Camtasia Studio

Camtasia Studio

Download Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 145 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    2,044,622
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 15, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $299.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    249.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,052
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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Camtasia Studio 6 builds on the enhancements of the last software version, like the SmartFocus feature that automatically zooms and pans to follow the action. This time it introduces HD-quality production settings that create screen recording with a dramatically smaller footprint, hot keys for the editing timeline, and video and audio tracks you can edit independently. The latter is especially useful for helping untangle a botched first-round of narration, for instance, from a perfect screen recording. In previous versions, you would just have to rerecord until you got them both right.

The new 'tilt' feature that lets you angle the video content is also neat, but is unfortunately hard to access in the Zoom and Pan editing menu. A handful of visual tweaks, including a darker, more icon-centric recording module, smooth the capture process with style.

Beyond these changes, Camtasia Studio remains largely the same powerhouse for creating and producing screencasts for the Web, mobile phones, and DVDs. Well-rounded production settings continue to present presets and tutorials to help novices; additional applications, like a standalone audio editor and the CD MenuMaker, round out the features.

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 Studio 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.2

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 145 votes

    • 5 star 59
    • 4 star 29
    • 3 star 20
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 22
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5 stars

"This is a great product. I have used it for two years."

October 03, 2009  |  By lakerskb24

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 6.0

Pros

It has the best video quality you ever want. You can also put videos into HD.
Watch this video and you can get it for free.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74Q6oxtAYOo

Cons

I don't like the size of the file. It is too big.

Summary

I don't like the user interface, it should more like be transparent. Like vista or windows 7.

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5 stars

"i like it,very good"

September 24, 2009  |  By GTGirl

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 6.0

Pros

my site ,more www.nVery.com

Cons

so big,i like small

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2 stars

"video grab"

September 13, 2009  |  By grayonline

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 6.0

Pros

It captured PowerPoint slides.

Cons

I tried Camtasia to capture a presentations that had both video and timed PowerPoint slides played via Real Player. Camtasia garbed the slides but not the video.

Summary

It disappointed me. I had head so much about it but it failed at the basic task of capturing the video.

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5 stars

"Love this product"

September 07, 2009  |  By cefinancial

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 6.0

Pros

The format was easy to follow

Cons

Having the hardest time edited out what I dont want

Summary

I absolutely love this software and would recommend it to others who need to record videos or lessons for online purposes!

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5 stars

"Awesome software<br />Awesome software for those in training"

September 04, 2009  |  By teresabrink

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 6.0

Pros

save time on training and makes it easy to type up procedures

Cons

Do not like the size of the file produced

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2 stars

"There is better out there"

September 01, 2009  |  By Slikkycat

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 6.0

Pros

It is good for capturing screen stuff

Cons

It seems rather amatuerish, not for pro's at companies. More for individual users.

Summary

I like their desktop capture features but I prefer Momindum Studio for everything else.

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3 stars

"If i need to record PowerPoint Presentation"

August 18, 2009  |  By dwightgenius

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 6.0

Pros

It works and really has powerful functions.

Cons

Cost too much when someone just wants to record a PowerPoint Presentaion to video and upload it to Youtube.

Summary

Maybe you need to find a professional tool to convert the PowerPoint slideshow to video formats directly,such as <a href="http://www.dvd-ppt-slideshow.com/ppt-to-video/">Moyea PowerPoint to Video Converter</a>

Updated on Aug 18, 2009

Maybe you need to find a professional tool to convert the PowerPoint slideshow to video formats directly,such as Moyea PowerPoint to Video Converter (http://www.dvd-ppt-slideshow.com/ppt-to-video/ )

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1 stars

"Bad first impression, bad overall"

July 31, 2009  |  By deadeye536

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 6.0

Pros

Nice looking interface... not much more

Cons

Custom resolution picker overlay froze over everything
Crashed when trying to record

Summary

I downloaded the demo of this application expecting to make some web development tutorials that my friend wanted me to make. He said I should try out Camtasia, so I went to their website, and downloaded the 30-day free trial. The download was predicted to take 2 minutes, so I starting getting ready to record. After the download, naturally I installed it. After the installation, I was greeted by the welcome screen, so far so good, so I selected the option I wished to use which was screen capture. So now I have the little popup in the bottom right corner of my screen. I will only be using part of my screen for coding, so I selected custom resolution. I got a screen overlay and selected the area I want, well after that, the overlay wouldn't close. I tired task manager to no avail, I tired Alt Tabbing, Alt+F4, WinKey+R, then finally WinKey+L managed to get me out of it, and then I logged back into my user account. Very troublesome... I forgave it for that, then continued on, I decided to keep it at full screen, and was going to start a practice run to see how it'll record. I press record, and to my surprise, an overlay with 2 little error boxes at the bottom right corner, searched their Knowledge base for a solution, no results. Searched google as well, and no useful results were retruned. After this and being frustrated with it, I uninstalled it and I'm off to install Cam Studio. Hopefully this one will work.

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3 stars

"Product is good."

July 10, 2009  |  By deedeeme55

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 6.0

Pros

The editing is really cool.

Cons

The price is too high. Should be at least 10 dollars.

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2 stars

"Way too expensive"

July 09, 2009  |  By sheinema

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 6.0

Pros

Performs as advertised (sort of)

Cons

Choppy or stuttering video output. Ridiculously overpriced.

Summary

Debut does the same thing and in my opinion better. And it is freeware.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0
Version 6 features reduced editing time on large projects by 30% or more with hotkeys, the ability to edit audio and video independently.
General
Publisher TechSmith
Publisher web site http://www.techsmith.com/
Release Date November 05, 2008
Date Added January 15, 2009
Version 6.0
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista, DirectX 9 drivers
Download Information
File Size 249.95MB
File Name camtasia.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,044,622
Downloads Last Week 4,052
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $299

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