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What Is Camtasia?

Camtasia makes it easy to create professional-looking videos quickly — even if you’ve never made a video before.

With the new Camtasia Rev workflow, anyone can take a new recording and in just a few clicks have a completed video in a variety of sizes and layouts ready to be shared to their preferred platforms.

Camtasia is easy enough for beginners, but powerful and versatile enough to be your video editing solution for life.

Who Uses Camtasia?

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Reviews of Camtasia

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.2

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Andrea
Andrea
Video Marketing Coach in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

I keep coming back

5.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

Camtasia is intuitive and easy to use. I've used other video editing software and Camtasia is my favourite because I can create videos faster. I used an older version for years because it worked just fine. I recently upgraded because there are so many new features that allow me to make even better quality videos

Cons:

I wish audio editing was part of the program. I use one other program that has an AI editor that removes background noise that I wish was part of Camtasia

Vincent
Sales Engineer in US
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Great overall experience with Camtasia

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: My overall experience with Camtasia has been an A+. I have taken the certification and have thoroughly enjoyed the tutorials. These have led to me being a more productive content creator.

Pros:

Camtasia has allowed me to quickly transition to the video editing world and make creative content that is both educational and stimulating. The staff at Tech Smith is always making refinements, which gives me the confidence to continue learning and creating.

Cons:

There is no formal way to request features through the software.

Vincent
Owner in US
Marketing & Advertising, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Not worth it. Use CapCut Instead

2.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Early on it worked great, now it is too buggy to use, my subscription goes for 5 more months but I refuse to use it and I will let it expire.

Pros:

Audio mixing is the only good feature compaire dto other similar products.

Cons:

Slow, expensive and very buggy. Too many updates and patches.

Milo
CEO in US
Writing & Editing, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Camtasia Can Be a Better Fit than More Expensive Video Editors

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Camtasia has always exceeded my expectations. It's way more powerful than people might expect, I know quite a bit about Camtasia but I totally admit there are more some features I haven't learned yet how to use but I know they exist and when I need them I know they will be there. TechSmith is also a really great company to work with, they really care about their products and making them better.

Pros:

1) The hot spot feature, it's something other tools just don't have. 2) Camtasia has pre-built features that other tools don't have, you can just do things much faster in Camtasia than what it takes me to do in Premiere and Final Cut. 3) TechSmith has made a lot of smart decisions by creating a video editor that most people can learn how to use in a short amount of time. Albeit that Camtasia is not the most advanced video editing platform but it doesn't have to be, it's perfect for the average person who needs to do some video editing. This is why I love Camtasia, I can ramp up new video editors quickly. Even my advanced video editor now sings the praises of Camtasia, he complained at first but now even he sees the light.

Cons:

We have pushed Camtasia to where it breaks with too many layers, yes I know the workarounds but this could be improved upon. I'm a little concerned about the EOL of the HTML output, please don't lose that feature because it's super important for the hot spot feature.

Imari
Marketing Content Manager in US
Computer Software, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A GREAT, quicker, Easier to learn alternative for "Almost pro-level" video creation

4.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: I would give it a 95 out of 100. I have very few complaints. I have created some really great looking videos that the average person would not be able to tell if this were done in a program that cost thousands more.

Pros:

Easy to get in and do screen captures and video editing. A growing library of cool animations, templates, and effects that they continually add to. Quick tools that are easy to learn to do a lot of effects that are dangerously close to pro platforms like adobe and final cut, only without the massive rendering time etc.

Cons:

Some of the effects are a little cheap looking, but the library of options continues to grow. Sometimes the crashes and bugs are annoying, but I've seen that in the big programs as well. ESPECIALLY FINAL CUT PRO