camtasia 9 vs camtasia 2018

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So, on humble bundle, it says that Camtasia 9 is on sale. I was thinking about buying it, but I was concerned about 60 FPS rendering and producing, which I heard Camtasia 2018 has. Is there a difference between the two? Or is this an idiotic question and Camtasia 9 (the one being sold on humble bumdle) is literally the same thing as Camtasia 2018?
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Camtasia 9 is the older version, and Camtasia 2018 is the latest version. So Camtasia 2018 has features that are not included in Camtasia 9, one of these new features is 60 FPS rendering and producing.
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Wouldnt it be cheaper if you get the humble bundle version for $20 and then upgrade to the latest for $99?
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The problem with "the first hit is free" principle is that a cursory look through this forum will already show a significant number of users who are hacked off about the fact that they paid north of $200 for C9 full, and were then hit up for an extra $99 for the "not much improved, except for the extra irritating bugs and partial 60fps" C2018.

Then they see that some users who go this route could get what they have and pay only a fraction of the price?

I'm amazed that either none of them have seen this thread, or, if they have, that they haven't gone ballistic over it.
I'm not sure that getting a few extra sales will be worth getting the noses of some "full freight" users that far out of joint, but as a rule of thumb in marketing long term pain is irrelevant compared to short term sales targets.
Of course they may well be working off the assumption that most of the full freight types will never find out about this.
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Don't get me wrong, I view this as a full blown mistake by TechSmith. For $20 you're pretty much all set for at least a couple of years.If you  Want/Need 60fps editing. You just saved $130 upfront when you upgrade and TechSmith lost $150 on the new order of Camtasia. If that's by design. Somebody's taken more than one hit off that aforementioned drug.
If you never upgrade, I suspect TechSmith didn't make enough dollars to be worth mentioning.

I didn't think about recent new customers feeling ripped off by this. For $20 bucks they make for cheap gifts. Stocking stuffers, etc. 
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Do you have any idea how many customers there are who will never even know this deal on the old version ever existed? Or for that matter, do you know how common these types of deals are in the software industry? Humble Bundle themselves have 6 different deals going right now and there is at least one new one every other week. 
I can buy Microsoft Office for $15 (or somewhere around that, it has been a while) because I use it at work so they have a deal to employees, because they know if they get you hooked you will continue to buy their stuff for decades... after you have moved to a new job. same with student pricing, and free (yes, free) software for schools and libraries the first hit is free thing is an age old marketing technique in software. This is not the first time it has been done and certainly not the last. 
And you know why? ... because it works!
BTW, gamers using camtasia for youtube probably don't even come close to the mumber of users they already have in the business world. Gamers are just a side market niche. But gamers who buy it for $20 will sometimes become IT managers who will think of camtasia first when they need something cheap and easy to use at work to make instructional videos, and then it will be at full price (actually, probably not, probably something like 75% of full price if the company they work for is big enough and they buy enough copies. :)
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Very, very few gamers will use it to capture gameplay footage when they can use the industry-standard OBS, which is entirely free of charge and vastly superior (for the purposes of gameplay and the more popular route: live-streaming).

On the point of how frequently these kind of deals are on offer, it's true; between Humble Bundle, Stacksocial, ShareWareOnSale and /r/GameDeals, you can enjoy thousands of dollars of savings in discounts, bundles and a lot of freebies. I may have paid £50 or so over the past 2 years for software & licenses, which has garnered me fully legal and authorised access to Adobe Creative Cloud, Office 365, VPS Web Hosting, Sony Vegas, PC optimisation & benchmarking, access to stock video and images and much more. Genuinely saving well over £2500. It's amazing that so-few people (relatively) know about these savings... maybe their logic is that a hugely discounted Version X, will result in the later purchase of Version Y... or possibly the kind of users that seek out these discounts might otherwise pirate the software... I'm not sure, but it does seem too good to be true sometimes (especially the lifetime access and lifetime upgrade licenses!).

Good times!
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Exactly, Camtasia can't record at 60fps. Plus, your forced to record in Windowed mode because Camtasia can't record in video games in Full Screen mode.Playing in windowed mode is no good. The game has to re-scale everything to a non-native off the wall resolution to display it. Then you in turn, have to re-scale the video when edit it. It's a lose, lose overall.

It's not geared for gamers in the least. My response about it being a plot that thickened was intended as a tongue in cheek sarcasm. 

Regard,Joe
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