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$299.99/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$299.99/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
(244)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Matt
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A fast and easy to start way to edit videos

Reviewed on 24/3/2022

For small-scale needs it strikes the perfect balance between price & feature set.

For small-scale needs it strikes the perfect balance between price & feature set.

Pros

Someone recommended me this app years back and never switched to any other solution. Camtasia is very easy to pick up and gets the job done for simple and moderately advances tasks (for me a tleast, I;m an amateur).

Cons

It lacks some advanced animation & tracking features - if heavy editing in modern style (think YouTube clips) is needed, I'd probably look elsewhere.

Alfredo
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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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.
Cristhian Josue
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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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.

David
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

David’s Camtasia Review

Reviewed on 2/10/2022

Overall if you want a software that can do it all from screen capturing, video and audio Camtasia...

Overall if you want a software that can do it all from screen capturing, video and audio Camtasia has you covered, it is easy to use and offered professional editing tools that most screen recorders don’t offer.

Pros

Camtasia is a great video editor and as a beginner at the time it was easy for me to learn how to use, it has a great community that makes it easy to get videos and tutorials on how to use certain features making it easy to learn and use.

Cons

Camtasia focuses more on the video editing and ignores the screen recording aspect in the process, the addition of too many unused features in my opinion also makes the program resource hungry and my older computers cannot run it effectively.

Michael
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  • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • 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)
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Camtasia offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$299.99/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

Camtasia supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations Camtasia has

Camtasia offers the following support options:

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

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