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Adding captions to your video production using Camtasia

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Adding captions to your video production using Camtasia
by Brant Knützen - Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 12:16 PM

Hello SDG Asia project participants,

I hope the weather is cooperating and everyone is making good progress towards capturing footage and editing their video productions!

I thought I would share this BBC video, which does a good job explaining a problem and a solution:

The Farmers using Sewage to Make Saris

Note that most of the scenes are explained using captions, and only a few scenes have audio narration.

Captions are often more effective than an audio narration, particularly if the speaker has an accent that not all listeners may be familiar with.

Captions are also useful in that they can be produced in several languages, and different versions of the video produced for viewing in different countries.

This tutorial page discusses the need for captions, and various ways to add them, including Camtasia Studio by importing your script file!

Last, below is a short tutorial video that quickly shows the use of the Captions tool in Camtasia.

Best wishes for your success!