Footage From A Webcam Adds A Personal Touch To Videos

Footage From A Webcam Adds A Personal Touch To Videos

Web camera footage is an easy way to make the video more engaging and personal for viewers. Show webcam footage of the speaker alongside a training video or start a video with a personal message. This article will show you how to record your web camera and integrate it into a video step by step. We use Camtasia because this software is a webcam recorder and video editor in one. 

Step 1: Start A New Project 

Open Camtasia and choose New Project.

Step 2: Record Webcam Or Import Existing Footage  

You can use Camtasia Recorder to record directly from the web camera. To do this, enable the webcam option and start the recording by clicking on the red record button in Camtasia Recorder.  

If you already have web camera footage or other video footage, you can import it into Camtasia using File > Import > Media. Select videos and recordings from the web camera and click Open.

Step 3: Position The Media

Do you want the webcam footage to appear at the beginning of the video or overlay your video as picture-in-picture? That’s the first decision you have to make.  

Webcam footage as an intro, followed by the actual content.  

Drag the web camera recording from the clip bin to the timeline. After that, drag the other video clips right behind it. The video produced with Camtasia will show the clips in order on the timeline. It’s important to know that Camtasia only produces the video clips on the timeline.  


First, drag the video clip onto the timeline to place the web camera over the main video. After that, drag the webcam recording to the track above. You can think of the tracks as a stack of pictures. The top track is at the top of the stack, and the top image may obscure underlying images.  

After inserting the web camera recordings, you can change the size and position as you like. 

Step 4: Save Your Video

When the web camera recording is well placed, export your video by clicking the green Share button. The video is produced, and you can choose the video format and storage location.  

Already done, and it looks very good!  

Should it be a bit more sophisticated?  

Transition effects and animations make your video more interesting and professional. Keep learning all about transitions and behaviour effects, annotations, animations and more. Now you are perfectly equipped to get to work yourself!

Also Read: Editing Videos On The Timeline

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