Project Description

Screen Capture with Canvas Studio

Enriching Learning

Purpose

Canvas Studio is a communication tool that allows instructors to actively collaborate through video and audio media. Using Canvas Studio, you can record what is on your screen with narration (voice soundtrack) and store it in the Canvas Studio video system to use in your course.

Functionally it is a blend of Camtasia and Echo 360 personal capture, so instructors may find it very useful for creating instructional videos for students.

Benefits of using Studio

  • Close captions
    Canvas Studio also provides an easy way to add (and edit) close captions to your Canvas Studio videos – this is a great feature for accessibility and English as a Second Language (ESL) students.
  • Interactivity
    Canvas Studio has an interactive component that allows students to engage with the media content in real time by commenting directly on the media timeline. Comments are noted with the posting time and date, along with the aligned time in the media.  Students and staff can reply to comments.
  • Analytics
    If you use Canvas Studio to stream your media content, you have access to useful analytics that show you how many students have viewed / listened and can even see where a student has skipped sections.

How to use Canvas Studio for screen capture

For written instruction on how to use Canvas Studio (formally named ARC) please see the following resource. For video instruction please see the next section below.

Screen Capture using Canvas Studio

Please note: Canvas Studio was previously known as Arc

  Screen Capture using Canvas Studio Stage 1

hi today when I cover screen capture
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using arc in this video there’ll be 4
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stages stage 1 open canvas and go to arc
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download and install the capture
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application stage 2 how to record your
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screen with voice and webcam options
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stage 3 how to edit trim and remove a
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portion of the video and how to insert
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additional video at a certain point
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stage 4 how to add text and image
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overlays to your video
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stage 1 open canvas and go to arc
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download and install the capture
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application we’ll start by logging into
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canvas head to your dashboard and on the
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left hand side you’ll see an icon that
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says arc once you’re in arc on the top
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right hand corner of the page you’ll see
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an icon that says record if you click on
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that it’ll give you an option to screen
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record or screen capture it’ll prompt
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you to download the screen capture
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software once the Installer is
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downloaded open it double click on the
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screen recorder launcher once the screen
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recorder is ready click OK and go back
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into arc again in the top right hand
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corner of the window go to the record
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icon click record and choose the option
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for screen capture
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this will open a record window in the
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bottom left-hand corner and you’re ready
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to record

  Screen Capture using Canvas Studio Stage 2

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Stage two how to record your screen with
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voice and webcam options go to the
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record icon in the top right hand corner
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and select screen capture this will open
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up your screen capture options and this
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is a good opportunity to make sure that
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your microphone is working by checking
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the green bars are lighting up next to
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narration next you’ve got three options
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capture screen or capture webcam or
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capture both simultaneously you’ll see
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your webcam up here in the bottom right
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hand corner of your screen today we’re
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just gonna record just screen capture
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with no webcam or using the full screen
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recorder so this will record the entire
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screen make sure your microphone is
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working and hit record this will give
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you a 3 2 1 countdown and we can start
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recording our desktop
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and when you’ve recorded this segment
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that you want then simply go back down
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to the bottom left-hand corner of your
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screen and hit the pause button you can
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click done and this will give you
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another dialog box which will give you
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an option to preview what you’ve
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recorded once you’ve checked that what
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your record is okay you can give it a
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title and a description and then upload
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it directly to arc

  Screen Capture using Canvas Studio Stage 3

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just using some of the basic illustrator
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tools they draw a circle tool the pen
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tool just to draw the shape of the car
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and this is just an example showing you
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a process that anyone might want to
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record as a screen capture subject once
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I’ve drawn the car that I’m going to use
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some simple text overlays and image
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overlays to help explain the process
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okay so I’ve drawn my car I’m just gonna
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add some text to explain what it is and
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I’m happy with the process that I’ve
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screen recorded so I’m gonna save what I
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recorded into arc give it a brief
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description of what the video contains
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now before I upload my video to arc it
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was a little bit messy when I got
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started it wasn’t very organized with my
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desktop and at the end I paused a little
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bit too long so what I’m gonna do is I’m
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gonna trim the introduction bit of my
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video off the video and maybe a little
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bit off the end as well just to make my
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video a little bit neater and a little
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bit more to the point so to do this I’m
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gonna click on tools and go to cut once
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a selected cut I can then click on the
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timeline at the bottom so once I’m in
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cook mode it gives me a red line on the
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timeline and I can select the portion of
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video that I want to cut I just check
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this selection so I want to cut down all
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this portion at the star of the video
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click OK to accept this and that portion
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of the video is removed again at the end
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there was a little bit slow stopping the
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video recording so I’m just gonna select
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a segment at the end of the video using
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the clip tool again select the portion
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of video at the end that I don’t need
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and click OK and it will cut that part
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out so now I’ve edited my video to the
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bare essentials you can
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another quick preview of your video and
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once you’re happy you know having
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preview my video I’ve realized I’ve not
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really explained my process very well in
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the very beginning so what I want to do
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now is insert a video where I’m just
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gonna explain what I’m actually up to a
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little bit better so if I move my
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timeline to the very start of the video
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if I click on tools I can go up the tool
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panel and click on insert and I’ve got a
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few different options here but what I
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want to do is insert a video file that
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I’ve already created so this is gonna
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insert an mp4 video file this is called
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introduction to drawing the car select
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the video that I want to insert and
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click open it’s gonna remind me that
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this is gonna insert a video wherever my
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timeline slider is at the present so in
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this case I want to insert it right at
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the very beginning of the video click OK
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when you’re happy with the position and
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that will insert the video where your
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timeline slider was so it’s just a
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simple text in introduction to drawing a
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car using Adobe Illustrator so now I’ve
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added my introduction on the video makes
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a bit more sense you could add a portion
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of video at any point at the beginning
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the middle or the end once you’re happy
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click done and I’m just checking that
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it’s gonna explore the video the correct
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size so I want to export the video at
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1920 by 1080 pixels which is a good
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sized screen resolution once you’ve
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click done simply give you a video a
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title and a description and you can
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upload it directly to arc

  Screen Capture using Canvas Studio Stage 4

Stage four how to add text and image
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overlays to your video I’m gonna return
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to my drawing a car in Adobe Illustrator
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video and I want to add some text when I
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use the ellipse tool so if I go to my
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tools icon down the bottom left hand
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corner of my screen select tools go to
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overlay and text this will bring up a
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text box on screen and I can change the
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text in this box so use the ellipse tool
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and hold down the shift key to draw a
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perfect circle then I can redirect the
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arrow for this text box to the tool that
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I used I can move around the text box
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and position it where I want it to be
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now you can see on the timeline at the
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bottom there’s now a blue marker for
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where that text box is gonna come in be
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present on the screen and then exit the
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screen so you can slide that blue marker
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for as long as you want that text box to
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appear on the screen by your timeline so
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the next part of the video where I want
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text is just before I use the pen tool
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to draw the car body so I’m just
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positioning my timeline slider to just
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the position where I start to use the
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pen tool and then I’m gonna add some
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more text so overlay text and again the
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text box comes up with your text goals
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here I’m going to edit that text and
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just change it to use the pen tool to
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draw the car body then again I can
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position the arrow to where the pen tool
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is on the toolbox and you can see now
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I’m looking at the time slider at the
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bottom to see how long I should have
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this text on screen for so I’ll bring in
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the text just as I start using the tool
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and I’m going to position the text box
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so you can see I’m just sliding through
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the video to see how long I want this
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text on on the screen for okay so I’m
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happy with the length of time that my
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text is on the screen for okay so what
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I’d like to do now is as well as the
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text I’d like to add image overlays just
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to really highlight which tool I’m using
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so if I go back to where I first put my
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text on and I click on the Tools menu
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again and go to overlay
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instead of text this time I’m going to
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click on the image and I’ve saved a
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couple of images this one illustrates
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the circle tool so that’s my image that
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just illustrates how you get to the
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circle tool I’m going to put that
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position that nicely next to my text and
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then I want to control that on the
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timeline slider so that lasts the same
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duration as my text so now I’m happy
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I’ve got the duration of my image along
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with my text for their match so I’m
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going to the Sam again when I used the
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pen tool I’m going to introduce an image
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at the same time as the text so again
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got a tools got an overlay image and I’m
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going to select an image for the pen
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tool so that’s brought in my little
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square image for the pen tool I’m just
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going to slide that underneath my text
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and I can resize this image simply by
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dragging one of the corners now I just
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need to make sure I’ve got the right
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duration on the timeline so it matches
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my text when I’m happy with the duration
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click OK I’ll just run through the time
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slider to check my timing click done
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when you’re happy
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so now just put in a title and a
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description of your video and you can
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upload it direct to work