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Camtasia review by Phil A.
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"Good value, Limited Features"

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Camtasia review by Tom M.
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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 business 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.

What Screen and Video Capture solution do you use?

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Camtasia review by Eduardo P.
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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 business 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.

Camtasia review by Deborah M.
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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 business 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.

Camtasia review by Shinn C.
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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 business 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.

Camtasia review by Jayson G.
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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 business 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.

Camtasia review by Jeffrey L.
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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 business 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.

Camtasia review by Ginny C.
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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 business 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!

Camtasia review by Joe B.
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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 business 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.

Camtasia review by Brisia S.
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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 business 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.

Camtasia review by Brigitte Y.
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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 business 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.

Camtasia review by Rishabh M.
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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 business 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.

Camtasia review by Brenda M.
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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 business 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)

Camtasia review by Kristine T.
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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 business 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.

Camtasia review by Jaclyn M.
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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 business 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.

Camtasia review by Aaron G.
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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 business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

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

Camtasia review by Mike S.
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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 business 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.

Camtasia review by Nghi N.
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"The Best Video Editor"

What do you like best?

I use both Camtasia and Adobe Premiere. As someone who is not the expert when it comes to doing all the crazy stuff with Premiere, I prefer Camtasia because it has every single feature I need to work on my videos. When I turn on Premiere, I feel like I'm lost in the desert. Camtasia is for beginner and expert alike without having to stare at all the features of Premiere that you might never use in your life. Premiere is a much more powerful tool, but Camtasia is all that you need for your video production if you are just trying to put a video together fast and quickly while still getting some of the best features of Premiere.

What do you dislike?

I love Camtasia. I dislike nothing. I have used Camtasia since version 5, and the latest version is absolutely wonderful with all the new features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a video editor that'squick and fast, Camtasia is the best one I know. The price is not that bad either if you work for an educational institution. You can get a discount through the Education price. Version 9 has gone a long way since Version 5. I think Camtasia will be even better in the future as they add more features!

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

I work a lot with videos. I do editing and green screen. It's great to do everything I need with my videos. All the features are there without having to look all over.

Camtasia review by Luke A.
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"Everything You Will Need to Create a Video"

What do you like best?

Camtasia has such a variety of features that I have yet to need one that it didn't have. It has the simple, basic features and enhanced, sophisticated features - this is why I enjoy it so much. The thing that I like the most about Camtasia is its compatibility with PowerPoint. As far as for what I need to create videos for - which is mostly for training purposes - Camtasia's compatibility with PowerPoint has proven most important. It allows me to develop a training using slides in a PowerPoint presentation and upload it to Camtasia with one click of a button. Once a PowerPoint presentation is uploaded to Camtasia, I'm able to turn it into a video, add sound and callouts - along with several other features.

What do you dislike?

I have yet to need a feature that Camtasia lacks with one exception - quizzes. It would prove to be very beneficial if I were able to incorporate interactive questions into a video in Camtasia. As far as for creating training videos - being able to insert interactive questions in a video would help to ensure the end user is following along, comprehending the information being provided and paying attention. The only other thing that I think could improve Camtasia is if it had an introductory, instructional video that detailed all of its features. Since it has so much to offer, I have noticed that many users don't get as much as they could out of the program simply because they don't realize all of the things that you can do.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend Camtasia for any company that creates any type of video. It is great because it is compatible with so many other programs like SnagIt and PowerPoint - making it easy to upload files from one program to another. Camtasia is also good because it allows you to record audio directly in Camtasia or upload audio from another program. Once you have the audio component, you can edit it directly from Camtasia - increasing or decreasing sound and background noise. Camtasia makes for a professional final product.

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

Camtasia has allowed us to keep the production of our training videos in house. Before Camtasia, we would have to constantly work with a third party vendor in order to develop these training videos. This not only took a lot of time but it cost a ton of money and in the end, the product was rarely exactly what we envisioned on the first attempt. We would have to constantly go back and forth with the vendor before getting a usable final product. It was basically a full time job just to work with a vendor to develop these videos. Now that we do it in house, it comes out right the first time and saves us a lot of stress and time.

Camtasia review by Jarem A.
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"Excellent Easy-to-Use Video Recording Software"

What do you like best?

Love how straight forward and easy it is to use Camtasia. You can get a lot done without having any extensive training or having spent tons of time using the product. It's very intuitive and simple to use. While there are more robust programs out there, it is very nice to have a program that, out of the box, is easy to use. Camtasia also provides great, easy-to-follow, tutorial videos online for those who need further explanation and walk through.

What do you dislike?

By nature of it's simplicity to use, it is not as robust as other programs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Anything in the software that would allow for faster exporting would be greatly appreciated.

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

Capturing screen recordings, then editing videos to add notations, visual and audio effects, and finally exporting out to a variety of locations. Love being able to record what's directly on my screen in a simple format.

Camtasia review by Jennifer P.
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"Great Service"

What do you like best?

I like best that Camtasia offers such a wide variety of enhanced features. My favorite feature might be the Voice Narration. Voice Narration allows me to narrate my video right from the Camtasia platform. I also really like that I'm able to add, create or import closed captions to my videos. This is important to my company as we must comply with regulations that allow all users to have the same experience when viewing a video or training.

What do you dislike?

There is not much to dislike about Camtasia. If I had one complaint it would be loading time. Depending on the size of the file you are opening, Camtasia can take anywhere from five to ten minutes just to open. Another complaint would be the time that it takes to convert files to MP3 or MP4. Even if it is a smaller file, it can take up to an hour to convert.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I definitely recommend Camtasia to any company who creates any type of video or training as it provides enhanced features that basically allow you to do anything that you could imagine with a video. It is also great because it allows you to easily convert your final product to any file type that you need. It is also great because it works with PowerPoint - making it easy to convert PowerPoint presentations into enhanced video files.

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

Camtasia has allowed us to develop videos and training's in house, opposed to having to hire a vendor to create a product for us. Hiring and working with a vendor used to be extremely time consuming and expensive. It also meant that we had to go back and forth several times before the final product met our specifications. Camtasia has allowed us to create it all in house meaning that we have a final product that is exactly what we need and meets all specifications the first time. It has also saved a lot of money.

Camtasia review by Carole B.
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"Everything I Need to Create a Professional Video"

What do you like best?

I like Camtasia more than any other video creating program I have ever used. I like most that it has many different features that you are capable of doing anything you need to do to a video. From adding sound editing sound to recording sound directly from Camtasia. From making clips and edits to combining sound and video. From adding photos and text to blurring out portions of the screen - I have yet to find something that I couldn't do with Camtasia. I like best that I can use this single program to do what use to take me two or three programs to complete.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that I have found to dislike is that - unless you have training on how to use Camtasia or you have spent hours teaching yourself - you won't be able to get the most out of all of the features that Camtasia has. I have found that many users are only using the most basic tools and features that Camtasia offers simply because they aren't aware of all that the program can do. I think that a virtual tour of Camtasia and its features would really help to enhance the user experience.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend Camtasia for all of your video creating needs. It is great because it offers a totally free trail - a trial that allows you to fully experience all that Camtasia has to offer. This is really good because you can get a feel for the program to see if it is something that will meet your needs. While Camtasia can be complicated because of its complex features, it is truly worth learning to use.

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

Camtasia has allowed us to create many of our videos and tutorials in house, opposed to having to hire and work with a third party vendor to develop and produce our videos. Not only has this saved us a lot of time that we don't have to work so closely to convey our vision to the vendor, but is has also saved a lot of money being able to develop our own vision without having to hire a vendor to do the job - a job that usually takes a vendor 40 hours plus per video to create.

Camtasia review by Tami A.
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"A great educational tool!"

What do you like best?

Camtasia makes it simple to convey educational content to any audience, no matter what age-range. The videos easily engage students, and when the students don't understand a concept, they don't have to feel embarrassed. The students can simply rewind the video and listen, again. Students can even take mini-quizzes along the way, and teachers can see their responses. It's an amazing program! In the date-driven educational world today, I can show that my students are learning before they are tested.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that I don't have the time in my teacher's schedule to utilize all the bells and whistles Camtasia offers. When I can, I go back and add more graphics and spiff up a presentation. Camtasia offers so much, I always feel like I could improve my presentations even more.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be patient with yourself. This program offers so much. You won't become an expert at first. Save yourself some time by writing a script before adding your voice.

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

Students can even take mini-quizzes along the way, and teachers can see their responses. It's an amazing program! In the date-driven educational world today, I can show that my students are learning before they are tested.

Camtasia review by Jim S.
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"Camtasia for casual, yet professional-looking vids"

What do you like best?

Provides a solution to easily create videos, with titles, fades, overlaying audio tracks, all within my budget.

What do you dislike?

There's nothing to dislike. I'm happy with everything I use it for. I use it maybe once a month, so it's easy to forget its capabilities, but pretty easy to rediscover them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have simple drag-and-drop requirements ... multiple video segments ... multiple audio segments ... then this product is really easy to use.

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

I can take video with my iPhone, bring it into a Camtasia project, overlay titles, build fades and dissolves, add (overlay) multiple audio tracks, narration, music (of my own), and output in format(s) suitable for playing directly or online. I make parallel audio recordings while shooting the video, then drop those tracks and slide them to match the video, and it all magically works.

Camtasia review by Jodie D.
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"User-friendly screencasting and video-editing"

What do you like best?

The application is easy-to-use and has all of the features I need in a program of this type. The screencasting is very easy and editing it after is not difficult. I feel like I am producing quality products with Camtasia.

What do you dislike?

I have not experienced anything that I do not like. The application functions as I want it to. I have had no issues running the program, editing or sharing videos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Camtasia is a tool by TechSmith that allows for great functionality. They have other video and screencasting solutions that are great, so it's obvious they know what they're doing. Camtasia combines screencasting with video editing, so the final screencasting product is as polished how-to video for your customers or users. Considering all of the available features (interactive hotspots, for example), the price is very reasonable. Users also get access to screencast.com for video-hosting.

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

I can share learning and information with others easily. I can anticipate users' questions and include them in the screencast and completed, edited video. I am serving people in a large geographical area, so I need to present professional development virtually. Camtasia provides that.

Camtasia review by Kate C.
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"Great Tool for Editing and Producing Videos"

What do you like best?

I love Camtasia because it has features that allow me to do everything that I need to do, all in one place. I'm able to import a video - even a PowerPoint presentation - and make enhancements all using Camtasia. I like best that if I import a PowerPoint presentation or a video that doesn't have audio, I am able to import a separate audio file or record audio directly from Camtasia and add it to my video. I also love how easy it is to clip portions of video and/or audio files and seamlessly add them together to create the perfect final product.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that I have found to dislike about Camtasia is that it isn't as user friendly as it could be. Camtasia has so many amazing features but the average user wouldn't be able to get the most out of the program unless they had some sort of training or spent time learning the program. A program like Camtasia that has so many features can be complex for the average person. I think the "help" portion of the program could be enhanced - possibly offering a virtual tour of the program would enhance the user experience and ensure user's get the most out of the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend Camtasia for anyone who is looking to create a professional final product. I recommend that users put time into learning about Camtasia and all of its features because it has so much to offer. Whether you have a video that you want to product and edit or if you want to record a video and work with it right in the Camtasia platform, this program will meet all of your needs.

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

Camtasia allows us to use one program to do what used to take several programs to accomplish. This saves us time and money since we only have to purchase a single program to create a professional final product. Camtasia allows us to record and edit video and sound, enhance video and sound and add features to recordings. If we have something on a recording that is private and we don't want visible, Camtasia has a feature that allows us to blur out a portion of the screen without having to delete a piece of the video. Camtasia also allows us to highlight pieces of recording and even add text and photos.

Camtasia review by Raymond S.
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"Excellent product"

What do you like best?

There are several things to like about Camtasia: 1) Very fast; 2) File sizes it produces are smaller than those produced with other products; 3) Very flexible, has numerous included features; 4) Easy to learn, short learning curve; 5) Low cost compared to some other products; 6) Cross platform, the same product looks and acts the same under Windows or macOS

What do you dislike?

Thus far we have not really found anything that we dislike about this product

Recommendations to others considering the product

This product is an excellent value for the money it costs. Easy to learn to use, short learning curve, yet it has many features that are found only on more expensive products. For those who are just getting into producing video recordings, this product is a great way to get started.

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

We are able to quickly edit daily recordings of classes for uploading to cloud servers. Camtasia allows us to do this very efficiently, using lower cost computers than some of its competitors. We are also able to use this to create short training videos to demonstrate how to accomplish certain things.

Camtasia review by Carlota V.
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"I´m able to create powerful video recordings when I use Camtasia."

What do you like best?

I can say that I completely love how easy is to create video explanations and video classes when I´m using Camtasia Studio. It´s really as easy as opening the software, activating your microphone, having ready the slides or content you´ll be recording, and finally clicking on the button called “record your screen”, I think that recording and creating classes and explanations was never so easy!. Then, everything else becomes a piece of cake because you know that you´re using a super reliable tool that will help you export your videos in HD quality.

What do you dislike?

I hate that, very few times, the software has stopped recording when I´m in the middle of a long video presentation, this is really frustrating, especially when you´ve been recording for over an hour!. Another thing I greatly dislike about this software is that, a few times, the voice and video become a bit unsynchronized; this is very annoying, especially when you need high accuracy for the voice and images inside your videos. This happens when you produce long videos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Camtasia is a useful tool that will help you create videos for yourself and your audience. If you´re really thinking to get this software, I think it´s wise that you´re sure you have a modern computer with a great video card and at least 8 GB RAM MEMORY; otherwise, you´ll come across many issues and a lot of frustration when using Camtasia because the software will sometimes freeze and fail, and nobody wants that.

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

I can record my own videos to offer my own services and classes. I can also create and sell videos for my clients, in a very easy way. As everybody knows, every business needs a good quality video to get across their point to the world, and Camtasia is a great tool that will help you do exactly that: create a high quality video that will show the world you´re a quality business.

Camtasia review by Justin B.
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"Camtaisa has spoiled me rotten lol. "

What do you like best?

It is so simple to use. The drag and drop interface is just so easy to get used to. Editing is made really easy. Nothing is hard to figure out how to use and features are not hidden under a mountain of super advanced settings and tabs. Oh and this is awesome if oh say your system restarts or something the program will attempt to recover your project if you had not saved it.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really. Camtasia is my dream program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want a full featured, you can do anything type of program. That has easy to use drag and drop features. This is it. I mean everything is just right in front of you laid out in an easy to understand and find kind of way. No big flashy looks technical hard to use kind of deal. It is so easy to use. It has spoiled me so much I will never use anything else.

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

Video production is a breeze. I can go from nothing to recording and editing so quick. I can add in my music files, pics, video, whatever so easy. I use it to make tutorials mainly. And sometimes to make video ads or intros for YouTube channels.

Camtasia review by Jill E.
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"Camtasia has Everything I need to Edit a Video/Recording"

What do you like best?

I have to say that what I have found to be an extremely useful Camtasia feature is being able to edit and play around with the sound. If you have a recording that doesn't have sound, Camtasia allows you to easily combine it with a sound recording. If you have a recording that does have sound, Camtasia allows you to easily work with the sound to increase or decrease the pitch and volume, make cuts and adjustments. It is the best tool that I have found as far as being able to incorporate and work with sound in a video/recording. I also like how easy Camtasia makes it to delete, add and piece together clips within a recording. The final result is flawless - you aren't even able to tell the recording was edited. Camtasia helps you to create a very professional final product.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how complicated Camtasia is for the average person to learn. I had to take a training class before I was able to realize all of the benefits and features that Camtasia has to offer. This leads to many people not thinking too much of Camtasia because they just don't realize all that it can do. Since there are so many features, it can be complex and confusing for someone who isn't familiar with the software. I also believe that the help feature could be more detailed and instructional - better outlining Camtasia's features - for those who don't have the option to take a training course on how to use the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend Camtasia for those who are willing to put the time in to learning a really great program. While it may take some time before you are able to learn how to get the most out of Camtasia and its features, it will be worth it and pay off in the long run when you're able to create professional, in-house videos without having to use a third party vendor.

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

Camtasia has allowed us to create our own videos and trainings in house - something that we previously had to hire a third party company in order to produce. This has not only saved us a lot on money, but also allows us to continuously make improvements and updates on our videos, something that was extremely difficult when going through an outside vendor. Camtasia has made creating videos a much more convenient task.

Camtasia review by Harry L.
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"Wonderful Program for Creating and Editing Videos"

What do you like best?

I like that when it comes to both working with/designing/editing videos, Camtasia literally has everything that I could possibly need. From being able to record sound for a video right from Camtasia to add sound to a video to being able to import previously recorded videos to edit, I rely on Camtasia for all my video editing and developing needs. I like that I can easily and seemlessly combine multiple video clips to make a single video with smooth transitions. I also like how easy it is to cut videos in Camtasia. I'm easily able to remove any part of a video - picture or sound - that I don't need and seemlessly blend it together like nothing was ever clipped. Camtasia also has great options of adding on to video recordings - I'm able to highlight or blur out specific things in a clip and even add shapes and text to a recording.

What do you dislike?

Camtasia has so many great features and I have found that unless people have received training on how to use the program, many people miss out on its vast array of capabilities because they simply aren't aware of all Camtasia can do or because they don't know how to use the program. The help section of Camtasia doesn't really get in to as much detail as it should in order for users to get the most out of the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend Camtasia for anyone who creates or edits videos or recordings. The program really has everything that you would need for these purposes. It is compatible with other programs such as Snagit, which allows you to easily import anything captured using Snagit in order to edit or further develop recordings or captures in Camtasia. These two programs work really nicely together.

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

Camtasia has benefited our company a lot - especially because we deal with sensitive, personal information a lot of the time - being able to blur out specific things in a recording - something that similar programs don't offer - has proved to be a huge benefit and time saver. It used to take multiple programs to get the final result that we are now able to get using just Camtasia.

Camtasia review by Jamie D.
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"A Sleeper Hit for Video Editing"

What do you like best?

Full video editing solution. Known for screen capturing, but supports full video editing including green screen keying. Decreased learning curve compared to other professional editing tools. Great online training and support. Affordable pricing.

What do you dislike?

Would like to see more transitions and templates. They have improved with Camtasia 9, so hopefully it continues in that direction.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Camtasia often gets overlooked when it comes to video editing - they are most known as a screen-recording solution. However, they offer many of the same tools you would find in a product like Premier Pro, with a lower learning curve, cost, and, at times, better quality.

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

With Camtasia 8 and 9, we have been able to bring several video projects in-house and save on professional fees. The output has been well received by our employees. We use it to create both screen-recordings for software training and training videos using green screens and professional lighting.

Camtasia review by Tiago V.
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"Simple yet Powerful"

What do you like best?

Its simple interface, the ability to narrate your videos within the program, the wide range of effects and annotations to choose from, it's perfect to make how-to or demonstration videos and the possibility to share your video directly to video platforms, such as Youtube.

What do you dislike?

Although it's possible to create a high-quality product, sometimes effects will not work, and such inconvenience can delay your project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

At first, it seems that Camtasia is too simple compared to some giants in the industry but for most of the time, Camtasia it's the best option: it's simple, it's fast and has all the tools needed to create high-quality products. If you run a small channel online or need to make instructional videos, I recommend Camtasia.

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

Camtasia helps me create instructional videos related to graphic design.

Camtasia review by Lily E.
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"Camtasia makes simple movies easy and complex movies possible"

What do you like best?

The best thing about Camtasia is that it is easy enough to use to just record a screen and audio, but as you needs get more complex you can continue to layer in features and functionality. Basic editing is really simple, just to clip part of the video out or add in a new recording. It also has enough features to make a polished finished final product.

What do you dislike?

The mac version is not as feature rich as the PC version and a lot of the documentation is aimed at the PC version, so occasionally you spend a bunch of time searching for a feature that doesn't exist. Their documentation seems really comprehensive, but it's not very searchable and it's hard to solve specific tasks, like say, adding a fade, without watching a whole tutorial. That said, it's pretty intuitive and easy to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Compared to other video editing tools out there, this is really worth the investment. I have used a number of the more inexpensive options and they really can't compare in terms of features. And my trials in the more expensive options have left me frustrated and confused. I was up and running with Camtasia in a day and within a few weeks had master a fair amount of advanced techniques.

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

For it's price point, it has enough power to make complex professional looking videos without a steep learning curve. It's also a one time license fee, so you are not paying a monthly subscription charge. If you are looking for a feature rich product to do everything short of cinema quality video production for a reasonable price, this is the product you should use.

Camtasia review by Michelle C.
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"Great for training videos"

What do you like best?

I appreciate the easy integration of features into my videos. Similar to building a PPT deck, I can add slides, text, images, transitions, etc. This allows me to easily build content with a similar theme. I also like the ability to split audio from video, adjust audio levels and clean up the audio for speed, tone, crackles. I often use the ability to cut video segments, multitrack layer and export to different video formats. This is a solid tool with an easy to use interface.

What do you dislike?

I've come across instances where the program will freeze when rendering the video or exporting. This doesn't happen often, it may just be on my Mac

Recommendations to others considering the product

When you buy a license it is tied to a single computer, the Camtasia support team was very helpful when I needed to switch the license to another computer

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

I create software tutorials using Camtasia, recording my screen and narrating with the additionan of slides, zoom-in and text

Camtasia review by T. Blane M.
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"Easy to use but advanced features too"

What do you like best?

I like that the tool is easy and learn, which is good when you need to get something done in a hurry. As you work with it you will find advanced features, like transitions and overlays that add that professional touch. There is a tutorial for getting started, which is helpful for those not familiar with timeline programs.

What do you dislike?

At first you are faced with an empty project, so you have to add all of your assets to each project when you start.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider Camtasia as a package that will do most everything you need, without the cost of a high end solution with many features that you will never use..

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

It is a great way to edit a webinar or other meeting capture and reusing it as a marketing content.

Camtasia review by User in Accounting
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"Easy-to-use Training Video Production Application"

What do you like best?

I have used Camtasia for several years and seen the application continually improve. My favorite feature would have to be how simple and intuitive it is to use. Only on the rare occasion do I have to look up how to do something, as I'm usually able to figure it out during regular use.

What do you dislike?

During video editing, it is sometimes difficult to get clips to line up together along the timeline. Additionally, there is a feature to snap the playhead to the start of a clip, but not the end of one. The functionality may exist, but I haven't figured it out or found the solution online up to this point.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a solid, inexpensive product that even will appeal to all sorts of individuals. While it is not as complex and feature-rich as a program such as Adobe Premiere Pro, I can produce high-quality videos that our Customers love. An added benefit is that I can produce them quickly and efficiently as well.

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

I use Camtasia primarily to produce training videos for our SaaS Customers. I have also used it to work on marketing and promotional materials. We have produced over 100 training videos ranging from 2 minutes to 15 minutes and have made them available to our Customers. These videos have been viewed over 1750 hours in the last 2 quarters, giving time back to our Implementation Consultants and providing a valuable self-help solution to our Customers.

Camtasia review by Will R.
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"Video Edit With Ease"

What do you like best?

Easy to learn and you are able to create your first project without much effort. You load the software and are on your way. Even without any experience in video editing you can quickly get started on your first project. The interface seems familiar and pretty much intuitive. And Techsmith (the software company that makes this product) offers great support via their web site. They provide a wealth of info/tools. They even provide audio clips that are royalty free. This feature adds depth to your videos and helps make your finish product more polished/professional.

What do you dislike?

This is more of a wish than a dislike - I wish there were more templates available. However, they offer so much on their web site, this counters any dislike I could think of.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For the cost of the software, there is great value. Techsmith offers great videos and articles to help you learn the product. They offer a lot of support for free on their web site. The product itself is quite easy to use right out the box. With a little time and effort, you can become adept at video editing.

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

I needed a quick way to produce training videos. Using Camtasia in conjunction with Snag It (also from Techsmith), I was able to become a prolific video producer. The best part is the quality of the videos.

Camtasia review by John C.
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"Great simple tool to use"

What do you like best?

So camtasia is great for beginners who want to create screen captures or simple videos for like youtube or twitch. Anyone can pick it up without any previous experience.

What do you dislike?

I don't dislike the program however because it is so simple to use for more advance videos that you may want to create utilizing green screen or 3D this won't work very well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Remember that this is a very simple program, if your goal is to create something advanced then I wouldn't recommend this. But if you are a beginner who is doing simple screen captures and videos I highly recommend this.

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

I used this both on the professional and personal level to create screen captures and simple videos when I am rushed.

Camtasia review by Susan F.
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"Enough of a video editor for most uses."

What do you like best?

Simplicity for making simple sound edits. I also enjoy the quick ways to apply transitions and animations. Swapping out images and selecting text to edit is pretty simple too. I enjoy being able to quickly knock out audio versions and doing save-as of existing timelines for variations.

What do you dislike?

There are times I need more editing abilities for audio tracks. This is limited. Green screen option to drop out a color is difficult, but that could also be the quality of the green screen video I'm given to work with. Audio output options not intuitive - need to really know your required parameters to tweak and even then, sometimes it's not enough.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you know WHERE you need to use your videos and audio files. Use a GOOD MIC and GOOD camera. I like Logitech's most current and I use a Yeti mic.

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

Training, training, training! I use this to quickly create how-tos for clients that want more control of their content, but have no idea how to do it. I can take them through specific tasks quickly with the screen capture - even add sound effects - buzzers and dings for when they do it right. They love the videos.

Camtasia review by Aaron W.
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"Camtasia is the best for training and creating quick and professional videos"

What do you like best?

I really like that Camtasia gives you some great tools (like transitions, animations, and text controls) to create videos that pop and are great for everything you could imagine. Whether you need to simply do a video edit of a multi-camera shoot or a screen capture for training purposes, Camtasia is the best way to go.

What do you dislike?

Camtasia is great for video editing but does lack full Audio Editing Tools (there are some basic tools). I know they are working on that, but that missing functionality, as well as an easy way to do Ken Burns effect (it is possible, but not as easy as it could be), are the ONLY things keeping this from a 10 out of 10 for me.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not only do they have a great product, they are asking their users for feedback to help improve even more. That shows me a company that cares about their customer and customer needs.

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

We use Camtasia to create tons of videos for training users of our products or video editing webinars that we do. It is an easy-to-use, cost-effective way to create awesome videos without little training.

Camtasia review by Jessica M.
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"Easy to figure out and use"

What do you like best?

The features are super easy to self-learn and use. The tutorials are helpful and it was easy to get started developing content really quickly. It has a great toolbar, so you can use multiple screens easily and the final file creation is really just a button click.

What do you dislike?

For me, there are too many buttons! I just needed basic functionality and got a lot more than I needed. :)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely give it a shot! It's worth a few minutes to see how easy it is to create what you need.

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

We use it to create basic customer intro videos, so our customers get exposure to the basics of our software. Since it's so easy to create content, we've created multiple, shorter videos to help our customers launch quickly.

Camtasia review by Elizabeth B.
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"Very intuitive and easy to use. I got the hang of the software within a day of using it."

What do you like best?

I like how you can use the Zoom tools to work out kinks in your recordings. The real issues I have faced include my voices "catching" when I record and I am able to get rid of any strange breaths I take or hitches in my voice. I also love how easy the layers are, because it can be kind of hard to use layers (such as in Photoshop). Here, I feel it is very easy to understand the layer vs time conundrum that can get in the way of producing great products with other software. So, I find Camtasia very easy to use.

What do you dislike?

I don't like how long it takes for the software to produce the mp4 I'm trying to publish. Sometimes it can take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour. If I need to make a change, it becomes an ordeal to replace the old video where it could have been a 5 minute fix.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely use this product when you are considering creating tutorial videos or podcasts. This software is very helpful and intuitive. You'll learn fast and be able to produce content immediately.

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

We are making tutorials for our customers. So we are able to use these videos as a quick and efficient way to walk our audiences through the steps of working with our software.

Camtasia review by James M.
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"Incredible Value"

What do you like best?

Camtasia is extremely easy to learn and works very well for creating simple or moderately complex videos.

What do you dislike?

Not enough stock video and audio available. Can be a bit finicky at times when the computer runs low on memory or when processing larger files.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out and use the resources on their site - there are many great tutorials and information to help you learn to do some pretty crazy things with their product.

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

Create and edit professional videos to highlight how a business application works. You can use it for editing virtually any video but it's especially well designed for any software company to showcase how their software works.

We've created hundreds of videos with Camtasia through the years. The product keeps getting better and better with each release.

Videos have helped us to build our YouTube channel to over 100,000 views and we have proof that video is helping us sell very complex business software because prospects find the videos online and eventually register as a lead and convert to a customer.

Camtasia review by Jeffrey A.
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"Easy but Powerful Video Program"

What do you like best?

Camtasia offers a simple timeline and very intuitive tools. Editing, adding transitions and annotating your video is really easy to do. Get a little more advanced and you can add custom animations and special effects. Camtasia's main feature is screen capture, and it does this well. But I also use it as my main video editor.

What do you dislike?

Compared to other "prosumer" software, you do sacrifice a bit of power for simplicity with Camtasia. If you're into advanced video editing such as multiple cameras, b-roll footage, etc. you may want to consider a different program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Camtasia is great for screencasting, and for simple video projects. Higher level video projects may need a more powerful program.

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

Camtasia is my go-to software for creating quick educational videos for content marketing. I also use it for creating tutorials for clients and for communicating with vendors about errors or glitches in software or SAAS applications.

Camtasia review by Catherine P.
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"Simple but quite powerful, a great video editor "

What do you like best?

You can generate the file that produces in various formats and has many functions to improve your work. The timeline function is an excellent resource to improve the quality of the result. It is very intuitive and simple to use. Although there are more robust programs, it is very good to have a program that, from the start, is easy to use. Camtasia also offers excellent tutorial videos, easy to follow, online for those who need more explanations and recommendations, voice Narration allows me to narrate my video directly from the Camtasia platform. I also really like that I can add, create or import subtitles to my videos.

What do you dislike?

The audio output options are not intuitive; they really need to know the parameters needed to modify and even then, sometimes it's not enough, i also believe that the help function could be more detailed and instructive, outlining the characteristics of Camtasia better, for those who do not have the option to take a training course on how to use the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is better than many other tools and it is quite versatile. Try it out and see how easy it is to use recommended 100%.

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

It has helped us keep track of projects and keep small details that might otherwise have been lost. we also use the function to blur confidential information, create subtitles and also have a standard template with titles and background music.

Camtasia review by User
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"Great product with tons of abilities"

What do you like best?

Camtasia comes with great learning tools. The videos give a good explanation of how to get to the end goal. Since the program is known, there are even great tools outside of Camtasia itself.

What do you dislike?

Rendering videos tend to take a lot of time when making a longer video. Understandably, this is natural. The program will try to give you an estimated finished time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When updates come out, these will come free of charge. When a major update is released, Camtasia will offer a discounted rate to use the newest version.

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

We've been able to create content to help present and educate users about our own product. We've been able to create videos that look very sleek and very professional. We've realized that we could use Camtasia to not only create video tutorals, but we can also create context to demonstrate our product. We've created a line of videos to do both!

Camtasia review by User
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"Nice Screen Capure and video creator"

What do you like best?

I like that the software gives you a lot of control over small time increments. I have worked with another video creator that only allowed for 1/4 second increments. That sounds small - until you want to make very fine point adjustments. But Camtasia allows you to be very granular in your adjustments

I also like that it is easy to capture a screen recording, and then do a voice narration over the top of it after the fact.

What do you dislike?

Would be nice if there were more free assets included, like a bunch of music options as well as sound effect options. But really - the features are good in the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want an easy way to create training videos that are primarily screen recordings with narration - this is a pretty easy tool to use, but still has lots of flexibility.

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

We have made a bunch of training videos and demonstration videos with the software. Also just recently created a promotional video as well.

Camtasia review by Rachel A.
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"Makes my job much easier!"

What do you like best?

I can record and edit screencasts so easily with this software! I can also easily edit imported video as well. I've found this software to be intuitive and regular updates keep it a frequently used tool for us. Customer service is fabulous. I've had a problem with my software licenses twice and TechSmith responded right away.

What do you dislike?

I dislike nothing about Camtasia--really!

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

My teachers and I create how-to and other videos for students and families. Annotating is very simple. We can create these videos very quickly, including minor and major editing. Exporting to Google Drive or YouTube is super simple and faster than expected. My teachers won't spend less time preparing for students in order to learn complicated software--Camtasia is perfect for us.

Camtasia review by EJ L.
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"Make amazing videos with Camtasia"

What do you like best?

I love being able to quickly make videos I use for my eLearning projects. But that's not all I use it for! From helping capture ideas and game footage to helping me to express my clients ideas, I'm able to create a fraction of the time it takes for me to make these them in other software, such as After Effects and Premiere Pro.

What do you dislike?

While I really like the animations and the canned effects, I would really appreciate having more control of these effects. Would be nice to have an "Advanced Mode" that mirrored the power of After Effects but in a simple, easy-to-use manner.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to make videos based off of capturing screen content, you can do no better than getting Camtasia. Highly recommend getting it's partner product, SnagIt.

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

I'm an instructional designer and developer who often works as a consultant to make videos and messages for my clients. I love Camtasia because of its ease of use.

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