Camtasia Screen Recorder and video Editor Software free download

Camtasia is the go-to video solution for creating professional-looking software demonstrations, product tutorials, online lessons, and recorded presentations- no video experience needed. Record your screen, import PowerPoint presentations, or add video footage you already have.

Then edit, add effects with drag-and-drop ease and share out your videos with anyone. With so many easy to use features and effects, you’ll be creating polished videos in no time

  • Camtasia makes it easy to record your screen, webcam, import your PowerPoint presentations to turn into a video or import your own video and audio files.
  • Add eye-catching effects in seconds with callouts, transitions, behaviors, and other effects.
  • Easily add captions to your videos with the speech to text, copy and paste text, or import .sami or .srt files.
  • Assets- Camtasia 2018 includes more royalty-free assets like customizable intros and outros, lower thirds, animated backgrounds, animated backgrounds, icons, and music tracks.
  • Theming- Create, save, and apply themes with custom color and font preferences to ensure a consistent look and feel.
  • In-Product library- helps you easily organize your media and assets to save time and ensure consistency.

Camtasia Software

Camtasia Features

Record your screen

Record anything your whole screen or just a window. Or, add video, images, audio, and PowerPoint presentations that you already have.

Make Edits

A simple timeline makes editing video easy. Combine or split clips, trim, and speed up or slow down footage. Then, instantly preview inside the video editor.

Add effects

Give videos polish with professional video editor effects. Add highlights, animation, titles, transitions and more. Simply drag and drop the effects onto the timeline.

Tiles, Callouts, and Annotations

Grab attention in your videos with eye-catching titles, annotations, effects and more.

Zoom and Animate

Add zoom in, zoom out, and pan animations to your screen recordings.

Create quizzes

Add quizzes and interactivity to encourage and measure learning in your videos.

Record & Import Presentations

Turn your presentation into a video. Record or import PowerPoint slides directly into Camtasia.

Transitions

Use transitions between scenes and slides to improve the flow of your videos.

Camtasia Pros

I created many projects using Camtasia and while it is not perfect, the pros outweigh the cons by a long shot.

1) No limits on video length

This is one area that sets Camtasia apart from most other competitors out there, especially the free products that are available for download.

The software does not have a limitation on the length of videos or any other project created using the software. This is a major benefit of Camtasia as certain projects such as sales presentations can be lengthy.

I use the software for my product review videos and tutorials, so the length of my videos varies from a few minutes to hours. I needed a product like this mainly because others limit my recording time.

2) Capable of recording anything

As I mentioned earlier, the product is very versatile and has very few limitations on what you can record.

The software is capable of recording:

  • Computer screens
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Computer camera or webcam
  • Voice narration
  • Any other audio

When recording your computer screen or PowerPoint presentations, you can turn on your computer camera and be featured in the videos. For example, you can set the software to show a live recording of the presenter in the actual video. The presenter will be in the bottom right corner of the video for your viewers to see.

3) Editing videos

Whether you recorded the video using Camtasia Screen recorder or any other video recording software, you will be able to convert the file format and edit the recording using the drag and drop editor.

From editing visual effects to adding animations, you will be able to edit almost anything with Camtasia Studio.

The software goes above and beyond by enabling you to add interactivity functions to your videos (things like adding quizzes to keep your viewers engaged).

4) Importing and exporting

Camtasia supports .camproj, .camrec, and .avi file formats when importing and exporting projects.

All projects can be shared and transferred to multiple computers and locations. Screen recordings can be transferred from a PC to a Mac or vice versa.

5) Camtasia integrates well with other products

Because of the screen recording capabilities, the software will be able to record the usage of any third-party software.

Camtasia integrates flawlessly with Microsoft Outlook which is a must for presentations.

6) Publish and share to YouTube

Completed projects can be published and uploaded to YouTube, Google Docs, MyPlaces, and Screencast right from the Camtasia dashboard. This is very convenient and much easier than the sharing options found on other software.

Camtasia cons

The software is not perfect and has a few minor flaws that I do not consider deal breakers.

1) Camtasia requires software

In order to record videos and capture your computer screen, you have to download the Camtasia software which requires specific system requirements for Windows and Mac operating system.

As of right now, they do not offer a web-based version of the software.

2) DV camera support

Camtasia does not support live recording from a digital video camera which may be a deal breaker for those that still use a DV camera.

3) Software updates

You only allowed to updates your software to a new version of your current version. For example, if you have Camtasia Studio 9 and version 9.2 comes out, you will be able to update for free.

However, if version 10 is released, you will have to pay to upgrade to the new version.

Camtasia System Requirements

  • Camtasia (Windows)

    • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 (Required: 64 Bit versions only). (Recommended: Windows 10)
    • 2.0 GHz CPU with dual-core processor minimum (Recommended: 2.8 Ghz 6th Generation Intel® Core i5 Processor with 4 CPU Cores or better or equivalent or better AMD processor)
    • Intel and AMD integrated graphics are acceptable. However, NVIDIA and AMD GPU’s are recommended for GPU acceleration and 4K and/or 60FPS media.
    • GPU Acceleration requires Windows 10 or Windows 8.1
    • 4 GB RAM minimum (Recommended: 16 GB or more)
    • 2 GB of hard-disk space for program installation
    • Display dimensions of 1024×768 or greater
    • Microsoft .NET 4.6.0 or later version (included)
    • Dedicated Windows-compatible sound card, microphone, and speakers (Recommended)
    • Windows N requires the MediaFeature Pack for Windows N
    • An Internet connection and a TechSmith account are required for the trial
  • Camtasia (Mac)

    • Mac computer with an Intel® Core i5 Processor with 4 CPU Cores (Recommended: 2.8 Ghz Intel® Core i5 Processor with 4 CPU Cores or better)
    • MacOS 10.12 or later (Rendering is not supported on external USB monitors)
    • 4GB of RAM (Recommended: 8GB of RAM or greater)
    • 4GB of available disk space (minimum)
    • Powerpoint Import requires PowerPoint 2016, 2019 for Mac
    • Playback using the Smart Player is supported on Internet Explorer 11+, Microsoft Edge (Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later), the latest version for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, iOS 11+, Android 5+ (Latest Chrome required)
    • An Internet connection and a TechSmith account are required for the trial

And the best thing of all is that you can try Camtasia free for 30 days without any commitments.


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