Camtasia Studio

Camtasia Studio

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5
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Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 145 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    2,044,622
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 29, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $299.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    249.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,052
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: This is a very large (165MB) file and may take several hours to download via slow Internet connection.

Editors' Review

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When it comes to producing professional-looking movies and demos from your computer screen, TechSmith's Camtasia Studio continues to strike the right balance between a powerful toolset and ease of use. Version 7.1 adds even more features without making the app any more complex to use.

The feature-packed screencast app--which includes HD production settings--does have a learning curve, but the user-friendly interface and front-and-center icons for most-used tools go a long way toward lowering the intimidation factor a notch. Plus, TechSmith povides a useful online help center that includes several video tutorials that do a nice job walking users through the main functionality of the software.

Even better, when you first launch Camtasia Studio 7.1, you're greeted with an integrated tutorial video that helps get you acquainted with the software. The main window features a content area in the upper right that showcases a variety of options. Here, you can view the clip bin, access your content library, and tweak features such as callouts, zoom-n-pan, audio, and transitions. TechSmith populates a variety templates, music, and outros supplied from a third-party vendor known as Digital Juice, with additional content available for purchase.

As for feature updates, there are quite a few for such a relatively minor boost in version number. Camtasia now includes the ability to record system audio, as well as automatically resize windows during recording. Plus, you get the option to "smartfocus" on key frames and add close captions to your presentation. Additonally, the app offers speech-to-text with a voice training feature; auto output to more formats, such as the iPad; and the ability to overlay text and search within Flash video.

Beyond these additions, 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 for novices; additional applications, like an audio editor and the CD MenuMaker, round out the features.

At $300, the price of a creative screencasting license is steep, but if the 30-day 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

    3.8

    out of 23 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 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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4 stars

"The product is good, but the price is high schchen"

February 20, 2011  |  By Stede1961

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 7.0

Pros

Easy to use ...

Cons

no choice of languages ....

Summary

Make it possible to pay via Alertpay and other systems to reduce the price ...

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4 stars

"very easy to use and great program"

October 04, 2010  |  By avi1111

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 7.0

Pros

runs smoothly, easy to use. lots of options for creating videos for teaching.

Cons

very overpriced

Summary

this product runs great and it is the best screen recorder i have ever used

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5 stars

"Bought Camtasia for only $210"

October 02, 2010  |  By susanpusha

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 7.0

Pros

This is a very good product and I have been using Camtasia for 3 years now. bought this on a subsidized company online store called SoftwareSale Deals for only $210. Here is their page http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001415595532

Cons

Most companies sell this overpriced for $300!!!

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5 stars

"The software more than fulfills the users' requirements"

October 02, 2010  |  By harkar97

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 7.0

Pros

The work-process is easy to follow and the menus are extremely intuitive. Generally, the learning curve is pleasantly easy.

Cons

The price is high and may therefore stop people from buying it.

Summary

It is an easy experience to get up and running with this software and to produce extremely high quality results. Its high pricing may be the only drawback

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1 stars

"Not worth your money"

September 21, 2010  |  By boldpaste2

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 7.0

Pros

1) captures screen
2) built in movie maker
3) add watermarks

Cons

1) way to overpriced
2) Not stable with machine (received blue screen of death)

Summary

I think this software is desighned to rip you off for your money. after using a trail i found no benefits or hardly much of a difference between this and other screen capturing software. The built in movie maker is nice but why pay for something that you already have?

Basically all im saying its not worth your money. id buy it if it were 40 or 50 dollars but 300 dollars is far past overkill. I know when to make a good buy. i payed 5000 dollars for 3ds max but this i wouldn't but more then 50 bucks into.

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4 stars

"Extremely usefull for full and quick video production"

September 13, 2010  |  By woodie9999

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 7.0

Pros

It is quite good for mixing different media / product pieces together to make a training or presentation video

Cons

It can get a little frustrating sometimes trying to patch things together and understanding where/how things fit together

Summary

Would not be without it

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3 stars

"It does the work"

September 05, 2010  |  By scarborough2010

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 7.0

Pros

Searching for a program for screen capture tried Camtasia and it works but for an amateur it's a little difficult to use, and I found it quite expensive.

Cons

It's expensive.

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5 stars

"It's The Best Program Yeah!"

September 05, 2010  |  By LiamYum

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 7.0

Pros

They Are Very Good Screen Looks. And They Have Some Watermarks And They Are Nice As Nice Programs.

Cons

Nothing I Like

Summary

It Is The Best Product Because, It Has Some Video Looks. And You Can Make Great Great Videos. You Chose A Watermark And You See If It's Right If It's Not. If It's Not Right, Then You Fix The Photo. Or Not Have A Watermark, Ya It's Just Very Great. I Don't Know Why. Anyway That Was Good!

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3 stars

"OVER - Rated and Priced"

September 02, 2010  |  By alashwood

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 7.0

Pros

Yes - It sort of does the job, though I found the trial version on my Mac was not intuitive, and at times 'sticky.

Cons

Difficult to edit, as finding the right places on timeline very tricky. Finally, most annoying fault (this may be peculiar to Macs, as they seem to be an after thought). One format output (Camtasia only), impossible to convert to .avi files etc.

Summary

Mac unfriendly, and retstrictive that it won't convert to more useful file formats.

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2 stars

"Don't bother."

July 30, 2010  |  By afinepoint

 |  Version: Camtasia Studio 7.0

Pros

The download was free.

Cons

Controls are not intuitive. You must have editing software familiarity to use this product.

Summary

Jerky motion of the video made it near impossible to produce even poor results. Sometines the timeline tracked the video sometimes it did not. Dragging the timeline did not cause the video to jump as expected on multiple occasions. Who in the world would pay (hundreds) for this?? Throwing your money out of a window will produce greater joy.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0
Version 7.0 adds Library--save editing time and achieve consistency by storing callouts, title slides, or an entire intro sequence for later reuse; YouTube upload--produce and upload HD-quality videos to YouTube without leaving Camtasia Studio.
General
Publisher TechSmith
Publisher web site http://www.techsmith.com/
Release Date March 30, 2010
Date Added March 29, 2010
Version 7.0
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Direct X 9.0 library, .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 249.95MB
File Name camtasia.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,044,622
Downloads Last Week 4,052
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $299

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