Are we able to purchase the new Cam as an upgrade or is it all $299?

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Just wondering if us Camtasia 8 owners get an upgrade or do we have to purchase the full product again for $299.
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Richard Duncan

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Timbre4, Champion

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Hello,

More about this in October; it is my understanding that the upgrade from CS8 to C9 is $149.

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Bruce Rothwell

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The Mac version upgrade should be $49 then (half the original price of $99)?
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Timbre4, Champion

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I'll defer to someone @ TechSmith to clarify.
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Bruce Rothwell

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No clarification needed.  I was just posing the concept about whether or not a Mac user should be able to get a "discount" on an upgrade, too.
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Steve Maguire

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As a Camtasia for Mac user, this appears to be a much more dramatic upgrade for me than if I were a Camtasia Studio user. Personally, I'd be willing to pay full price for what I see that I'm going to get...
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Timbre4, Champion

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Yes, to have the two versions on par now (Mac version catching up) with cross-platform compatibility, 64 bit (!), Behaviors, new library assets, it's a HUGE release.
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We all know that Mac users pay MORE. :)
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Richard Duncan

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I heard about it a couple of weeks ago and am pretty excited for the release.  I have all of Adobe's stuff but Cam is so sweet and easy to use.  Keep us posted!
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I am confused on the pricing. I paid $299 for C8 last year and see that C9 is now priced at 199. If I now have to pay 99.50 for the C8-C9 upgrade, I am in at $399 after one year while new users are in at 199. $200 difference for arriving at the party one year early seems a bit steep.
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I purchased a second license for my daughter as the 4Q release of Camtasia 9/3 was being announced. This was only a month and a half ago, and I had assurance that there would be a favorable upgrade path for recent purchasers of Camtasia 8.  Thank you for clarifying.
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rosswirth42

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I do not know about you, but I am screwed on the pricing since I bought C8 last year. I talked to Techsmith sales and he said that I should be excited that the upgrade is only going to cost me 100 versus 150 if the C9 price had not dropped. I watched the C9 announcement and talked with the sales rep and so far, I only see value in the 64-bit processing and that is somewhat marginal since I only had a couple minor issues running C8 and those issues went away when I closed other applications running on the PC. All the other upgrades seem more like bells and whistles that will bring more problems than benefits to the students viewing my videos. Am I missing something that would merit me adding even more to the 299 I already invested for the few videos I have done?
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I've been using Camtasia Studio since v 6 and have upgraded each time it was offered. I downloaded v 9 trial hoping for performance improvements with the 64 bit architecture. To my dismay,  I still see jittering in the playback within the editor and scrubbing is choppy. I'm running an i7 class machine with 32 GB of ram and 2 GB  on the video card and still get this jittering. I do not have this issue with Adobe CC. I love CS8 for certain types of projects but I do not see any reason to upgrade to v 9 since all of the additional features appear to be mostly UI and I don't want to have to pay for and learn a new UI to get the same results I do now. I have Adobe CC I use on both my PC & Mac and all of the text tricks & much more in v 9 are easily accomplished in After Effects . I am glad they finally allow editing text in the frame, but that isn't worth the price of the upgrade to me, I'll stick with v 8 until the performance issues are fixed.

Sorry Camtasia team, just trying to be objective and honest...
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rosswirth42

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Paul, thanks for the feedback on the 64-bit processing. My PC is configured similar to yours and I haven't had any problems after I started closing other applications when running Camtasia. I am still waiting to hear from others who found something worth $100 that justifies the upgrade, other than bells and whistles that are likely to be more distracting than useful in most instances. I think I could use a few of the new behaviors in my opening and closing, but students are already saying that they want even less video time spent there.
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v9 is buggy as hell, and watch out for the watermarks on the 30day trial. What's the purpose of a 30days trial if it is just a damn toy? Who is going to spend hours on projects to see if the software will hold up to normal work tasks, when you can't even get your freakin work out of the app? Grrrrrr!!!!
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Hi dnashj33;

I can understand your frustration regarding the issues that you are running into, have you opened a support ticket (which is the appropriate channel to report issues/bugs) yet? As for the evaluation / watermark, I would recommend you review the Camtasia EULA, specifically section 2.7, which is concerning the trial / evaluation version of Camtasia. Here is an excerpt:

2.7.1      Subject to the terms and conditions of this EULA, TechSmith grants to you a non-exclusive license to install a copy of the Trial Version on a single Computer strictly for your internal evaluation and review purposes and not for production purposes.

Please keep in mind that the trial version / evaluation version is for review purposes only, not production/sharing. Note too, that once you purchase and activate Camtasia you can produce the projects that you created with the trial version and they will come out without the watermark.

-Robert