If you come across a great video on YouTube or some similar sites, most of us do wonder that it may be too difficult to produce professional screen videos by average guys. But if you talk to some of the guys on how they created and uploaded the video content in the form of videos of PowerPoint presentations, webcams, software demos, screen captures use  an excellent tool called Camtasia from Techsmith.

It can be used to

  • Record PowerPoint presentations, websites, webcams, and software demos easily
  • Edit screencasts to perfection by cutting, splicing, adding transitions, and captions
  • Produce your video in many formats, or share to YouTube or Screencast.com

Developers Description

Camtasia has the right tools for creating professional screen videos without formal training.  With Camtasia, you can easily generate effective videos that help you train, teach, sell, and more.



With Camtasia Studio’s flexible recording options, you can choose to capture full screen, window or region. Add in music tracks, microphone, your computer’s audio, plus picture-in-picture with your video camera, and you’ve got a world-class screencast.


Once you have your content recorded, polish it up and turn it into a professional screencast.

Video Formats

It supports creation of videos in various formats:

* MP4/FLV/SWF – Flash player compatible
* M4V for iPad/iPod/iPhone/iTunes
* AVI for CD/DVD/lossless export
* Silverlight-compatible WMV
* MOV for QuickTime
* RM – RealMedia
* Animated GIF
* MP3 – Audio only

Full list of features in detail can be found here.

The best thing about this app is its too simple to use if you have used any video authoring tool before. If you are trying this tool for first time without even creating any video using a similar tool, then it may seem confusing to you. The reason I say that it may confuse you is because it got loads of features and options to create a professional quality Video. Unless you know about majority of these features slowly, it will be difficult for you to create great videos. But till now, I found this to be the simplest video creation tool among all the tools that I have ever used.

The best part:- It has got loads of tutorials for everything that is possible using this tool. If you want to create good professional Video, you can learn it from Camtasia Learning Center.


Thanks to Techsmith, we are giving away 2 license keys of Camtasia worth ~$600 to readers of Avinashtech. Just follow the simple rules below to enter in this draw.

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