Camtasia 2

Developer: TechSmith Corporation

Current Version: 2.10.4

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 181.1 MB - Download

Description:

Powerful, yet easy-to-use, Camtasia helps you create professional videos without having to be a video pro. Record what you see and do on-screen, customize and edit content, and share your videos with viewers on nearly any device.

*Capture What You’re Seeing and Doing*
Fire up the application, iOS device, webpage, or Keynote presentation that you want to appear in your screencast video, and the screen recorder captures everything that happens on your screen.

*Create Videos with Professional Polish*
Camtasia makes you look like a video pro- even if you’re not one. Quickly and easily emphasize your movements, create interactive content, and captivate your audience like never before. Simply drag-and-drop annotations, transitions, spotlights, touch gestures, and more directly into your video.

*Communicate Your Message Visually*
Share high-quality, HD videos that your viewers can watch anytime, on nearly any device. The TechSmith Smart Player allows your viewers to access your content virtually anywhere-even from browsers or devices that are not flash-enabled.

And use Camtasia’s output to TechSmith’s free hosting site, Screencast.com, to upload, manage, view, and share your HD-quality video. You can also share your videos to YouTube, Google Drive, Apple devices, your website, blog, and more.

Top Features:
• Recorder: A simple screen recorder that captures anything on your screen.
• Redesigned Editor Interface: Create and edit videos faster than ever.
• Mobile screen recording: Record what’s happening on your iOS device by connecting any device using iOS 8 to your Mac running OS X 10.10 with a lightning cable.
• Sketch Motion Callouts: Draw attention to specific areas with a professional, animated look.
• Clip Speed: Make your videos the perfect look.
• Remove a Color (Chroma Key): Put yourself right in the action of your video.
• Blur Effect: Hide sensitive information with ease.
• Cursor FX: Emphasize your mouse cursor to help viewers follow the action.
• Mobile Gesture Animations: Illustrate swipes, double taps, and other touch gestures.
• Freeze Region: Effortlessly remove unwanted mistakes and pop-up notifications during a screen recording with a professional finish.
• Stitching: Edit specific pieces of a clip and then automatically join together the clips of the same file, effects and all.
• Annotations: Complete your story with speech bubbles, arrows, shapes, and more.
• Tilt and Restore Animations: Add a simple tilt effect to captivate your audience.
• Extended Frame: Give yourself a little more time to highlight specific points of interest.
• Device Framing: Add a frame around your videos to show off your apps like never before.
• Closed or Open Captions: Synchronize audio with onscreen caption text.
• Easing: Change the way your callouts and animations transition into place. Easing can give your callouts and animations a subtle decline in speed before coming to a final stop.
• Lock Tracks: Edit only the tracks you are working on while locked tracks remain unaffected from accidental changes.
• Turn Tracks Off: Turn tracks off when you want tracks to have muted audio or hidden visuals.

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Release Notes:

• Added support for OS X 10.11
• Made improvements to the TechSmith Smart Player
• Fixed crash that could occur when exporting to MOV
• Other minor bug fixes

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 2.10.4
Review by Scharkee

Excellent Video Editing Tool - I’ve been using Camtasia Mac for about two years and have been very pleased. I use it to produce short instructional videos for classroom lab work. The ability to add text annotation makes this a better choice for Mac users over iMoive. Also, TechSmith support and tutorials are well produced and helpful.

Found helpful by 13 out of 15 people
1/5
Version 2.8.3
Review by dexoticaqua

These ratings must be 151 people they know - I have Camtasia 1 for windows. I use it all the time. It is the best software for recording video off of the screen in a Windows application. I also have a MacBook Pro Retina, MacPro, and iMac 27” all have at least 1GB Video ram, the MacPro has 32gb of ram. I purchased this and soon realized that this is so much less than the original. The end product is much less quality than the original(camtasia 1 produced) and I’m not at all exaggerating. The most annoying is the jumpy video playback and the resolution quality. They are so bad I had to go back to the originals serveral times and just was astonished at the difference. I’ve had the Camtasia 1 for over 5 years and so I’m very familiar with what the results should look like, but this is downright unbelievable. I spent the last 24hrs doing every trick I can imagine(uping the quality of the videos end result, using VLC, Quicktime as the player, Down grading the resolution to 720p from 1080p and still the most horrible recording. It’s really to bad, I wanted so badly to move from my windows computer completely and this would have been the nail in windows coffin but I quess I’m stuck with windows., and Camtasia 1, and believe me when I say I will never give them $100 bucks again for software that is now completely useless to me.

Found helpful by 29 out of 36 people

More Reviews for Current Version

1/5
Version 2.10.4
Review by artntech

Unreliable iOS device recording - Note I downgraded this to 1 star. The app won’t even launch anymore. It is comical how this product seems to degrade over time... I like Camtasia 2. And I hate it. Right now I hate that others and myself end up being their QA to help them isolate problems with their software. Sure this is necessary for SW dev, but when it seems that they are just reading from a script and asking for information that is not necessarily pertinent to finding the issue, it’s just a waste of the customer’s time. The problem is that iOS device recording is problematic. There are 2 issues you can randomly get hit with. 1. You cannot stop the recording. Your only way is to Force Quit, which loses your recording. Not nice when you’ve just tried to capture a few minutes and suddenly realize all that effort is gone. 2. When it does manage to record, the first few leading seconds and a few trailing seconds are gone. Poof. I also have noticed that one of their background processes seems to go rogue and won’t quit and then consumes alot of CPU. If you turn off the microphone, it works (they recommended to try this to see what it would do). They sort of blame the QuickTime recording. But, I can record just fine using QuickTime directly. Moreover, I also own ScreenFlow, and it works just fine. I’m guessing they also use QuickTime to record too. This issue happened to me a couple of months ago as well. The solution they prescribed then was to delete everything and reinstall. This worked back. I tried it this time, but the problem would not go away. If you don’t need iOS device recording, then this works fine for normal screen recording or even the iOS simulator. If you want to do iOS device recording, walk away and just use QuickTime directly or ScreenFlow. Or be prepared to spend a bunch of time to help them do QA on this. I’m contemplating complaining to Apple to get a refund.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
3/5
Version 2.10.4
Review by NCAADisappointed

Good App But Watch Out - Camtasia 2 does what it says, its a high powered video editing tool. However I kept running out of disk space on my Mac Book Pro and couldn’t figure out what was going on. Turns out Camtasia keeps a “Temporary Recordings” folder in movies. It doesn’t get rid of it when you finish with your projects or delete them. It was taking up 70 GB on my drive.

Found helpful by 21 out of 23 people
3/5
Version 2.10.4
Review by JBManic

Good, not great - Although Camtasia is significantly better than iMovie (which has turned into junk over the years) it is still lacking and limited in features on the Mac. I use Camtasia at work on my Windows based workstation and it is great, full of features and easy to use. On the Mac the features are either missing, hard to use, or just clunky. I also found that exports from my work computer are not usable in the Mac version and vise a versa; that is shame. If you need more control and editing features than iMovie provides and do not need the power or the learning time for Final Cut then this will work for you. It is just depressing that such a limited version of software (as compared to the Windows version) is so pricey. It is hard to accept paying $99 for stripped down clunky software if you have experienced the better Windows based version (and that is hard to say, being an avid Mac fanatic / Windows hater).

Found helpful by 18 out of 18 people
5/5
Version 2.10.4
Review by Scharkee

Excellent Video Editing Tool - I’ve been using Camtasia Mac for about two years and have been very pleased. I use it to produce short instructional videos for classroom lab work. The ability to add text annotation makes this a better choice for Mac users over iMoive. Also, TechSmith support and tutorials are well produced and helpful.

Found helpful by 13 out of 15 people
2/5
Version 2.10.4
Review by artntech

Unreliable iOS device recording - I like Camtasia 2. And I hate it. Right now I hate that others and myself end up being their QA to help them isolate problems with their software. Sure this is necessary for SW dev, but when it seems that they are just reading from a script and asking for information that is not necessarily pertinent to finding the issue, it’s just a waste of the customer’s time. The problem is that iOS device recording is problematic. There are 2 issues you can randomly get hit with. 1. You cannot stop the recording. Your only way is to Force Quit, which loses your recording. Not nice when you’ve just tried to capture a few minutes and suddenly realize all that effort is gone. 2. When it does manage to record, the first few leading seconds and a few trailing seconds are gone. Poof. I also have noticed that one of their background processes seems to go rogue and won’t quit and then consumes alot of CPU. If you turn off the microphone, it works (they recommended to try this to see what it would do). They sort of blame the QuickTime recording. But, I can record just fine using QuickTime directly. Moreover, I also own ScreenFlow, and it works just fine. I’m guessing they also use QuickTime to record too. This issue happened to me a couple of months ago as well. The solution they prescribed then was to delete everything and reinstall. This worked back. I tried it this time, but the problem would not go away. If you don’t need iOS device recording, then this works fine for normal screen recording or even the iOS simulator. If you want to do iOS device recording, walk away and just use QuickTime directly or ScreenFlow. Or be prepared to spend a bunch of time to help them do QA on this. I’m contemplating complaining to Apple to get a refund.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
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