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.

Pricing starting from:

US$299.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Markets

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Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$299.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Camtasia: 29

  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • Audio Capture
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Sharing
  • Interactive Content
  • Media Library
  • Multi-Screen Recording
  • On-Demand Recording
  • Privacy Options
  • Screen Capture
  • Screen Recording Software
  • Social Sharing
  • Templates
  • Text Overlay
  • Text to Video
  • Video Call Recording
  • Video Capture
  • Video Creation
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Voice-Over / Audio
  • YouTube Uploading

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(159)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Record and edit simple training videos

Reviewed on 28/4/2022

I believe it's a must-have if you are looking into a reliable software to capture your screen. It...

I believe it's a must-have if you are looking into a reliable software to capture your screen. It has some great features to minimize the post-editing, meaning you can use it to simplify your work when creating a series of training videos.

Pros

It's very easy to use and it helps you configure to your needs through assistant wizards.
The result is very good, it does a nice compression on the files.
The editing features are surprisingly good for a software to capture your screen and allows to create interactive and really great videos with some work.

Cons

As an editor, it might be too simple to do more advanced and customized things.

Cristhian josue J.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Camtasia, the ideal suite for students and businesses

Reviewed on 4/9/2021

I like Camtasia to edit and create simple videos focused on brands and students because it allows...

I like Camtasia to edit and create simple videos focused on brands and students because it allows us to create interesting and didactic audiovisuals, this video editor fulfills that function very well, but when developing a major production project, I would not even bother to open this software, because I know previously it will not help me.

The price is very affordable and I highly recommend this video editor if you want to create school projects or aimed at a work group, from there on out it would not be the best option.

The price is very affordable and I highly recommend this video editor if you want to create school projects or aimed at a work group, from there on out it would not be the best option.

Pros

Camtasia is a really simple video editor, I like how it works, I like what it can do, but above all, I like that it leaves you to create videos in such simple and easy ways, Camtasia seems to be focused on the beginner user, or the one who wants to do simple and good quality videos.

In my opinion, this is a very good first video editor for those who want to enter the world of post-production and audiovisual development, its price is accessible and that is exactly what makes this my first suggestion to any beginner.

Cons

Camtasia is very simple, the features that make it an excellent video editor make it a software that doesn't meet the needs of all the projects we may have in mind, not to mention the post-production of some long footage, we couldn't get something elaborate with the native resources of this video editor.

If you're an intermediate or advanced experienced editor, I wouldn't recommend this software, as it will probably just stop your workflow and won't meet your needs.

Michael L.
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  • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Everything you need to produce quality content

Reviewed on 22/3/2022

Very good, great support and provides relevant updates each year that have been helpful. I can't...

Very good, great support and provides relevant updates each year that have been helpful. I can't see a better option for me and I would certainly recommend if you are a beginner.

Pros

Editing is very thorough and I can find a rhythm that saves me time with editing. Screen capture and voice recording is very convenient. I can't say the same for other software.

Cons

It's harder to use Camtasia on a Mac, vs PC so when I use my mac the commands are different and that throws me off. I'm much more proficient with it on a PC, so I avoid doing too much with it on my Mac.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Reasons for Choosing Camtasia

Camtasia has a far better screen capture and convenience for editing. Much more robust for the volume of content I produce. And also, best option for desktop or pc

Switched From

iMovie

Reasons for Switching to Camtasia

Better price and a simple option vs Adobe (seemed to complex)
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The first step towards video editing.

Reviewed on 13/5/2022

I have used it for a long time, I have been using it for more than 3 years, and after gaining...

I have used it for a long time, I have been using it for more than 3 years, and after gaining experience with the video editing method and taking the basics, I began to dig deeper into more professional software.

Pros

Camtasia is the first program I have used in my life to edit my videos, had it not been for the use of this program in the beginning, I would not have been able to use more professional programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
I've used it for a long time and through it I've moved on and digging into other programs, and I admit it's an excellent program and a lot of people have gotten started with it.
I used it for two things, the first is to edit my videos, and the second is to record my screen
It is a very easy-to-use feature, the user interface is very simple, it has a lot of ready-made transitions between videos, as well as special transitions for texts, and also photo animations, you can put video subtitles, add graphic shapes and arrows, there are some sound effects that you can use very quickly In processing files and exporting videos.
Camtasia targets the novice user in this field, because you can create simple videos of very high quality.

Cons

Camtasia lacks the most important feature, which is automatic saving, when the power is cut off, all the project I was working on disappeared, and I had to go back to build the entire work
Also, it does not have professional transitions like in other programs, it is light, simple and limited in use.

Mohan lal D.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My favorite software for Video Editing

Reviewed on 6/5/2022

My overall experience with Camtasia has been good. And, just like any other software, it gets...

My overall experience with Camtasia has been good. And, just like any other software, it gets easier and more fun creating/editing videos in Camtasia as you know more about the software & basics of Video Editing.

Camtasia is good if you are looking for basic Video Editing software. But, if we talk about Videos that require advanced editing, visual effects e.g. in the case of Cinematic videos, etc. then I would recommend comparing with alternative options to see which one fits the goal.

Pros

Camtasia has all the required features, and a simple UI to help you create polished Videos without needing to spend too much time learning the software.

Talking about most favorite features, I like the 'remove a color' effect, callouts, transition effects, & animations. These features help in creating professional-looking videos. For example, after you record a video with the green screen, you can then remove the background color using the 'remove a color' option, and, later you can add callouts with effects, animations, etc. to make the video more engaging.

Camtasia also has easy to use screen recording feature, which comes in handy when you need to create PPT-based videos, or need to record a short clip for inserting into your final video.

Another thing I like about the software is, that you can group the elements on the video timeline, so when you are creating an element with too many effects, and animations combined; then you can group those elements to show as one element. Also, you can copy & paste these created elements into the new project file, which helps in reducing your editing time when you need to use an already created element.

Cons

There aren't many options related to Audio corrections in Camtasia. Also, the color correction options are not that good either if we compare it to options in software like Premiere Pro CC.

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Camtasia offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$299.00/one-time
  • 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:

English

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Camtasia offers the following support options:

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

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