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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!
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.
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.
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 :-)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Techsmith is doing the right thing in their product release cycle
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.
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...
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...
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! :)
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.
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