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Create computer oriented, instructional and training based videos quickly and easily with this awesome Windows video tool.
I create training materials all the time. Part of what I do for my day job occasionally requires me to train end users in some kind of computer based process or procedure. It doesn't happen all that often, but when it does, I'm glad I have tools like Camtasia Studio. It’s a screencast tool for Windows.

Camtasia is the go-to video solution for creating professional-looking software demonstrations, product tutorials, online lessons, and recorded presentations- no video experience needed. Record your screen, import PowerPoint presentations, or add video footage you already have. Achieve a fresh, modern look and add polish and precision to your video creation process with Camtasia 2021. Every upgrade includes Camtasia Maintenance, which means you’ll receive the next version (Camtasia 2022) free.

Creating a great screencast happens in three simple steps: Record, Edit and Share.

Camtasia Studio’s flexible recording options allow you to capture a full screen or a window or region. You can add in music tracks, a spoken, vocal track, or your computer's audio. You can also include picture-in-picture video with your web camera. If you're using PowerPoint to give a presentation that you want to record for use by invitees who couldn't attend the initial presentation, Camtasia's toolbar inside PowerPoint makes it easy to record your presentations, either live or from your desk. TechSmith's exclusive SmartFocus technology keeps track of where the action happens on your computer screen during your recording. It then produces a video that zooms in on the parts you need to show.

Once you have your content recorded, Camtasia Studio allows you to spruce it up. You can easily create callouts by adding a graphic over your video to direct the attention of your viewers. You can also link to an external webpage or jump to a part of the video. If you're stuck for the right graphic to use, Camtasia Studio comes stocked with professionally-designed assets you can drag-and-drop into your video. You can also the store your callouts, title slides, and other assets for re-use and sharing later.

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After you have your screencast created, the final step is sharing it with your audience. You can share to YouTube and Screencast.com, TechSmith's video hosting service. You can also produce videos in a variety of formats including, MP4, FLV/SWF, M4V, AVI, WMV, MOV, RM, Animated GIF and MP3 (for audio only).
Pros: Easy to use and export content, SmartFocus, included graphic assets

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Cons: Fluid video will require a decent amount of RAM and a modern processor, video conversion or rendering may make your PC processor-bound until the process completes.

Conclusion: TechSmith's Camtasia Studio is a must have if you do any kind of presentations or training that you want to quickly and easily repeat on demand. The app and its included tools are easy to use and make the whole process fun.

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Camtasia 2020
Developer(s)TechSmith
Initial release28 October 2002; 18 years ago
Stable release(s)
Windows2021.0.0 / 27 April 2021; 5 days ago[1]
macOS2021.0.0 / 27 April 2021; 5 days ago[2]
Operating systemWindows 10 1607 or later, macOS 10.15 or later[3]
PredecessorCamtasia 2020
TypeScreencasting and video editing software
LicenseProprietary
Websitewww.techsmith.com/video-editor.html

Camtasia (/kæmˈtʒə/; formerly Camtasia Studio) is a software suite, created and published by TechSmith, for creating video tutorials and presentations directly via screencast, or via a direct recording plug-in to Microsoft PowerPoint. Audio or other multimedia recordings may be recorded at the same time or added separately from another source.

Major components[edit]

Camtasia consists of two major components:

  • Camtasia Recorder - a separate tool for capturing screen audio and video
  • Camtasia editor - the component for which the entire product is named, which is now a multimedia authoring tool with a 'timeline' interface for managing multiple clips in a stacked track form.

Camtasia Recorder[edit]

In Camtasia Recorder, users can start and stop recording with a hotkey combination at any time, at which point the recording can be halted and Camtasia Recorder can render the input that has been captured into a CAMREC format. The CAMREC file can be saved to disk or directly imported into the Camtasia component for editing. Camtasia Recorder allows audio recording while screen-capturing is in progress, so the presenter can capture live narration during a demonstration or presentation. Camtasia also supports dubbing in other audio tracks or voiceover during post-capture editing. Users may also download an add-in for Microsoft Power Point that will allow them to initiate recording of a presentation from within Power Point itself.

In Camtasia editor, multimedia objects of various formats can be imported into the clip library and arrange them in time order and stacked tracks using the timeline form of user controls. Overlays of various types may be added, including user-defined settings, such as when and how to display the cursor and pan-and-zoom effects such as the Ken Burns effect.

Post-production[edit]

After capturing a presentation in the Camtasia Recorder, the Camtasia component can be used to modify audio and video displayed as tracks by using the timeline control and object library interface with an integrated preview window. The image in the infobox to the right is a screen capture of the timeline interface. In addition, Camtasia allows automatic captions (speech-to-text), voice overlay for the presenter or editor, as well as the ability to add sound effects in various formats.

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Rendering and deployment[edit]

The Camtasia program allows import of various types of multimedia video and audio files including MP4, MP3, WMV, WMA, AVI, WAV and other formats into the Camtasia proprietary CAMREC format, which is readable by Camtasia. The CAMREC format is a single container for various multimedia objects including video clips, still images, document screen shots and special effect containers. The created video can be exported to common video formats including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI, and Adobe Flash.

Versions[edit]

VersionDateUpdate 1Update 2
8.0.0 for Windows19 June 2012v8.6.0 of 25 August 2015[1]
9.0.011 October 20169.1.2 of 13 March 20189.1.5 of 7 May 2019
2018.0.019 June 20182018.0.8 of 7 May 2019
2019.0.030 April 2019
2020.0.028 April 2020
2021.0.027 April 2020[1][2]

Reviews[edit]

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Camtasia's shortcomings noted in the PC World review of January 17, 2013 and CNET review of June 19, 2012 are as follows:

  • Rotation of objects is applied via a dialog rather than interactively, though many lower-priced video editors do provide interactive rotation and manipulation of objects such as text and video frames
  • Recording live from a DV camera is not supported
  • Still potentially overwhelming for the introductory user, tempered by the tutorial material available. NOTE the V8 release is a complete rewrite so much of the prior tutorial material written for the popular Camtasia v6 and v7 software for Microsoft Windows is not usable with this release.
  • Audio handling has minimal capabilities and no integration with other packages compared to some competitors in this price range
  • Lacks any video-clip manipulation or integration with other packages that have such capabilities

In 2005, PC World mentioned that Camtasia is 'powerful'.[4]

In 2013, PC World published a 4 1/2 star review and noted Camtasia is a 'full-featured education/information video tool'.[5]

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In 2012, CNET published a review and noted that Camtasia is a 'feature-packed screencast app' and 'does have a learning curve'.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ abc'Camtasia (Windows) Version History'. TechSmith. 27 April 2021. Retrieved 27 April 2021.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ ab'Camtasia (Mac) Version History'. TechSmith. 27 April 2021. Retrieved 27 April 2021.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^'System Requirements'. TechSmith. 3 September 2020. Archived from the original on 26 July 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  4. ^Bass, Steve (31 August 2005). 'Tips & Tweaks: Podcasts and Screencasts'. PC World. IDG. Retrieved 22 September 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^Wiener Grotta, Sally; Grotta, Daniel (17 January 2013). 'Review: Camtasia Studio 8 raises the bar on interactive video creation'. PC World. IDG. Retrieved 22 September 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^Parker, Jason (18 June 2012). 'Camtasia 8 vastly improves screencast frame rates'. CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 22 September 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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External links[edit]

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