Trial and review.

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FOR THOSE OF YOU USING THE TRIAL. Yeah, so decided I would try the 2019 version on PC with the trial. I already have camtasia on mac. Spent hours recording and editing to find out that there is a big watermark on the video unless you purchase and of course I can't transfer it to my already purchased version on mac. Not satisfied enough to spend another $250 and not very happy that the watermark thing was a big surprise. Probably going to switch to one of the many other options out there simply because I feel almost forced to pay for it if I want my work on this video and that doesn't sit well with me. Not cool.
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Rick Stone

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And yet, right after your download started, they present this screen:



Additionally, I believe there is another warning you see when you go to produce the video. So it seems to me that they aren't really trying to hide the fact the result will be watermarked.
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Jayne Davids

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Hi, if you already have a licence on the Mac, you can use the same licence key on a PC. The licence can be used on 2 machines. With regards to your point about not being able to share, Camtasia is cross platform compatible. If sharing from Windows, go to File and Export for Mac then on the Mac go to File and Import Zipped Project.
Hope this helps :-)
Jayne 
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Checked in to see if there is still a watermark on the trial. 
I've paid for camtasia plus 3 upgrades in the past.
I'm still using 8 because every version afterward has a big watermark in the trial. 
i don't have time to try out and get used to a new editor unless i'm getting work done at the same time I know i can use.  If I don't like the upgrade I would have wasted hours and I'm not going to do that. 
Looks like I'll skip 2019 too. This annoyance has caused me to skip a few snagit upgrades too. 
I think they lose more money having a watermark in a trial version than they realize.
Too bad.  Good for Sony and all the other editors who have gained from this. 

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Yes, Camtasia will still have a watermark in the trial version. But other than that, it's completely functional. So you are free to try it out and see if it meets your needs.

Even though a watermark is added you aren't "losing work" because once you purchase, you are able to produce the same work without the watermark. It's a simple matter of producing the video again after unlocking the trial.

As for losing money because the watermark is added in the trial version, I'd say they likely aren't losing a thing. Because folks that are upset with the addition of a watermark are likely never going to purchase anyway. They likely just wanted to produce their one off or whatever and move on.
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Kirk

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That's just your opinion.

If I don't think there is enough value in paying for the upgrade, then yes I've lost time and work.

As far as losing money, if the upgrades have the value, then they've lost at least 3 upgrade fees from me, and who knows how many others might have bought if they didn't stay away because of the watermark. 

I've paid for updates in the past and some were not huge improvements over the past version. They just had some new stuff and it seemed like it might be worth it to have updated software. 

There are plenty of alternatives today, so spending my  time on something I might see the value on is not worth the potential loss of time. 

Everyone has their own opinion. Mine hasn't changed.
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Rick Stone

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As with anyone, it's your call on whether an upgrade is "worth it" or not. 

Personally, I think you are cheating yourself if you don't even try an upgrade.

As for the watermark, I'd be willing to bet that it's now a standard fixture in Camtasia and you won't be seeing it gone anytime in the future. I'd be surprised if that were the case.

Anyhoo, best of luck to you in your future endeavors! Rick :)