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Camtasia Review 2020: Is Camtasia Screen Recorder Worth it?

by Jayant

Screen recording and video editing in one video editing software is something that is not common. Camtasia is one of the video editing and screen recording software. Camtasia is a popular software that allows its users a variety of tasks, not just video editing. There is a lot of video editing software available in the market right now but nothing works like Camtasia.



Camtasia has intuitive UI which is super easy to use. You really don’t need professional skills to handle the Camtasia software. But is it really worth spending on Camtasia? Let’s find out in this Camtasia Review.

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Camtasia Review 2020

If you are looking for one video editing software where you can record your computer’s screen, edit it and publish the video on the internet, Camtasia can be your answer. But who can use Camtasia?

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Camtasia can be used for:

  • How-to Videos
  • Webinar recordings
  • Youtube Videos
  • Explainer Videos
  • Demo Videos
  • Presentation Recording
  • Meeting Recording


Apart from the above mentioned, if you are someone who deals with video editing, screen recording, you can use Camtasia Screen Recorder & Video Editing Software. Below are some of the worth mentioning features of Camtasia:


Camtasia Features:

Here is what Camtasia can do for you:

1. Inbuilt Screen Recorder:

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TechSmith’s Camtasia has its own Screen recorder. If you are a YouTuber/Teacher/ Pr who explains on the screen content like Photoshop Tutorials, FL Studio tutorials, or any other How-tos which can only be recorded by the screen recording then Camtasia is your deal. With an inbuilt screen recording tool, you can record the screen of your computer while working on it. Along with the video, you can record your voice with the screen recording. Once you are done with screen recording, you can edit it right in the Camtasia.

2. Webcam Recording

Screen recording video can sound very boring to your viewers, especially if it is related to some coding and stuff. So, with Camtasia, you can add your own flavor in those boring videos by recording webcam video which can be later added to your main video. Moreover, you can adjust the exposure, contrast, gamma, brightness, etc. of the webcam video which surely makes the bad webcam quality much better. When viewers watch the face of their teacher or favorite Youtuber, it helps in building a personal connection with viewers. By recording webcam, you add that personal connection in your tutorial videos.

3. Multi-Track Timeline:

A video has a lot of aspects including sound, animations, lower thirds, etc. You can add as many timelines as you want in your video. You can add any other content by simple drag and drop above the working timeline. You don’t need to mask everything into the same timeline. You can create a separate timeline for each component. Photos, Videos, Sound, Callouts, everything is possible with Camtasia.

4. Inbuilt Templates:

Creating videos is not a hard job, making it engaging is. With Camtasia, you can easily create engaging videos. There are a lot of aspects that are hard for a lot of people. Creating intros, outros, Lower Thirds, Motion Background is not easy but here is good news for Camtasia’s users. Camtasia provides a free library for all these that you can import in your videos for free. There are free motion background, lower thirds, Sounds, Icons, Intros, and outros template that you can use in your videos for free. Please note, you need Camtasia Subscription for accessing Free Templates and some templates are paid.

5. Closed Captions

You can create videos for everyone with a closed caption. If you have an international audience and you wanted to reach each and everyone, you can add closed captions in your videos.

6. Compatible with 4K

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The Internet is getting crystal clear. There was a time when the 1080P video considered the most high-quality video. But now, we have 2K and 4K which is 4x better than 1080p. For editing 4K content, the software must have the potential to handle the 3840 × 2160 resolution. Camtasia has all this potential and fully compatible with 4K videos. We can add MP4, MPG, MPEG, WMV, MOV, SWF, BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WAV, MP3, WMA, and Zipped Library format in our video track timeline. For converting different formats, check out WonderFox HD Video Converter Review.


7. Green Screen Compatibility

For those who work on a green screen or wanted to remove the background and wanted to replace with their custom owned background, Camtasia is there for you. With Camtasia, you can edit Green Screen videos to replace the background.

8. Video Table of Content

Youtube recently added key points to their videos that help the viewers in navigating the video and skip to the desired part. With Camtasia, you can add a Table of Content on your videos so that viewers directly skip to what they really wanted to watch.

9. Interactive Videos

Engaging your viewers in the video makes the video more interesting. To make it more engaging, you can add Quiz in your videos. With Quiz, your viewers can vote and you can collect data, making your videos engaging.

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10. Callouts

With Camtasia 8, you can create a much better demonstration of your video. With an inbuilt callouts template, you can add boxes, arrows, shapes, etc. in your video. You can also add animated callouts in your videos.

11. Multiple Video Window

Now you don’t need to set up an additional monitor for multiple video windows, With Camtasia 8, you can add multiple videos in the same windows. All the videos can be played at the same time. Moreover, you can batch edit the videos by adding animations, callout, zoom, etc. which indeed saves a lot of time. 

12. Custom Animations

Camtasia also allows adding custom animations in your video. There are already a presets of animated callouts, lower thirds etc. but if you want to add custom animation, you can do that with Camtasia.

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These are worth mentioning the features of Camtasia. Apart from the above-mentioned features, there are other great features that can help you in making your videos better. Audio FX, Cursor FX, Transitions, Animations different Export options are other options that you will experience in Camtasia.


Camtasia Pricing & Plans

Individual Single License Pricing $249.99 One Time Fee for 2 Devices (Mac or Windows both compatible)
Business Single License $249.99 One Time Fee for 2 Devices (Mac or Windows both compatible), Contact Camtasia for Bulk Orders
Education Single License Plans $169.99 One Time Fees for 2 Devices (Mac or Windows both compatible)
Government & Non-Profit Single License $223.99 One Time Fees for 2 Devices (Mac or Windows both compatible), Contact Camtasia for Bulk Orders
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Camtasia Review 2020: Final Verdict

Pros Easy to Use, Screen Recording & Editing, Green Screen Compatible, Audio FX, Interactivity + Quizzing, iOS Capture, Royalty-Free Camtasia Assets, Webcam Recording & Editing
Cons Not a professional-grade animations, Limited Presets, Limited Editing Tools
Verdict Great for Screen Recording & Editing
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Camtasia Review 2020: Final Words

No doubt, Camtasia has the best screen recording and editing tool. You can seamlessly record your computer screen and can record the voice. You also get a lot of options for screen recording. You can add your flavor by recording the webcam with the screen recording. With a multitrack timeline, you can easily add different components in your videos, whether it is callouts, lower thirds, or any custom animation. Moreover, Camtasia is fully updated and supports 4K videos and supports almost all the video, photos, and audio formats.

I am using it for the last 1 year for giving how-to tutorials on my Youtube channel and have no plans to replace it because there is no other video editing tool like TechSmith’s Camtasia. It’s worth every penny you are going to pay.

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