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ABC 6: Camtasia, Screen Recording software Review and Giveaway

If you need to deal with creating Videos by capturing screen for your day to day work or anything else, then Camtasia is a essential software/  tool  which is needed for creating some great images for your work. Thanks to Techsmith, we are giving away few licenses of Camtasia to Avinashtech Readers.

Developers Description

Always more than a simple screen recorder, Camtasia Studio will help you generate sophisticated, effective screen-casts — faster, easier, and with more consistency.

Features

Record

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.

Edit

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

Share

The final step in creating a screencast is sharing it with your audience – and Camtasia Studio makes that a snap. Produce to a variety of 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

MY VIEW

As most of my readers know, I rarely create Videos and hence I haven’t tested it as extensively as Snagit. Still with whatever time I have went through using it, I found it quite easy to work with. Obviously, there is a learning curve associated with any tool and same applies here. As it can create and edit your Videos quite effectively like adding sound thru Mic or editing existing videos to create new one, you may find it hard initially if you never used any video editing software.

But if you want to create a simple video, you do that straight away even on your first day. If you want to create good professional Video, you can learn it from Camtasia Learning Center.

GIVEAWAY :

Thanks to Betsy Weber from TechSmith, I have Two (2) Licenses of  Camtasia (PC and Mac Each)to giveaway . The rules are simple. For being eligible to participate in contest/draw, you need to do the following:

  1. Subscribe to Avinashtech by entering your email address in the subscribe box on right sidebar of the blog or by clicking this link. Do remember to verify your email address when you get the verification email from Feedburner.
  2. After that, just leave your name and email address in the form by clicking this link.
  3. Leave a comment below telling why you would like to have Camtasia License.

Keep in mind, Multiple entries will disqualify you from the draw. If you want it for Mac, Please specify in comments.

Forum Discussion thread: Camtasia Discussion and Review/feedback


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  • luisc December 10, 2010, 12:05 AM

    Hey thank you this is what I was looking for. Please put me in this drawing

  • sofla64 December 10, 2010, 1:12 AM

    This is a great tool for teaching users how to navigate and use applications properly. Would love a license.

  • tyrkil December 10, 2010, 4:23 AM

    I’d like to use it , to make a video tutorial of what I did on my computer to my blog.

  • jelson December 10, 2010, 5:17 AM

    I’ve tried the trial version and was impressed. I’d like to have the license to make tutorials for my friends who are always asking me how to “do this” or “do that” on their computers. It would make things easier since I wouldn’t have to repeat myself and they would have something to refer back to in case they forget.

    HappY BirthdaY and Merry Christmas, too 🙂

  • Pier December 10, 2010, 5:22 AM

    Very famous software in Italy!
    Will I win a license? I hope yes!

    Bye!

  • k19s December 10, 2010, 5:30 AM

    Hi, I would like to have Snagit as I need a powerful screen recording software with many features to create my computing tutorials and other videos which I share with many people.
    Hope I win one.
    Thanks

  • Philip December 10, 2010, 7:00 AM

    I would like to have one please

  • Anthony December 10, 2010, 7:01 AM

    This software looks good

  • Rich December 10, 2010, 7:02 AM

    One for me please

  • Phil December 10, 2010, 7:02 AM

    The interface looks awesome, hopefully i win one

  • Nick December 10, 2010, 7:03 AM

    This software is awesome. I want one.

  • Tangyi Chang December 10, 2010, 7:29 AM

    Thanks avinashtech for holding that great giveaway. TechSmith Camtasia is very cool screen recording software as well as a video editing program for both Win and Mac. I’ve tried the 30-day trial. The quality is cool and clean. I like its timeline editor which allows me to add many resources (video clip, narration, music, object, text, etc.) into the tracks. As far as I know there is a free version web-based screen recorder Jing, but the recording time and SWF output option are limited. Please count me in for this great screencasting program. Thanks and happy Xmas!

  • Willy December 10, 2010, 7:49 AM

    It’s so useful / prfessionaal for my presentation projects. Hopefully can win 1 license to easy my work.

  • Samuel December 10, 2010, 9:53 AM

    Right now I’m also using Snagit mostly. But who knows what I’ve in future. So, I want to grab this opportunity and get ready for a better future. Include me in this draw.

    Thanks a lot
    Sam.

  • Vaibhav Srivastava December 10, 2010, 10:35 AM

    amazing recording software… only 4 words for the software

    L – Luvly
    I – Incredible
    K – Kool
    E – Elegant

    posted in twitter @vibhusri

  • Kmbarot December 10, 2010, 11:03 AM

    it is the best capturing software. please count me in.

  • poohkt December 10, 2010, 12:07 PM

    It’s a great tool for creating ‘how-to’ videos. Please count me in. Thanks a lot.

  • Naveen December 10, 2010, 12:09 PM

    The main window of Camtasia Studio, features a content area in the upper right that showcases a variety of options. Here, we can view the clip bin, access our content library, and tweak features such as callouts, zoom-n-pan, audio, and transitions. I hope to win this great giveaway…

  • iPrism December 10, 2010, 1:06 PM

    Thank you Avinash and Techsmith for the superb Camtasia screen recorder giveaway.I would love to have Mac license for recording videos on my Mac system.I have completed the above two steps. 🙂

  • Digish December 10, 2010, 5:45 PM

    me too.

  • Yfyl December 10, 2010, 5:54 PM

    nice one! so I use it for online tutorial!

  • Firewalker December 10, 2010, 8:30 PM

    I would really like to get this Camtasia for creating software tutorials.

  • fellowweb December 10, 2010, 8:50 PM

    Hey, thanks for the great giveaway!

    I’d love to win as I’ve tried a couple of other screen recording solutions but nothing has been as convincing as Camtasia promises. 😉

    Screencasts are of great help if I shortly want to help out friends and show them how something works. Camtasia would be of great help here!

  • tech December 10, 2010, 10:41 PM

    I would love to have it for personal use!

  • Azziz Mouloud December 10, 2010, 11:54 PM

    Hi
    Thanks for this contest, camtasia will let me t built well my presentations with clear mind and to spread it to a larger audience, since its constantly improved and equipped with necessary tools and features.

  • Niroopsingh December 11, 2010, 1:11 AM

    Thanks for this giveaway.i need camtasia studio for recording my screen,because me and my friends always discuss about software and their trails,how to use and how to install etc and we also have a lot of presentations in our college and for that i need camtasia studio to give a final touch to my presentations. Hope i win a free key for this.
    thanks,
    niroop

  • Janusz777 December 11, 2010, 1:29 AM

    I used the expired evaluation version. Make amazing video tutorial. Pleas 1 license.

  • District December 11, 2010, 4:38 AM

    I want a Camtasia recorder for recording some of my personal videos.Thanks.

  • corker December 11, 2010, 12:10 PM

    You know I have Wondershare DemoCreator obtained from Avinastech giveaway. It is a decent screen recorder software. But from what I saw above, Camtasia Studio supports more video formats than DemoCreator does. That means having Camtasia will be better. Do enter me to this giveaway as well.

  • ha14 December 11, 2010, 4:04 PM

    With camtasia studio and all its features there is no way to not succeed in doing screenshots and video. Plus its gets better and better so can be usd in all environments easily since the interface is well designed and easy to use.

  • While32 December 11, 2010, 6:04 PM

    Camtasia is one from the best

  • Kosma04 December 11, 2010, 7:45 PM

    Hi
    Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the contest.
    Please, count me in

  • Dhiraj Sinha December 11, 2010, 9:26 PM

    I currently have been assigned the task of creating a tutorial on how to setup a home network.I guess this tool would help me in spicing up that tutorial.So please include me in the raffle.As per the rules laid down by you,I have subscribed to the newsletter.
    Thks
    Dhiraj

  • Avi Singh December 12, 2010, 12:00 AM

    Count me in !
    I love this tool…
    It’s very light weight…..

  • Jay P December 12, 2010, 1:58 AM

    I hope to win Camtasia so that I can use it to create tutorials and guides for work and study. Thanks.

  • dizzy December 12, 2010, 7:25 AM

    This is the best brand and is also the most reliable

  • Ashwin December 12, 2010, 11:47 AM

    Hi Avi

    I have used BBflashback express and Camstudio before.
    I would like to try Camtasia too.

    I filled up the form 🙂

    thx 🙂

  • Prakash December 12, 2010, 1:10 PM

    another nice giveaway , Thanks Avinash for conducting it.The best this i like is it support multiple formats i will use them for capturing my matte painting video and my maya modelling and fx video’s

  • Idriskurtum December 12, 2010, 7:28 PM

    Thanks for nice giveaway, sametimes I make tutorials, for them I need like this soft.

  • Quasar's Ankh December 13, 2010, 1:45 AM

    This program would be ideal to make tutorials for friends and family.

    Please include me in this giveaway, thank you.

  • noname December 13, 2010, 6:46 AM

    I will use it to record and streaming video of my presentations

  • dj December 23, 2010, 3:53 AM

    Hi,
    I am looking to prepare a demo video for one of the application which I have customized. Please provide a demo license

    Thanks
    DJ

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