How Do You Do Those Scrolling Credits In Camtasia?

by 17 comments
The title says it all.

I don't see any function for this so I'm guessing you have to create them
using your artistic knowhow...which I ain't got.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks.
#internet marketing #camtasia #credits #scrolling
  • Profile picture of the author matthewd
    I can't find the feature in Camtasia, but here are a few alternatives that I think would work.

    You can create the rolling credits in Powerpoint and just screen capture that or you can create them in Windows Movie Maker and probably import it into Camtasia or at least screen capture it.
    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by matthewd View Post

      I can't find the feature in Camtasia, but here are a few alternatives that I think would work.

      You can create the rolling credits in Powerpoint and just screen capture that or you can create them in Windows Movie Maker and probably import it into Camtasia or at least screen capture it.
      Matt, I have Powerpoint but I don't see any options to do scrolling credits.

      Can you point out to me where in the menu this is?
  • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
    I use Sony Vegas for scrolling credits.
  • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
    Steven

    > Windows Movie Maker

    > Edit Movie

    > Make Titles or Credits

    > Add Credits at the end of the movie

    If you only want to use Camtasia that I don't know. I checked their help pages but there was nothing. BTW, this thread is already number 1 on Google for scrolling credits in Camtasia.

    Here's a basic workaround.

    Step 1: Put your credits on a word doc page with big spaces between e.g.



    Rock Your Hoochie Mama




    Words and Music by Steven Wagenheim




    Guitar: Steven Wagenheim




    Drums: Steven Wagenheim




    Piano: Steven Wagenheim




    Produced by: Steven Wagenheim




    Recorded at: Wagenheim Towers





    Released by: Wagenheim Records




    Copyright: 2008 Steven Wagenheim



    Step 2: Set your Camtasia recording region so that it shows only the top piece of text in the middle of the screen.


    Step 3: Press "Record"


    Step 4: Scroll down with auto scroll.


    You now have scrolling credits in Camtasia Studio!!


    Martin
    • Profile picture of the author Jim M
      A while back there was a free piece of software doing the rounds to auto scroll a page of text like an autocue / teleprompter for making your own videos.

      That could probably produce your result you want by just sizing the window the same as your recording.

      Hope this helps..
    • Profile picture of the author Raydal
      Originally Posted by Martin Luxton View Post

      Steven


      Step 4: Scroll down with auto scroll.


      You now have scrolling credits in Camtasia Studio!!


      Martin
      How do you "auto scroll"?
  • Profile picture of the author write-stuff
    Steve, it's a trivial exercise. As Martin said, if you're on a Windows machine, just do it in MovieMaker and save the video file of your scrolling credits. Then simply import it into your Camtasia video and stick it on the end.

    Extremely simple to do in PowerPoint as well. Just create a single text object with all your credits and drag them off the page at the top. Then do a "Crawl In" animation (going from memory, but I'm pretty sure that's the one) from the bottom.

    I would avoid doing camtasia screen grabs of your scrolling animation. Camtasia is pretty good, but let's face it - it doesn't grab motion very smoothly.

    - Russ
  • Profile picture of the author write-stuff
    Steve, if you'll send me the text I'll be happy to make a clip for you that you can drop into your video. Just tell me what format and aspect ratio you're using. PM me. - Russ
    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by write-stuff View Post

      Steve, if you'll send me the text I'll be happy to make a clip for you that you can drop into your video. Just tell me what format and aspect ratio you're using. PM me. - Russ
      Russ, that's very kind of you but I have a number of these to do so I am
      going to need to be able to do it on my own. I certainly couldn't expect
      anybody to do them all without paying for the service. And if it's something
      that can be done quickly and easily, no reason not to do it myself.

      But thanks for the offer.
  • Profile picture of the author matthewd
    Yeah, I have worked TONS with Adobe Premiere and really enjoy it, but I have messed with Sony Vegas a bit too and it seemed to work really well too.

    Either of those is definitely a good investment.
  • Profile picture of the author Ian25
    Is this camtasia 6?

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