Camtasia device frames are great for establishing context, and adding a level of professionalism to your videos. To add a device frame to a piece of media, open the Visual Effects tab, and drag the Device Frame effect to a clip on the timeline. The default frame is a Desktop monitor with a looping background video to give it a more “real-life” look To choose a different device frame, select an option from the dropdown or download addition device frames. It’s important to understand that all of the device frames fit a 16:9 aspect ratio, which means they perfectly fill standard video dimensions, like 1080p and 720p. If you record a uniquely shaped section of your screen, the device frame may not immediately fill a standard video canvas. This is particularly common when recording a mobile device or full screen footage from a MacBook. If that happens, simply drag the edges of the frame until they snap to the border of the canvas. If you want to remove a device frame, click the “x” in the properties panel, or delete it from the effects tray Now that you know the basics, here a few tips to help you get started If you add an animation to a clip with a device frame, the clip and the device frame animate together. This is great for setting up the beginning of a video.
Use the device frame to establish context, then once the action begins, zoom in to show details If you’d rather jump directly from a device frame to full screen video. Place the playhead where you’d like to make the jump, then split the clip, and remove the frame. This creates a natural jump from the device frame to the full screen recording. Well, that’s all for now.
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