Interview with Troy Stein, Camtasia Product Manager at Techsmith
As the product manager for Camtasia Studio, Troy Stein has a
unique role of being able to use the tool he helps to develop.
Troy Stein Product Manager Camtasia Studio
As a user of Camtasia, he has an insight to screencasting from both
sides of the fence - what a screencaster would like to do and what
the program can provide.
This must be a great asset to Techsmith and as he heads up the focus group,
he represents a direct feed to the evolution of the application.
He's made over a thousand screencasts and has got some pretty useful tips to
I was able to grab hold of Troy and chat with him about Camtasia Studio 4 and
how he uses it to make the helpful presentation series 30 videos in 30 days.
- How Troy uses Camtasia Studio 4
- Tips for getting the most out of Camtasia Studio 4
- Camtasia Studio developments and new features (Camtasia Studio 5!)
- Troys thoughts on screencasting and how it's evolving
Troy had a heavy cold, so I am grateful that he soldiered on.
During the call Troy mentioned he used a spreadsheet to quickly calculate
recording dimensions and he's sent it over so you can use - download it
Dimensions For Screencasters
Here's the exerpt:
Troy also mentions the
"Vista Beta" - find this at http://groups.msn.com/camtasia-vista along with a
video, I show you how to record PPT and a software application. You'll
notice that the application is supposedly resized to 720x480 at about 2:20.
Which indeed it was.
I used a spreadsheet, like the one attached to make
a recording area that was larger than my production dimension.
With a larger
recording space, I had more room / more flexibility in my recording.
when I got into Editor, I could zoom in and produce a video to my desired
production dimensions. "
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