Camtasia

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Screen recording, video making, and editing tool

About Camtasia

Camtasia is a screen recording and video making solution that allows users to create, edit, save, and share videos. It is designed to help businesses create tutorials, demos, webinars, or other types of instructional videos. Users can record Mac and Windows device screens or webcams to capture software functionalities, video calls, and other content. Camtasia allows users to add annotations, effects, templates, and other editing tools to help increase viewer engagement.

With Camtasia's editing tools, users can zoom in or out of video content, insert transitions, and add pan animations to screen recordings. Customizable video quizzes can also be added to measure viewer learning and engagement. Users can record audio clips or add music and sound effects from the Camtasia library. This solution provides a variety of pre-built video templates including unique designs for projects that require more efficiency.

Videos created within Camtasia can be shared on online platforms including YouTube, Screencast, or Vimeo, and can also be embedded into online video courses.


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4.5 /5
(424)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Alfredo
Alfredo
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best editing software for educational videos

Reviewed on 27/1/2022

Camtasia is a program that helps me enormously in my work, although there are very powerful video...

Camtasia is a program that helps me enormously in my work, although there are very powerful video editors, they become complicated to use and have a very high cost. Its ease of use allows you to obtain quality results without being an expert in the area of video editing. It includes the screenshot tool which works perfectly. The cost-benefit ratio seems very good to me. I definitely recommend it.

Pros

It is a very easy program to use, but at the same time, it is full of tools that make your work easier and allow you to obtain very good results.
Among its best features are:
- Easy to edit videos, take part of them, make cuts, speed up or slow down and manage layers
- You can easily add shapes, arrows, texts and graphic elements, and it is very easy to define their duration and position in the video.
- Its screenshot tool is great, it has the correct and enough options, it allows to capture the screen and the webcam at the same time and edit them in separate channels.
- It has audio effects, few but functional and well selected, noise reduction, fade in and fade out. No more is needed.
- Video pan and zoom tools are easy to use.
- The export is simple and different profiles can be handled.
- It has subtitle function
- Easily separate the sound from the video and you can easily control the volume
- Video documentation is very good

Cons

What I think can be improved is really little.
- The program takes a while to start, but once opened, it works smoothly even if you don't have a large computer, in my case, with 8 GB of ram I can use it correctly.
- Some things are missing customization options, but you rarely miss them
- The templates and elements that are included are limited, if you want more they have a cost that seems high to me if you have already paid for the software.
- It seems to me that it lacks an autosave option, I have already had to lose a few hours of work due to a power failure.

Alternatives Considered

Filmora

Reasons for Choosing Camtasia

High cost of Adobe license, very complex use of software, many features not used for our purposes.

Switched From

Adobe Premiere Pro

Reasons for Switching to Camtasia

Filmora is a good program, but you have to buy the screen recorder separately, Filmora Pro includes it, but the ease and speed of use required for our purposes is reduced.
Joseph
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy Video Editing for a Price

Reviewed on 17/4/2024

Pros

I love the ease of use and one-time fee. It's a great way to get started in video editing for the average user.

Cons

Sometimes Camtasia crashes and the AI features I bought the upgrade for don't really work with pre-existing content.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Premiere Pro

Reasons for Switching to Camtasia

Camtasia is a better bang for the buck than Adobe Premiere, especially for newer users.
Paul
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  • Industry: Translation & Localisation
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Using Camtasia on new fast hardware

Reviewed on 21/5/2024

It does what it says on the tin and whilst the UX is terrible on a new computer with hi-res screen...

It does what it says on the tin and whilst the UX is terrible on a new computer with hi-res screen it's still the software of choice for me until I find something better... or they address the hi-res issues and make me stay forever ;-)

Pros

It's the only tool I've tried that is easy to use and has all the features I'm ever likely to need.

Cons

Since moving to a faster computer I also have a Hi-Res screen. It's very disappointing that Camtasia has not been updated to support hi-res screens and user experience was better for me on the old computer even if it was slow.

Andrew
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  • Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Best for software training videos

Reviewed on 16/4/2024

I've made demo videos of software in under a day with Camtasia. Editing them and adding callouts is...

I've made demo videos of software in under a day with Camtasia. Editing them and adding callouts is a breeze.

Pros

It's optimized for creating videos in which screen recordings of software usage predominate.

Cons

Little things, like the inability to reverse a clip (i.e. play it backwards on the timeline). The ability to export the audio to an external program, edit it there, then bring it back in, would be amazing too.

Jon
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  • Industry: Public Safety
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Jon Hegidio review

Reviewed on 25/4/2024

Pros

Ease of use and being able to use Capture to sync with mobile devices.

Cons

There is nothing that really stands out that I don't like about this product.

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Camtasia offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$179.88/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

$299 one-time fee

Camtasia has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Camtasia supports the following languages:

Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Camtasia supports the following devices:

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Camtasia offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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