04 August 2011

TechSmith Camtasia Studio

Screen capture can be an easy job especially after so many varied tools are available for it, but the scenario is not the same for screen recording. There are few good screen recorders are available and among them there are very few that are actually is easy to use. At the end I must say the count is not that big.

Today I write about a screen recorder which is user friendly and also packed with features. The product is Camtasia Studio from TechSmith.

If you ever need to create a professional looking videos from your screen recordings and that without much hardships then this is the software to use. This is one of the very best, or I should say the best, screencast application you would ever come across.

Camtasia Studio -- Description

The Camtasia studio interface may look intimidating to new users but actually it is very well sorted and user friendly. All the tools are properly placed so that users can get it work without much difficulty. The latest version of Camtasia studio adds many new features that will make it much easier for the users to create and edit videos. It is packed with features and is easily the complete screencast tool that you will get.

The good thing about the latest version is when you first time launched the program you will be able to see a video tutorial which will give an overview of the basic tools and how it works.

Camtasia studio has a preview window to see the captured video while editing. It has basic playback controls just below it. It also has an extensive timeline. This is the place where the main editing is done. It has various editing tools like cut, copy, split etc. Moreover the timeline can be magnified for precise cuts and selection, with the zoom in and zoom out slider. This is a very important feature as it helps increase the precision and makes the end video professional.

To make your captured video more professional, it's easy to add various callouts, cursor effects, transitions, captions etc. - just dragging them to the timeline and it’s done. That particular element is added to the video. If you need to edit it, this can be done in the edit window. These are the basic features in the Camtasia studio. With the help of these you can basically edit your captured video and give it a professional look.

Camtasia Studio -- How it works

Basically it works in 3 simple steps.

  1. Record
  2. Edit
  3. Share

Now let’s looks at these steps in details.

Record - Recording is quite easy as well as flexible with Camtasia studio. Either choose the whole screen or certain parts of it for recording. The options of different inputs like webcam or mic is also there.

It also has an addon which can directly record from PowerPoint presentations. This feature makes it even more versatile.

Edit - This is the most important section. Once you recorded the video you need to edit it to give it a
professional look. The Camtasia studio gives ample tools to edit the videos and give it a professional look.

This is the timeline where we can edit the captured video. The basic editing tools like cut, copy, split are provided to edit the video.

To add finesse to the video there are few more tools which add special effects to the video. They are Callouts, Transitions, Cursor Effects, and Quizzing etc...

The above 3 screenshots shows the basics of Callouts, Transitions and Cursor Effects respectively. There are much more special effects that can be added to the video.

Share - The final step is the share. After creating and editing the video it’s time for sharing. Camtasia studio gives several options to share the final video in different websites, like YouTube, Screencast.com
or blogs.


I have just touched upon the basics of Camtasia Studio, there are much in it than mentioned above. I would recommend you all to download and try it on your own to get to know about all the features. To learn more about Camtasia studio and how it works visit the TechSmith learning center. It is filled with video tutorials and informative articles.
Reviewed by Alpha

We GiveAway one License for Camtasia Studio for Windows this weekend.
Post a comment to join this contest.


Bero said...

Nice contest. Camtasia Studio is best for me. Thanks.

WitoldWojciechowski said...

Great program for processing, I recommend it to anyone.

Grr said...

Thanks Chris for the giveaway.
Camtasia is just the best. I have used it before and always got the best quality.
The trial is available for 30days-all functionalities available.

Please count me in.

Thanks, Grr

Barg said...

PLs include me too. I ant this software to make my project of English


Rod Harrington said...

I would love to have this great piece of software! Thanks for offering it.

SamChan said...

Camtasia Studio is an useful software, and I really want to use it with no time limit.
Thanks Leechermods for the giveaway :)

Paf Borg said...

Thanks Chris, this is an excellent product. I've tried it and it's really useful and user friendly, so I would appreciate if you could count me in. Thanks in advance. All the best.

Zzzzzed said...

Thansk! Really great giveaway. It's the best program to make screen capture. In addition it's really great software to edit movie.

Jay said...

I believe this is an excellent software to aid in presentations, tutorials and training purposes. I would like to take part in the contest. Thanks.

ha14 said...

One of the best tools for digital capturing and sharing. Thanks

malkhaz said...

Hi, Chris, I see you like to do great surprise for your readers. of course, this program is the best program for recording etc. Thank you for this amazing offer. everybody, I think so, needs this outstanding program. and it does not matter for me who wins it. Simply it is pleasure for me to take pert in this giveaway. Good luck to everybody.

milxxon said...

when it comes to editing and sharing digital Camtasia is the best program to define technology.

Nguyễn Quốc Trung said...

Thanks For Share!

k19s said...

Great giveaway count me in.

olobambolo said...

Camtasia-studio is the best program in its category. Perfect for recording and editing video. I would love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway:)  http://twitter.com/#!/olobambolo/status/99206458448691202 http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=156462191098046&id=100002367153015 

alex said...

I really love this program and I think Camtasia the best of its kind.
Very conveniently, efficiently and without brakes. Huge amount of processing capacity ( effects, increase, work with audio track, output in different formats with different resolutions, and much more...). Really wonderful program from talented programmers.
Thanks Chris for this really GREAT giveaway and for the chance to win! Thanks!

Rob.C said...

I do some screen recordings and post to youtube and this would be great ! Please count me in for this giveaway

Tom said...

count me in please i had a chance to use this on a friends computer and like this software.

Joe Novack said...

Thanks Chris! Great program for making tutorials :)http://twitter.com/#!/tzpc/status/99104878634348544 http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=172601372812723&id=100001832763969 

Antbil007 said...

Thanks for share. I love this program.

Paul Stoica09 said...

thanks again for this promo, please count me in also. good luck to all. :-)

TRY said...

I hope I'm really lucky to win the best Screen Recording App from TechSmith.Thanks a lot leechermods for the awesome giveaway.


Terieron said...

Good description of the possibilities and advantages of this unique and the best in its class program.

Version 7.1 has 64-bit Codec Support

Thanks vm Chris! and please count me in for this giveaway.

Kapone Allen said...

I have been looking for a good screen recording program.  I love the features this program has.  Definitely the best I have seen!!!  EVER!

Nathan said...

I'd like to participate in this giveaway, the editing options of Camtasia look really powerful.

Thank you for the opportunity and good luck to all participating!

Maestro said...

Camtasia Studio - this is really good and useful program. Convenience, efficiency of many options. Count me please. Thanks.

Olsen said...

Very good software, maybe I'll win;)

Rod Harrington said...

I'd love to have a copy of this!

Horg said...

this great software for reccorder and video editing, i love this software so much. hope i win it.

ADD_RiVER said...

Thanks for another great TechSmith giveaway!
The most completed powerful screen recording software, i ever tried.

Sidd said...

Great Giveaway.I love to have Camtasia Studio.Please count me in.

akert said...

Thank you very much for this giveaway!This is so cool and very useful software! Thanks for the giveaway. Please count me in.

Sven29 said...

This will be great for making my Youtube clips uploads better than ever.

Count me in please

Rui Fonseca said...

I hope to win.
Please count me in.


Admin said...

Winner is Sven29 - check your email for instructions.

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