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Articulate Studio Cookbook

By : Robert Kennedy, Robert Kennedy III
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Articulate Studio Cookbook

By: Robert Kennedy, Robert Kennedy III

Overview of this book

More and more companies find they need to build their training courses internally. They are turning to tools like Articulate Studio because it is easy to use and doesn't have a steep learning curve. If you are familiar with Microsoft PowerPoint in any way, you should feel right at home with Articulate Studio."Articulate Studio Cookbook" will get you ready to add Articulate Studio to your enterprise toolkit. This book gives you detailed yet simple steps to complete your training course. By following the clear steps in each chapter, you will gain an understanding of the software but also be able to complete specific tasks and common activities.The good thing about this book is that you can start anywhere and get the information that you need for a specific activity. Cross-references are provided if there is a skill located elsewhere that you need to complete a task.It can be frustrating to pick up a new piece of software and not know where to begin. With Articulate Studio, there is a whole suite of software to work with. You need to know how to work with Presenter, Engage, Quizmaker and Encoder to make great Articulate courses. Then, you'll need to know how to put them all together in a way that makes a professional looking, cohesive and smooth-flowing course. We'll make it easy to follow step by step until you have a professional course."Articulate Studio Cookbook" will help you go from Studio newbie to Studio guru. Dive in and choose your recipe.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Articulate Studio Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Customizing your encoding settings

At times, you may find that the quality of your video or your needs in a presentation require some specialized tweaking of your video. Although Encoder is not a full video editing program, it does provide you with a number of things you can do, to customize the quality of your video according to your needs.

Getting ready

You'll need Encoder open, with a video already loaded. I'm using the same video that I've used for the rest of our editing.

How to do it…

While I have these written as a series of steps, each of them can be used individually. Perform the following steps:

  1. The brightness and contrast of the video can be individually changed. They are changed using the Brightness and Contrast textboxes in the Adjust section of the ribbon. These settings are expressed as a percentage, as shown in the following screenshot:

  2. To darken the image instead of lightening it, use a negative percentage. Do the same to reduce the contrast in a video instead of increasing it...