Big Camtasia Announcement!

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On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 2pm TechSmith made a BIG Camtasia announcement for both Windows and Mac!

Watch the replay of the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI-yot7dm1Q

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Steve Dougherty

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Oh My.. Is it possible that version 9 is finally ready? 
please please please 
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Recliner22

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A couple questions.

1 If I purchase the current Camtasia now, will I get a free upgrade to the new Camtasia when it is released?

2 When will Techsmith offer their yearly discount on Camtasia?
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Recep Baltaş

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Finally!
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Darvin Zuch

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Wonders of Wonders, Miracles of Miracles.   Good job Team Camtasia.

Having been involved in the software industry for a very long time, I'm still quite concerned though.  These monumental rewrites always have big issues in the first version regardless of the company.   Community temper your excitement.  Its super awesome that its being released   The 9.5 will be the one to watch for.

Camtasia Dev Team,  Good work,  keep it up and all the best in the months ahead.  The marathon is not done yet.
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Rick Stone

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9.5?

What, are you predicting that 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 and 9.4 should be ignored? ;)
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Steve Dougherty

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<throwing dart at board> I say it will be 9.3!
;-)
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Rick Stone

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Marko

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Congrats Techsmith team !

Finally !
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Buck

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Will this require purchasing 9 or will it be a free update??? :)
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Rick Stone

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Unless you purchased 8 like a week or two prior to 9, I'm pretty sure it will be a paid upgrade. ;)
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Well that does not make me happy , I just bought the Camtasia Studio 8 for windows for $299 and now if I have to pay another $149... then i would have paid $448.00 for the new software. Something does not seem right here.  I hope they cut us some slack and offer discount to those who bought in June 2016.
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Chuck Hunt

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Actually they should allow 6 months free update if purchased in the last 6 months.  Thats a lot of money. Just saying.
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Hey Chuck how’s it going.

Okay there are some options for you here that you might want to consider.

If you purchased Camtasia 8 within the last 30 days you can still get a full refund on that purchase. Then just wait until whatever time next month that Camtasia 9 is released and purchase it instead.

If you've already owned Camtasia 8 for over 30 days. There is still an option that is a cheaper in the long run that's available. What you can do is purchase a maintenance contract "Agreement maybe?" I'm not 100% sure what exactly it's called off the top of my head but it is a maintenance contract none the less. It will entitle you to a free upgrade to Camtasia 9 when it's released.

The price of a maintenance contract is 50% lower than the cost of an upgrade. The maintenance contract is good for one year after purchasing.

Regards, Joe

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Is there a limitation on when the maintenance contract can be bought?  I bought my copy for windows on June 4th just over 3 months ago. So whom do I Contact to get the maint. Contract? Anybody specific ?
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I would contact TechSmith.
As far as I know you can purchase a Camtasia 8 maintenance contract anytime before Camtasia 9 is released.

This is a Free Service. Submit a ticket at,

https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/requests/new


Or call, >>> 1.517.381.2300

 Toll Free: 800.517.3001 (U.S. & Canada Only)

8:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST Monday through Friday

Regards, Joe



 
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Thanks I will do that.
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Chuck Hunt

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ok i found out that they will allow a maintenance agreement added to  your purchase if its within 6 months of buying the original.  I fit into that range so I am cool, The cost is $74.75 which i assume will be cheaper than the usually $149.50 upgrades in the past.  I can wait until up to the release time to see which is cheaper at that time. Hope this information is helpful to others as well. Thanks.
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Hoping it is version 9 but if not, some other product that works well with Camtasia will also suffice.

So excited :)

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keybounce

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9? I want to see 2.11 or 3 that still runs on 10.9.5.
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Pramod

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I'm looking forward to the announcement. I just hope that you guys aren't getting acquired by some bigger company.
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Rick Stone

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I think if that were the case it wouldn't be a "Camtasia" announcement. It would likely be a "TechSmith" announcement!
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Steve Dougherty

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Some people are saying - not me but some people are saying that Bayer made a package deal when they 'purchased' Monsanto. "We Want Monsanto AND Camtasia Or NO DEAL!"

In an unrelated note - Happy Friday To All.
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Draw your own conclusions. I'm leaning this way.


 
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What software did you use to make that ? Just curious.
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Joe Morgan

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I used After Effects to create the animation. Then I exported individual frames as Psd's. The GIF was created in PhotoShop.

Regards,Joe
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Chuck Hunt

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Cool. Thanks for info.
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I am teaching all day tomorrow so can't make the big announcement!  Can I assume an email will also go out to us?  I'm sooooo hoping for v9!
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Will the new version fix the fact that there is no video crossfade function at all for Camtasia for Mac users?
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V9, 64 bit, October release. New Mac features, new UI
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ms

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Do we know when in October? Beginning, middle or end. I assume it means 2016.

Can we buy the upgrade now? Or, is it still only at the beta stage?


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Camtasia 9 - October 2016 release:

 

  • Assets – Icons, music libraries

  • Behaviors – Can add text directly on preview screen with “enter” and “exit” transitions – i.e. on-canvas editing. 

  • Animations

  • Annotations

  • Cursor effects

  • Voice Narration

  • Audio/Video Effects

  • 64-bit engine

  • Edit 4K videos (Yay!)

  • Mac & Windows project cross-sharing of common file

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markwoodroof

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FYI....Your signup page at http://discover.techsmith.com/new-cam... does not work...
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Bob Lewis

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It must be working now.
I just used your link and signed up.
Thanks
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markwoodroof

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Hi Thanks for that...it is indeed now working! :-)
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Congratulations Techsmith on V9.

I am sure it has been hard work to get here. I am happy to see the new version being released in the next month.

I watched the announcement video and there are some things in there that look great, particularly text editing on the preview window.

I was hoping for a phrase that says "we have improved quizzing and incorporated all the things you asked for to make quizzing work for you".... 

I don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth but I am crossing my fingers to see if it is in there.

Cheers
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Great and exciting on the new Camtasia.  I have been with you for years.  Yes, there may be new things to contend with a brand new design, however, Techsmith has proven to respond quickly to get "bugs" fixed and so I cannot wait.  

Question:  Will those thore on Maintenance agreements get notified or do we still have to sign up?  I have been on maintenance agreements for both MAC and PC on Snagit and Camtasia for years.  I cannot wait.
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Hi Mrs. Notetaker,

If you have active maintenance, you should receive your upgrade information by email without having to do anything special.

-Glenn
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Ignoring the new bells and whistles, is there any value in upgrading to C9 other than the 64-bit processing? Right now, I am a bit POed that I bought C8 last year for 299 and now have to pay an additional 99.50 to get to what is currently being sold for 199 to new customers. Seems that the few videos I recorded in the last year cost me 200 compared to the current pricing for new customers.