Camtasia studio for windows was the first but now that it has a mac version. The windows version is lagging behind the mac in functionality

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Camtasia studio for windows was the first but now that it has a mac version... The windows version is lagging behind the mac in functionality
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Charles

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Richard Campbell, Champion

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I don't use the mac version, but the Techsmith long-term plan is more and more interoperability between the two products - and all products.
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Rick Stone

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Sooo, are you just wanting to vent? Or is there something specific that Mac offers that you can relate to those of us that only know what the PC version offers?

Cheers... Rick :)
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I'd be curious to know exactly what you're referring to as well. If one is to believe the official feature lists found on http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-pc-mac-comparison.html this page then the differences are as follows:

What We Have On The PC That The Mac Doesn't
  • Restore Cursor Location After Pause
  • ScreenDraw
  •    I don't think the Mac folks are missing out here, I'd never use this over callouts.
  • Capture Keyboard Input
  • Lock to Application
  •    No lock to application in the Mac?? Seriously? This is one of my favourite features.
  • Quizzing and Surveys
  • Add or Edit Presets
  • Production Preview
  • Batch Production
  • Produce a Selection
  • Flash Options
  • Customize the Flash Controls
  • Customize the Flash About Box
  •    You'd expect this since Apple feels free to dictate what you are and aren't allowed to run on hardware that you pay hundreds of dollars for - and of course you aren't allowed to run Flash. Just one reason why I despise Apple and will not be caught dead buying any more of their wares.

What The Have On The Mac That We Don't On The PC

  • DV Camera
  • Title Clips
  •    Except of course that you can (and I have) effectively created title clips by judicious use of grouping. It's possible that it's easier on the Mac, but it's still possible on the PC.
  • Freeze Region
  • Export into iTunes
  •    Meh, who cares? (Yes, I know that some people will).

Given those lists, it's pretty hard to substantiate a claim that the Windows version is lagging. I wouldn't be at all surprised if DV camera and iTunes support appeared in Camtasia Windows 9, but they probably aren't critical to most people.
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Joe Morgan

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I can't figure out what he's referring to either. 
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Charles

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Hi everyone, first off - I want to personally apologize for my own shortcomings and ranting in frustration. Camtasia windows is by far more superior to the mac version. :-) I was having a bit of trouble trying to incorporate it into adobe premiere pro after doing a screen recording. It became unstable (jerky) and time lost in the process but now I've figured out the solution and solved the issue.
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Rick Stone

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Thanks for the update, Charles!

If you don't mind, could you please take a moment and advise what you found that fixed the issue? If you share that, it may help others that encounter a similar issue down the road!

Cheers... Rick :)
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Charles

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Hi Rick, I found two resources that helped in solving my issue. Here are the links streamingmedia.com/Producer/Articles/Editorial/Featured-Articles/Tutorial-Using-Camtasia-Screencams-with-Adobe-Premiere-Pro-CC-95007.aspx and bellunevideo.com/tutvideo.php?tutid=17 I removed the https://www. because I'm not sure if adding a link here is ok but hopefully these two sources will help those that are struggling with transferring their camtasia screen recording files into adobe premiere and working on editing them in that package.
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Rick Stone

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Thanks!

Oh, and I believe links are fine. ;)
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Charles

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Ok, Thats good to know! Cheers mate !

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