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Editors' Review

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Bottom Line

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 8.4.2.1768.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 18.0.4.3822
  • Added support for French language.
  • Added a preview of theme colors to the Theme Manager window.
  • Updated SmartPlayer to version 5.17.1.
  • iTunes Information tab removed from the production wizard.
  • Cursor clicks now render correctly at any DPI.
  • Non-English characters render correctly for legacy-style callouts.
  • Fixed import/upgrade of Camtasia 9.x libraries with asset names containing non-English characters.
  • Automatically-named recordings numbered above 10 are now ordered correctly on the timeline.
  • MOV files recorded on iPhone 6 phones now render correctly in software-only rendering mode.
  • Fixed a crash when trying to change the cursor for certain features on the timeline.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented updating media with images using a .jpeg extension.
  • Fixed a bug that caused captions to display off-center in video productions.
  • Fixed a bug that caused productions to hang when producing to multiple files using markers.
  • Animated GIFs with large dimensions now display correctly.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Recent Projects window to clear out prematurely.
  • Fixed a bug that caused videos with non-square pixels to appear squashed.
  • Fixed a bug that caused callout text to render inconsistently when flipped along its Y-axis.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error dialog when editing library assets.
General
Publisher TechSmith
Publisher web site https://techsmith.pxf.io/c/148636/481109/5161
Release Date September 18, 2018
Date Added September 19, 2018
Version 18.0.4.3822
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10
Additional Requirements .NET 4.6 or later
Download Information
File Size 365.13MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,685,399
Downloads Last Week 333
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $249
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