Camtasia 9 has too many problems to list here but I will start

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I wanted to love Camtasia 9.  It seems to have so many good improvements but I have discovered that it has MANY sever problems.  Maybe someone can help me with these:

1. I absolutely HATE the new ALL BLACK UI.  I know that many Adobe products have a dark interface but we can set up whatever interface we want.  Is there a way to do this in Camtasia 9?  If so, I have not found it yet.

2. Why did you remove the ability for us to produce am MP3 file format?  I use this ALL THE TIME when making recordings for my church.  Now, all I can do is produce the same thing as an ANTIQUATED WAV file.  Normally when software is upgraded any company does not remove more advanced features and force its users to go backwards in time.

3. When I edit a file I often use markers to note where a particular segment begins and ends.  I add the marker (now, unnecessarily complicated by forcing us to use either Shift or Ctrl M to add a marker rather than just hitting M), and then I type in a name for the marker.  I have not found a way to do that for markers.  Is this yet ANOTHER feature that you have taken away?

4. I frequently use Zoom In and Zoom Out in my videos.  Now I have to follow a series of mouse clicks to select a Menu item, then a sub-menu item, then ANOTHER sub-sub-menu item to do the same thing.  Have I missed something or is this a deliberate attempt by Tech Smith to force us to spend more, not less, time editing our videos?

I have only been working with Camtasia 9 for approximately 9 hours or so and I have watched countless training videos trying to figure out what is going on.  I also downloaded and printed the PDF titled Moving from Camtasia 8 to Camtasia 9 and poured over it.  It was somewhat helpful but, once again, I found that I have to now click on two or move menu items rather than simply clicking on the much more friendly tabs on the left of Camtasia 8 to accomplish the same work.

I am EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED in Camtasia 9.  Please hurry with Camtasia 10 so that you can correct the many problems I have found with Windows, I mean Camtasia 9.
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Tim Frost

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For the record, the WAV format is not "ANTIQUATED" -- instead, it is the standard lossless, uncompressed, broadcast CD quality audio format that professional audio is produced to..

Sure MP3 is the new "common" format for electronic delivery, and should be easily output from Camtasia, but it is the format that you "publish" to, for certain uses.

MP3 should never be thought of as a "preferred" format in terms of "quality".
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I always used the convert to mp3 feature to produce podcast episodes with the audio. m4a is not supported on all systems and is not recommended for podcast files.

Please add the convert to mp3 feature.
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No wav isn't antiquated it is however bloat for most people listening to a simple podcast. To say wav is the way to go is like saying we should all be saving our images to raw. That's not an answer. We shouldn't need to install another program to handle this.
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Agreed. I just did some research on .m4a and it appears that that file format is a good option to add, Thank you Techsmith for including that for those who need it.

However, i believe that .m4a should be just  ANOTHER option for a format to use, in addition to .mp3, .wav and any other audio source one needs for their intended production.

My child's mp3 player does not play .m4a, nor does my parents' dvd player (which DOES play .mp3) and I regularly create videos and story tracks for those two devices, which I will now have to convert.