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“An outstanding work! I refer to it before looking at TechSmith’s help site.” – Frank Oberc

The best Camtasia guide keeps getting better. Camtasia: The Definitive Guide has been a mainstay of the screencaster’s bookshelf since 2005. It has helped even seemingly hopeless technophobes become screencasting ninjas in less time than they ever thought possible. No Camtasia book is as comprehensive or approachable. Now it’s available exclusively as an all-digital download. Both Windows and Mac versions are fully supported.

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Paperless Interactivity

The all-digital guide offers perks you just can’t get on paper, like easy searchability. And full-size, full-color screenshots. And 38 embedded screencasts that total over an hour of content. A lot of love went into this little tome. You’ll be able to take advantage of my 20 years’ worth of experience as a professional screencaster, learning not just features and buttons, but workflow and best practices.

All from one of the most experienced screencasters in the business.

And should you decide to purchase the full book, you’ll get all 800+ pages of content, including…

  • Tips on preparation
  • Recording, including best practices on recording PowerPoint and other special situations.
  • The lowdown on the multi-track editing and animation functions, including the amazing behaviors function.
  • Updates on all the newest features of version 2023, and how to wield them like a pro.
  • Tutorials on using all the special effects, including tips on when you’d want to.
  • Production advice to help you prep your screencast for any audience, any device. Avoid the “blurry” pitfalls of inappropriately scaled video!
  • A special hardware Buyer’s Guide for audio equipment, so that you’ll be able to narrate like a pro.

That’s hundreds of pages of screencasty goodness, more than 300 screenshots, and an hour’s worth of video quickcasts, for just $49.

In fact, here’s one of them. It’ll show you just how easy it is to navigate the guide:

My guarantee: find it useful or I’LL PAY YOU.

Yes, you read that right. The Definitive Guide is designed to shave many hours of frustration off your learning time. If after using this Camtasia Guide for at least three weeks, you don’t believe you’ve saved at least $100 worth of time and frustration, just return it! I’ll refund 150% of your purchase price. (See terms & conditions)

I’m so sure you’re going to love the Definitive Guide that I’m putting my money where my mouth is. I would literally be paying you just to give it a try.

So get busy. You have absolutely nothing to lose.

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Keep in mind that the book is available both within an online reader and for download as an industry-standard interactive PDF document. That means no proprietary readers. No digital rights management. The book can be opened on both Windows and Mac computers. With the online reader, you can even read the book on tablets.

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 31 reviews
 by John Braat on Camtasia: The Definitive Guide
A Must Have Camtasia Accessory

Camtasia without Daniel Parks' Definitive Guide is like a day without sunshine, (you're just left in the dark). It's the golden ticket to the chocolate factory, the key to the city, the bop in the bop - shee bop - shee bop. Simply put, if you intend to become a Camtasia pro, you'll get the Definitive Guide, read it, and then use it frequently as an easy reference. You're welcome.

 by Jeff Stolz on Camtasia: The Definitive Guide
A Camtasia Goldmine!

Daniel Parks’ book, The Definitive Guide to Camtasia2023 is a GOLDMINE! It covers every tool and feature of Camtasia as well as everything you need to ensure you prepare properly for production. There are many embedded screencasts that cover everything from best practices to workflows which really add to the learning experience. You can tell that Daniel puts his heart and soul into his book and the price is graciously affordable for the plethora of valuable content.

You have your choice of file formats, and I tested each of them (Online, EPUB, PDF). They all work seamlessly.

I have only been studying the program for 2 years (I am an advanced Snagit user) and used every resource I could find to learn Camtasia well, but this book raised my knowledge and skillset to a higher level quickly.

Thank you, Daniel, for writing this invaluable, current, comprehensive Camtasia treasure! I had been searching for a current book for quite some time, so I was excited when I found this gem.

 by Erik Grønhaug on Camtasia: The Definitive Guide
You'll need this

I started buying this book some years ago, and have upgraded every time a new version arrived to market. For my own part, I still use the book to hone my skills in Camtasia. In addition; I used the information in the book to create my own powerpoint template for my colleagues, facilitating their ability to create high-quality webcasts and interactive materials. The book is also useful when discussing possible ways to meet specifications and solve challenges in production.

Camtasia 2020 Definitive Guide

The Camtasia 2020 Definitive Guide is really well written. Even though I did the Techsmith certification courses related to Camtasia and the book is a great complement to what is available on the internet. I definitely recommend the book to anyone who wants to get up to speed quickly.

 by Bob Schilld on Camtasia: The Definitive Guide
Always lives up to it's title

I've been using Camtasia for a long time. Each year the "Definitive Guide" is a MUST!! Daniel's knowledge of Camtasia is GREAT! This guide is easy to understand and full of gems and is a MUST HAVE.

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