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Camtasia lets you record a video of what’s on your computer screen. Use it to make lessons, tutorials, or product demos. Turn your screen recordings into compelling videos with Camtasia’s video editing tools, animations, and effects.

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TechSmith
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1987
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"The best and easiest video editing tool that I have come across!"

What do you like best?

The flexible and user-friendly ways of trimming, recording presentations, voice-editing. The exclusive library with sample videos to use as much as I like!

What do you dislike?

It is sometimes difficult to edit additional voice added to the video file. A lot of errors get created if you aren't using a good text-to-speech tool for creating a voice for your video and integrating it to Camtasia.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Download Camtasia and generate a video watching the informative tutorials available on the Techsmith website. Their tutorials explaining how to use the tool for making videos is enough for you to make Camtasia productive for you. Then if only you like the tool, buy it or just produce a video with a watermark to show the results to your boss!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making video tutorials for users of a very technical software product has become easy for the team because of Camtasia. You do not need to hire specialists if you get hold of this tool.

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"Record and edit your videos with camtasia"

What do you like best?

It is a program with a good user interface and many tools that allows you to create and edit videos, manage audio tracks and much more. It speeds up considerably the editing of videos, you can directly integrate a different audio to your webcam as well as eliminate the noise of the audio. One of the reasons why I decided to use camtasia is that it allows you the possibility to upload your edited videos directly to platforms like youtube, which makes life much easier.

What do you dislike?

There are 2 little things that I think the camtasia team can improve and one has to do with the quality of the audio, I think it is below other tools. And the second aspect that can be improved is creating more modern and stylized styles of transition because they have been left a little behind in that aspect.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend all those who are starting in the world of video, use camtasia, has a trial version in which you can go experimenting and creating your first videos, once you become familiar with the tool will make your job much easier, for example you can mount videos directly to youtube or export them to different formats according to your needs.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently I use camtasia to improve our video presentations, to create greater impact to our potential customers on our landing page, we have also been very useful to create presentations with audiovisual content much more professional.

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"High quality videos "

What do you like best?

I love the transition effects that Camtasia provides, they are very easy to use as well as import different images of various formats including audio formats and videos. Camtasia tools are located in a very visual and striking way

You can install Camtasia on any computer as well as on a MAC or Windows. it works perfectly. this software allows you to use it for a few days for free so that you can familiarize yourself with its functions. With camtasia I have been able to make a screenshot and record my work desk in a very efficient and striking way.

What do you dislike?

The trial version is very short and sometimes the capture of the microphone is affected but very little. On the other hand this software is very powerful, I have not had problems with its use.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Once you have acquired Camtasia, I recommend that you learn to use your time tools and the different transitions that this software offers to take advantage of 100% of its functionality. 100% recommended if you want to make publicity videos or internal videos of the company, and you can also use them for your personal videos.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thanks to Camtasia, the videos that I have produced for different presentations of the company's projects have been very striking and entertaining, being able to give the best explanation and detail of my business ideas through spectacular videos made with this powerful software

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"enjoy with camtasia"

What do you like best?

I like this program because it is very easy to use this allows me to have better results when making a new project, since its tools are professional editing, it allows us to upload if we wish directly to youtube, and allows more video format popular this allowed me to have greater performance at the time of a meeting show a good material, I can install it on any computer either portable or desktop and with any operating system

What do you dislike?

its audio part seems to me deficient since when being used by means of microphone its audio is not very good, of the contario I like all its other functions

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I recommend this application because it seems very complete and easy to use, anyone without the need to be a professional can use it, their tools are very complete and you can install it on any computer

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

camtasia has been very helpful for the development of projects, since normally we perform in the realization of conference and work meetings with him we have been able to make entertaining videos for the attendees thus capturing the interest of all

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"to improve your videos"

What do you like best?

is an ideal program to make videos, screenshots of what I'm doing in my work site and personally, very easy to use, can be installed in any computudar with windows and mac operating systems

its effects are very striking, anyone can use it since its interface is very simple but complete to facilitate its use

What do you dislike?

its test period is very short, and the audio of the microphone is not of very good quality, otherwise I have no negative aspects to say

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For those people who need to have a wide variety of options, flashy and easy to make new video projects, image editions camtasia is the best option since it suits all your needs, it is ideal to learn how to use the program well You can get more out of it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

with camtasia it was very easy the development of everything related to the advertising of the company, it facilitated the realization of the videos for our conferences since with its effects the videos that were made were very pleasant and entertaining for all those present,

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"I started journey of video editing with camtasia"

What do you like best?

Very easy to edit video for beginners and fresher . Easy to noise correction with noise removal tools that make better sound quality and after that volume leveling that makes best voice. now new version has pro level lower thirds and amazing intros in library and very easy to screen record your entire screen, a specific region, window or application. Additionally Camtasia can record your face using your computer's webcam. capture everything that happens in your system .Camtasia allows you to export your video in five of the most popular formats: MP4, WMV, MOV, AVI and M4V and also mp3 format

What do you dislike?

Need to add more behavior style and add more transition style for more stylist and modern video . and add some extra noise removal facility . camatasia can not record in mobile or tablet .need to more audio and video output format .

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I advise to my friends to use this software for his youtube channel . because my friends are beginners in video editing so i advise for camtasia

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

So easy to edit my courses videos in few minutes and upload to server same day.

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"Great tool for explaing things in video format"

What do you like best?

You can record your screen while doing something, doing the whole process and when you are done you open the recording created and trim the parts that you don't need, after trimming you can add text notes, transitions and a bunch of stuff so everything is easier to understand. You can also add an audio narration later on so no need to talk while you record your screen, you can do that later.

What do you dislike?

It's a very powerful software and easy to use but it takes a bunch of resources, be ready to go for a coffee while the final video is rendering.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Record the audio and video separately, it's possible to do at the same time, but it's harder and easier to make more mistakes that way.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Explaining things in video format, creating great interactive presentations, far better than what you can do with slide software like powerpoint

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" Create Your Videos"

What do you like best?

Software Very fun and easy to use, you edit in a very easy way your videos with spectacular effects, which you can apply in your project, you can also capture the screen of your computer. the rendering is very efficient with professional audio and video quality, being able to export your videos in different formats. types of video formats and photos.

Camtasia is a well-known software, which you will find much information to get started in the world of Camtasia

What do you dislike?

You must have an introduction of the software, so you can know how to use its functions well (see tutorials)

Recommendations to others considering the product:

To have an excellent video with professional quality and that people or colleagues admire more carefully your presentations, it is best to learn every operation of all the tools of camtasia including its effects, to be able to use them at the indicated moments and thus be able to make a video as an expert decreasing the time. Camtasia totally recommended. without negative aspects.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Due to my job, I must make many presentations of projects in conferences, with camtasia you can make my own videos in a professional way, allowing me to import images and photos taken personally of my projects, to then make my video, thus achieving my presentation of My work in a very striking way.

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"Give more life to your videos"

What do you like best?

excellent audio and video editing program, very easy to use, allows you to test the program for 30 free, apart from editing videos you can capture your own desktop by highlighting the pointer when capturing the video. It allows you to select a variety of formats for your projects, the quality of editing and audio is great.

What do you dislike?

Your trial version is only for 30 days.

You must prepare yourself to be able to use some important tools. so that we can get a better Camtasia project

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Before making use of Camtasia, I recommend having a brief introduction of its operation and description of each of its tools, so that when using this software in your projects, you culminate them with a very professional touch.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Camtasia has helped me to make presentations for the company's projects, thus being able to contribute with my projects for the company. With camtasia it is very easy to make my presentations at conferences.

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"Simple, inexpensive, not subscription-based"

What do you like best?

For $250, Camtasia saved my company ~$16k in the past 12 months, by allowing us to bring video creation and editing in house. Support is great, webinars showing how to do various things are easy to find, as are YouTube videos.

What do you dislike?

Basic editing functions are great, but some advanced options (Like a highlight shadow in a shape other than rectangle) would be nice too.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

One key difference between this and other video editing platforms is that you own Camtasia. Other editors are subscription based and you pay forever. $250 and you're done with Camtasia.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We make a video or 2 each year. Typically, we outsourced the whole thing. With Camtasia, we can utilize video more often, and we retain the rights to all copies, allowing us to edit for free in the future, in addition to the cost savings of the initial production.

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"Camtasia is great for creating video tutorials and presentations directly via screencast"

What do you like best?

I like that the screen area to be recorded can be chosen freely, and audio recordings can be recorded at the same time or added at a later stage from any other source and integrated with the screen recording using Camtasia.

What do you dislike?

The screen capture and post-processing tools require a decent learning curve to pick up but once you've mastered it it's a great tool to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take the time to learn about the different features this product has to offer. The tool requires time to get used to using it but is well worth it once you get the hang of using the tool.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Camtasia Recorder is a superb tool for capturing screen audio and video which is a huge benefit while the Camtasia editor is useful for more complex editing. Combined, these two product features provide a much needed tool to record and edit items for presentations and knowledge transfers at my company.

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"Great tool for creating quick tutorials "

What do you like best?

Camtaisia is super easy to use. Moreover, it's fun and the learning curve is minimal. I like how easy it is to capture the screen, edit the recording and spruce it up with fun effects to make the presentation more exciting.

What do you dislike?

I don't think there is a way to record a mobile device screen; at least I haven't found one.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Buy it! This tool is definitely worth the money

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Camtasia to record tutorials for our students and faculty. It is so much easier to record a screencast than to to take a million screenshots and put them all together in a document with captions. Screen recording with Camtasia can basically be done in one click. Animations such as cursor highlighting or arrows help draw attention to the important parts of the tutorials

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"Great product that is easy to use"

What do you like best?

Camtasia is a really easy product to use. I love it and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to capture and record their computer screens. I use it to record demonstrations, presentations etc.

I like the fact that you can chop out sections of the video and splice the joins together to easily remove coughs and ums and ahhs etc - something most presenters have difficulty with.

What do you dislike?

There's not a lot to dislike, if anything. The only option I would like to see is the ability to integrate in your webcam to have a presenter video running over the top of the screen.

I haven't come across any issues with the software. It simply works.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Spend a little bit of time reading through the manual etc. It has a lot of tips and tricks that will speed up your recordings. Depending on how long the video is, it may take more time than you think to process and convert the video.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We do a lot of training videos and Camtasia is a really easy tool to set up and use. The Camtasia menu system is super easy and you can record your videos into any format from Mp3/Mp4 to AVI etc.

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"The best user-friendly editing software"

What do you like best?

I've been using Camtasia for years and I'm quite sure it's one of the best programs for video editing. While it's not for proffesional use and I wouldn't recommed it for, for example, making a shortfilm; for those who need little promocional or instructive videos for their company it's the best option. It's best point is that it's very easy to get used to it. Its features are really visual and absolutly not complicated, but don't think this will limit your possibilties: with Camtasia, you can do a lot of things. Other shabby and unprofessional programs such as Movie Maker have nothing to do with Camtasia (don't get me wrong, Movie Maker is still a good choice for your familiar memories).

What do you dislike?

As I said before, after using this program for long time, I realised that its crashes and other errors are unfortunely more common than I would like. While this kind of problems have been mostly eliminated with the latest versions, it's something you must keep in mind: don't forget to save your projects every so often so you don't lose all your work (Camtasia 9 has an auto-saving funtuonality that doesn't work really well).

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't get along with just the basic features that are commonly shown of YouTube tutorials are every knows. You won't surprise anyone with that. Instead, my recommendation it's that you should take your time to explore what you can do with Camtasia and let your imagination fly.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used to offer in-person educational speechs to instruct our new clients, but we realised that it wasn't efficient (costs were too high and that resulted in lost attendance). Finally, we took the decision to create an online training platform. To do so, we needed to split former speechs that lasted several hours into short and easy to understand videos. Thanks to Camtasia, we could do this and also, add a couple of effects that made our videos more attractive and understandable to the customers.

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"Camtasia best video and audio software out there. "

What do you like best?

I use Camtasia to produce videos for our sales team to provide a visual demonstration of the type of services and solutions we can offer a client. It allows us to give the client an idea of the automated intelligence and personalization that we can develop in an application without having to build the application into operation. insert and then use the icon to cut. There are layers that you can work with, too. In other words, if you have several presentations of which you want to use portions in a single presentation, you can load them all and cut the pieces of each and join them. It's really simple and fast.

What do you dislike?

I think that Camtasia should offer a kind of virtual tour of its characteristics that demonstrates everything it can do in the program and how to use it. Camtasia could also improve its help section or add a how-to section to help users get the most out of the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ideal for videos that do not require much animation of objects. It works well for a simpler animation I really like it because of the work I do. It allows me to capture work demonstrations and then call the functions of the application.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One of the main reasons to use Camtasia is to create product tours and summary videos. This allows us to easily show what is the characteristic, the capabilities and the value it brings to our customers. Then, we use these videos as training material, sales enablement materials and for marketing events. Camtasia is used throughout our organization. Anyone who is not a professional video editor, but who is looking for an economical and intuitive video editing tool, should try Camtasia.

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"Screencap software to remember important points"

What do you like best?

Record the screen with the click of a button. Records audio too. When we are hosting an important presentation discussing technical issues with network flow we record the screen and easily annotate everything that is not clear. We can add notes with Camtasia and cut parts not needed easily, then we add later notes explaining everything, if it's a hard topic we also add audio explaining everything, this can be done easily and quickly.

What do you dislike?

Windows and MacOSX shortcuts are different so its a little confusing when switching between OS

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a great software, but it does require good hardware to run.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Recording screen, taking notes over that, making a nice video tutorial at the end.

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"Easy to use video editing tool that's great for beginner and intermediate video editors"

What do you like best?

Camtasia has a very simple user interface. You can jump right into the product and create or edit a video without any training. Basic functionality for turning slide decks into a video is very simple. Adding in basic transitions, zooming in, written comments, narrations, and video effects is straightforward.

What do you dislike?

I've used Camtasia on both a PC and Mac, there seems to be a discrepancy between the two versions, so there's a bit learning needed. There also seems to be random paid updates that are rolled out that aren't communicated well. I've experienced some bugginess around exporting projects to MP4 formats. It works fine sometimes, other times the file output results in an empty file. The biggest shortcoming is around the video quality or conversion quality. The quality seems to be lower than Apple iMovie.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Camtasia is a great tool for people who aren't power video editors and may find more professional tools intimidating and confusing to use.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Camtasia primarily to create videos from slide decks and edit raw video recordings to create crisp customer facing recordings.

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"Very easy to use and straight-forward video editing tool"

What do you like best?

The best thing I like about Camtasia is how easy it is to edit videos and create slideshow videos with my photos. It is like the built-in Windows video editor but in a better scale. I like that they added additional features that you can only find in a full-blown editing software like in a studio. With Camtasia, I can create my screenshares and edit it seamlessly. I create tutorials most of the time for team, and I like how they integrate the screensharing platform with the editing software. From screensharing, I can readily edit and add annotations and additional images for presentation purposes. I also like the audio correction tool, and how it enhances your voice overs.

What do you dislike?

Camtasia is everything you may ask for a video editing software. Probably they can add more transition effects and a marketplace for media add-ons for people loyal to Camtasia to select from. But aside from it, I have nothing against to say with Camtasia, since they made it a great software and the team made a fantastic job.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I totally recommend people to use Camtasia for their video editing needs. They have a quality team that improves their software every new update is released.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A lot actually. I professionally make video tutorials, and the last thing I need is an incomplete tutorial or inaudible one. Camtasia has a lot of features like sound correction, which reduces the background noise and enhances the audio quality so the video can be more appealing to the viewing public. It makes my job as a video tutorial maker easier to do.

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"High quality videos "

What do you like best?

Camtasia is very easy to install and use, in addition to being well known, you can find a lot of information about how to use its transition effects and how to render and finish projects of high professional quality. This software allows you to import files of various formats, images, audios and videos. When you make a screenshot you can highlight the pointer, allowing a better visualization of something specific, on the other hand, you can export your projects in different resolutions, as well as different formats

Camtasia allows you to try it for a period of a few days, the good thing is that this software does not require many resources to your computer.

What do you dislike?

It would be good to have more test days so you have an opportunity to try it before making the purchase, however it is a fairly complete software that has not presented negative aspects of a personal staff.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you use camtasia, it is advisable to have a type of learning or to see tutorials on how to use the tools and effects offered by this software, to be able to make the most of your capacity, since by knowing your tools well the projects will have a professional quality .

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Camtasia you can make several tutorials in the company where he explained the use of other software, making a presentation in a professional and eye-catching way using the effects that camtasia offers. This helped to capture in a very funny but also very easy way the information shown in the video that was made in this software.

Thanks to Camtasia, a video showing the history of the company was made.

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"Excellent choice of software. . .especially for beginners and for experienced users"

What do you like best?

I like that it combines the ability to edit and produce a quality product for our clients that looks professional.

What do you dislike?

I haven't found anything that I don't like, yet, but I'm still looking. So far, it's perfect for our office.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for a relatively easy to use and fairly inexpensive way to go for your Windows-based software, I would invite you to take a look at Camtasia. I have found that it is wonderful and I personally have recommended it to colleagues over the course of the past year and would continue to recommend it today and tomorrow.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problems I am solving with Camtasia is being able to market our firm in the best ways possible through producing client-specific videos on DVD. The benefits are enormous! We are connecting with our clients in the best of ways which allows us the ability to maintain our current client base and receive new prospects because of word of mouth and recommendations from our clients.

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"Customer service went above and beyond!"

What do you like best?

Customer service and ease of use of the product.

What do you dislike?

I'd like to be able to save to cloud-synced files without Camtasia crashing.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you find your system running slowly on Camtasia, it's not Camtasia. It's likely your system. I was having issues and contacted their support. They helped me not only troubleshoot my issue, but also helped me understand my own system and how my system's graphics card was not meant for video editing. I'm so grateful for their help because I honestly had no idea of the standard of graphics card today compared with what's in my 2011 MacBook Pro. It was eyeopening and very helpful.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Camtasia to edit my course videos and turn videos into podcast episodes.

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"Highlight your videos!"

What do you like best?

camtasia, another excellent audio and video editing program with its attractive and simple interface, you can find its tools at a glance, I like the possibility of using transition effects as well as you can highlight the mouse pointer by making a video capture of your computer, this software has many export options ie different types of formats at the time of rendering or in other words to finish your project, something very great is the quality of audio and video as a result of said edition.

What do you dislike?

To be able to take advantage of all its functions you must have a preparation, you can see some tutorials, or buiscar the best way to prepare.

On the other hand, its free version only gives you 30 days.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is good to know that to make the most of all the functions of Camtasia, it is advisable to have some preparation since knowing the operation of the tools you will have a better result in each created project.

on the other hand, camtasia is a 100% recommended software for those people who make presentations or conferences, making videos and very attractive editions.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using Camtasia, it has facilitated me in the realization of a tutorial for the management of some software for the people when starting in some program, I have been able to realize some tutorials where I can not be present personally.

It has also helped me to carry out my presentations in some conferences

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"The perfect editor for beginners without compromising quality"

What do you like best?

Camtasia allows me to have professional quality with ease and without taking a long time, unlike other editors where we spend hours or days editing a video, to reach the end with the same quality.

The features and templates help a lot, especially since version 9 is very intuitive thanks to its new design. This design is beautiful, standing out from other programs of this level.

Camtasia is so intuitive and well organized, in fact, the first time I joined the program, it seemed that I've been using it for months, unlike most other editors in the market where it takes days to know the features of the program.

What do you dislike?

I do not have much to say here, but without a doubt, the price is high considering your target audience. We also have to consider that we can try the program for 30 days for free, so we already know what we are buying for sure.

It was what I did before buying it, and I do not regret it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Camtasia is an editor that allows a professional quality, adapting to all types of audience, recommend especially for beginners and amateurs.

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As Said before Camtasia is really simple and will help you make a quick video. In my opinion, if you have a good knowledge and want to edit videos more professionally I recommend buying a program like Adobe Premiere, but if you want simplicity, speed and without giving up quality in most cases, Camtasia is the best option.

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"Easy to use, needs some work"

What do you like best?

Easy to use although not a perfect UI. The best news is that it's well-supported and not so huge that you need to upgrade your computer to use it. I had started off with another program that I'd used in other jobs and moved to Camtasia rather than requesting new hardware. It makes creating and animating videos easy and intuitive.

What do you dislike?

Small annoyances, especially when moving from PC version to MAC version. Like the PC version has a library you can add often-used elements to - the MAC version doesn't. Every shape or word you add has a default drop shadow, so you have to delete that from every single element you create within the program. The background is black - not easy on the eyes- and it's not easy to see a border between areas of the screen that you want to adjust.

Editing to report that suddenly the software is crashing every time it is opened and is no longer usable. Support has not been able to help so far and doesn't think they can help until tomorrow, leaving me in a tight spot with a video due tomorrow.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Training videos that explain our platform and complex concepts to users. Our users have fewer questions and are more engaged.

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"Excellent for screen recording or recording events for future use"

What do you like best?

The best thing is it was easy to use when I didn't know how to use it. My videos were more basic but they were still great. Now that I know more about how to use Camtasia and its options, I can do even more professional videos. Example when I first used it, I would use static pictures and arrows to indicate what I was wanting someone to do. Then I learned I could stream video from my phone or tablet and use real items to show how to do a task. Something as simple as logging into a phone is perfectly illustrated with live video versus trying to use a bunch of still images.

What do you dislike?

I wish they would have more how to do very advanced features on a budget, say the green screen video of someone talking overlay in a corner while you tell how it is done. I know it is possible, I just can't get it to work with my setup. It needs to be easier.

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I have used other screen capture tools but I really think Camtasia is the best one I have used. It is easy on a basic, get it done level but allows you to create very complex videos with multiple layers.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I create how to, product review, training, new feature and more videos for work, friends and my family.

Example, a new feature (logging into a physical desk phone at work) was being rolled out. I used Camtasia, my PC and tablet to create a training video that showed how to log into the phone. This was posted on the companies web site and used to train 2500 people how to log into the phone. We had less than 100 tickets for people who had trouble logging in. Almost all of those were a missing item for that user, like they were new and not completely built yet, or they were there so long one of the settings needed to log in was missing from their account. I have also use it to record how to do a task on a PC for family and emailed it to them so they could fix something, saved me a trip to their house or the frustration of trying to walk them through it over the phone.

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"Light weighted software for Video Tutorials and Presentation"

What do you like best?

In Camtasia, there are several tools like Annotation, Multiple Transition, Animation, Voce Narration, Cursor Effect, Caption and so on, using all of them you can create a very creative tutorial or presentation. The best part of Camtasia is there is no such limitation on video length. In Camtasia, you can use tracks so that you can use most of the feature at the same time in the same frame. You can publish your video on youtube also, and you can export several formats of videos also.

What do you dislike?

Its price is a little bit high. Sometimes handling Task in Camtasia is not that much easy (on basis of Mouse Movement). There is difficulty in deleting one or more frame and then it is difficult to match up all the frames also.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Have basic knowledge of using a computer, and your idea must be creative then only you can create interesting presentations.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating a Video Presentation or tutorial so that we can show that in a demo that what we build and what we are doing in just a simple clip.

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"Camtasia - More than just a capture tool"

What do you like best?

Camtasia is more than just a great screen capture program, it's also a powerful desktop editing application. The Camtasia 2018 version works great for capturing on-screen information such as software product demonstrations. But what works great for me is the editing capability. I use Camtasia rather than other desktop editors because of simplicity of use. While it may not be as powerful as other desktop editing applications, the ability to quickly put a video clip together more than makes up for the fewer bells and whistles.

What do you dislike?

Earlier versions of Camtasia sometimes proved unstable. Prior to moving up to Camtasia 2018, I occasionally suffered shut downs and system lock-up. In the middle of an edit session it's that last thing an editor needs. But I've found Camtasia 2018 to be rock solid. I'll often build 15-20 layers (audio, video & graphics) and the latest release has proven very reliable - much improved performance over earlier versions.

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For producers Camtasia 2018 is a simple to use, but powerful, desktop editing application. It's a great tool for quickly developing content for client review. But it's more than that. The built-in encoder offers many options for outputting video that can be posted directly to the web or included in other projects. Along with Camtasia's long history as a screen capture tool, Camtasia 2018 adds rock-solid editing capabilities.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a media producer my role is to create content, secure approvals, and pass along to a video post team the details they need to create a finished presentation. Camtasia 2018 allows me to focus on content, message, and storytelling without getting bogged down using a more sophisticated desktop editor. I've access to several other editors and I use them for some projects. But, when I need to quickly deliver content for client review, or to provide post production with edit detail, Camtasia 2018 is my go-tool desktop editor of choice.

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"Super Robust for a "Non-Professional" Video Editing Software"

What do you like best?

I learned how to edit videos using Camtasia, and they made that easy with their excellent technical support and demo videos. Now that I somewhat know what I'm doing, I really like the logical way they have set up the functionality. I have gotten rave reviews for the videos I've produced with Camtasia and I really feel like they made me look good, because I'm not a professional editor at all.

What do you dislike?

It's kind of clunky to adjust timing of clips, having to constantly zoom in and out to be able to select whole chunks of the video. There may be an easier way, I just don't know it. Also, I wish they offered more pre-done animations. They gave us a holiday gift of a ton of awesome animated backgrounds and intros, but they are hard to edit and use. I have to revert to using an online animation program, downloading into a MP4, then importing into Camtasia. Definitely not the most efficient way to work.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Marketing materials need to be in video format for people to consume them - no one reads anymore. So being able to quickly and easily create and edit videos myself is super important, and Camtasia allows me to do that. Much cheaper than hiring a video editor!

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"Professional Looking Videos"

What do you like best?

There are several features that Camtasia has that make it stand out. My favorite thing is the output - the final product is awesome and the videos look like they were professionally developed. My favorite feature is the ability to highlight and magnify things in the video. This feature has been extremely handly because it allows us to highlight important parts of a video that we want to stand out and for people to pay attention to. I also like that you can record sound for a video right from Camtasia. Camtasia also offers great sound editing capabilities. It allows you to work with the sound to make it exactly what you want. You can make it louder or softer and cut out any static or background noises - a feature that has proven convenient many times.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that Camtasia doesn't offer features that allow you to create or product a more interactive video. The only thing that I have found lacking in Camtasia is being able to incorporate a question and answer tool in my videos. Many of the videos I create at my company are for training purposes and question and answers are important for this type of training video. I would like it if there was a way to pause the video and have questions appear that allow users to actually answer the questions. This in my opinion would make Camtasia perfect and meet all of my companies needs.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend Camtasia because it offers just about every feature you would need to product professional videos. It is also convenient because it is compatible with so many programs. For example, it is compatible with PowerPoint so, you can import a PowerPoint presentation in to Camtasia providing you a good base for a video. Camtasia is also compatible with SnagIt so, you can record how to videos with SnagIt and with the click of a button import it to Camtasia. Camtasia also offers a ton of how to and training videos that help you to learn the product in order to get the most out of its features.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Camtasia allows my company to save a ton of money by making it possible for us to product videos in house. Before using Camtasia, we would have to hire a company to produce our videos and this cost a ton of money and a lot of time. We would have to work closely with our third party vendor in order to get the final video product to meet our company standards. Camtasia allows us to do it all in house which ensures company standards are met the first time. It also makes it a lot more inexpensive to be able to create the videos ourselves.

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"Camtasia for Webinar Recordings"

What do you like best?

I typically use camtasia to record virtual presentations. I like that when you are pointing to something on the screen within the presentation, you can set it to detect that and it will zoom in to what you are talking about. I also really enjoy the cursor call outs feature.

What do you dislike?

I find it a little bit difficult to use. It is definitely not that user friendly for someone who does not have much experience with those types of software. I do however, take advantage of their online training. If you go to their website, they have a few resources to learn more about the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you do not have experience, they do offer online training so I would take advantage of that. I also highly recommend using the cursor call outs feature.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I record product presentations and virtual training for my company and then share them online for our clients to easily access. This is very important to our company. We need a product that we can easily share online. Camtasia is that product for us.

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"Affordable Editing Tool for Marketing Videos and Social Video "

What do you like best?

Camtasia is available on both Mac and Windows. The platform is affordable. The Camtasia can be incorporated into your into PowerPoint.TechSmith has a great online community of users.The simplicity of the editing tool is refreshing

I originally used the product to develop online courses for Udemy. The platform was very easy to use and trying to learn another editing platform would have taken too much time. I have noticed over the years that it has become the go-to editing tool for many YouTubers and for Udemy instructors who create screencast and online courses. What I appreciate the most about the editing platform are the shapes and the cursor callouts where you can point to objects and text. I like that you can easily upload it and have different storage options and you have several ways to publish it. Another advantage are the quizzes that you can incorporate into the video.

What do you dislike?

The Camtasia editing tool isn’t necessarily a robust editing platform, the special effects are quite limited, and the transitions aren't really smooth at times.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

When you start using Camtasia, visit the Youtube channel to watch the quick tutorials, and read the blog posts. Once you do that you should be good to go.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I originally used the product to develop online courses for Udemy. The platform was very easy to use. Most recently, I have used it in a corporate setting to create short one minute videos to introduce a selection of taped events for an online professional development platform. These videos were intended for internal training at a nonprofit organization. It was an upgrade from using PowerPoint and Windows Movie Maker because it offered more tools for transitions and titles.

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"Useful & Creative software for screen casting & video editing"

What do you like best?

The best software for those who want to do screen casing & professional recordings. you can easily create or edit Professional Videos & Screencasts using Camtasi. Capturing the action on your computer's display and converting it into a video file is the best function of Camtasia. You can choose to record your entire screen or a specific region or a window or a application. Additionally, Camtasia can also record your face using your computer's webcam.

What do you dislike?

It does not support exported libraries from other systems as it recommends original paths for exported media. Also you can't schedule an automatic recording without digging deep into the system files.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great software for screencasting & video editing.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are making video tutorials for our products using Camtasia. We found it really useful & beneficial for making more professional video tutorials.

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"All in one recording and editing tool. Would recommend!"

What do you like best?

Intuitive interface. easy to use! I'm not a video pro but I found it easy.

What do you dislike?

Nothing so far. I'm a new user for Camtasia but experienced with light video editing tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

buy the full version to get the full capabilities and remove their watermark. This is a must for any professional marketer consultant like me. I'd also recommend watching their tutorial videos. Camtasia was recommended to me by a well respected colleague so I didn't do much shopping around. I was going to go with the trial for a month, but I was immediately impressed with their navigation and features so I decided to upgrade the same day I signed up for the free trial. Looking forward to learning more about this tool for my video production needs.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Shorten the production time and find a tool that lets me do desktop videotaping (how to of LinkedIn videos)

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"My Favorite Program"

What do you like best?

What I like best about Camtasia is how you can edit both sound and video separately from each other and get a professional final product. For example, if you have a video file that has no sound, you can use Camtasia to add sound. Sound can be imported or can be recorded directly from Camtasia! Another one of my favorite things about Camtasia is how compatible it is with PowerPoint. It is so easy to transfer a PowerPoint presentation to Camtasia and turn the PowerPoint into a professional video. I have made so many great products with Camtasia. It has so many professional features that allow you to do almost anything that you can imagine with a project.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that Camtasia almost always takes an extremely long time to load. Therefore, using

Camtasia can be even more time consuming than necessary. The program also takes up a lot of space on my computer hard drive. I also dislike that - unless you have had training or are an experienced user - Camtasia is difficult for the average person to be able to use and get the most out of its features. Camtasia has so many incredible features that the average user wouldn't ever be able to take advantage of because of the programs complexity and lack of instruction or help section.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend Camtasia for any business/person that creates videos. While the program can be complex, it offers every feature that I have ever wanted when producing a project. From sound effects and inserting text and shapes to blurring out or focusing in on portions of the video, Camtasia just has it all. I do recommend spending time to learn about Camtasia and all of its features in order for you to be able to get the most out of what it has to offer.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Camtasia has allowed us to produce very professional videos. Before Camtasia, we would have to hire an outside company in order to produce are videos. We would have to work very close with the third party vendor in order to get the final product that met our expectations. Now that we have Camtasia and are able to develop our videos in house, so much time and money has been and will continue to be saved.

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"Record Screencasts and Edit Any Kind of Videos"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that Camtasia has 2 main functions. It can record screencasts, but can also be used as an editor, for just about any kind of video, including ones that were made with other software/devices. I also like the timeline layout, allowing you to easily see how the parts of the video fit together, add transitions and captions, etc.

What do you dislike?

This software uses up a lot of resources on a computer. When editing, there is usually a lag that makes the video look choppy when you are trying to look at the edits you've made. So sometimes you might not catch that a transition wasn't smooth or that the audio/video are slightly out of sync until you've already saved the final video and watched it in some other software.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You may find additional uses for Camtasia beyond what you bought it for. You can record screencasts, edit other videos, and even make videos in other ways. It has a plugin that works with PowerPoint to create videos (with narration) from your slides. Or you can use any presentation software, and just record the screen while you run it, to turn it into a video.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Camtasia gives us the ability to edit videos taken with a camcorder, combine different parts of footage or re-order it, add opening/closing titles, and add captions or overlaid images as needed. It has allowed us to add much more content to our YouTube channel.

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"Simple but pretty powerful"

What do you like best?

Easy to create very polished videos – the interface is simple but pretty intuitive and you can actually build some pretty incredible looking stuff with it. We use it in-house to build training videos as well as edit down podcasts and webinars that we hold. We also have used it to build videos to demonstrate our product. Anyone can sit down and start putting videos together pretty intuitively.

What do you dislike?

Doesn't have a lot of advanced features and sometimes the interface is plain clunky. For example, clicking the wrong spot will have it creating markers instead of extending a clip, etc. Live frame-by-frame previewing of clips is not possible by just hovering over the clip which is a pretty standard video editing tool in most things but... eh. It's just beyond the scope of this tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need advanced video editing features, I would suggest going with something beefier. Camtasia is great for simple stuff like video presentations, video blogs and youtubing. Anything more advanced like real cinematography and such is beyond the scope of this editor.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to create short videos with professional editing in a clean interface.

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"Amazing Way to Create Professional Videos"

What do you like best?

I like that Camtasia can be used for creating all types of videos - from simple videos to complex videos and that all people can use the program - from beginners to experts who need more integrated, enhanced features. Camtasia has the basic features that one would need to produce a video and offers more technical options for those people who really want to spend time developing a video.

My favorite thing about Camtasia is its compatibility with PowerPoint. I'm able to create a slideshow in PowerPoint and export it to Camtasia to convert it to a video format with ease. This has been a good, helpful thing for my company as we are always creating presentations first in PowerPoint that need to be converted to video with some enhancements made and sound added. Camtasia allows us to do all of this in house.

What do you dislike?

Since Camtasia offers so many enhanced and advanced features, it can appear quite intimidating to those users who aren't familiar with the program. For me, this is a downfall because it takes time to train new employees or users on how to use the program. I think that Camtasia should offer a type of virtual tour of its features that demonstrates all that you can do in the program and how to use it. Camtasia could also improve its help section or add a "how to" section in order to help users get the most out of the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend Camtasia for any company or business that creates any type of training or video. Camtasia offers features that are advanced, allowing you to develop professional material that reflects your company standards. With Camtasia, you will no longer have to rely on a third party to create professional videos. Camtasia is also great because it is compatible with PowerPoint and offers SCORM capabilities. It even allows you to add closed caption to your videos. It is a good product that I would recommend for all video purposes.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Camtasia has been beneficial for us because it allows us to develop our videos in house and therefor customize them to our exact specifications. We no longer have to depend on outsourcing to create our videos that can be detailed and require frequent updates and adjustments. This has saved my company a considerable amount of money while ensuring that we can make those updates when they are needed without having to go through the channels of depending on and waiting on an external source to work with us to make any changes.

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