Camtasia 9.0 UI & software limitations

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I am not liking CS9 vs CS8.6, the UI, layout & tools in 8.6 are far superior, it's not even close. I have just spent the last 3 days testing EVERY Editing program listed on google.


15 programs in total, downloaded trials and tested them all out, each software has at least 1 feature I like and some programs are ok in general, but fail in 1 critical area I like from camtasia, such as some of the editing programs do not give you Narration ability, they expect you to use another program and import it in. some programs do not let you choose a mic input which I have 3 mics. some have crappy green screen options.

Camtasia 9.0 at the very least is a program I know I have been using CS 7-8.6 for 4 years and now 9.0 is out, I just can't stand the crappy UI, and now that I have tested all these other programs I can see just how lacking in abilities CS9 has.


you know in almost EVERY Video Editing Software list you can google I only found 1 list with camtasia Studio on a list, no one conciders it a video editor. Google for yourself if you don't believe me "Video Editing Software "


I feel this software has better features than most of the crap on the market, but they ruined 9.0 with the UI. you might ask what did you not like about the UI, which would suggest I did not like 1-2 things, no no no, you screwed it all up, I would need to list every feature on your UI to tell you what parts I did not like.


ALL I WANT IT the stability of 9.0 in the 8.6 UI layout, please release CS8.7 with the exact same look of 8.6 but with 9.0 stability.


do that and I will buy your software again.




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WIZBASKY

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Vaughn Lauer

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I agree that the changes are not intuitive...that Camtasia has yet to address the audio issues and does not seem to care that this is as big of a component to the system as is the video. Drop the fancy effects...i can get them elsewhere and are better...but for the sake of the program FIX the audio so i do not have to go to yet another program to adjust the sound.  Focus on the needed essentials of video, recording and audio and then change the interface from the current black/gray that is hard to see...beta test this stuff with us before you post the next upgrade and save yourselves from a lot of disgruntled users who got you to this level to begin with.  And listen to our suggestions. I can believe i ever saw someone suggest to make the UI more cumbersome and hard to read, unless it was your competition.
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I can relate to the UI Color and the ability to change it to something lighter and I also agree that TechSmith does need to do some upgrading for their audio editing features.

However I would have to disagree with what WIZBASKY had to say about this as stated here.

"you know in almost EVERY Video Editing Software list you can google I only found 1 list with camtasia Studio on a list, no one conciders it a video editor. Google for yourself if you don't believe me "Video Editing Software " "

Well for one Camtasia is not a full blown video editing software but has some abilities for interacting with video and it is considered a screen recording application and not a video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Etc. which is why you would not have some features that one may be looking for when doing video. Every software has it's own features and things users like or dislike and I am one of those and respect others opinions but I also have to keep in mind what the application is meant to be used for in the long run.

Anyway thanks for the Input from all here as if it is not given then TechSmith will never know what the users are wanting which in some cases just because it is wanted does not mean it will always make it to the plate and be integrated. Have a great day/night.

Best Regards ~ Fred.

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