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.
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).
Your previously launched projects would appear as thumbnails in launch screen in Recent Projects section.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When you record over an external video inserted into your timeline, the audio already present in the external video is muted.
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.