Camtasia Studio 8 is Coming Soon!

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Hi everyone,

I am excited to announce that Camtasia Studio 8 is coming soon! You can sign up to be notified when it releases and receive a special offer here: http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-8-p...

Thank you all for your interest in Camtasia Studio. We are very dedicated to continuing to improve it, and are very excited to release version 8. I want to apologize for the silence up to this point. We have been hard at work for a long time to make significant improvements to Camtasia Studio, and we can't wait to get your feedback.

While I can't share the exact date yet, it is coming soon, and if you sign up, you will be first to know when it will officially release!

Best Regards,

Shane Lovellette
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drjsiegel

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Thanks very much for the notice.
I have not given feedback before but would really like to make a suggestion
if the product has not yet been released.

I would like to request that the editing functions - markups, etc be allowed not only
when one is also editing a video but even after the video has been finalized.

From what I understand and see, one can only use the library markups at the time of the original recording and cannot do it - make markups using pen, etc when one has produced the video and even save the markups.

For instance, I do a lot of sports videos for my kids but then want to show them a number of clips or actions for instruction but cannot edit the video without first going back to the original.

I would like to be able to do the things that one sees for instance on monday night football or weekend football in which the announcers mark up the video on screen to show or demonstate.

This would also be great for other instructional videos, etc.

Thanks.
Jerry
drjsiegel@aol.com
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will camtasia 8 have direct support for importing mts file from the most popular video cameras?
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Joel

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You know what would be cool?

If the promo email that said "Watch how Camtasia Studio 8 stacks up against Camtasia Studio 7" actually showed Studio 8 vs. Studio 7 instead of blow up dinosaurs.

I can't a believe a screen capture software company made a promo video with absolutely no screen captures.

Not only that, your video insults everyone who's ever used 7 successfully. The guy using 7 in the video looks like an "As See on TV" idiot. So everyone who owns 7 is an idiot? That would be your current customer base, right?

Consider improving the feedback loop and/or hiring new marketing people. Let me help... "The best is now better than ever. You asked and we listened. First..." then show me the blazing new workflow.
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Joel, you said it very well. I was thinking that I was the only one who felt incredibly let down by that video. I know they were trying to be funny, but it ended up with no payoff except insulting current users.
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Guys - cut that video. It really doesn't show you and the product in the best light. Give us a new tech features' list and screen grabs (sic) of the new product. Oh ... and yes, a new launch date would be a good idea. From one user since v4 and before (pre-2007). It's good, but can be so much better - just hoping you've got more VLE/LMS stuff in it please. Thanks!
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James Allen

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Green Screen for Windows users??? Come on (PC discrimination)
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Steve Gulsvig

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I like your products and just watched the video re: Camtasia Studio 8 (after following a promotional email link). I also signed up to be notified when the upgrade is available. The video was a little strange because it's like you're saying the previous version was really slow and sucked. Not exactly a glowing review from the very company that created the product. You'd think with so many "credited" writers at the end of the video that one of them might have questioned this approach...
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i have been using Camtasia Studio for over 2 years now, daily. Is it possible to help beta test for techsmith. I no it is late in the game, but the video I create daily are pushing the envelop with cam studio, so I can provide good solid feedback
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Really disappointed with your promo video for Camtasia 8. Have to agree with the comments above that it's a bit strange that you are portraying version 7 as a piece of c***. If that's your ilne of marketing, version 8 better be superb or you are going to look pretty foolish. :-(

Now that I've got that off my chest!!! :-), I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing what are the new features in 8. When will you be telling all???? I know I will buy it so don't disappoint me. lol :-)
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Hi Joel,

Thank you for your candid response. First, let me apologize for insulting you or any customers who are using Camtasia Studio 7 or earlier versions. That is not our intent in any way. We agree with you that Camtasia Studio 7 is a great product. What we wanted to convey is how much better we think Camtasia Studio 8 is going to be. We tried to do it in a humorous way that poked fun at ourselves. I'm sorry it did not come across that way.

We can't wait to get your feedback on the new release! Please stay tuned, and we will be sharing more details about the release soon.
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Hi Steve,

Thanks for your post. I apologize that the video makes it feel like Camtasia Studio 7 is not a great product, because it certainly is! We believe Camtasia Studio 8 is even better. I look forward to your feedback once you have a chance to try it.

Best Regards,

Shane Lovellette
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Hi Shane,

I have a Ph.D. in Special Education and use Camtasia to make my own lectures. I, too, found the new promo video "less than informative" about the new release. I would have liked to have seen a video that actually described some of the new features and new recording technology. At least a side by side comparison of the current 7 vs. the upcoming 8 would have been nice.That would have been a better way to prove the "faster" claim. I wanted to tell others on staff about Camtasia 8 coming soon and show them a video, but that just is not a presentable video to pitch to a faculty. If it's a good product (and it is), you should show it off and not use "funny and cute" to sell it. It was a little funny, but the point should be that Camtasia 8 is the best video editing/ recording tool available.

My main question is will the new Camtasia 8 be compatible with Windows 8 upon its wide release (I know it's in consumer preview now). I am running Windows 7 now, and I have heard there are glitches in editing when running Windows 8 Consumer Preview)? I'd like to eventually upgrade to Windows 8, but I don't want to lose CS7's functionality or use third party programs to compensate as a workaround

Some things I hope to see in CS 8 or future versions.

Seamless importing audio into a camrec file when converting a PowerPoint presentation.

Support for conversion from PowerPoint 2010 Show format (.ppsx).

Editing audio on individual slides in a camrec or camproj file.

Thanks

Steven Eddy
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Hi Gary,

Thanks for your interest in beta testing Camtasia Studio. We will be revising our beta list now that Camtasia Studio 8 is being released. We will share how to get involved in the near future.

In the meantime, I would love to hear more about how you are using Camtasia Studio.

Best Regards,

Shane Lovellette
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Hi David,

Thanks for your honest response. We agree Camtasia Studio 8 has to be good, and we are confident that it will not disappoint! I look forward to your feedback when it releases. We will share more information soon.

Best Regards,

Shane Lovellette
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Pat Klocke

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Glad to hear about about Camtasia 8. Question: I just purchased my copy of Camtasia 7, about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Had I known about 8, I would have waited. Do you have an upgrade policy for recent purchasers?

Thx,
Pat
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Hey Pat,

Please contact our sales staff for further information:

Phone: +1.517.381.5901
Toll Free: 888.750.0685

Kelly Rush
Marketing Video Producer
TechSmith Corporation
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I love Camtasia Studio 7. I will buy Camtasia Studio 8. BUT, if you are going to announce a product, HAVE IT READY TO BUY! I don't like your approach to announcing it and then not having it ready for purchase. The waiting game does nothing for me.

Dan
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The alternatives for releasing new software products - announce very early the feature set and get people excited - then find that during testing things previously announced do not work as intended. That gets people very upset! Or like Adobe does - they provide new versions every six months and demand significant more $$$ for incremental improvements. That also gets pefople really ticked off. .. Adobe also demands big bucks for support and does not provide many dot releases for bug fixes. Techsmith provides free support - almost unheard of in today's world.

Techsmith is doing the right thing in their product release cycle
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Hopefully, the video opened a bit of a window in what to expect from the new version in terms of editing tools. And, perhaps in terms of camera input capabilities.

Without having a copy of the software, it's difficult to know just what possible hints are REAL hints. Will we be able to easily do paneling? Will we finally have a way to turn AVCHD HD into something useful? Is "Filmed in Camtasiavision" a clever spoof or something new?

At any rate. As a Techsmith user through many upgrades, they've never disappointed me. Whatever the improvements might be, I'm sure they will, once again, make our lives easier than the version before. In this, they have always been consistent.

I'm very happy with version 7. But, even so, I'm betting the upgrade to 8 is going include some significantly nice features worth having.
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Great to hear that a new version is under development - although I have to say that I think v7 is pretty good already.

But, like others above, I've got to say that the 'promo' video was unbeliveably bad. You're asking people what they'd do with more time, then wasting it on trash like that... If that doesn't dent your upgrade sales I don't know what will...
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Do you have a short list of the enhancements from v7 to v8?
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Hi,
I use Camtasia Studio since version 3 and upgrade to 5, 6, and 7. But since version 6 only minor tool or function added to the program. Probably the difference between version 7 and version 8 is not a major step ahead. May be the only featuring is the possibility to create presentation compatible to PC and Apple using 2 different format. You create as usual for PC and you have another way to create for Apple. In same time Adobe release Captivate 6 and Tania has released Demo Builder 9.0 today.
Which product fit you need and your pocket?
If Camtasia need a tester I can...
Regards,
YR
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While I can understand the criticism of the video. It still seems to me that what the video is trying to convey is that Camtasia 8 is, perhaps, not only improved; but, in a radically more useful and comprehensive way.

To me, it appears that the production value of Camtasia has been broadened in 8. From the panels and live footage, it appears to me that the editing improvements for video are going to be the equivalent of the major jump forward that Camtasio took with audio processing in a past release.

It remains to be seen. But, immediately focusing on the fact that the video doesn't put the current version in the best light completely misses the point. There is, it seems to me from the video's hints, a good reason WHY they felt 7's workflow was less streamlined when compared to 8.

The point of the movie was vastly improved workflow and along the way showed some intriguing new features. To make that movie they must REALLY think 8 is HOT! :)
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I think Camtasia 8 is going to change the way you look at the timeline from a track and transition perspective. They've hinted at the fact that it will be easier to combine multiple tracks within the same view. I think it will be a big jump forward for Camtasia enthusiasts, however, there appears to be no hints of green screen or advanced sketch motion callout controls. (There's always version 9?)
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Hi Guys, any idea on a release date ? for Version 8, do we have a launch date ?
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John S Smith

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I purchased version 7.1 on May 17th, 2012... Received, Installed and Registered it on May 21st. Will I be eligible for a free upgrade to version 8. Please & Thank You
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Melbourne,

Tune in June 19th

http://blogs.techsmith.com/the-forge/...

When: June 19th, 2:00 PM Eastern
Get your calendar reminder here: http://bit.ly/LDnvJP)*

Where: http://blogs.techsmith.com/the-forge/
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OK- I just purchased 7 on Thursday June 14th and only found out about a version 8 here at the forum. I am trying to not lose it. I haven't even used the installation key yet as I am waiting for my new computer to arrive. Please tell me that I will qualify for the free upgrade. I can't believe the 3 different people that I spoke to on the phone neglected to mention the changeover was so iminent. I registered to be notified.
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Hi Susan,

Don't worry, you will be covered. Go ahead and use CS7 and when CS8 is released, get ahold of customer service and they will set you up with a copy.

Randy

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