Starting a new project in Camtasia

Step 1: Open the Camtasia application

Step 2: Select New Project from the Get Started menu

NB: If Camtasia is already open, click on the File menu and select New Project

There are Three main sections in the Camtasia window:

  • Media Bin - Highlighted in Red

The media bin is where you view and manage recording, video, audio, and image source files for your current project.

  • Canvas - Highlighted in Yellow

As you build your project, the Canvas is where you preview your work. As the play-head moves along the timeline, everything at that point is displayed on the canvas.

The Canvas, is also a working area where you position, resize, and rotate content. It’s good to note that everything that’s shown on the canvas is produced in the final video.

  • Timeline - Highlighted in Green

Videos are created on the timeline, moving sequentially from left to right. This is where you arrange and edit your screen recordings, audio clips, titles and more. 

The timeline is organised into layers, which we call tracks, where media on the top layers cover the ones below.