Camtasia is a good choice for creating video tutorials and presentations. Its main aim is to capture videos by recording screen content on both computer as well as mobile devices. These videos can later be embedded with additional images, content and videos. The software records great high quality videos that you can use for both professional and educational purposes. It has been helping the users since 2002 and its latest version is launched in August 2015 with more advanced features and functionalities.
Camtasia is a licensed software but its trial version can be used with 30 days limit. For Windows Operating System you can purchase it for $299 USD. There are no yearly subscription charges applied, but for upgrading the tool you need to pay $149.50. Mac OS version can be bought at $99, while its upgrading fee is $49.50.
Downloading and Installation:
First you need to download its setup file and then run the setup. Choose appropriate options in the installation wizard for completing the process. Accept the license agreement conditions, enter your license key if you have purchased the software otherwise choose the trial version for installation, browse the location in your PC for installation folder, enable add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint if you need it and download library assets for increased functionalities. In the end clicking Install button will finish the process.
Camtasia Studio has a user friendly interface so it is not difficult to use. You can capture the videos and then edit them for further enhancement. You can apply different effects and then store the files in various formats. The content can be animated and shared with a single click.
Camtasia shows many options on the screen. You can record the screen and PowerPoint, can import media from PC or Google Drive and can produce the videos and then share them to Vimeo, ScreenCast.com, Google Drive, YouTube and server. The screenshots can also be extracted from videos. The dimensions of video can be adjusted according to requirement and its size can be shrunk to different sizes. The possible editing in recorded videos includes cut, split, copy, paste, undo and redo functions.
In the Clip Bin option, the list of created videos, captured screenshot images, audio and video files are present and you can open them for editing. The library option shows the library files present in memory with advanced features and effects. The Callouts function can add figures on canvas with colorful borders and effects. Zoom-n-Pan can zoom into particular portion of image or video. You can edit the audio properties and can use transitions for applying animations. You can also add visual and cursor effects.