As far as the lack of the new features I feel that the new features in the Camtasia 2018 are great and have improved and offer more to the users for what was requested by the users. And with any software there is not one that I can think of that has everything and option that every user would want or need with a magic do all and everything I want or users want it to do. That pretty much goes for any software or forum etc. as their will always be likes and dislikes and agreements and disagreements for any software or other itmes in life. Just my 2 cents worth and I know that TechSmith does listen to their users but also have to take into consideration which feature(s) will be best or most updated and work well without to many bugs (Which any software will have the bugs to work out) and also the upgrades of other technologies that are ever advancing just as fast and if something is implemented that is going out and being replaced by something newer and better then those have to be taken into consideration too. Thanks for posting and have a great day/night.
Not sure who your responding to Fred?
The biggest problem in my opinion? Most people are unaware of the watermark until they try to render a video.
In BillyTaub's case. He owns Camtasia 9. Decides to take 2018 out for a 30 day trial. Invests "X" amount of hours into a project.Surprise, here’s your watermarked video.
Decides he doesn't want to purchase 2018. For whatever reason.
He can't even open his project in
Camtasia 9. It's not backwards compatible. So his time has been wasted. After "X number of hours", You've invested enough time to pay for the upgrade.Everyone’s time is worth money.Therefor, throwing away those hours is a net loss.
That’s the rub.
If you were aware the videos would
be watermarked.At least you were aware. You could make up fake projects. Then really spin your wheels.If you purchase Camtasia. You've
really wasted 30 days creating fake projects.So that doesn't make much sense.
I’m sure TechSmith has the watermark to try and keep people from steeling
the program/creating videos. I get that and understand it.
Unfortunately, 2018's probably being pirated already. That water mark doesn't stop this from happening. But that's another issue really.
A Big Bold Warning Before Downloading............Rendered Videos Will Be Watermarked Until You Purchase Camtasia yada yada yada....
They stick with discrete.
Might put an end to posts like this.
Why TechSmith won’t budge, leaves people in the dark. Makes no sense to me. The policy is buried in the End User agreement. The one most people don't read in full, if at all.
Camtasia 9 came out just over 1 1/2 years ago. People have complained from the start. What's the big secret?Everyone who renders a video finds out anyway.
I’ve never read a post where someone stated how happy they were to find out about this. Or how it didn't bother them in the least. I would bet the farm I never will.
I’m not saying your opinions are wrong Fred.
I’m just saying the watermark. The way it’s implemented, in the long run. Might be doing more harm than good.
How would anyone know for sure?
In my own view, it smacks of someone saying: Hey, I love your software and wanted to use it to do something so I don't have to, you know, actually BUY it or UPGRADE it or whatever. So now I think your software totally sucks because you thwarted that and I'm telling the world about it.
As for losing potential customers, are they REALLY losing sales? I mean, seriously, since the folks vocalizing their complaints were planning on using what they produced anyway without making the purchase, I'm not seeing what I would consider is a sales loss. The sad fact is, they were never planning on buying it anyway.
Just my own thoughts... Rick :)