Open your MyProject.camproj file from the previous chapter. If you skipped those exercises, you’ll find an exported project called MyProject_ch10.zip in this chapter’s media folder.
In the audio file (somewhere in the clip 06.camrec), I accidentally coughed into the microphone. Replace the cough with silence.
If desired, use the Voice Narration tool to rerecord the narration using your own voice. You’ll find the script available in this chapter’s media folder (narration.doc).
Whether using my narration or your own, optimize the sound using the Sound Enhancements toolset.
Create a title clip called Intro. Use the file bkgd.png from this chapter’s media folder as your background image (you might want to copy it to your project directory first). Change the font size to 48 pt., and enter the text Intro to Camtasia MenuMaker, using a font of your choosing. Place your new clip on the Timeline.
Using the Camtasia Audio Editor, record the following piece of narration: This brief tutorial will give you the basics of creating a CD menu front-end with Camtasia MenuMaker. We’ll start by making use of the MenuMaker Wizard.
Once satisfied with the quality of your recording, save it as intro.wav and import it into your project’s Clip Bin. Drag the clip onto the Timeline, just in front of your narration.wav clip. If needed, adjust the volume to more or less match that of the other clip. Trim out any unneeded pauses.
Stretch your Intro title clip to approximate the length of your intro.wav sound clip.
As you may be able to tell, these segments were recorded on different days, and the microphone placement was not exactly replicated. Make use of the volume tools to bring the overall volume of intro.wav and narration.wav more in line.
Create another title clip called Ending. Enter the text, Thanks for watching! Use the Align bottom command to place this text at the bottom of the window. Change the font and size as desired. Once finished, drag the title clip to your Timeline, this time at the end of the presentation.
If you have a webcam or camcorder attached to your computer, place your seek bar right at the start of your Ending title clip. Record a PIP clip, using the following piece of narration: Thank you for watching our training video today about Camtasia MenuMaker. If you haven’t already done so, feel free to check out the other tutorials in this series. Save this file as PIP.wmv. It should get added to the Timeline automatically.
Adjust the duration of your Ending title clip to reflect the length of the PIP clip. Use the volume tools to adjust the loudness of your PIP clip to match the other two.
Save your project.