What do you like best?
I've been using Camtasia for years primarily to make videos showing my customers how to download and extract my products upon purchase. Camtasia allows me record my screen, my voice and add in video annotations, zooming, special effects and more.
I am a simple man and I love all-in-one products that work great. It is wonderful to be able to pull up Camtasia, record a section of my screen as well as my voice, take that clip and go to Camtasia's editor, edit and then render the project as a video file and even upload to YouTube or Social Media right from the program!
The available video formats I can export to are also great. My customer base is 90% Mac OS and 10% Windows OS. So I need to export to a video format that is 100% compatible with both of those operating systems right out of the box. And Camtasia allows me to do so.
The video editor is also very easy to use yet also very powerful. While it doesn't rival say Sony Vegas, it is very powerful in it's own way.
What do you dislike?
The sample rate and bit depth for audio recordings are locked at 44.1 kHz, 16-bit. This murders the audio quality for all of my voice recordings. I understand this is done to keeps project file sizes down to the very minimum as possible, but the audio quality is still awful. There are times that file size is not a concern for my projects, and having the ability to at least go to 48kHz, 24-bit would be wonderful.
This issue alone has made me sometimes record my voice overs with another program. Sadly, Camtasia refuses to allow anything above 44.1 and 16-bit. But considering we are able to record audio period with Camtasia, this limitation is something I can live with.
Recommendations to others considering the product
If you need a fast and easy way to record and edit videos for presentations and such, I would defintely
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Camtasia allows me make low file size but high quality videos for my customers that works on all operating systems. With Camtasia, I can quickly and easily give the customer information through 100% compatible low file size videos.
Before Camtasia I was using Audacity for audio recording, a generic computer screen recorder and Sony Vegas Pro to put it all together. It usually took an hour to render and I had to hope that the video would be low file size and it would work with any Computer Operating System.
With Camtasia however, all recording and editing is done within the program and the available video formats to export to work with all computers. Also, render time is very low even for lengthy projects.