What Camtasia is...

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Some Camtasia comments express unreasonable expectations. I've been using Camtasia as part of my workflow as a higher ed trainer and educator for about six years. In my mind, Camtasia is screen recording software with ever expanding user friendly editing functionality. I don't think it is a video editing tool that just happens to also have screen recording functionality. Camtasia has always been a user-friendly, affordable tool that just about anyone with a little tech savvy can figure out. Many of the complaints and feature requests seem to see Camtasia as a tool that should have all the functionality of Premiere Pro or Final Cut. I disagree. The more complicated it gets, the more potential users get left out. I use Camtasia, Captivate, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Each is a different tool that serves a different purpose in my workflow. If Camtasia doesn't have enough editing functionality, add Premiere Pro or Final Cut to your workflow. If you need more advanced actions or quizzing functionality, add Captivate to your workflow. If you want fancy bells and whistles special effects in your videos, add After Effects to your workflow. Be aware that to get that functionality, you pretty much double the price and the learning curve. I'm glad that Tech Smith provides an affordable tool that enables just about anyone to create professional quality screencasts. Keep up the great work, Tech Smith. I love each version of Camtasia (for PC and Mac) more than the one before!
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No like button, so... I like.

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Regards,Joe
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Joe, what are you trying to tell me?  Maybe a video would help.


ROFL.  I'm used to that area being for voting.  For example, under your "Regards, Joe" I see a "Like" to click and forgot that for OPs it is at the top.

Thanks for being "gentle".  :D



Still laughing!

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LOL
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Joe Morgan

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Well said susannemistric,

I use Camtasia for what it does best.

I don't have any use for the quiz or hot spot functionality.
 I use Premiere Pro, After Effects and many other programs  for video editing and character animation.

TechSmith has been expanding deeper and deeper into traditional video editing. Mainly since version 8 was released from my observations. It's been problematic from my standpoint.People thinking they can import some videos like.mts  only to find out they cannot.

There's a whole host of problems with some of the new functionality.

 Features have been removed that long time users still want.

It's also more demanding on computer resources these days.

Simple is more productive in most cases. Simplicity when using Camtasia is eroding.

Regards,Joe
 
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