I have uninstalled Camtasia 8 after only 20 minutes of use. I am no longer able to add watermarks to my videos as I record them.

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I have uninstalled Camtasia 8 after onlu 20 minutes of use. I am no longer able to add watermarks to my videos as I record them. My projects have 500+ vidoes and I don't care to use the studio portion to addd to my work. I am sticking with Camtesia 3. Goodbye
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Rick Stone

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LOL, I'm not sure I understand. Watermark functionality wasn't removed. It's still there. You add them when you produce the video. And isn't production simply part of the process to create a viewable video?

Methinks you may be prematurely pitching the baby out with the bath water.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Here is the email from tech support I have 500+ videos to record and do not need to have an extra step to add it back into all these:
Mike Spink (TechSmith Support)
Apr 22, 9:11 AM

Hi Carol,

We no longer have a watermark option in Recorder in version 8. You can apply a watermark during production in Camtasia 8.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,
Mike
Senior Support Specialist
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Sooo, in version 3 you simply recorded and were done? You didn't have to produce it to a different format for others to view it?
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi Rick,
Yes, back in the day, you would record everything you needed all at one time then you could save your file as an AVI.

From the help file:
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Camtasia Recorder allows you to capture cursor movements, menu selections, pop-up windows, layered windows, typing, and everything else
you see on your screen.

* You can use ScreenDraw, included in Recorder, to draw on your desktop while you record a video—just like television sportscasters!
* Use Camtasia Recorder’s powerful ScreenPad annotation feature to add callouts, logos, and graphics as you record your video.
* Apply real-time effects like cursor and object highlighting, graphic and image annotations, watermarks, time stamps, captioning, and audible mouse clicks.
* Move in for a closer look with Zoom.
* Pan the capture frame across the screen to show more detail.

***********************************************************************

As you can see, that was a whole lot to keep track of while you were recording and the odds of you making a mistake were quite large. And, all of those "things" were burned into the video so they could not be changed, removed, etc. Needless to say, there was a lot of re-recording going on.

Being able to add these features in the Editor is a huge improvement and time saver for most people.
However, some people will never need these features, and for those who don't, older versions of Camtasia seem to work just fine.

Kelly
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My videos are on average 3 minutes long - user manual recordings. After 15 years I have it down on how to record the video, most are done in one take. I don't want the pan tool or zoom tool because my average user is a 60+ year old woman who may get a little dizzy if there is too much screen motion. I do use the cursor highlight so my customers can watch where I am clicking on the screen.

I just need video recordings of "this is how you open a file", "this is how you save a file" "this is how you use this feature". Very short videos to cover one subject so the user doesn't get lost.

I am sure that there are some very powerful features to Camtesia and you have users who can take advantage of them. I just needed my watermark on my videos and that feature was removed from the recording portion of the program.
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That is correct, they go into links for a different project. and I need them as AVI files. I record my subject. Save it and go on to the next recording. In my projects the TSCC.dll file went with them and the users are able to watch the videos.
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@ Carol,
If you have a compelling reason to upgrade to Camtasia 8.  You can add watermarks to your AVI recordings.
 Using this free program. They also accept contributions.

http://imageoverlayutility.bitbucket.org/

See Image Below.
You can control Opacity, Scale, Location, add a Shadow,  Filters, and a host of other settings. It displays on top of all programs, windows, etc.  I don't use it much but it works great when I do.

Regards, Joe

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LOL, I also found this app which is similar: http://sourceforge.net/projects/screenwatermark/

This thread could prove useful for Carol or others if perhaps they still need the watermark and for whatever reason Camtasia 3 stops working on newer versions of the operating system.

I think the one you show is much better as it offers a dialog to configure things. The one I found just uses shortcut keys.

Thanks for sharing that! Could prove useful for some other use cases. ;)
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Joe thank you for your help, to be honest I am not interested in a work around, I want the program to work as a stand alone product. Camtesia 3 is doing everything i need. I did not need to upgrade. It was a waste of money and effort for what I do. I had upgraded while I was having some recording issues, turned out it was the head phones.
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I had upgraded because I was getting bad recordings on my Windows 7 desktop computer. Thinking that I might have a compatibility issue, I upgraded Camtesia 8. Turned out it was the plug on my microphone.
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi Carol,
We're sorry you didn't find Camtasia Studio able to fit your current workflow. But, we're glad that version 3 is working well for you.

If you made a purchase of CS8 before you tried the free trial, you can see this page for our return policy:
https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/203732668-TechSmith-Return-Policy


Thanks for using Camtasia Studio.
Kelly
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Kelly thank you for the note. I will consider this, I am sure that there is a time limit. I know there are some really powerful new features in version 8 that I have not explored. I am in a time crunch and need to get my project done.

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