TechSmith's Camtasia Future Roadmap

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Hello,

It has been a while since we updated this community on the TechSmith roadmap/plan for Camtasia so we would like to do that today.

As you know, since the release of Camtasia Studio 8 and Camtasia for Mac 2 we have delivered dozens of incremental releases adding features, functionality, and performance enhancements. One of these releases incorporated a cross platform recording file providing the first step in our move toward a unified experience between Camtasia on Windows and Mac.
 
While we had some teams working on those incremental releases, our attention has been on the full time development of the next major version of Camtasia on both the Windows and Mac platforms.
 
Overall, the next major release is focused on three main areas – parity across platforms, collaboration, and performance. For the first time, the experience on Mac and Windows will be the same including a unified interface, substantial parity among features, and cross platform project compatibility.

This means you will now be able to share recording and project files across platforms to better collaborate with others on your team, in your larger office environment, or if you simply work on both operating systems.
 
Cross platform support includes:
  •     New unified interface
  •     Substantial feature parity (including quizzing, voice narration, editing toolbar)
  •      Workflow parity (Including grouping)
  •     Improved cross platform recording file
  •     Cross platform project files

Performance enhancements include:
  •     64 bit
  •     4k – Ultra HD production and enhanced hardware encoding and decoding
  •     Enhanced effects capabilities, including improved cursor animations
  •     Enhanced voice narration capabilities
  •     New, updated stock library content
  •     New callouts with improved text editing to resize & fit large fonts
  •     Improved timeline performance
  •     Ability to record the screen for longer periods of time
  •     Ability to edit multiple, large screen recording video files
  •     Up to a 50% reduction in rendering time of your final video over our current versions

At this time, we are running a closed beta test that will wrap up in November. From there, we will incorporate the beta feedback, make adjustments and changes until we get things right.
 
There will be more to share in the near future, but we wanted to let you know of our continued commitment to delivering the easiest content creation tool for screen recording and video editing.

Kelly
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Is 4k screen record on road map ?
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Yes it is.
Performance enhancements include:
  •     64 bit
  •     4k – Ultra HD production and enhanced hardware encoding and decoding
  •     Enhanced effects capabilities, including improved cursor animations
  •     Enhanced voice narration capabilities
  •     New, updated stock library content
  •     New callouts with improved text editing to resize & fit large fonts
  •     Improved timeline performance
  •     Ability to record the screen for longer periods of time
  •     Ability to edit multiple, large screen recording video files
  •     Up to a 50% reduction in rendering time of your final video over our current versions
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Perfect Thanks.
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Thanks, it sure looks like there very cool features ahead ! any idea of when is it going to be available ?  
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Hello Nadav,
We do not have a release date set at this time. We are working hard to get everything right versus focusing on a release date.
My very general statement would simply be "before the end of the year".

Kelly
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Thanks Kelly :)
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I hate to read too much into it, but does that imply a Q4 release is likely?
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Wow! I guess yet another year makes no difference.  Hopefully, it will be ready in time for the Xmas 2016 spending rush.
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Glad you are working on "cross platform project compatibility" because this is the only thing I hate about Techsmith products. As a 10-year user of Camtasia and Snagit, I have often been stymied by this lack of Mac/Windows file and GUI compatibility. Your product is at a significant disadvantage vs. the competition on this...Premiere Pro, Captivate...each of which I move to when working with people on other platforms. And of course I would never use the Mac product for real professional work.
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Hmmm, I use Captivate and Camtasia. But I don't view them as being remotely in the same category of tool. Sure, they are similar, but if possible, I always advise folks that you want both in your toolkit. As for Premiere Pro, sure, it's similar to Camtasia but again, totally different tool.
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Rick...I agree they are different...but for 5+ years I have used Captivate, Camtasia, and Snagit daily to produce video and graphics, often putting Cp output into Camtasia, and Camtasia output into Cp, and Snagit input into both. So they are quite complementary, the balance of usage is dependent upon how much interactively is needed and where they will reside.
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Hi Kelly
If we have purchased V8, do we need to pay for V9?
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Recep Baltaş

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You probably will. But an upgrade fee rather than full price.
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Take a look at the reply to Jiggy Gaton's post, a few posts down on the front page. This subject was discussed there.
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Any update on the release date?
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So, i was going to buy Camtasia and then i realized that we need to wait for 1 year to see these features (Cmon!) and pay a ridiculous amount of money for upgrade. Buying price and upgrading prices are almost same!
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I was mentioning the educational price vs upgrade price but i just figured out that there is an option for educational upgrade price. Still, 1 year is too long. Other softwares already moved on to these features..
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Purchase $349, upgrade $149
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Nobody said exactly one year; its software time and only approximate. Every program out there has aside rent feature set and timetable to deliver them. It has to be tested before delivery to avoid problems. We don't know precisely how long it takes.
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Purchase price Windows 299.99

Enjoy the day

 Ginger

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Hi Kelly, I've been reading through all the comments and didn't notice anything on the ability of the new Camtasia release being able to handle GIF's. Currently, when you import GIF's they're imported as a regular image instead of the actual animation. It would be awesome for this feature to be incorporated in the next release!
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Was this road map really changed? It says it was updated recently, but it seems the same from 4 months ago.

How about a "real" update including the confirmed new features and the delivery date?

At the rate TechSmith is moving on a new release, let me ask another question. If we don't live long enough to see Camtasia 9, can our children or grandchildren use our registration number to upgrade?  We've been unable to benefit from a major upgrade for years now, but maybe you'll release it for a future generation. I mean, I've had a child born, grow and enter preschool since Camtasia 8 first became available.
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Hi pobox606 

I understand your frustration and while I don't know your pain points with V8, I hope you get them addressed!

As a side note, I think it was great that they shared the roadmap, but I think publishing the roadmap early might have given some the impression that all the stuff they talked about was going to be released soon, which I don't think is the case.

That said, I'm hopeful the software will be released far before it's necessary to give your grandchildren a license, and it's kinda fun to imagine what computing will be like when they grow older. (For me, desktop computers didn't even exist when I was in school - yet for my own kids, they've never known a world without the internet, and can hardly remember a time when they didn't have smartphones!)

Thanks for voicing your concerns, I know the Techsmith people read this and it's always good for them to hear feedback good or bad.
- Jack
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Hi Jack,

Thanks for your post.

I gotta say, a reply from a "Champion" like this always concerns me. I just assume they are here to justify the way TechSmith does stuff. Like "Champions for TechSmith." Not independent, you know? A buffer, maybe one on the payroll or who gets perks?

Other TechSmith customers, not Champions, are better to hear from. Customer motives are not suspect. Like in my case, I've made my concerns clear.
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I became a "champion" about a week ago; before that 11 years of using Camtasia and SnagIt. From what I can tell so far, champion is simply their name for a moderator. The goal is to answer questions and offer encouragement for other users. This particular thread was started by TechSmith and addresses all users, which includes 'champions' as well. These are strictly volunteer positions and maybe a TechSmith USB drive is in the cards. I don't really know and it doesn't matter. Hope that clears things up. If you have any specific issues we can work through, feel free to start a new thread.

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Congrats!
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@ pobox606

I can assure you, as a Camtasia Studio "champion" I am not a TechSmith drone [puppet]

speaking for myself, I'm definitely not on their payroll; my input here on this forum is only intended to help others, who usually have requested assistance of some nature

I'm sure this is the case for the other "Champions" on this forum, whose input I greatly respect

I've use the software tool since 2001, when it was then called "Camtasia", not "Camtasia Studio"

it's come a long way since then, and, I'm sure, and it still has a long way it can go

I create software apps myself; it's not always a "walk-in-the-park"

the primary objective of any new release, from my perspective, is new code that adds material, additional value, and, that also works reliably

it takes a lot of trial-and-error coding, and lots in-house testing, to address those objectives

given the goals stated in the "Road Map", the TechSmith Camtasia Studio developers have a very high bar to clear; I'm just grateful they're giving it their their best

JMTCW
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As a Champion, I can assure you that we are here to help, period. We are allowed to have opinions as well. However, my focus is to help and lift people / situations up.

I would prefer that Techsmith take all the time they need. I do not like it when software companies release a product based on date, not when it's ready. I would much prefer a very stable product than a buggy, rushed to market one.

Hang in there...I'm sure when ever it is ready, it will be worth the wait :-)
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I hear what you're saying, and have said something similar previously. A couple of years back Techsmith released a roadmap which went along the lines of "Snagit snagit snagit, snagit snagit, oh, and snagit (except for integration with personal OneDrive, which it's looking like we'll never ever get around to)." Despite being labelled as a TechSmith roadmap, there was no mention of Camtasia whatsoever.

But that said...

If we look at the actual dates the story isn't too bad. It's not good, but it's not too bad. Camtasia 6 came out on 5 November 2008. Camtasia 7 came out on 30 March 2010, so that was a gap of only 1 year and just under 5 months. Camtasia 8 came out on 19 June 2012, which was a gap of about 2 years and 3 months from V7's first release.

We're now 3 years and 8 months beyond V8's release. Photoshop (before it went the Creative Cloud path) had new major releases every 18 months to 2 years, Microsoft Office every 2 to 3 years, and Snagit, incidentally, has seen two major releases since 2012 (11.0 in February 2012, 12.0 in May 2014). So yeah, "closer to 4 than to 3" is already a rather long lag and also shows how TechSmith seems to have, for reasons best known to themselves, de-emphasised Camtasia improvements compared to Snagit ones. (Though that said there's been nothing new on the Snagit front for over 6 months either; 12.4.1 dates back to last August.) The longer a piece of software goes without a major release or update, the bigger the danger of it sliding into irrelevance.

But if they can get it out before June so that it's "at least less than 4 years", then it's bad (from a marketing point of view), but it's not fatal. Hopefully it'll be before you have grandchildren at least. Fingers crossed...
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Thanks Rick, I hadn't planned on ever mentioning it but this situation called for it IMHO.
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As a "non-Champions" opinion, I would rather wait until it is solid. Even if it does take a couple of years. There is nothing more frustrating than have software released too soon. In the meantime, we HAVE the Champions to get us through the work arounds and methods which is good enough for me.  "Sell no wine before it's time" .
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Exactly, please don't rush a major release. The pattern of issuing incremental releases to quell villagers with torches (+ pet issues) makes the most sense. Looking back at a 5 month old post showed that this has occurred within v8 some 25+ times. It is not standing still. The stability of the timeline we've enjoyed the past few years is quite an achievement. I produced 125+ videos for my company last year and it was so much easier than it used to be. I do welcome refinements when they are ready.
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Even if it does take a couple of years.
"A couple of years" and the product is dead.  NO product, regardless of how loyal or enthusiastic the user base may be, will survive a gap of 6 years between major releases. Camtasia is already looking pretty dated with some features, notably captions and transitions, and don't get me started on rendering times. Users won't wait around forever and if it's a couple more years on top of the "too many already", that gives lots of lead time for competing products to catch up and sprint past.
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@kayakman, Champion

I appreciate your comment a lot. It is a good thing to disavow all puppetry. :-)

I have been a Camtasia user since version 3.1. Obviously, I don't dislike the product. When Camtasia is your tool of choice, however, you what it technically and graphic resources sharp.

As this point, I'm just disappointed that Camtasia Studio 9 is not available by now.
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I think the major frustration for me is not the frequency of updates but the lack of GPU and 64bit support (these things should have made an appearance in the Camtasia 7 time frame... not Q2-4 2016). Camtasia crashes on my high-end Windows 10 box every I try to use it for more than 30 minutes. I just want to know that there will be an end to the waiting eventually. Thrilled by the GPU and 64bit promises... now just want to see them... even in beta they could not be less reliable than Camtasia is for me currently... that said I love the product.
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Let me clarify my statement. I want the product to come soon as much as anyone. The "even if it does take a couple of years" comment was just my way of saying I would rather it work than have all these new features and yet be buggy. As far as the "gap" and it being a dead product ... typically I'd say yes but this new version is going to have significant changes ... so all I am asking that they get it right or close to right. I use both Mac and PC version. I use to have Camtasia crash all the time (or run slowly) due to the fact that Camtasia can't handle videos over 6 -8 minutes. The tech department recommended to break down the video to shorter segments .. which I have done and it does better. That being said, I still am productive with it. I agree with Timbre4 ... have a good release and then add refinements. That's my story and I am sticking with it ... sort of ..:-)
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due to the fact that Camtasia can't handle videos over 6 -8 minutes
Who in the what now? If you're limited to 6 to 8 minutes without crashing I'd say something is wrong. My longest video to date is 56 minutes 12 seconds and I use a LOT, and I mean a LOT of tracks of various kinds, transitions, callouts, animations, voice overs, etc, etc. Granted it took a geological epoch to render under ye olde 32 bit constraints, but it got there in the end. I'm surprised that tech support recommended breaking it down like that because the program should (and in my experience does) handle way, way bigger videos than that. (Unless you're referring to .trecs rather than the final output, but even there I've never had an issue with .trecs running into 15 to 20 minutes or so.)

I hear what you're saying about the next release. However the reality is that a lot of these things (notably 64 bit) should have been done a long time ago. That's spilt milk now, of course. I'll concede that Techsmith hasn't done nothing at all since 8.0 came out,  but a lot of the big issues haven't been addressed and it's getting late in the day. To give but one example, I answered a question the other day where someone couldn't see how to have a transition coming in from one direction and going out another. And the answer is, you can't as such. The transitions aren't customisable. You can simulate the same effect using an animation but it's more work to do.

Usually when a comparison is done to Camtasia, I hear Captivate. Captivate isn't the thing that TechSmith need to lose a little sleep over. In Adobe's typical way they charge an obscene amount for it and while I haven't used it for years (I think 3.0 was the last Captivate I used) I didn't find it as easy to get from A to B for standard films as Camtasia. (As an LMS tool... that's a different issue. But I don't do that kind of work.)

Cyberlink Powerdirector is the sort of product TechSmith needs to be worried about, now that version 14 has a screen recording mode which  looks awfully familiar and which made me utter "uh-oh..." when I saw it in action. It's half the price of Camtasia. It is long since a 64 bit products, and has ridiculous rendering speeds. It has customisable transitions. It is, in short, a serious threat. I haven't used it so I'm not sure how well it delivers in real life, but have seen a lot of positive reviews. But if new punters are looking at "what to buy", then products like that are the big risk. Best to get a new release out addressing the big ticket items like 64 bit, even if it means holding back some other bells and whistles for service releases. It won't be bug-free, especially if it's fully cross-platform; frankly I think it would be unrealistic to expect that. But as long as the bugs are hit hard and fast and the core product is stable, it reduces the "left behind" risk that keeps growing with each passing month.
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Thanks!  I love Camtasia (and always will) but I'm going to look into C yberlink Powerdirector now.
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I hate to talk about other brands on the TechSmith site, but their letdown sent me to try many other products including Cyberlink PowerDirector 13. Version 14 is now my tool of choice. 

I will continue to update Camtasia (been a user since 3.0)  when they have something new and improved to buy, but I'm very happy with the price and flexibility of PD14.
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well ... just maybe... it may light a fire? ... hmmm competition can be at times ... healthy. In fact ... what's wrong with stating things that we like in other apps. 

Mai ... I really agree with you. It's been a frustration to me that they haven't looked into features that I think are obvious. For instance ... designing our own callouts ... This may be what they consider a consumable that 2nd party companies (or Techsmith) can make money on. Kayakman has  a method but this should be something that we should be able to do ... that is just one example. The 64-bit thing is another no brainer.

By the way ... the breaking down the video for me was actually helpful to keep me organized (trust me). 

I think all of us really like Camtasia (and Studio) but  they need to take the best of both worlds (Mac and PC versions), make them cross platformed, use the 64-bit, look at the best of the other competitors ... and make it work well.  Is that asking too much? :-)
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I don't know anything about the internal teams at Techsmith, but I can say the mac version has been pretty great over the past few years. Still on version 2, but we've seen regular free point releases the whole time. The product is pretty stable. It almost sounds like this isn't the case on the windows side, which would be interesting since the windows version has more features.

Just speculation, but I wonder if they are gutting the PC product and basically doing a whole re-write of the editing engine?

We know they are shooting for cross platform. 

That might explain some of the perceived lack of progress on the windows side - it wouldn't make sense to add features like custom callouts if the whole system that handles that needs a re-write for 64 bit and cross platform compatibility.
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Gah! "Get Satisfaction" seems misnamed if you can lose an entire reply by just expanding the earlier posts. But that's an aside.

I should be clear that my mention of PowerDirector was in no way an endorsement. It looks good on paper, but we know that some products can disappoint once they hit your monitor. I have no hands on experience with it. I mentioned it in the same way that I mentioned Captivate; products don't exist in a vacuum and the existence and features of competitors are relevant to the workflow choices that we make and probably the responses that TechSmith will need to make to keep up. (And since Adobe has gotten itself back into the mindset of "We never met a dollar in your pocket that we didn't like (and want)", I'm never likely to recommend Captivate at its current obscene price either.)

Admittedly I may, possibly, need to try out PowerDirector at some point if V9 drags on and on and on. I have to ramp up my production in the next few months and frankly the... shall we say, "relaxed"... rendering speed of Camtasia is going to become an issue. But I absolutely do not want to leave a company whose products I know for one whose products  I don't.

Jack's speculation is not only interesting but possible. I should mention though that I wouldn't regard the Windows version as being unstable. Clearly there are some people (Neal being one example, but not the only one) who have issues with it (though Neal seems quite happy with his workaround, which is all to the good). But if it was an issue with the product itself I'd expect that everyone would. I regard my own instance (Win 7 Pro x64) as being very stable, though I generally use it on a 32 gig box so even though it can't use that memory itself, other programs don't interfere with it either. The problem on the Windows side isn't stability, it's signs of senescence., if you'll pardon the alliteration.
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Could I beta test? I've been a user for a while and REALLY NEED the 64-bit update!
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If we don't live long enough to see Camtasia 9, can our children or grandchildren use our registration number to upgrade?
LOL! Please hurry up and release it! I don't have any children to pass my registration number down to... maybe by the time it is released we will all be too busy to use it playing with our flying cars and time travel machines :)
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I wonder WHEN Camtasia Studio 9 for Windows 10 finally will be available?
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I thought it had already been stated earlier in this thread that it would not be available until the end of the year.
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See at the start of the thread: "My very general statement would simply be "before the end of the year". - Next week is also before the end of the year....

Ok, I know what you think... please hurry up with the dev - Studio 8 works kind of but looks and often behaves like a grandma...
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Wow...totally looking forward to what sounds like a significant Camtasia for Mac update! 
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Man...hoping this comes out soon.  having camtasia crash every 5 minutes because of memory issues really sucks.  if it's still a long ways away, can we get an incremental update before then to offer the 64 bit support.  this is pretty much standard for editing software.
i love camtasia but once the video gets beyond about 10-15 minutes long, I have significant crashing issues.
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Prem Mukherjee,

Camtasia Studio (windows) has had capacity problems forever. Fortunately, they wrote the Mac version from scratch and it did not inherit those issues.

Back when I was using the Windows version, after many conversations with Tech support, we realized that the first signs of instability usually cropped up when project file reached about 1MB, or the timeline reached 100 clips/items (approximate numbers, older version of Studio). So we developed this workflow:
  1. Divide projects into Chapters with sizes under those limits above. This is easy, and in longer projects it's often good to insert a chapter title screen or at least a chapter title superimposed in a lower third, to help viewers understand where they are in the video.
  2. Render each chapter at full size and high quality, then combine on one master timeline when done. Do just one final compression on the master file.
  3. Resist the temptation to do any edits on the master timeline. Do them on the individual chapters, then rebuild the master timeline, or you will regret it later when you have to re-edit the chapter anyway.
Yes, this results in large chapter videos (often 5-10 GB) combined onto one master timeline, but hard disks are cheap now. Yes this is more work, but we love Camtasia. 
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It would be great if the video player complies with WCAG2.

I do almost all my work for government. I can't use the player because it doesn't meet accessibility requirements. This in turn means I can't use the captions feature (which means I have to create annoying SRT files).

When Camtasia behaves itself it's one of my favourite tools.
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Cool, but i think it should have 60fps and keyframe.
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It is April and there is still no word on the new release.
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I believe other responses here have suggested "before the end of this year"
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It shoulnd't take a year to beta test a software...
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Sadly, as much as I'd like to believe that a new release is coming... the lack of public beta, screen shots or really anything indicating this is anything other than vaporware is concerning. I suspect TechSmith slept on this product assuming it was good enough and came to the "Let's Code for 64 bit" party a little late and understaffed.

I hope I'm wrong but I suspect this product is well and truly dead. We might see another 8.x release or two but they likely will not address the Crash in 30 second bugs I'm seeing on some Win10 systems.

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We really need an official explanation. I won't spend 300 USD on vaporware.
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>     We might see another 8.x release or two but they likely will not address the Crash in 30 second bugs I'm seeing on some Win10 systems.

From what I hear about Windows X, I'm prepared to ascribe that to Windows rather than Camtasia.  The Microsoft lie that " it’s designed to work with the hardware and software that you already use" is almost Orwellian in its scope. I can barely read a review of software that was written more than 5 minutes ago these days without reading how it has issues on Windows 10.

Actually I suppose it's not completely a lie... "crashing to the desktop in a smouldering heap" is perhaps a way of "working with the software", just maybe not the way of working with it that one had envisaged when succumbing to the spamware that infests your system tray demanding that you drink the cool-aid and upgrade.

I'm going to upgrade 8.1 on my notebook to Windows 10 when I can be bothered because Windows 8.x is a gently steaming pile of effluent anyway IMHO, and there's no loss because I've never been able to get Camtasia to record properly on it. (It records, but the audio slips out of sync with the video over time.) But Windows 7 Ultimate on my desktop where I do most of my Camtasia recording? The expression "pried out of my cold, dead hands" comes to mind.

But I do realise that not everyone has that option, and if you get a new computer these days it will most likely have Windows 10 on it, so to be clear I'm not at all saying that this isn't an issue.

> We really need an official explanation. I won't spend 300 USD on vaporware.

To be fair... they aren't asking you to. If you buy now you're spending the money on Camtasia 8. You know what it is that you're going to get. This is the same with any software; all a company can sell you is what exists now, not what might exist in the future. As for whether C8 is still up to the job given relatively slow render speeds and the issue of the oh-so-compatible Windows 10... that's a separate conversation.
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gary.chefetz

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Camtasia runs faster on Win 8.1 than it does on Win7, and still faster on Win10. After my videos approach the 30 minute mark, Camtasia tends to crash now and then, especially when scaling. This behavior has not changed for me based on the version of Windows.

The people who are complaining about the lead time for the next version do not appreciate that the so called "road map" TechSmith put out there is essentially a full rewrite of their software. As a former software development project manager, my bet is that there were/are plenty of unexpected challenges.

Anyone who would think that everyone at TechSmith is busting it with their work schedules right now doesn't know a lick about business either. The cash register rings when the software rolls out. Not before.
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Gary, I appreciate your comments. Please understand I ran several very large IT shops for a number of years. I know very well what these types of projects entail. My concern and suspicion is that TechSmith started their rewrite in the last 12 months or so... when they should have started four years ago. That is why I'm saying they are late to the party.

Its also why I believe it is a dead product. They will release their first 64 bit version while their competition will be on their fourth or fifth 64 bit version.

The lack of official TechSmith information (public tradeshow demonstrations, screen shots etc.) only reinforces my belief that this rewrite so far out that they don't even want to commit to a release date beyond sometime in 2016.

My guess is they figured out they had dropped the ball. Threw together a massive "dream" roadmap and then began a rewrite... only then discovering how big a job it was. I do not believe they have been working towards a 64bit release for very long.

Trust me... I would be the happiest guy here to be proven wrong. I love the product... I just wish the development effort had stayed current.
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Joe Morgan

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Hey there Andrew,

Camtasia for MAC has been 64 bit since 11/4/2014.

Camtasia 9 will have cross platform editing between Mac and Windows operating systems.

The cross platform recording format ".trec" was released almost 2 years ago in May of 2014.

Camtasia 9 will be the culmination of all these things and more. If you think about it Camtasia 9 has been evolving  behind the scenes for years .

Regards, Joe
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Thank you Gary for your sane assessment. The amount of second-guessing and assigning of motives and false obituaries for Camtasia in this thread are just breath-taking. You can't dictate what a company does or when they do it. It's software folks and it's ready when it's ready. (we already know what happens when it's not ready) I've had great results with the 32 bit version and look forward to what 64 bit can offer me when it gets here. I've been using TechSmith products for 14 years and trust that they will deliver something worth the wait. (and nobody told me to post this)
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@Andrew While it is true that a major reinvention cycle is a make or break proposition, your assertion that it is already too late lacks evidence. My observation is that TechSmith has a strong fan base and a smart approach to community, which it actively cultivates. This thread, itself, disputes your assertion. Yes, there are a lot of users anxiously awaiting the next version, but the important part of that statement is that they are waiting not jumping ship.
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I hope you are right. The current product will only work on the oldest of my computers. Each time I go through an upgrade cycle in my hardware and/or OS I'm worried I may lose Camtasia completely. To be honest my comments were a shot in the dark in the hopes it might prompt Techsmith into giving us some type of public evidence beyond an unsubstantiated blog post that they are doing something. The fact that it's been so long since the closed beta ended (nov 2015) and there has been virtually nothing said by TS worries me greatly. A press release would do wonders.
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Interesting about the old computers. I purchased a new computer very near the end of last year. It's running the latest version of Windows 10. And it seems to work just fine with Camtasia as well as SnagIt.
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I have a Surface Pro 3 that it works on unless the project gets too big. My SurfaceBook i7 is iffy with Camtasia for more than 5 minutes. My 24 core Xeon workstation with highend Nivida graphics is a total bust (unless I run Win 7 in a VM) with Camtasia... This last system records 30 seconds of video then audio continues but video is black. All these guys are up to date with drivers and running a fully patched Win10. By far my most reliable machine is an i5 desktop that is about 5 years old running Win7 for Camtasia.


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Hi Andrew,

If you're getting black video for your recording specifically on Windows 10 I've seen this come up quite a bit lately.  Can you try the steps here to see if it works?
https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/215138598

I've seen the behavior where sometimes it's a black strip and other times most or all of the window is black.

If that doesn't solve it I'd encourage you to submit a support ticket at support.techsmith.com and we can get some diagnostics and see what else could be going on.

Hope that helps!

Mike
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Mike Spink, TechSmith Support

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Hello All,

I also wanted to share something little to let everyone know we still are working on the next version of Camtasia Studio.  Working in Tech Support I run across a lot of large projects that crash version 8 and to get customers up and running I open those projects in our new version to produce them out and get the customer a working copy of their video.  Below is a screenshot showing a customer project that wouldn't even load in Camtasia Studio 8.  I've blurred out a few things to protect the content.
http://screencast.com/t/DKJXqLS1JW

As you can see there are a lot of cuts which generate a lot of stitches.  I also wanted to share a screenshot of this very same project working in our next version of Camtasia for Mac.
http://www.screencast.com/t/owqj6Pd2ZAnh

I understand the frustration with the lack of updates.  Any news is better than no news so hopefully this helps and gets everyone excited about what is to come.  We plan on closing this Topic from any further posting as it's getting a bit too big to be helpful.  We plan on having a new topic forthcoming where everyone is able to continue discussing what is ahead for Camtasia.

Thanks!

Mike
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Beta testers are bound by law to not provide any details covering the products they test. That would include screen shots, new features, etc.

Camtasia 9 is not Vaporware. The project is not dead in the water.

Regards, Joe
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Thank you.
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ceo

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Okay so if its in beta, show us. How do we apply for your beta program? Even Microsoft learned the hard way that they need to run open betas. Now they have the most successful beta program in the history of software programming (the Insider Preview program)

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