Camtasia Studio

Camtasia Studio

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 143 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
8.0
File Size:
249.38MB
Date Added:
June 19, 2012
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $299.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
1,969,917
Downloads Last Week:
5,771
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft DirectX 9 library, Microsoft .NET 4.0 Client Profile

Editors' Note: This is a large (244MB) file and may take several hours to download via slow Internet connection.

Editors' review

The screen-capture video tool Camtasia Studio has long balanced a strong set of features with a friendly interface and graceful learning curve. Version 8 continues the tradition with cool, new features that don't bog down the app with any additional complexity. Camtasia's price--$300--may raise eyebrows, but make no mistake: this screencasting software is serious business. New and advanced users both should be able to learn the software and start producing professionally looking videos in little time.

Robust in-app tutorials introduce Camtasia to users, but experienced editors can wave them aside and dive in. The main interface is arranged logically, with the top-right corner reserved for the vast array of editing and production options: view your clips, manage your video library, or configure settings for zooming, panning, audio, and video transitions, or browse a myriad of including templates, music, and outros offered free by Digital Juice.

Recent versions of Camtasia added features for recording system audio, automatically resizing windows, and a "Smart Focus" option that highlights key video frames and captions. Version 8 adds in smoother, 30fps captures, interactive "Hotspots" on videos, unlimited tracks for multitrack editing, a new TSC2 codec, and "Quizzing," a feature that lets users provide instant feedback on your screecast videos.

Camtasia allows exporting for nearly any sort of device or system: Web, phones, tablets, DVDs, and other mobile devices are all covered. The remarkably useful online help center is icing on the video-editing cake.

Click here to read Jason Parker's full review of Camtasia Studio 8.

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  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 143 votes

    • 5 star: 59
    • 4 star: 29
    • 3 star: 20
    • 2 star: 14
    • 1 star: 21
  • Current Version:

    4.2

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

    "On of the best solutions for creating screencast videos"

    July 15, 2014   |   By Anne_S

    Version: Camtasia Studio 8.4.1.1745

    Pros

    - Allows to create, edit and share screencast videos
    - Easy-to-use
    - Multiple editing features
    - Nice tutorial to help one master the software

    Cons

    I'm not sure if it's still not fixed, but when I used it a while ago, I had problem working with big files. It would close up unexpectedly, and I was on the constant look-up for pressing the save button.

    Summary

    I've tried several more similar tool, but should say that Camtasia definitely rocks. Highly recommended! It's desktop, and it costs $299 (one-time fee). The cost is pretty high, yet if you create videos regularly, you're likely to feel that it's good value for money.

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