Camtasia Studio gives you the tools to record your computer screen and then turn those recordings into professional-grade videos. And once you've edited and polished your creation, you can share it directly from the app to YouTube, Google Drive, and Screencast.com.
Smooth functioning: Camtasia provides a lot of nice features in a fluid interface that makes creating screen capture videos and processing them a breeze. You can set the program to record either the screen or a PowerPoint presentation. You can also choose to record your entire screen or only a portion of it that you preset before recording begins. The recordings, themselves, are clear and crisp, providing you with an excellent framework on which to put all the finishing touches and effects you want.
Finishing tools: Once you have your screen capture recording the way you want it, you can utilize the various tools included in the program to make your video complete. These include multiple Transition Options, Voice Narration, a Zoom and Pan effect, Cursor Effects, Captions, Quizzing, and more. You can also use built-in tools to enhance and improve the audio quality of your voice recording.
Crashing and errors: This program did crash once during testing. We also periodically received an error message stating that the program couldn't initiate recording for an unknown reason. But we were always able to remedy these situations by closing the app and then opening it again to start fresh.
Camtasia Studio is a comprehensive program for creating instructional or other videos using screen capture. The interface is accessible to all users at all levels, from novice on up, and the finished product you can create with this app will have a truly professional feel. You can test out Camtasia Studio for free for 30 days. After that the full purchase price is $299.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Camtasia Studio 184.108.40.2068.
TechSmith Camtasia is a reliable screen recording and video editing tool that helps users convey their message conveniently and effectively, from nearly any device. Easily record your screen to capture PowerPoint slides, software demos, webpages, and more. Then enhance your videos by importing existing media or using Camtasia's wide variety of editing tools to create powerful, professional videos. Videos can be shared directly to YouTube, Google Drive, or our free hosting site, Screencast.com for easy viewing.
What's new in this version:
- Fixed a bug where the cursor would show motion over an extended frame that was unstitched
- Fixed a bug where the cursor would not display over an extended frame in an .camproj from an earlier version of Camtasia Studio 8
- Fixed a bug where changing Windows’ DPI could cause recording errors
- Fixed a bug where Recorder’s preview window could crash after stopping a recording
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