PC World noted that "Camtasia has evolved from being the go-to program for software demonstrators to a full-featured education/information video tool" from this 4 1/2 star review. An earlier 2005 review is still relevant, which states that, though "powerful," Camtasia can be "a little overwhelming at the start" to new users, though the learning curve is easily manageable.
This Camtasia Studio download uses your CPU for its rendering process, so that relies heavily on your graphics card. It doesn’t work as well as NVENC encoding. The older your video card is, the longer it will take. For devices with less than 6GB of RAM, using CS can slow down your other applications. The initial startup may take a while, depending on your computer’s capacity. Make sure you uncheck the reboot box when prompted by the app. It may complicate your drivers, but this is different for every user.
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.
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.
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.
CamStudio is an open-source screencasting program for Microsoft Windows released as free software. The software renders videos in an AVI format. It can also convert these AVIs into Flash Video format, embedded in SWF files. CamStudio is written in C++, but CamStudio 3 will be developed in C#. The program has distributed malware and harmful viruses via the installer.
Adobe Spark comes fully loaded with several customization options — ensuring your video is as unique as it is engaging. Make changes to music, images, text and the layout of your video with a click of your mouse. This powerful online video maker allows you to make as many changes as you like, so you can truly make your imagination come to life. Make a video with Adobe Spark, and you’ll never have to worry about it looking like all the rest.
Coach’s Eye is a mobile app for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and many Android devices that enables users to capture, analyze and share video. It is designed with the intent that coaches and parents can record athletes, analyze the playback and share it with others. It enables an instructor to shoot video of an athlete's swing, throw, kick, etc. and then add voice instructions and illustrate the video with simple annotations. Coaches and athletes view the video in slow motion or scrub through the video using the on-screen flywheel, showing precisely what points need to be shown. The finished videos can be uploaded to sharing sites like YouTube, emailed or sent via MMS, giving the instructor several outlets for sharing with athletes or other coaches. It was launched November, 2011.
If you can click a plus button, you can make a video! Simply click the plus icon on the slide to add video clips, photos, text, or icons. It’s simple to import media from your photo library or cloud-based storage solution, or select from the free stock photos and icons available to Spark Video users. Once your media is in a slide, you can easily edit individual videos for length (look for the clock icon in the lower right hand corner or easily use the slider to trim slides with video clips.) Don’t worry about getting the order perfect at the start, you can drag and drop to reorder slides at any time.
When you’re doing a tutorial or game session, and you want the audience to see your expressions, CS can help with that. Use the picture-in-picture mode to create a video showing your instructions on screen. Another cool thing when using this is that Camtasia can split the recorded file into two separate tracks. One for your talking head and one is the actual content. You can edit each of them as an entire project.
By using animated text, live photos, and sticker animations, you can turn static graphic posts into short social videos that offer major wow-factor with minimal work. One-tap social videos are easy to make in Adobe Spark Post. From the mobile app (available on Android and iOS), pick from the templates crafted by our professional designers to begin making the content your own. You can also start from scratch by tapping the plus button. From there, add animations under “effects” to easily transform a graphic into a video.
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.
Jing allows the user to record video, capture images, edit them, and upload them to various websites. Possible uses for Jing include sharing a screen snapshot, narrating vacation photos, capturing a computer bug in action, and in the case of a teacher, showing students how to do a task and commenting verbally on a students homework. It only supports saving to SWF (flash files). Jing is freeware.
Why would a recording software have its default setting to not record the audio??!?!?!?!?? This has got to be one of the worst software design decisions I have ever had the misfortune to come across. I downloaded this software to record a family member's singing stream and it was not until I went to watch it later that I discovered it did not record the audio. This is a moment I will never be able to recover. Just because you give something away for free does not make it acceptable to make a crappy product. P.S. SourceForge, why do you not warn your users that this recording software has a no audio default setting?