Camtasia Studio 8 Review

Camtasia Studio 8 is a screen recording software that also comes along with a video editor. The program costs $299.00 for one individual copy. It offers new and advanced users to easily accommodate to this program in order to meet their needs.

It all starts off with the classic interface. You have your library area on the top-left, video preview on the top-right, and a timeline at the bottom. Even by just taking a quick skim around this look really gets my mind going. I was also really intrigued by the color choice. The black gradient-style really caught my attention. It gave me the idea of a modern-interface that really grabbed me.

The screen recorder itself is pretty nice. It offers the basic start, pause, and stop buttons. As well as the option to change your settings for the audio and video. The video codec that the program offers, known as the TechSmith Codec, is really nice. You don’t lag while recording and it doesn’t lag afterwards when you watch the video. Which really helps improves your performance.

But the thing that really stood out in this program is the video editor. As we go down into the timeline, you have the nice basic features. You can add multiple tracks, remove and rename them. You also have the option to import a recording into the timeline, and extract the audio as a separate track. Which is really nice if you want to get rid of a piece of audio or video.

Another really nice feature to this program is the variety it offers. When you look at the library pane, there is just a huge amount of music and animations you could use. In fact, the media the program offers is actually some good stuff. Using this really helped me feel like a professional video editor.

Although we have all these huge features that seem to really stand out, it’s really the small ones that make the bigger effect. These include zoom & pan where you can zoom and pan along the video. Or callouts that include text effects, arrows, and labels. Even the fact that you can directly move around objects directly from the video editor. Which is really handy if you don’t want to be messing with numbers.

New or old users can accept the fact that Camtasia Studio 8 offers the capability to record and edit not only recordings, but you’re own media as well. The program has grown to accommodate people of all areas. Including teachers, workers, and even the average YouTube user. Overall, Camtasia Studio 8 is a tool that you can’t leave out.

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