Screen recording and video editing tools are quite imperative in eLearning. Camtasia Studio is one of the best, but it’s quite pricey and not very appropriate for tight eLearning budgets. Not to worry though, as there is a great deal of alternatives that come on no expense at all. In this article, I’ll present the top 10 free Camtasia Studio alternatives.
Recording your screen is the main purpose of CS, so it’s super easy to do. This is useful for business and personal projects. You can capture your whole screen or just a part of it. One of the most useful features Camtasia has is the mini toolbar that pops out in record mode. It helps you set up your screen before starting. Make necessary preparations like ratio adjustments or screen lock before you record.
With Bandicam you can record a part or your whole screen and make various real-time drawings on your recorded videos or screenshots. You can also use your webcam to attach a video of yourself to the video you are recording. This can be immensely helpful for ILT eLearning courses. Bandicam also gives you the chance to add mouse effects and animation to your recordings.
TechSmith Corporation is a software company developing screenshooting, screencasting and video editing software, for Windows and macOS, and licensing them to corporations, educational institutions, government agencies and small businesses. The company was founded in Okemos, Michigan in 1987 by William Hamilton. In 1990 they created Snagit, their most popular and best-selling product. TechSmith is now helmed by William Hamilton's daughter, Wendy Hamilton.
LOTS of errors. I know it's good software, and I would definitely recommend it, it has too many errors. Just today I tried to record my webcam, and got "An unexpected error has occurred. Capture cannot be started". I have searched for answers and typically could not find any. Sometimes when I edit clips they crash the software and then I lose sometimes hours of hard work.