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Camtasia Studio by : Techsmith

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Camtasia Studio is the most popular software for video recording and video editing. Most of the computer tutorials, learning videos and presentation videos are created using Camtasia Studio and it is available for both Windows and Mac.

What is Camtasia Studio ?

Camtasia Studio the most popular software for screen recording and video editing developed by TechSmith for tutorials, presentation videos and other screen recordings. You find that most of the YouTube tutorials, Game walkthroughs are made from Camtasia studio. Actually this software consists of Screen Recorder and video editor.

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The other products from Techsmith are SnagIt, Morae, Jing etc. This post is about Camtasia 8.6.0 for Windows version. Camtasia Studio is also available for MAC.

About TechSmith:

TechSmith is a software company which mainly develops Screen cast software’s like screen recording, Audio recording, Capturing images etc. The most popular products are Snagit and Camtasia Studio. SnagIt is primarily focused on Screen shots while Camtasia Studio is developed for screen recording and video editing. TechSmith offers its products for both Windows and Mac Operating System.

Camtasia Studio 8.6 Features :

● Can edit system audio, microphone audio and video separately.
● Can record a custom dimensions.
● Restore Cursor Location feature for pause and resume recording.
● Plugin to directly record MS Office Power point.
● Can work with multiple tracks, you can add dubbing audio track also.
● Ability to capture keyboard inputs.
● Integration with Microsoft speech to text feature.
● Lots of Audio and video effects are added.
● Watermark, Callouts, Annotations, and Shapes feature added.
● Direct uploading to file hosting and video serving sites.
● Quizzing and Surveys feature for windows version.
● Title clips and transition feature is added.
● With single mouse click,you can split, remove portions of a clip, or delete one entirely.
● For all features visit this link.

Camtasia Studio System Requirements :

Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 (Recommended: 64 Bit versions).
CPU Type :Minimum Dual-core processors ( Recommended: Quad-core processor or higher ).
Memory :Minimum 2 GB of RAM (4 GB RAM recommended).
Display Resolution :Display dimensions of 1024×768 or greater.
Display Card :DirectX® 9 or later.
Installation Space : Minimum 600 MB installation space.
Pointing Device :MS-Mouse compliant device.
Browser :Internet Explorer 9+, Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari 5.1+, iOS 6+, Android 4+ or higher.
.NET Framework :.NET Framework Version 4.0 or higher.
Others :Camtasia Studio Add-in for PowerPoint requires PowerPoint 2007 (32-bit) or PowerPoint 2010 or 2013 (32-bit or 64-bit).

Camtasia Studio Installation Instructions :

Step 1 :

Open the download File and Extract it to the desired Folder. Double click the setup file or right click and choose Run as Administrator. Click ‘ Run ‘ in the security warning dialog box. Wait a few seconds for extraction to complete and when you see the Camtasia Studio installation wizard window click ‘ Next ‘.
camtasia studio 8 Installation screenshots

Step 2 :

In the next License Agreement Window Read the agreements if you have time or just check the ‘ I accept the License agreement ‘ and then click ‘ Next ‘.
camtasia studio 8 Installation screenshots

Step 3 :

In licensing window click on ‘ Licensed – I have a Key ‘ if and only if you have bought it. Otherwise go ahead with free trail option. We recommend you to try the product because you don’t know whether it suits you completely or not.
camtasia studio 8 Installation screenshots

Step 4 :

In the installation Folder window the default location will be C:\ Program Files(x86)\ TechSmith \ Camtasia Studio 8 \. Change that to the folder that has more space because it takes nearly 600 MB for Installation and more if you do your more work. Then click ‘ Next ‘.
camtasia studio 8 Installation screenshots

Step 5 :

In the Camtasia Studio 8 Add-in window leave the checkbox ‘ Enable Camtasia Studio add-in for Microsoft Power Point ‘. Almost most of the users of this product use this feature. It works only on MS office 2007 or higher. Most probably you will have these products.
camtasia studio 8 Installation screenshots

Step 6 :

In Ready to Install the application window there will be three check boxes and you may uncheck ‘ Start after Installation ‘. Leave the other two checked.
camtasia studio 8 Installation screenshots

Step 7 :

It will take some time and alert box might open. Just click ‘ yes ‘ and wait for the installer to complete installation. It will be completed in a couple of minutes. (that depends on your hardware configuration). Then click ‘ Finish’ in the last window
camtasia studio 8 Installation screenshots

Camtasia Studio 8.6.0 Review :

Camtasia Studio 8.6.0 is updated version of 8. When tested we have not faced any bugs and it worked smoothly. The screen Recorder is excellent and it can record full HD videos. It can also record CAM. It shows a green line outside the recording section so as you can stretch within boundary. You can add annotations, effects and lock recording only for application. It integrates with Microsoft Power Point and captures the screen in HD.The audio track of system sound, Microphone are spitted into individual track so that you can merge finally multi audio.


Coming to the Video Editor, the user interface is very friendly and you can add unlimited tracks in your video. It is very easy to cut, join, trim a section, change background, hide section, add logo, watermark and many more. Furthermore the default library is very useful for newbies which contains free audio tracks, callouts, clip bin etc. You can create title for your video, and you can do the all the needed for video publisher. You can convert your video by choosing the file type and can upload directly to YouTube or other hosting sites.

Our Opinion and Rating :

Camtasia Studio is the standard software and the best software for screen recording and editing feature. Another note is most of the YouTube videos are created using this software. Also this software is mainly for educators, Bloggers, Teachers, YouTube video developer and for all users who are creating video through Computer screen, Editing, Game Recording and publishing in video sites. If you are a business man and you present PPT then this is the software you need to create and easily edit videos. Even we are using Camtasia Studio.


The cost Camtasia Studio is $299 for lifetime single user and for Students there is a special price and discount. Note that this software is mainly developed for Screen recording. If you want editor for a movie then this may not fulfill your needs. But for screen recording and video editing this is top of all other software’s. We recommend you to buy Camtasia Studio if you need to record your screen. We rate this product as 4/5.


● It is combined Screen Recorder and video editor.
● Very user friendly with so much support.
● Highly recommended software for tutorial and presentation recordings.
● It supports lot of formats.
● Also comes with Trail version.

Cons :

● License is expensive.
● Doesn’t have free version.

Other Software’s:

● Icecream Screen Recorder Free Download.
● Screenr Free Download.
● CamStudio Free Download.
● Jing.

Learning Point:

TechSmith the developer of camtasia Studio provides the best support and tutorials. The help section can be accesed from both video editor and recorder.
● TechSmith Official Support Forum.
● Learn through YouTube in this playlist TechSmith.
● TechSmith Tutorial section.
● Join their community here.

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