Adobe Presenter Video Express lets you combine application or desktop capture and webcam video. Using this tool, marketing, eLearning, and training professionals or even hobbyists and amateur video producers can quickly produce video tutorials and related video solutions. Also, you can use the video edit options such as Pan & Zoom and Trim to customize the video output. 

Record videos

  1. Ensure that the hardware and software requirements are met. See system requirements for information.

  2. Ensure that you have the narration script ready.

  3. To record an application simulation or demonstration, open the required application, and then launch Adobe Presenter Video Express (Start > All Programs > Adobe Presenter Video Express).

    The launch window of Adobe Presenter Video Express appears.

    Launch window
    Launch window

    Your previously launched projects would appear as thumbnails in launch screen in Recent Projects section. 

    Recent projects
    Recent projects

    Click the four square window icon adjacent to Recent Projects and click Search icon to search for the existing projects . You can also import existing projects by clicking  and choosing Import Project (In Adobe Presenter 9, this option was Open Projects).

    Import project option
    Import project option

  4. To create new project, you can choose one of the three options provided in the What would you like to record? window. As per your requirement, you can choose webcam, Screen or both. 

    Webcam The webcam capture of the narrator who demonstrates or presents a project or application including audio narration. If you choose this option, a Live View window appears. 

    Screen Record actions performed on your monitor screen. If you choose this option your screen is highlighted with a record dialog at the center of your screen. 

    Both Record both screen actions and webcam capture of the narrator. If you choose this option your screen is highlighted and you get a Live View window along with it. 

  5. In Webcam, Screen or Both mode, click the red record button to start recording your content. 

    The recording begins after the countdown (3 seconds).

    Note:

    From Adobe Presenter 10 onwards, Adobe Presenter Video Express records the projects by default, in HD mode. 

  6. Perform the steps on the computer while you narrate the script.

    In Both mode, Adobe Presenter Video Express captures both you (the Presenter) and the full monitor screen simultaneously during recording. After recording, you can choose to display the Presenter, the presentation, or both in different parts of the video.

  7. To pause the recording, press the Pause icon that appears in the grayed out recording screen that appears at the center of your monitor screen. 

    Note: When you Pause recording, this mouse movement action is recorded along with your main recording. You can use the trim option to trim this part of the recording.

    Adobe Presenter Video Express window appears. You can click Play icon () to preview your recording, click RESUME to resume recording or click the DONE to end recording, provide project name and edit the video.

    Click DISCARD to cancel recording and remove recorded contents. 

The first and last parts of the video are the default branding settings. You can change the branding to include your own brand videos at the beginning and end of the recorded video.

Note:

You can delete, rename or duplicate any of your recorded projects thumbnails that appear in Recent Projects part of Recording video screen. You can perform this task in My Projects window. To do this, click the three dots at the bottom right corner of the thumbnail, adjacent to your recent project name. 

Delete, Rename or Duplicate
Delete, Rename or Duplicate

Set recording preferences

Select Camera

Click the video camera icon at the bottom of the create new project window as shown in the snapshot below. 

The names of the cameras that are currently connected to your computer are displayed as popup. Click one of the options. 

Select camera
Select camera

Select Microphone

Click the microphone icon at the bottom of the create new project window as shown in the snapshot below. 

The names of the microphones that are currently available on your computer are displayed as popup. Click one of the options if you want to record audio along with the video. Click None if you do not want to record audio along with the video.

Select Microphone
Select Microphone

Resolution

From Adobe Presenter 10 onwards, by default HD resolution will be used for recording videos. If there is no HD support in the computer, the nearest SD resolution will be used. 

Record additional video

  1. In Recent Projects section, choose the project in which you want to record additional video. The project opens in Edit mode. 

    Note:

    If the existing project was recorded using a webcam, you require a webcam to record additional video too.

  2. Click Play () and pause the video at the point where you want to insert additional video. Alternatively, you can move the playhead to the exact point on the timeline where you want to insert the video.

  3. Click the Additional video icon on the toolbar pane at the left side of the editor window. 

    Additional video option
    Additional video option

  4. Perform the steps on your computer and click DONE when you have completed recording the content.

    Additional video is inserted at the playhead position of your existing video.  

Insert external videos into the timeline

Draw on a vast database of existing videos to add more heft to your content, by importing external videos at selected points in your timeline. Use the audio stream or replace it with your own video or audio narration.

You can insert external videos at any point in the timeline. 

  • If you insert  a larger dimension video, Adobe Presenter Video Express scales down the video to the dimensions of the video that is already present in the project timeline. 
  • If you insert a smaller dimension video, its original dimensions are retained.
  1. Move the playhead to the exact point on the timeline where you want to insert the video.

  2. Click the external video icon on the toolbar at left pane, to open the Insert External Videos panel adjacent to it.

    Click + Insert

    Add external video
    Add external video

  3. Select the mp4 video from your computer and then click Open. 

    The video is displayed within the External Video dialog box as shown here.

    External video
    External video

  4. If you want to trim the video, specify the starting and ending point of the video portion you need to insert, by dragging the trim handles appropriately.

    Trimmed video
    Trimmed video

  5. Check Mute Audio check box, if you want to mute the audio present in the video.

  6.  Once done, click Insert to add the video to your timeline. 

    The video gets inserted into the timeline at the exact spot where the playhead is placed. The project timeline gets extended to accommodate the video.

Record over external video

You can record over any external video that you insert into the Presenter Video Express timeline.

Note:

When you record over an external video inserted into your timeline, the audio already present in the external video is muted.

  1. A thumbnail of the inserted video appears in the Insert External Videos panel. A Narrate Over button and Delete icon appear at the bottom of the panel. You can click Narrate Over and narrate on top of the external video. 

    Insert external videos
    Insert external videos

  2. The Recording window opens. Click the red recording button to start recording your audio.

    Note:

    You lose any trims you do on the imported video if you narrate audio over it.

    In addition, any pre-existing audio in the imported video is automatically muted when you record audio over it.

    Adding audio over external video
    Adding audio over external video

  3. Once done with the recording, click DONE to include the recording in your project.

    If you want to redo the recording, click CANCEL to abort the recording and start again.

  4. Once the recording is added, you can edit the inserted video just like any other video content in your project.

    You can show the external video in any of the three available modes - Webcam, Screen, or Both.

    You can also perform all the standard editing operations such as pan and zoom, annotations, quiz, trim, and so on.

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