Camtasia Studio 8 Review: Powerful Video Editing Software

· April 1, 2014


  • Best for computer program recording
  • Powerful video editing
  • Interaction
  • Chroma key effect
  • Supports of MP4, SWF, and FLV file formats


  • Sudden Freezes or Crashes
  • Price
  • Editing is a bit difficult for non-professional users
  • Can’t record both computer and microphone sounds


  • Software tutorial creator
  • Teachers
  • Presenters
When you select recording area, the portion of the screen outside the recording area turns grey; it is the concept to indicate customers where they are recording now. Recording procedure has intuitive user interface, making it proper to any kinds of users, whether you are a professional or a amateur. (But actually if you had experience of Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas, you would feel Camtasia blocks your own discretion. Because you could not add any effects freely with your ideas; Camtasia presets its functions for users just to choose.) While recording, you can add cursor effect, add sound effects, and draw on the screen.
The exact reason that people really excited about the Camtasia Studio is ‘Video Editing Features’; cutting, splicing, adding transitions, adding call outs, smart focus, and cursor effects. In audio section, you can fade in or out the volume of an audio track at any point of your videos using simple controls built in the timeline. In addition, you can emphasize your video with Zoom-n-Pan, Picture-in-Picture, callouts, titles, and zooming.
Recently, it added new feature Chroma Key Effect or green screen effect. It surely boosts the creativity of video makers. Once you create your video, you can upload it to YouTube or Screencast directly. It is also easy to share or export videos.
Camtasia Studio is not a simple computer screen recorder. It is closer to e-learning authoring tool for teachers to teach their students with how-to-videos or their lessons with voice. so Camtasia studio complies with SCORM-compliant Learning Management System(LMS).
Camtasia has intuitive interface but it has too many features to create video instantly. It requests users to experiment and learn the features for creative videos. So it is still quite complicated video editing software for beginners.