Will I be able to get these features with Camtasia 2018 please?

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Hello all, i am thinking of purchasing Camtasia Studio 2018 to use on Mac to try to create product reviews and How To tutorial videos and would very much appreciate if any of you users of this software can advise me on this issue please.

If yes, can I trouble anyone to have a quick look at this link and 2nd short video down on Thermal Underwear review video please?

https://videoreviewlabs.com/amazon-product-videos/

I am seeking to create videos with the same clean, elegant quality as that video for youtube. As you can see the video is well spaced out [not congested], nice clear text font and color, clean background and images, nice pointing feature to specific parts of the images and distortion-free background music.

I would also like to add natural sounding text to speech to speak the text and add links showing my website address and if possible clickable links to my sites. Would I be able to have all of these features with Camtasia 2018 please? Thanks.


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Hi there

Seems that video has some basic things that Camtasia could easily facilitate adding in.

Your best bet would be to download the evaluation and install it and kick the tires first hand. I don't believe it's limited in any way other than the time you have to try it and having a watermark on whatever you produce. If you like it and purchase, you can then produce the video without a watermark, so even your trial time isn't wasted.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks Rick. I posted these issues because I did not want to have to try or buy yet another software, end up frustrating myself trying to learn it then finding out the software does not do what I want it to do. 

If it will do what I want then one last issue please, anyone can tell me if Camtasia comes with a library of royalty free images and included speech to text functions or would i need to purchase those 2 separately?
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Indeed it does ship with a Library of images free to use. Additionally, there is a service TechSmith launched that allows you to access more. Many are free and some you have to pay a subscription fee for. But all the free ones are listed first and it's made clear which are which.



And yes, there does exist a Speech to Text feature for Camtasia. Here is what it looks like:



Hope that helps... Rick :)
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Hey Rick, I can't seem to find the speech to text option as in your image, seemsd to me you clicked on MEDIA then that gear wheel appears and you choose the speech to text option. When I click on the MEDIA tab, all this does is open the Media Bin.

I looked at quite a few youtube videos on speech to text with Camtasia but seems they all mention using "captions". What I need to do is to have a voice in Camtasia read aloud the text I am writing over each image, does it not work this way please?
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Hi Winston

I've presently got a few different irons in the fire. Any chance you might contact me privately at my email? If so, shoot one over to rickstone1975 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Cheers... Rick :)
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No, email sent, thanks. i am wondering why this forum doesn't have a user control panel which was going to be my next question. How do you guys keep track of all your threads without a user CP please?
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Thanks, forgot to ask about background music options included?


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LOL, yep.

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GREAT! So one final question before trying it out please. I have a colleague I work with who is willing to help me create one video so I learn the steps for a basic video as in the link I had given. He doesn't create videos for a living so not sure about the level of his expertise with this software so if I should be needing more help, can you advise on where is the best resource I might seek help from please?
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TechSmith does a pretty fair job of providing things like videos to get you started. 

The link below should take you to one such video. I think it may be part of their YouTube channel.

Click here to view

Cheers... Rick :)
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Also, I am looking for a trial version of Camstudio 2018 which is the exact version I intend on buying if it works but not seeing a trial version?

https://www.techsmith.com/store/camtasia?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=15262...
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Nice, since I have 30 days trial, I will give it a shot, I appreciate you taking the time, giving the advice and making the effort to post those screenshots and links Rick, thank you very much and many blessings!
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Happy to help