Camtasia Studio v8.0.0 for Windows was released on 19 June 2012, and updated until v8.6.0 of 25 August 2015. Camtasia 9.0.0 was released on 11 October 2016, updated until v9.1.2 of 13 March 2018, with later bugfix versions up to v9.1.5 of 7 May, 2019. Later versions are named for the year, with Camtasia 2018.0.0 released on 19 June 2018 and updated until 2018.0.8 of 7 May 2019, and Camtasia 2019.0.0 released on 30 April 2019.
The app allows you to transfer your projects to Screencast and edit them there. You will need an account for that on top of your Camtasia account. Both platforms provide free trials and subscriptions. Before upgrading, all your content will have a watermark in it. The label is hardly visible, so that won’t be much of an issue if you just want to enjoy the free software. However, if you’re going to attempt to do more professional work, you’ll want to spring for the upgrade and get the watermark removed.
It's an excellent choice for those that have to provide technical support or developer who have to design tutorials to explain how to use their programs. The range of output files is admittedly limited - CamStudio will only output in AVI format but you can also convert movies to Flash (SWF). You can also choose the codecs used to encode your screen capture shots and set the frame rate you need to capture at.
In terms of usability, Camtasia should be among the top choices due to how beginner-friendly it is. But, also due to its simplicity, not too many professional creators will find Camtasia Studio appealing. If you’re only starting to learn the basics of video editing, this app is perfect for that. It’s got a nice interface, intuitive controls, and useful tutorials. Those are everything you need for an easy beginning.
Using Adobe Spark as a free video maker simply couldn’t be easier. After selecting the “Video” option from the main menu, you’ll be taken to a title screen — where you can give your video project a title. Enter some text, or skip this stage and head straight to the design interface. Don’t worry if you want to change the title later, as you can make unlimited changes to text. You then get the opportunity to choose a video template or start the design process from scratch.
Good, worked as expected. One issue: IT COMPLETELY RUINED MY VOLUME. Before using this, my volume was amazing. I couldn't even have it at full volume or it would blow my headphones out. After using this, I turn the volume all the way up and I can barely hear anything. I uninstalled the program, and guess what? MY VOLUME WAS STILL BROKEN. I HAD NO ISSUES UNTIL I USED THIS JUNK. DO NOT DOWNLOAD AT ALL. EVER!!!!!
Since Camtasia caters to new and intermediate users, you won’t find a large selection of special effects. The ones it does have are still good and will fulfil most of your small projects’ needs. Make your clips spin or fade into view with the opacity and tilt animations. Add clarifying texts or subtitles to your video with the annotations tool. Each effect comes with customisable layouts like colors and density.
CamStudio is a compact little program with some nice features tucked away to maximize its allure. Installation is a breeze. However, when you launch CamStudio, a private product upgrade is offered that has not been verified by SourceForge. You’ll have to decide if you want to take a chance on CamStudio’s private upgrade or not. Yet, once you launch CamStudio, you’ll find several helpful features to make your screen recording journey quite enjoyable. For example, controls to record an entire screen or a portion of it, sound options, and the ability to add comments to videos and screen captures. CamStudio and its codec are released under GPL license.
When it comes to creating impactful videos, a good music choice can be the cherry on top! Adobe Spark Video’s intuitive interface empowers you to add the perfect melodies to your movie. When you’re ready to add music, hit the “Music” icon in the top bar. You have the option to choose from your own files or iTunes library, or pick from any of Adobe Spark’s comprehensive stock selection for the perfect track.
Tap the plus button or a caption box to keep viewers on the hook with descriptive and compelling text overlaid on your video and photos. The split screen, single caption, and title and text layouts all allow for text over your images. Don’t forget the voice narration feature, either—just click and hold the microphone button on each slide for vocals to accompany that slide.
Clicking the big plus button on web or in the iOS app will open a slide-based editor. No complicated timelines here with Spark's intro video maker! We suggest storyboarding out your animated video story within the app by selecting one of the preloaded story structures or creating your own by adding notes to slides, which will guide your creation. Each slide should represent just one point or thought.
In Camtasia editor, multimedia objects of various formats can be imported into the clip library and arrange them in time order and stacked tracks using the timeline form of user controls. Overlays of various types may be added, including user-defined settings, such as when and how to display the cursor and pan-and-zoom effects such as the Ken Burns effect. Camtasia for Windows v8 and Camtasia for Mac v2 offer options to enhance sections of the recorded screen to draw attention via a cursor or drawn-in pointer to highlight section(s) of the screen or to better illustrate the actions of the presenter on the screen. Another feature is the ability to save media clips within the library tab, keeping a user from having to repeatedly import commonly-used media clips/files.
The good thing about Camtasia is that the free version contains every function of the original one. So, you can try all the game-changing features such as the overlapping media. It’s an inherent mechanic that lets you combine multiple clips into one video. Other programs, such as OBS Studio or Filmora Video Editor, can do the same thing, but not as easily as CS.