Camtasia Studio

Camtasia Studio

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 144 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.1
File Size:
249.38MB
Date Added:
April 16, 2008
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $299.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
1,993,327
Downloads Last Week:
4,718
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows XP/Vista, DirectX 9 drivers

Editors' review

If programs were people, Camtasia Studio 5.1 would be a body builder. More screen recording, editing, and producing muscle is what you get with the latest version. The full-fledged screen recording studio has tools and settings extensive enough to make a newbie's head swim, but the tips, video tutorials, and preset options help anchor and guide novice users through the process of creating screencasts from start to finish.

Camtasia Studio makes it easy to record any PC and PowerPoint screen action with or without sound, adding little gems like cursor highlighting, resizing apps within the recorder, and drawing on the screen. Audio and video clips are compiled, trimmed, and bedecked with visual effects in a production studio accessible to a cross section of users.

Well-rounded production settings rely on presets and manual customizations, letting users quickly format their video for common outputs like iPod and blog uploading in addition to hardcore audio and video configuration. HTML embedding assigns your video a Web site for easy sharing.

If that weren't dizzying enough, Camtasia Studio includes additional applications, like a standalone audio editor and the CD MenuMaker. Luckily, there are included wizards, tips, tutorials, and templates for easy maneuvering.

The price of a creative screencasting license is steep at $300, or $150 for an upgrade, but if the trial leaves you wanting more, Camtasia is a worthwhile investment for frequent screencast producers requiring a lush feature set. Users looking to develop skills with prolonged use should start here too.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 144 votes

    • 5 star: 59
    • 4 star: 29
    • 3 star: 20
    • 2 star: 14
    • 1 star: 22
  • Current Version:

    4.6

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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