Camtasia Studio 7.1 Review
When it involves making professional-looking tutorial and demo video on computer screen, Camtasia Studio is always the best option. This powerful recording software enables people to record everything moving on computer screen both for Windows and Mac.
Even it has formidable recording and editing function, Camtasia Studio is always to improve itself to better to sever people, and right now it released it latest version Camtasia Studio 7.1.
What’s new on the latest version Camtasia Studio 7.1?
The new added library is designed for users to store content in Camtasia Studio 7.1, including video files, audio tracks, title clips and callouts and images for later use. You just need to drag and drop the selected file into a project. It’s also very easy to add content to enrich your library by right clicking file from our timeline.
2. Clip bin
Different from library, you can build up your own library with your often used contents, the clip bin is specific to your project and all the audio tracks, video files and title clips you used for the project.
This version has callouts option enable people to add text in ready-made shape like arrow, rectangle and speech bubbles on video to strengthen some key point of the tutorial video, in order to attract people’s attention. You can also customize the callout, such as fill color, font, outlines, shadows and other effects.
The special effect technique zoom and pan enables you to insert keyframes in your screen capture video to determinate when to zoom in and zoom out. You just need to play the video you want to edit by clicking “Clip Bin” tab and drag the video in timer and click zoom-n-pan tab, and you can drag the selection handle to decide the scale and duration of the zoom.
The improved SmartFocus technology of the new version increases the clarity in frame, so that you can get the clear video clips for latter playback. You can apply SmartFocus to clip and to timeline in zoom-n-pan options.
5. Copy and paste
This new version also has the function to copy any portion of your video on the timeline; you can paste it to another point on timeline or save it to library for future use. This is very useful when people want to repeat the operating procedures to emphasize the process during making video.
6. Produce and share
When you finished recording and editing, you can share your masterwork in multiple ways. Clicking “Produce and share” tab, there are three submenus: produce and share, share to screencast.com and share to YouTube.
Produce and share: in this option, you can produce your video to web, blog, CD, DVD-Ready, iPod, iPhone, iPad, HD.
Share to screencast.com: screencast.com is the screencast hosting service of TechSmith, developer of Camtasia Studio. You can share the video to it.
Share to YouTube: you can share the video to YouTube with ease by clicking this tab. You need to log in YouTube account and upload the video without leaving Camtasia Studio and going to youtube.com.
How to record computer screen with Camtasia Studio 7.1
Step 1: download the Camtasia Studio 7.1 from its official website and install it on computer.
Step 2: launch the program, and it will pop up a little window, you can select recording area and choose recorded inputs, such as webcam and audio. You can put a tick or a cross to enable or disable it.
Step 3: when you are ready to record, click red button “rec”. You can delete, pause and stop the recording process when it’s working. Once it finished recording, click stop.
Step 4: clicking stop, it will automatically play the video for you to view. And you should save and edit, produce and delete the recorded video.
Pros and cons of the program
1. It’s easy-to-use screen recording program.
2. It can record screencasts from screen and webcam.
3. Record system and microphone audio, and also can disable recording audio.
4. It has formidable editing function to trim, crop, and compress, to add effects, animation to screencasting.
5. It’s easy to share the final recordings in multiple ways without leaving Camtasia Studio interface.
1. Its price is a little high.
2. The final video is large in size, takes up huge CPU.
3. The program is unstable sometimes, easy to crash and force a reboot.
Camtasia Studio 7.1 Summary
Except its $ 299 USD official price, Camtasia Studio 7.1 is complete full-featured screen recording program to record computer screen, PowerPoint, webcam videos and audio tracks, plus its super edit and share function, it’s perfect to make unexceptional tutorial video. You can upload the video to YouTube, screencast.com, media players and other portable device.