HD Quality Movie Production?

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I have been making videos of my computer screen using Camtasia for years but now want to make a full blown documentary for viewing on larger screens using HD video camera footage. Is Camtasia going to provide the quality I need for that?
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Logan S.

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Hey David,

I don't see any reason why Camtasia wouldn't be able to do that! It's fully capable of producing HD quality movies and videos.

Let me know if you have any other questions!
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Thanks!
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I would say it depends. Of course Camtasia can handle the HD video and all the editing that's required but I would be interested in knowing how you plan to deliver it? Are you going to want it to play on a DVD player or just simply launch one file such as an MP4 to see the entire video (and maybe have a TOC which will require the player).

Camtasia can do all the editing for sure but you may need to reach out to something else depending on the delivery...just my 0.02.

Dave
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Was going to put on DVD. I had not thought too much about this issue. Thanks. I'll give that some thought before I launch in. I'm going to do a test run to see how it all comes together before I get serious!

Thanks.
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Be aware that if you shoot in HD and edit in HD and then output to DVD, all your gorgeous HD footage will be downgraded to Standard Definition. DVD is a standard def format, hence its days are numbered. Even Blue-Ray will go the way of the dodo bird sooner than we may all realize.
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One more thing--if you want to make a documentary, I would strongly suggest using a real video editor. Camtasia is a great, fantastic screen recorder with LIMITED video editing capabilities. I've been in the video biz for 25 years making industrials, commercials and even a couple of documentaries and there is more to a video production than stringing clips together on a timeline. There's color correction, audio sweetening, and other things that Camtasia just can't do and shouldn't be expected to do. Get a real nonlinear editor. Free trials are available for just about all of them. There's even a freeware editor called Lightworks. Not sure of its full capabilities, but it has been getting quite a bit of buzz. Look at Corel also. Inexpensive and pretty powerful.
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Thanks heaps for the advice guys!

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