The project at hand is capturing videos from Youtube. Sound captured must be good. I believe this requires a built in mic. External USB useless.
We have permission from the video owners but so far no access to their digital copies of what's posted online.
We have pemission to use them but so far no access to the originator's digital copies.
thinking of buying a new small PC or Mac, just for Camtasia or
Snagit, probably Camtasia.
What specs do I need for built-in Audio and Video?
Is there a demo program of software similar to Camtasia or Snagit I can use to test audio-video on a PC machine?
You can get a small PC or mac but it must have a built in mic and built in
camera. Any built-in camera and any built-in mic will work with both
Camtasia and Snagit.
2. Minimum requirements to run SnagIt and Camtasia can be found here.
SnagIt .......... https://www.techsmith.com/snagit-system-requirements.html
3. Meeting only the minimum requirements in Camtasia can give you very poor performance. In many ways. I wouldn’t go there if I were you.
4. There are a lot of free You Tube video download apps. Just Google them and download the video directly from your tube.
5. The audio in a You Tube video is Down or up sampled to 44,100hz 32-bit floating Stereo. Which is DVD quality sound. That’s as good as it gets from You Tube and there’s nothing you can do to change that.
6. I think built in Mic’s are inferior to external mic’s and wouldn’t want to use one myself.
7. Some goes for built in webcams.
8. Same goes for Lap Tops.
You can purchase a Desktop that will run circles
around a laptop for the same price. Couple that with a monitor large enough so
you can actually see what you’re doing. Without squinting or pulling the laptop
close to your face. And you’ve got a computer worthy of video editing. Not
overheating, lasting longer and much more durable. The advantages are numerous
and to many to mention. Portable, No. You’ll never drop one and break it while walking to your car. Well,
you might while cleaning one day.Drop it that is"Probably not", break it? Not likely.
As Mac Users we have gotten used to being treated like redheaded-step children. Its hard to change attitudes because its industry-wide.
Due to obvious bias of all Application developers to ward Going all out on Developing for PC's The Mac Version doesn't hold a candle to the Camtasia Studio which is a super deluxe version Camtasia.Could you present the list of differences to justify your "doesn't hold a candle" point? Based on the extreme nature of that statement, we eagerly anticipate a long list of critical missing features!
If you just want to edit existing YouTube videos, you want to download them and edit those MP4 files directly as Joe Morgan said in his points 4 & 5. Go try this now before you continue. Here is a reliable list of downloaders for Windoze:
For Mac, try:
I now have a new machine with Windows 10 Pro, Core i7 7700, 16GB memory and integrated Intel graphics and it doesn't have any issues running Camtasia. The downside is that it cost $1000, but you could probably find something with Windows Home, a lesser CPU and perhaps less memory that would work just fine and cost considerably less.
The point is that you don't need anything special, but newer hardware and OS will improve the performance.