Tablet for Camtasia 2018

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Which Tablet would be good for Camtasia 2018 for creating Technical Tutorials ? 

Microsoft Surface Go Pentium Gold - (8 GB/128 GB SSD/Windows 10 Home in S Mode) 
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Microsoft Surface Pro Core m3 7th Gen - (4 GB/128 GB SSD/Windows 10 Pro)

Has anybody tried using these Tablet ? Any other Tablet (New IPad Pro) ?

Planning to run PPT (with animations) along with Screen/Voice Recording. Should I use Snagit instead of Camtasia ? 
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Posted 8 months ago

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Neither.
If you're a hobbyist and intend on creating videos occasionally, get the 8GB one. 
In general, using a small 10" screen @ 216 dpi to do video work doesn't sound exciting, sorry. 

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I agree; the more ram for the man is best.
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Joe Morgan

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The Microsoft Surface Go Pentium Gold - (8 GB/128 GB SSD/Windows 10 Home in S Mode) 

It’s processor as I researched it doesn’t even meet the minimum recommended requirements. 2 cores 1.6 GHz

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/processors/pentium/4415y.html

Camtasia 2018 requirements are 2.0 GHz with 2 cores.

https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-system-requirements.html

 

The Microsoft Surface Pro Core m3 7th Gen - (4 GB/128 GB SSD/Windows 10 Pro) meets the minimum requirements. But just barely. With no breathing room.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core-m3-7Y30-Notebook-Processor.178426.0.html

It should meet Camtasia’s “Recommended Requirements” to be a decent worthy tablet and provide you with a smooth editing experience. Especially considering the high resolution of the of Surface Pro tablet.

Cramming the entire Camtasia user interface including the canvas area into a 10” tablet screen/area for editing purposes? Would be a nightmare scenario in my opinion.

At the very least I suggest you get a large screen laptop.

Preferably a Desktop with a 23” monitor or larger. If you can make a Desktop work for you.

As far as planning to run PPT with animations. And should you use SnagIt or Camtasia. Camtasia is the way to go.

Regards, Joe

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Camtasia also does not contain any optimizations for touch or stylus interactions. We're not doing anything to break the experience, but we're currently not doing anything to enhance it either. It's just going to be a desktop app with a touch screen.

-Glenn
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Sorry, just to clarify, is there a way to do the screen capture on something like a Surface Go and then do the editiing on larger system?

Thanks!
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Katelin Morrissette -- I think you can do it. Just download and install Camtasia on the Surface Go, which has all the functionality of a desktop.  Then save your project on Google Drive or Dropbox.  Then, later, using your desktop, you can open the project. 

I use Dropbox all the time for Camtasia Projects and it works OK, although sometimes there is a hiccup when previewing a project.  After rendering the project to an mp4 file or to ScreenCast the hiccup goes away.  That's might two-cents, but the proof is in the pudding, meaning you gotta try it and checkout the results.  (I want some chocolate pudding now!

NEVER TALK ABOUT MISTAKES, JUST SOLUTIONS. ( Link below shows a cute video made with Camtasia and my Avatar system)
http://bit.ly/2vY8f5XMISTAKES
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Yes, if you save the project to the cloud (with say,  Google Drive or Dropbox)
Then open the project from the project file saved in the cloud.