Camtasia Studio 8.

The video is a little over 5 minutes and in addition to giving you this idea, it might even generate more ideas for you to improve your email marketing.

Click on the lower right corner of the video to view in full screen mode.

How To Improve Email Click Throughs



Thanks for stopping by and please leave any question, suggestion or comment in the comment section below.

– Steve Dougherty

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Amazon S3 And Leveraging Browser Caching

Amazon S3 And Leveraging Browser Caching comes in very handy when you are hosting your static html website on Amazon S3.

In a previous post I showed you how to setup and host a basic static HTML website on your Amazon S3 account – if you haven’t seen that post yet then check it out here.

http://www.plrvideodirect.com/amazon-s3-and-hosting-your-website-there/

This allows for your site to load a little faster in your site visitors browser & every little bit helps.

I’ve made a video to show you how to use a FREE 3rd party tool (UI) called Cyberduck to adjust your files metadata in order for these files to hang out longer in your site visitors browser cache.

One thing I touch on in the video is not having the files set to ‘Public’ but I didn’t go into detail as to why or even the alternatives. If those details are of interest to you then you should check out my new video series that goes on sale Tuesday the 9th of Sept at 10am EST.

http://s3howtovideos.com/

I demo a before and after page load speed test so you can see that there is a difference when all you do is take advantage of this change in your files metadata.

I hope you enjoy and learn from the video and please let me know of any questions, suggestions or comments you have by leaving a comment below the video.

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