Your MAIN video editing software - STILL Camtasia?

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Hi Guys,

I've been using Camtasia for the last 3 years, fairly often... and recently I've been seeing little video editing software popping up like viddyoze, reevio etc... that couldn't compete too much...

but the competition is getting stronger, for sure. I've been bombarded in my inbox about the latest one called "CREATE" and as the sales pitch sounded intriguing enough, I purchased it.

The software is decent and it only lacks a few things to be able to meet more of the simple requirements. However for people more serious, something a bit more powerful is still required.

Where I am going with this...

Since Camtasia has been out there for so long, I would expect a little bit more. 

Transitions, Animations, are exactly the same since donkey's years. 

No lower third templates that can be quickly added, no video templates or audio tracks... long rendering and CONSTANT CRASHES! (what's up with that). 

and that makes me wonder, what are you guys mostly working on these days?
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André Van haren

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I’m using Camtasia 2018 on Mac and it didn’t crash even once one me, rendering is fast and video exports good quality. I remember that version 3 had some crashes, but no problems with the latest version. I’ve also used Final Cut Pro for larger projects, but for the general creation of tutorials, Camtasia gives me what I need.
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i am extremely critical of software, and i find Camtasia to be stable, useful, and reliable. i do not experience constant crashes. 
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I too have been using Camtasia for many years. Aside from a minor hiccup here and there, it seems to have always been stable for me.

And I too have seen the hype about this "Create" thing. And I find it funny as to how many folks are hyping it up as a "Camtasia Killer". And that statement in and of itself would seem to suggest that Camtasia is the king of the hill. No? That Camtaisa is the one they are trying to beat?

Camtasia does ship with many assets such as editable lower thirds. Have you looked in your library? I'm not sure if lower thirds are among the free offerings, but TechSmith has recently also added a new service that offers free as well as paid for assets that may be downloaded.

As for crashes, if you haven't, you really should consider contacting TechSmith support. I'm assuming that Camtasia launches and allows you to work a bit before crashing. Reaching Tech Support is easy in recent versions. Just click the Help menu and choose "Technical Support".

Cheers... Rick :)
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Camtasia has been my primary editor for many years. I have Adobe Creative Cloud including Premiere, but frankly I turned to Camtasia Studio in 2002 partly because Premiere was too difficult, and it hasn't gotten easier. I only turn to Premiere when necessary to do mask and track, reverse video clips or color correction, and the learning curve is always painful.