If you often create videos or need to periodically record your computer screen, then Camtasia Studio, the brainchild of TechSmith, should interest you.
What is it?
Camtasia Studio is really two products in one: a screen recording program and a video editor. With this powerful tool you can create stylish, interactive, high-quality and truly professional videos that can be used in a wide variety of applications, such as creating videos for YouTube.
The program is very versatile, so it should not be surprising that it enjoys great popularity and recognition among both beginners and advanced users. And among other products in this market segment it stands out because no one has been able to provide the same impressive set of features.
The main function of Camtasia Studio is, of course, screen capture followed by conversion into a video file. You can record the whole screen or a separate area of it, a window or an application. And Camtasia can record your webcam video and audio from the speakers or the microphone. In fact, you can capture everything that’s happening on your computer, from apps to video games. You can even record video calls with programs like Skype.
Despite this variety of capture tools, the program is pretty easy to learn. Yes, learning all the features will take some time, but the application interface itself is intuitive. Any user with average computer skills is able to master at least the basic functions of Camtasia without significant difficulty.
How to make a screen recording
Clicking just one button in the opened program takes you to the recording interface. From here you select the screens you want to record and click on the red REC button. To make your work even easier and more comfortable Camtasia lets you set up hotkeys to quickly start, stop and pause recording. You can also place markers and select areas of the screen for recording.
When it comes to editing your footage, Camtasia is virtually unmatched. Other programs offer only basic features like the ability to delete unwanted material, crop your footage or add text to your video. Camtasia provides these and many other useful features.
The sheer number of editing tools is already impressive. You can do more than just basic video editing, and add effects, audio tracks, media from your computer, subtitles, annotations, and more.
Camtasia allows you to export video in the 5 most common formats: MP4, WMV, MOV, AVI and M4V. The project can also be exported to an audio file, but only in MP3 format. For the vast majority of users this will be more than enough.
Camtasia Studia supports the ability to immediately post the finished work to video sharing sites like Vimeo, YouTube and Screencast. You can also save videos to Google Drive or My Places. This feature may seem trivial, but it still solves the problem of manually uploading a project. If you make a lot of videos, you probably know that it takes a lot of time.
Downloading and installation
The price for the latest version of the program actually bites pretty hard: a one-person license from the official site will cost you $250. If you’ve bought the program before, though, you can upgrade to the latest version for $99.50. But at the same time, the developers care about the free trial version for 30 days. The functionality of the program is not limited during the trial period, but all the created videos will have a watermark (see screenshot).
But if you later purchase the program, then any project you created in the trial version will be rendered without a watermark.
So if you want to get acquainted with the Russian version of the program, follow these simple instructions:
- Go to uptodown.
- Find the “Download” button and click on it
- Choose our operating system in this window.
- Confirm the file download
Camtasia Studio russian version of the program