Announcing TechSmith Assets [New Product]

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Hello All,

We are excited to announce the release of TechSmith Assets for Camtasia!  Our new service contains both free and premium content for use in your Camtasia 2018 projects.  This includes customizable Intros, Outros,and Lower Thirds, built exclusively for use in Camtasia.  In addition, with a premium subscription, you’ll also have access to over 500,000 stock assets including videos, images, and music.

Check out our new service at https://library.techsmith.com/, and let us know what you think.  We’ll be adding new features, and assets, to the service based on your feedback.

For more information on how to download and use assets, please visit:

https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002728252-Download-TechSmith-Assets

 Thank you!     
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Brent Beckman, Business Development

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Posted 1 year ago

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SharynM

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$199 per year????????????????????????????????????
OMG!!

Way to reward over 10 years of loyalty to this product!

Convert that into Australian dollars and it will cost $269 a year to get some assets I would have normally gotten for free?
PLUS $139 upgrade cost?
Plus another 10% GST on top of all that?

So - $371 all up for one year and then $269 a year there after?

Bye Bye Camtasia! :(
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Mal Reynolds

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To be fair... you DO still get the usual set of assets plus a few more. They aren't taking anything away from you.
The extra cost is for new and improved assets, many of which are externally sourced from existing libraries and therefore come at a cost to TechSmith. You could get similar assets from other libraries (iStock, Shutterstock, Getty, Storyblocks, at least two of which are behind this collection) but I doubt that you'd end up paying LESS per asset that way, unless you used very few of the assets.
I expect that Techsmith still plans to make money on the deal but I don't think it'll be huge, gouging money.
Also, you don't HAVE to pay the fee every year if you don't need the assets that year.And the ones that you have downloaded in previous years, you can keep using subject to the terms and conditions.
Am I planning to sign on? Probably not at this stage because I need only a limited amount of stock content, much of which I already have and the rest of which is unlikely to cost me that much per year, so I'll still be better off going elsewhere. In the future? I wouldn't rule it out.

Considering that this is an "all you can eat" deal out of a collection of about 400K assets (not the biggest collection on the web but hardly small), it's not awful value for heavy users of stock content.
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Shiraz Mistry

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Can I please add my thoughts here?

I understand the need for assets, however, I hover over some and they are subscription based.

Can we please have two sections - Free and Subscription based?

This way, I can look at what is on offer to immediately download and then if I need more, I would go to the subscription section.

Does this sound at all possible?

Regards,
Shiraz





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Mal Reynolds

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I could be wrong about this but I'm 99% certain that I'm not... I believe that the freebies are always grouped at the front, with the paid items following on. In that way, there already is a separation of sorts between the two groups.

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Joe Morgan

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I personally, don't use the Camtasia assets. Free or otherwise.

I went to the website this morning and all the free assets always appeared at the top of the page and were clearly marked as free.

However, I agree that I think it would be a good idea to separate the free assets from the paid ones. If you have no intention on buying their assets there's no reason you should have to look at them.
I know I'm not going to purchase anything from Shutterstock and I don't visit their website for that reason. So why should I be forced to look at their images if I'm not interested?

Regards, Joe
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Filtering is on the roadmap, so sometime in the future you will be able to filter out assets which are not free.

-Glenn
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Shiraz Mistry

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Thanks, Glenn for the quick feedback.