What about Camtasia preferences?

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In Udemy Camtasia 9 Training it looks totally different to my Camtasia preferences.
https://www.screencast.com/t/xeUIsC2mssYx
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Posted 8 months ago

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That's a Windows Preferences screen. They do look totally different, that's normal.

It looks like Udemy likes to combine Windows and Mac lessons. I don't know what course your watching, but it looks like they have the problem Linda.com has.
Outdated tutorials.
I bring this up because because they charge money for this. Neither site seems to concern themselves with revisions.
 
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Thanks very much! :)
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Just a bit of background on the services such as Lynda.com and Udemy.

Lynda.com is a centralized repository of training that is all controlled and owned by Lynda.com. They contract with assorted trainers to provide their content.

Udemy is kind of a "democratized" platform. Similar to Lynda in its approach and providing content for learners. Where it differs is that the content is actually owned by the trainers themselves. Anyone can opt to create a course and put it on Udemy. As long as your course meets the Udemy "standards", you are good to go. Updating the course is totally up to the instructor. Udemy has no say over it.

They are similar, but quite different beasts.
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Well, you know more about Udemy than me. Linda .com is notorious for outdated tutorials.

I love their tutorials because they are so well done and have downloadable exercise files. But they generally don't keep up with new features.

They could create "Feature Update " lessons. A nice condensed lesson to cover changes.But they don't.

Linda offers there most complete lesson of over 6 hours of instruction for Camtasia 8 shown below. It's content was outdated by 3 years when version 8.6 was released.
4 years by the time Camtasia 9 came out in October of 2016.


So yeah, that's why I caution Linda.com users with regards to Camtasia.
 
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Not to put too fine a point on it, but in the event someone finds this thread and chooses to investigate training, it's actually Lynda.com. 

http://www.lynda.com

I'm not sure, but I think they are now owned by LinkedIn.

I do agree that it's difficult to keep up the training videos when software updates occur. The unfortunate fact is, with any kind of training, that is liable to happen. Even in an instructor led classroom type training, once the participant departs, the software changes and they face the same challenges.

Cheers... Rick :)
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If you think about it.
Outdated training tutorials fall on TechSmith shoulders as well.
Their always changing the software's recipe, without warning or notice. 

Most manufactures don't make radical changes to their program throughout the duration of a Major release,  and on various dates to boot.
With TechSmith, it's a virtual free for all at times.

So really, in most cases. Lessons probably don't need updating.
 I've taken a lot of Version specific  Lynda.com courses.

 After Effects,Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Audition and Illustrator. They were all spot on , complete with exercise files.No glitches or anomalys that come to mind.

Yep,I did misspell Lynda. Oh well, you would get to website spelling it Linda without a problem.
 
However, 4 year old training videos.
Still makes for incomplete and Confusing Training  lessons due to all the changes in this case.
When you charge a fee for lessons.
Some checks and balances should probably still apply.

There's quite a bit material that's not covered by Lynda's 2012 training.

It's probably to late now. But how hard would it have been be to release a video series  when it mattered ? 


20 May, 2014: Camtasia Studio v8.4.0
  • Removed support for the Windows XP operating system
  • Added a cross platform Techsmith Recording format (.trec) that allows users to record on Camtasia (Mac) and edit in Camtasia (Win), or vice-versa
  • Added the ability to turn tracks off, which hides the visuals and mutes the audio on the track
  • Added a timeline context menu option to remove all empty tracks
  • Added variable speed playback to the MP4 video player
  • Added support for files recorded in AVCHD, if codecs are already installed on user’s system
  • Added the ability for a .camproj to default to the last-used Editing Dimension.
  • 24 June, 2014: Camtasia Studio v8.4.1
  • Migrated to the new version of YouTube API (the old version was deprecated)
  • Added the ability to login once for both YouTube and Google Drive
  • Added the ability to include a table of contents in the YouTube video description using project markers
  • Added the ability to import .m4a files
  • 22 July, 2014: Camtasia Studio v8.4.2
  • Added support for Fuse media to turn recorded pauses into stitch points
  • Added a new MP4 production profile preset for 1080p video

18 November, 2014: Camtasia Studio v8.4.4
  • Added TechSmith in product notifications
  • Made improvements to the TechSmith Smart Player
  • Added a "Mix to mono" option which is useful when all the audio is in the left or right channel, and you'd like it in both

24 February, 2015: Camtasia Studio v8.5
  • You can now sign in to your TechSmith account in-product and on the website
  • Added My Places, which includes OneDrive for Business integration, and import and export from OneDrive for Business

25 August, 2015: Camtasia Studio 8.6.0
  • Added Vimeo production preset
  • Added support for 24-bit and 32-bit audio decoding