By Tim Ballingall
Have you ever needed to make a screen-recorded video? Have you ever needed to edit or notate music? Six computers located on the first floor of the Rohrbach Library—near the Reference Collection—are equipped with Camtasia and Sibelius software.
With Camtasia, you can “capture full screen, window or region. Add in music tracks, microphone, your computer’s audio, plus picture-in-picture with your video camera, and you’ve got a world-class screencast.”
“SmartFocus technology keeps track of where the action happens during your recording. Then it produces a video that zooms in on the parts you need to show.”
Add a graphic such as an arrow to direct the viewer’s eye. Highlight cursor actions with spiffy effects. With just one click, your Camtasia video can be uploaded to YouTube.
Sibelius notation software allows you to write your own score in a clean user-friendly layout.
“Add a live performance to an audio recording, or sync a recording with your score playback. You can do all of this and more thanks to ReWire support, which lets you sync Sibelius playback with products like Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, GarageBand and more.”