Camtasia 2020 Now Available

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Greetings. Today, TechSmith is very excited to announce the release of Camtasia 2020. This release is an absolute beast with a large number of features and improvements that will appeal to many different types of users. Lots of love and sweat was poured into this one, and a bit of magic too. 

These are heady days if you use screencasting to train, teach or market software. TechSmith is simultaneously releasing a bleeding edge audio editing solution, TechSmith Audiate, that is the perfect compliment to Camtasia video. Add to that an incredible set of new assets, templates, and themes on the TechSmith Asset Store, a robust Video Review solution and a free Apple iOS screen recording app that integrates with Camtasia and you have an incredibly potent arsenal at your disposal. 

We hope you all enjoy Camtasia 2020 as much as we’ve enjoyed building and using it over the past 12 months. Go forth and train the world!

Download a free trial of Camtasia 2020:

https://www.techsmith.com/video-editor.html

Camtasia 2020 Windows Release Notes:

https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/115006443267-Camtasia-Windows-Version-History

Camtasia 2020 Mac Release Notes:

https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/115006624748-Camtasia-Mac-Version-History

Official Video Tutorials:

https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia.html

Camtasia Help Articles:

https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/sections/360000071111-Camtasia-2020-Help

Over 50 pages of supplemental documentation was created to help internal teams and beta testers explore the capabilities of Camtasia 2020. Many short videos are included with each topic. You can find a pdf with this content here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/afqsiqgn2wfko6j/Camtasia-2020-Feature-Overview-Supplemental.pdf?dl=0

A Camtasia Insider Series of Videos has been Created Troy Stein and the TechSmith Support team. Look for more videos from this channel in the future:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJiZj-PiRY8zTAhC99cqaanmgvT7vWyrP


TechSmith Audiate:

https://www.techsmith.com/audiate.html

TechSmith Asset Store for Camtasia:

https://library.techsmith.com/camtasia

TechSmith Capture iOS Screen Recording App:

https://www.techsmith.com/screen-recorder-ios.html

TechSmith Video Review Trial:

https://www.techsmith.com/video-review.html

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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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Looks like I'm the first to comment.

From my perspective, this built blows away "Camtasia 2018 and 2019 Combined" by comparison.

It's loaded with both Requested & New features.
Features that bolster ones creativity abound.

If you were waiting for a reason to Upgrade. Don't take my word for it.

Download the free trial and give it a Whirl.

Regards,Joe
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@brooks.  Was running 2020 on trial for a bit and just paid to upgrade, now when entering the license key, the app will crash or I'll get an invalid key error.  
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Joe Morgan

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Have you tried installing the most recent version?

You can download and install a new or an older version from this link.

https://www.techsmith.com/download/oldversions

Regards,Joe
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I'm on 2020.0.5.  I just downloaded a few weeks ago on trial and today paid so I could export local file without watermarks.   I've even tried to export with watermark and the app crashes.   When I reopen, it says "it looks like there is a license key associated with your account". I follow the prompts and still get the "invalid" error. 
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davemillman

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remington, contact support, they will get you going.
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remington

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I have a ticket... apparently its up to a 4 day wait :( hopefully it won't be long... I need to get this out. 
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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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I've also got some tutorials I've put together that often dig into advanced compositing techniques. Just hoping to contribute to community knowledge.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiHnvIw_6Eq9pfqIVywDtIN-XyTnsOlBf

If you have questions or are interested in learning about other things drop me a note and when I have the time on nights and weekends I will try to whip something together.
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Thanks Brooks. Looked through all of them. Great tipps and some "hidden gems" there ;)

I deeply miss the possibility to select ALL succeeding media clips if one media is selected. In the current implementation of the "Select succeeding media" function only media on the same track(s) as the selected media clip will be selected... I need this applied to all tracks. There are many workarounds (create a range to the end and lock a track, ripple move + lock a track, zooming out and select all the clips manually) but they're all tedious for such a simple task!

I made a video how (easy) it works in my prefered DAW Studio One:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rLfOiN8ab0

Can I accomplish that in Camtasia in a similarly easy way? Maybe you know of some hidden things which lead to the result I want...!? :)

Best, Lukas
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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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Hey Lukas, glad you enjoyed the videos. I will continue to putter away at them as I stare down the barrel of social isolation.

I totally hear you on the "select all succeeding media before / after" functionality. Premiere has a track select forward and a track select backwards tool that I really like from a past life. I can't make any promises, but we have been talking about how we could improve magnetism by auto pinning content above a magnetic track a la Final Cut or Adobe Rush. I've demoed the Final Cut track select forward / track select bacward in Premiere several times to UX and several engineers. So, it's at least on our minds. I'll make a note of your passionate lobby for it. ;-)

As with most things in life, there is so much we could improve on, but a finite amount of time. The wishlist is long! I will do my best to advocate on your behalf. 
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Zack Herman

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I hear they've finally listened to the most asked for features. So I assume movable captions are included now right?! So excited.
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Zack Herman

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Wow.
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David Mbugua

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Unfortunately, positioning captions is still a pain. Arrrrgghhh! 
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How can i bring back custom selection?

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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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You should be able to click on the drop down next to full screen to get to Custom Selection.
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Joe Morgan

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You cannot, all the settings have been rolled into one Icon/Menu. That does pretty much the same thing.



Regards,Joe
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Joe Morgan

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Ya beat me to it Brooks, I was gathering a screen shot. So I'll  leave it up.
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I believe the "Select Area to Record" is the option if you want to make a custom recording area, no?  
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Joe Morgan

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Correct ,
I never used the custom button before. I've been playing around with it.
It looks like it remembers the last custom sized window you framed and recorded.

When you fire up the recorder.You could hit the Full screen button and get that. Or the custom button.
Saving you trouble of opening the dropdown. I can see where it would come in handy.

At the same time, I suspect the "Now" larger 2020 toolbar was looked at. So that got axed.
I'm just glad I never used it. {:>)
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atom_at_work

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When can I find it in APPSTORE?
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Rory, Employee

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It is available in the Apple App Store now!
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abarakzai

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Can you tell me what version of Camtasia 2020 is on the AppStore ? I've had issues with 2020.0.2 (really poor webcam recordings) and would prefer to get 2020.0.3 (or newer). thanks.
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I was frustrated in a major way when upgrading from 2018 to 2019 (or whatever): the new installation did not bring with it all the library assets I'd made.
When upgrading to 2020, do I still have to remember to export all my Library Assets from the previous version and manually install them into the upgrade, or has TechSmith found a way to port them over?
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Joe Morgan

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I'm up around 6 or 7 USA now. {:>)
The dog and  I just returned from a walk.
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Muscle Whisperer

sorry re the miss-memory involving install options

you are probably getting dups and trips of many assets because you had manually exported assets from previous versions after the install of a new version; the manual imports added to what was automatically brought over during an install
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I'll mention that one major improvement in Library is the ability on 2020 to selectively export assets using the new "export package" function; it is quick and easy to now export all assets at same time, then later selectively import which ones you want [via minor workaround]; and, the packaged items carry their Library folder names

How To Export All Library Folders But Only Import One Folder 2020-04-27
https://www.screencast.com/t/ftviBrvrk

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Muscle Whisperer

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Kayakman, as always you are absolutely correct. I was told by TechSmith Support to export my Library from Camtasia 9 and import it into 2018, and from thence I have duplicates (actually now with 2020 I have 8 iterations of the same file in some places).
So to reduce the duplication (sexylication? octolication?) I went to uninstall Camtasia 2019 and arrived at the message:

"All my user data..." does that mean that Camtasia 2020 has imported all my assets, or that it's merely pointing to the 2019 folder and that if I uninstall 2019 I'll delete the User Library that I've taken 4 years to create?
It makes me hesitate to uninstall 2019 on my nice new laptop with limited SDD space on it.

With my upgrade from Camtasia 9 to 2018 I found I had none of my User assets.  Tech Support told me to re-install the old program, export the Library to zip, re-uninstall 9 and then import the zip to 2018 - which of course introduced the asset duplication. Because there was no notification of changes I did the same when I upgraded from 2018-2019. And I was about to do the same now....
When we have laptop (or wristwatch) computers with petabyte storage it won't matter, but right now I'm looking to save a megabyte here and a kilobyte there.
So kilobyte me!
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Muscle Whisperer

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Okay, answered my own question - 2020 copies the "Library 4.0\User Libraries" folder from Camtasia Studio 19 to Camtasia Studio 20 inside the ProgramData folder.
So it's okay to perform the "Delete Files" option when uninstallingd 2019.
What a headache!
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Bummer that Audiate is a subscription-only based product.  I'd buy it, but renting it for $360/ year seems extremely high.
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atom_at_work

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Yes, too expensive.
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David Mbugua

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Absolutely! It's expensive and I wish it had more features and can easily be integrated into Camtasia.
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Folks, read the "supplemental documentation" from Brooks' original post above: 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/afqsiqgn2wfko6j/Camtasia-2020-Feature-Overview-Supplemental.pdf?dl=0

My favorite part so far is the long discussion of Track Mattes including
  • TwoRules-Leif’sLaws
  • TheBrooksDoctrine

My least favorite item: Dropped support for OSX10.12. Bummer but understandable. 

Looks like a long awaited, quite substantial upgrade. Looking forward to seeing lots of user comments.
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Hi guys! Great news, congrats :)) Is the trial version of Camtasia 2020 for Mac fully functional?

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Trials are fully functional, but exported videos have a watermark.
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Muscle Whisperer

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Dear Brooks,
After such a long time of complaints and whining (I'm talking about me), I must give credit where it's due.
Compared with all previous versions, 2020 has markedly improved in terms of exporting (zip) and sharing (render to mp4). I'm really enjoying looking at the "progress bar" race along and finish before I even have time to open Freecell!
I've seen the remarks about annotation boxes (I'm having my own teething problems about this) and I've marveled at your quick videos on new widgets and how-tos.
You deserve a vote of thanks. In addition, I'd like to compliment you on your recent response to someone, where you sound very sincere about listening to our suggestions and incorporating them.
I'm happy to be on the team with you!
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I'm finding 2020 to be INCREDIBLY slow and unusable. I upgraded today to record a new video. It has become completely unresponsive 4 times today alone, where I had to ALT + TAB+ DELETE to shut it down. The spacebar doesn't play the video unless I click the play button, and then it will work (older versions didn't work like this, and I got very used to it). There's no way for me to export it to an older version so that I can go back to the version that worked correctly. New features aren't worth it if the basic system doesn't perform as well as previous versions. (Note: Support is of no help, even though I paid for the service plan and was supposed to get priority treatment.)
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I'm not seeing the problems you describe

however, if you recorded today with Camtasia 2020 Recorder, you can launch Camtasia 2019 [still have?} and import the the trec clip into 2019 and edit it
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I just rebooted today, using all the settings Tech Support suggested, and version 2020 has already frozen once for a few seconds then later became completely unresponsive (wouldn't even automatically shut down), losing a few minutes of work.

Could you explain to me how to import my project into 2019? I've tried everything under the sun, and nothing seems to work. I can't simply import the video file, as I've already made significant edits to the video and audio (cut the audio from one long piece to heaps of smaller pieces to eliminate audio mess ups).
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using a copy of the Camtasia 2020 tscproj file, try this ...

How To Down Convert Camtasia 2020 Project To Camtasia 2019 Or Camtasia 2018 Or Camtasia 9 2020-05-09
https://www.screencast.com/t/2Es7cdTM

also, first export the 2020 project as a zip [file menu] to preserve a safe backup

if you'v e used any new Camtasia 2020 features in the project, those may not work after down converting


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Michael Schore

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Where are the annotations? I need to have those available and Camtasia 2020 wiped them out.
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You mean this? 


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Michael Schore

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Yes, but when I do that there is nothing! In 2019 I had a full palette of objects to use.
I have performed a Repair using the installation app.
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Michael Schore

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I also just checked and the annotations are now gone in my Camtasia 2019. What the heck!
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Joe Morgan

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Sounds like you may need tech support to straighten this out.
Or a graphics card update.

Another thought, Camtasia 2020 has the capability of deleting stock assets. There may a glitch that deleted yours ?
In 2020, try right clicking an open area of an annotations panel.See if you can restore any or all default annotations.



I realize this doesn't explain version 2019.
I've encountered instances where 2020 thought it was 2019. So theres a possibility having the 2 versions installed can create conflict. 

Regards,Joe 
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Please contact tech support (https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us) and they should hopefully be able to help with this. These are stored in your appdata folder (C:\Users\[you]\AppData\Local\TechSmith\Camtasia Studio\20.0\Features\Tools) but there may be something going wrong with that path that's stopping Camtasia from finding them.
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Just tried (trial) of 2020, look nice easy to work with but...
Reading the forum, seems like for years people have asked for "Mouse Movements" to have ability to re-record or edit the movement after recording.  Not smoothing.
Will this ever come to Camtasia ?

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They did the best they can to ignore this feature wish for 6 or 7 years.
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Congrats for the release, I'm pretty excited about it. I waited to upgrade from ver. 9 to see the addition of more features and a general improvement of performances. While I'm eager to upgrade, I'm still a bit disappointed that we still have no Color Grading or LUTs import options to simulate cinematic looks or Instagram-like filters. This is something that has been available on a lot of video software (Sony Vegas, Davinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere, Hitfilm Express, etc. even OBS studio can import LUTs) and would love to have it on Camtasia since I just love the workflow of this editor. Maybe in 2021?
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Filippo, we are doing some early research and prototyping regarding 3D LUT support (CUBE format). If you are interested in sharing how you would use LUTs and demonstrating some of your current workflows we would love to talk. Please reach out directly to me: b[dot]andrus[at]techsmith[dot]com. Thanks.