Camtasia Studio 8

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Techsmith’s Camtasia is one of my favorite programs and is used every time I produce a software overview or demonstration.  Camtasia 8 is Tech Smith’s latest release of the software and is a full screen HD video capture utility and editor.  Rebuilt from the ground-up this software delivers a professional screen recording which can also integrate with a web cam, track mouse movements and more.  However, I still would like to see a live export webinar option for the software especially with platforms like Google+ Hangouts live and more.

Once the screen capture is complete Tech Smith has reworked Camtasia’s video file system to make it extremely fast and easy to work with.  If you have used any video editing system you will be able to easily edit your screen capture — and adding other options such as tracking mouse movements, zooming, or adding text or other key framed options is very simple — although I do recommend watching a few tutorials to make sure you are not missing out on any cool features.

Exporting is also a snap and is easy as a click of a few buttons and you can export to a variety of different formats and platforms including direct to the websites like YouTube. The newly re-designed and programmed Camtasia 8 gets one Damn Good Review from me and I look forward to new version and to continue using it.

Watch my software overview video to see the interface and features that Techsmith’s Camtasia 8 has to offer.

TECH SPECS & FEATURES

Multi-track Timeline
Media Asset Library
Visual Effects
Animate Content
Share your videos with anyone, anywhere.
Quizzing

Additional Information:  For those who may be looking for a free capture utility I recommend Jing, a free screen and video capture utility from Tech Smith. This is great for grabbing screen shots of your desktop and also creating very short, un-editable video screen recordings which are limited to 5mins.  You can either save these locally or upload right to screencast.com and share with friends or clients as long as you can make the 5min marker!

To learn more or to purchase Camtasia Studio 8 visit Techsmiths online store and use DGR2012 for an exclusive discount only available to our loyal readers.

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