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2019.0.5
09 October 2019

Powerful screen recording and production tool.

Beto-Boton
15 May 2010

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I've been to the buying page a few times. My main concern is that camtasia for mac upgrade policy is kind of too expensive. Suppose there is a "bug fix" and you don't buy their ongoing upgrade pack for the year. You then have to pay for something you bought with a "manufacturing problem" in the first place. Need tothink a bit before acceptimg this blindly....
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Version 1.1.0

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dtc79
24 June 2018
Updated to 2018 version. I like the product.
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Version 2018.0.0
Writerstar
16 October 2017
Really like this software. I find it simple to use and it is packed full of features. It does take a little time to master some of the tools but the help guide and tutorials are good as is their customer support. Very solid app. Recommend.
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Version 3.1.1
LizPetrio
11 October 2017
Great for creating educational tutorials. We are testing in class, our teachers are all very happy with the features.
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Version 3.1.1
Doug-Engelbart
21 November 2016
Can it pan (follow the mouse area)?
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Version 3.0.0
rphartle
03 November 2016
After using trial for 2 weeks I went back to Screenflow.. Price is twice as much as Screenflow... and yet Camtasia's extra features seem a bit cartooney or amateur-ish to me... I don't create real fancy stuff and any special things I need in a video I can create in Photoshop and bring it into these apps. I prefer Screenflow's simplicity and user interface. I do wish "Actions" could be drag and drop like Camtasia effects. Both good apps but price for Camtasia is way too high.
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Version 3.0.0
Frodo-life
14 October 2016
version 3 is out with a 100% price increase from $99 to $199 and update is $99.... no thanks will use Screen Flow
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Version 3.0.0
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Alan-Ralph
Alan-Ralph
15 October 2016
Have to admit, that price to upgrade does give me pause for thought. Will definitely be looking at alternatives to see if they're better value for my needs.
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Akwarner
20 September 2016
Version 2.10.7 is out with improvements for macOS Sierra.
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Version 2.10.4
aljaruun
30 October 2015
I like Camtasia.

It's great for making screencasts, short AV presentations and has a decent subtitles function, animations and keystroke overlays.

What it lacks is a decent UI for the effects. They have a panel over on the right-hand side of the interface, but it's really designed for the convenience of the developer rather than the user. Absolutely hideous to use. Sure, you can get your jobs done with it, but it feels ugly while you do it.

That said, overall this is a very neat and tidy app with an easy learning curve for anyone looking to edit reasonably basic screencast / short videos.

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Version 2.10.4
Warren-Holmes
19 September 2014
great editor, with a blot of freedom to quickly and effectively improve and edit videos. few annoying things. 1) while editting, the cursor snaps to the left edge and then stays there matter how much you drag it somewhere else. 2) lack of compability for some video formats. 3) crash at the end of the video generating.
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Version 2.8.3
Schwity
10 September 2014
Hi. I still missing the possibility to have the same functionality like the Win-Version. For example the feature of SCORM export. It would be an essential function for creating WBT modules for learning content management systems (LCMS). Please add this feature to Camtasia for Mac and I will buy it immediately :-) Please look also this thread in the Camtasia forum of TechSmith: https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/how_can_i_save_a_video_as_a_scorm_file_using_camtasia_for_mac?utm_source=notification&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_comment&utm_content=reply_button&reply%5Bid%5D=14660816#reply_14660816
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Version 2.8.3
henreeg
30 January 2014
This program gave me everything that I bought it for and more. Maybe I think it gave me more because I didn't read the entire description :P Records internal sounds as well as your microphone. NO MORE THIRD PARTY PLUGINS! Easy to edit... I learned how to use it in one day.
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Version 2.7.0
artie505
10 May 2013
I don't know what's up with this dev: I open an account, and my password doesn't work immediately afterwards, so I click on the link that's provided, and the promised e-mail never arrives??? I click on Help, Little Snitch asks permission to connect, I OK it, and I get nothing but blank pages...numerous tries??? The demo is presented as if its full-featured, but some features are greyed-out in my menu bar??? I try to find out why deleting all but 20 secs of a 40 minute file leaves me with a file that plays only my segment but is equal in size to the original, and I run into my Help issue??? Huh???
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Version 2.3.1
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Stilgar
Stilgar
18 May 2013
@Artie505, what account are you talking about? You shouldn't have to open an account to download the Camtasia demo. It sounds like maybe you're trying to connect to our support site which you can visit directly at http://support.techsmith.com, and you also do not need to open an account there to create a ticket, you can do it anonymously. The demo is in-fact fully featured, if something is greyed out in the menubar it's because you cannot apply that option in the current context. As to your file size issue, when you create a Camtasia recording (camrec), the recorded file is basically an intermediate step in the process, you can add various other video files to your project (camproj). When you trim video in your project, it can still be within the project so the filesize doesn't change. Camrec and Camproj files aren't designed to be shared -- you need to produce your video to a format like mp4 which will cause only the content in your timeline to be rendered into a final video. I hope that helps!
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artie505
artie505
18 May 2013
Thanks, Stilgar; that helps some, but why do I get blank pages when I access Camtasia Help? (I've got no idea what account I was talking about, but I remember opening two different accounts...please don't ask what or where. )
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Stilgar
Stilgar
19 May 2013
@artie505 - I'm not sure why you'd be getting blank help pages, I haven't seen that happen before. Our support site I mentioned earlier could probably help you out with that one. If you're looking for some howto-type videos, we have a lot of great tutorial videos on our website: http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-mac-current.html As far as the mystery logon, it's possible that you ended up at our feedback site: http://feedback.techsmith.com That's actually a site powered by Get Satisfaction and is more for community help and product ideas rather than the one-on-one support you'll get from the other site.
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artie505
artie505
21 May 2013
Thanks, Stilgar. I just played around with Help, and I discovered that I've got a weird glitch going on that affects all Help, OS X and apps...I get a blank page when I click on a topic in a Help drop-down and must re-type my search term in the search field on the blank page and click to get results. So, Camtasia's Help is working as expected on your end, just not on mine. Your mentioning "Get Satisfaction" jogged my memory: I created accounts both there and at your support site, and while I had no problems with GS, your support site refused to accept my password and failed to e-mail me. (I obviously missed the anonymous poster option.) Hope this helps. By the way... Thanks for mentioning your tutorials, but they're not really of any use to me, because I'm using Camtasia only to document a trackpad glitch, not for a presentation.
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22duke
05 April 2013
Not bad software if it actually would work. Unfortunately there is a bug on the Mac will it will not play any recordings if you have a headset or other audio device connected via USB. This pretty much renders the software useless. This bug exists for over a year and has not been fixed.
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Version 2.3.0
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Stilgar
Stilgar
04 May 2013
I'm a programmer at TechSmith and I'm sorry that you're having these problems. I don't believe this is an issue that we're aware of. I'm not on the Camtasia for Mac dev team, but I use two USB devices all the time with Camtasia for Mac and do not have any playback issues. Have you tried opening at ticket with our Tech Support at http://support.techsmith.com ? They can collect the details about your setup to help us reproduce and resolve the bug. We're generally able to respond within one business day to any tickets you open.
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Elaineeer
17 July 2012
It indeed very easy to use, i could do the common edit without user manual. I think it is suitable for the newbie in video edit, like me. Just cost too much.
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Version 2.2.0
Bieder
14 May 2012
Anything but great, it has just brought me to tears so many times when it just stopped working in the mid of the process w/o saving any of the changes I've made to the video and w/o offering to recover. if this is what you guys suggest we should be all using for video editing, life is just sad..
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Version 2.1.0
Vinkri
23 January 2012
I was looking for a screen recording tool and the opportunity of getting Camtasia in a bundle I was interested in arised... It's not the most intuitive software, really. But it's packed with features. It's not lightweight. But it's powerful. It's certainly not the best, but I like it.
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Version 2.0.0
Patoche
07 December 2011
I have license for ScreenFlow, I showU HD and Camtasia as I do a lot of tutorials... In the past my preferred were 1 ScreenFlow 2 Camtasia and then IShowU HD. Now it is Camtasia my first choice...much more intuitive in editing for my taste. Techsmith did a very good job. The upgrade price is a bit high for a non pro I think... Have a try. Thanks
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Version 2.0.0
kbaxxx
30 August 2011
After using ScreenFlow for the last year, I was forced by circumstances beyond my control to create a video using Camtasia. It was like going back to the dark ages. Very inflexible and non-intuitive. I'd recommend ScreenFlow over Camtasia any day.
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Version 1.2.2
Beto-Boton
08 August 2011
The software is good but the update policy is not, by the way is so greedy I'm buying another software just not to have to pay an update for Camtasia.
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Version 1.2.2
Archiethearchiver
30 June 2011
I just downloaded what is suppose to be version 1.2.2. It shows that it is actually v 1.2. I have a MacPro Quad-Core using Mac OS 10.6.8 with 14 GB of memory and tons of disk space. I am using a Logitech Webcam Pro 9000. 1. The audio lags annoyingly behind the video. 2. There are spots in the clip that have very loud clicks. 3. There are areas of the clip where the audio is totally incomprehensible! I am sorry but I will stick with ScreenFlow v 1.2.9 by Telestream.Inc which has the same features but works perfectly!
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Version 1.2.2
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Regular-Warren
Regular-Warren
30 June 2011
I also see that it's still at 1.2.0. Sorry for the mistake. I've corrected the listing!
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Phurd99
Phurd99
01 July 2011
There is a release 1.2.2 in the Apple Store. TechSmith Support told me there are not sure when they will release or if they will release the update to those outside the Apps Store. Hope they don't forget those that purchased outside the App Store
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W-g
19 December 2010
I really like Camtasia. It is a joy to use. Very simple to understand and its exporting tools are great. However, don't ever try to get a refund from them. I bought a second copy by mistake. I know that is stupid but it happened. I have emailed them via their webpage and via my account and no money has ever been returned nor have I gotten a useful reply. It might be interpreted by some that they are in severe financial trouble if they use these tactics to protect their cash flow. I don't know and won't comment. Just be very careful. Other than that, I like it.
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Version 1.2.0
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Stilgar
Stilgar
18 September 2011
W-g, as a TechSmith employee, I'm sorry to hear that you had this experience. You should indeed receive a refund. If you call customer service, they will get you straightened out. The phone number is: 800.517.3001 and you can call 8am to 7pm EST Monday through Friday to talk to a real person.
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Digitalcat
17 December 2010
Camtasia is wonderful solution for screencasts recording: it's simple, it is feature-rich and it supports captioning, audio embedding and visual effects (for instance, fades). I checked a lot of applications of same kind and neither was able build the screencast with some text in it. Some crashed, other failed to save the video, some had heavy trial limits... And Camtasia did the job. However, I had some problems with minor glitches - app's preview isn't 100% accurate and I have spent some time fixing the project to get the proper video, but I can deal with this. This app worth it's money, really.
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Version 1.2.0
Beto-Boton
15 May 2010
I've been to the buying page a few times. My main concern is that camtasia for mac upgrade policy is kind of too expensive. Suppose there is a "bug fix" and you don't buy their ongoing upgrade pack for the year. You then have to pay for something you bought with a "manufacturing problem" in the first place. Need tothink a bit before acceptimg this blindly....
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Version 1.1.0
Iconz113
26 August 2009
definitely going to give the other companies some competition. Its good for us though.
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Version 1.0
John-O
25 August 2009
Wow, the tension is thick here... I can't wait to hear how this gets reviewed. Could be a game changer, and will certainly give ScreenFlow a run for its money... Competition is *always* good, for the consumer anyway!
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Version 1.0