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Camtasia Studio 8.6.0 Build 2079

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A powerful and versatile screen capturing, video creation and presentation software

By Kyle Daniels

On Thursday, September 11, 2014

Working with software tutorials and other online tutorial software, I have always relied on a still-image based presentation methodology. The reason for this is simply because there are much more presentation software that use still-images, as compared to applications that use video-based presentation software. And the fact that video-based presentations are simply much more tedious to work on than still images.

Well, that was before I tried Camtasia Studio. This versatile software application lets you record and capture screenshots of your computer screen. You can then take the recordings and create professional-looking videos, perfect for making tutorials or step-by-step how-tos. Downloading and trying out the software, I discovered that I could capture my entire screen or just a part of it. I could also remove parts of a video recording as I wish, as well as remove parts of an actual video shot. Merging video clips is easy with video stitching, which permitted me to combine finalized video clips into a larger, more comprehensive video clip.

The new version also features the green screen feature, which allowed me to place a video clip within a green screen on the target video. This is great for final messages on a video presentation. All in all, this is truly a great software application for online educators, presenters, marketing people and for those who just need to create a really professional-looking video.

Pros

  • Allows users to create presentations from video clips
  • You can also create presentations from screen shots
  • This software is perfect for making online and live presentations
  • New green screen feature lets you put yourself inside the target video

Cons

  • Software is prone to crashing on an occasional basis
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Video Recording, Editing and Production Made Easy with This Simple Video Recording Program

By Daren Garius

On Friday, October 17, 2014

Do you like making videos, but does not have time learning complex video recording programs out there? You might want to check out Camtasia Studio 8.1. I recently came across this program on the web and decided to give it a try. Camtasia Studio 8.1 lets you record, edit and produce videos. The first step is recording. The built-in tool allows you to capture and record on-screen images or clips plus other options in customizing your recording. Second is editing. There’s an array of tools available in personalizing your video such as transition effects, text caption, etc. The last stage is production. There’s a Production Wizard with available presets to choose from. Simply follow the production instructions so you can select the appropriate resolution, codec and take care of the other details to get your desired output. You can play with the other settings to enhance your video or work with HD videos. Plus, you can add audio and little tweaks here and there for enhancement. Finally, you can save your work in different video formats of your choice and export directly to video sharing sites like YouTube or Screencast.

Pros

  • It has a user-friendly interface
  • Allows preview of video production
  • Lots of tools for video enhancement

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  • Basic or limited audio editor
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Easily record your screen and edit your videos using Camtasia Studio 8.5.1.1962

By Gfx Syne

On Thursday, April 9, 2015

Camtasia Studio by Tech Smith is a screen recording and video editing program that can be used in education, work, and entertainment. Users can now easily record their screens for tutorials, game plays, speed arts, and much more. The videos can also be shared on Screencast.com, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or saved in the cloud in Google Drive or One Drive. The videos can also be exported to a variety of media formats.

Users have the option to record whole or part of the screen into a high-quality video and edit it by adding music, images, audio, and other visual elements. Users can also import existing videos into their project and add visual effects. The software also supports content animation that keeps viewers engaged. For example, text scroll, movement of image up and down, and callouts.

Being a premium program, it allows beginners to record like a pro with an excellent layout and design.

Pros

  • No limit on recording time
  • Projects can be exported in many output formats
  • No lossy compression and therefore, high-quality video outputs
  • Availability of add-ins and presets

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  • Expensive and requires some time to learn the program
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • To creat educational scientific material, in the field of laboratory medicine mainly, and in whatever would be good and help. Life is about science!

  • i want to make videos for my juniors. i like this software easy to make comfortable. utility easily understandable supports multiple formats

  • For Editing video for a project because we have to submit it on october 24 so that we won't be failed in our subject and get very very high g

  • recording presentation, videos and making them very presentable to my students and users who are mostly young people and professionsals. Yes

  • Basically I'm trying to decide whether or not I wish to purchase it so there is that for consideration. Also if it turns out to be super good then oh well!

What similar programs have you used?
  • in the past i have used lots of diffrent recording softwares but this one is by far the best due to how easy it is to manage and do things on the software

  • aftereffects but its not userfriendly for rendering outputs in different formats time taking not video recording easy mixing with sound tracks

  • screen cast o matic, also adobe premiere with adoeb audition with photoshop. I know that this sofware will be very useful to me because it will help me a lot to prepare my lesson plans and online classes.

  • pinnacle ultimate and it very good i'm useing it sine twe years ago . i want to take a look on this one . thank you ver much if you allowed me

  • I have use PowerDirector 13 for all my video edititing. Now I want to try out camtasia studio, because a friend of my showed some video edit

What do you like most about this program?
  • it is very useful for educational purposes, ou can directly demonstrate to students how to interpret SPSS output and how to conduct the analyses

  • Good Information of for freshers who use Camtasia sofware they can learn easily with in a week and it is very interesting software for all ok

  • This program is so cool beacause i can record my computer screen when i play video games with my friends, but qu'est ce que ça peut bien vous foutre ? (French)

  • i has best recording and view also the audia is amazing i definetly like this software , also you can save the vedio easily when ever finished

  • Easy to use and very good put together. This and sony vegas are one of the best video editing softwares... I like that you can animate things in camtasia,

Review

Camtasia Studio is a recording tool developed by Techsmith which will help you to create elaborated videos. With this software you will be able to record your screen activity, use its picture-in-picture functions and then edit the content or include some elements such as animated backgrounds, graphics or transitions. This is a good way to create your own videos if you don’t have time to waste learning to use much more complex applications such as Adobe Premiere or Final Cut. You can capture webpages, software demos, video tutorials, PowerPoint slides and more.

This version offers some new tools and improvements, such as Quizzing. This tool allows the user to add interactive quizzes to the clip. You just have to select the questions and the possible answers and then pick the correct one. You can also configure it to show the score or let the viewers see the answers after submitting.

How to use

This software works in a pretty simple way. Once you download and install it, you just have to follow some simple steps in order to get your clip done. First, you will see the main interface: a timeline, a content browser and the preview zone, all of them are standard for this kind of programs. If you need to record your screen firstly, you can click the button at the top of the content browser or choose tools and then “record”. There are some settings for recording; you are free to capture the whole frame or you can choose a specific area to be shown. For instance, you can cut out the taskbar if it is irrelevant for your video. Besides, you can enable some inputs to be recorded, such as your webcam or your microphone, so you can narrate the video.

When you are happy with your recording, you have some options: you can produce it immediately and convert the clip into a shareable format or you can save and edit it with the video editor. This option will turn your video into a camrec. file and the video editor will show the imported clip added to the timeline. Now you can enhance your video in several ways. You will be able to add a title before it starts or a callout over the scene you desire. You will find loads of them in the Library, which contains some callouts and titles ordered by theme. Moreover, you can customize your callouts by selecting the interior text and some properties such as fade in / out or the font for your text. You can also apply zoom or pan through your videos selecting the scale.

Besides, you can enable the SmartFocus, a tool that automatically applies zoom to areas in which there is high activity. It may sound a bit messy, but the tool works accurately. If you imported a video which you haven’t recorded, you can now add voice narration. This tool has few options, but works fine; you can disable your speakers during the process to avoid unwanted sounds and regulate the volume of the microphone. Once you have finished experimenting, you can save and export you creation by converting it to MP4, WMV, MOV, etc. or you can share it uploading the video directly to YouTube or Screencast.com, depending on your needs.

Camtasia Studio 8.6.0 Build 2079 Features

Here you can see some of the features of Camtasia Studio:

  • Capture audio and video using different configurations
  • Record the monitor’s full screen or a specific area
  • Built-in video editor to improve and customize your clip
  • Supports mp4, wmv, mov, avi, m4v, mp3 and gif formats
  • Choose elements to add from its complete library

If you are interested in Camtasia Studio and you need some more information before you download it, feel free to check the developer’s official website

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements to download and run this program correctly are listed below:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Processor: Dual-core processor or better
  • RAM Memory: 2 GB or higher
  • Display Dimensions: 1024x768 or higher
  • Sound Card: Windows-compatible card
  • Hard-Disk: 2GB free space