Camtasia Studio 8 Review

Camtasia Studio 8 is a screen recording software that also comes along with a video editor. The program costs $299.00 for one individual copy. It offers new and advanced users to easily accommodate to this program in order to meet their needs.

It all starts off with the classic interface. You have your library area on the top-left, video preview on the top-right, and a timeline at the bottom. Even by just taking a quick skim around this look really gets my mind going. I was also really intrigued by the color choice. The black gradient-style really caught my attention. It gave me the idea of a modern-interface that really grabbed me.

The screen recorder itself is pretty nice. It offers the basic start, pause, and stop buttons. As well as the option to change your settings for the audio and video. The video codec that the program offers, known as the TechSmith Codec, is really nice. You don’t lag while recording and it doesn’t lag afterwards when you watch the video. Which really helps improves your performance.

But the thing that really stood out in this program is the video editor. As we go down into the timeline, you have the nice basic features. You can add multiple tracks, remove and rename them. You also have the option to import a recording into the timeline, and extract the audio as a separate track. Which is really nice if you want to get rid of a piece of audio or video.

Another really nice feature to this program is the variety it offers. When you look at the library pane, there is just a huge amount of music and animations you could use. In fact, the media the program offers is actually some good stuff. Using this really helped me feel like a professional video editor.

Although we have all these huge features that seem to really stand out, it’s really the small ones that make the bigger effect. These include zoom & pan where you can zoom and pan along the video. Or callouts that include text effects, arrows, and labels. Even the fact that you can directly move around objects directly from the video editor. Which is really handy if you don’t want to be messing with numbers.

New or old users can accept the fact that Camtasia Studio 8 offers the capability to record and edit not only recordings, but you’re own media as well. The program has grown to accommodate people of all areas. Including teachers, workers, and even the average YouTube user. Overall, Camtasia Studio 8 is a tool that you can’t leave out.

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How to Download YouTube Videos|Free & Easy!

How to Download YouTube Videos|Free & Easy!

Downloading YouTube videos is a nice way to store videos on your computer. However, most options that are available would require you to download software, sign-ups, or just simply aren’t that good. Well, there is actually a resource out there where you can download a YouTube video straight from your browser in whatever format you’d like.

  1. First open up a YouTube video and copy its video link at the top. Make sure it looks something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCkYw3cRwLo
  2. Go to this link: http://keepvid.com/
  3. Paste the video link in the empty field. And click on DOWNLOAD.
  4. Click one of the format links to download.

Your video should now be either ready to download or is currently downloading. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

How to Remove a Partition on Windows 7

How to Remove a Partition on Windows 7

It’s nice to have a partition every now and then for certain purposes. But for some people, it may grow to become useless. As easy as it was to partition a hard drive, removing one probably a lot simpler.

Please remember that when you remove a partition, all data will be removed from it. So make sure to back-up files from that partition if needed. 

  1. Go to the bottom left corner and click on the Start Menu.
  2. On the right, Right-Click on Computer.
  3. Click on Manage. A new window called, Computer Management, should pop up.
  4. Locate the left pane. Go to Storage –> Disk Management. All your hard drives should appear now.
  5. Locate your hard drive on the bottom-middle pane. Click on it.
  6. Right-Click –> Delete Volume. It’ll remind you that all files will be deleted on that partition.
  7. Although the volume isn’t usable anymore, you still probably want to gain back the space from it. Click on the original hard drive.
  8. Right-Click –> Extend Volume. Go ahead and select that partitioned volume to be added back to the original hard drive throughout the setup.

Like I said, removing a partition, was a lot easier than creating one. Now, you may use the extra space on the original hard drive however you may wish. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

How to Partition a Hard Drive on Windows 7

How to Partition a Hard Drive on Windows 7

Partitioning a hard drive can be really useful to dedicate a certain amount of space for other uses. This can include for another user, operating system, your work, or just to simply reorganize your hard drive.

  1. Go to the bottom left corner and click on the Start Menu.
  2. On the right, Right-Click on Computer.
  3. Click on Manage. A new window called, Computer Management, should pop up.
  4. Locate the left pane. Go to Storage –> Disk Management. All your hard drives should appear now.
  5. Locate your hard drive on the bottom-middle pane. Click on it.
  6. Right-Click it and click on Shrink Volume. Depending on the speed of your computer, it may take a while.
  7. A new window should pop up. In order to determine the amount of gigabytes you would like to shrink, open the Calculator application. Take note: 1,024 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte. So, multiply 1,024 by the amount of gigabytes you would like to shrink. Enter that number in the field where you shrink the volume. 
  8. A new hard drive should appear, but it’s unallocated. So, Right-Click –> New Simple Volume. 
  9. A setup process should appear. Go ahead and assign your drive letter and name as you proceed. Everything else should be remained as the default settings.

You now have a new fresh and clean drive. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me below. 🙂

Google SketchUp 8 Lesson 10 – Draping

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In this lesson, you’ll understand the basic concept draping on your terrain.

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Google SketchUp 8 Lesson 9 – Terrain Basics

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In this lesson, you’ll understand the basic concept of using terrain tools in GoogleSketchUp 8.

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