Camtasia Studio v8 is a software suites developed by TEchSmith designed for making video tutorials and used as platform for video presentations via screencast or through plugging to Microsoft powerpoint. In this software you can freely choose which screen area you would like to be recorded while other multimedia recordings could be also recorded simultaneously or maybe added from other sources separately and then incorporated in Camtasia Studio component of the software. Camtasia Studiov8 has enhanced its screen capture feature because it can now be integrated together with post-processing tools aimed at educational and information multimedia development marketplace.
Camtasia studio 8 has two major components to wit: Camtasia recorder and Camtasia Studio editor. Camtasia recorder is fetured tool for the screen capture of vide and audio while Camtasia Studio editor is a tool by which you can mange handling multiple clips. Its name is actually where the product has derived its name. In camtasia recorder the user will be able to start and stop recording anytime using hotkey combination. It can also allow continued recording of audio while doing screen capture at the same time.
- Can find multimedia objects in different format from the clip library and organize them in an orderly manner using stacked tracks.
- Has defined user-friendly settings by which the presenter will be able to display the cursor and manipulate pan-and-zoom effects like the Ken Burns effects.
- With a component tool where the user can save media clips in the library tab which will help the user from committing repeated importing of often use media clips.
- It also has a featured tool where after using Camtasia recorder the user can modify and enhance audio video tracks by applying timeline control and using object library interface.
- Camtasia Studio v8 can import different kinds of multimedia videos and audio files like MP4, MP3, WMV, AVI, WMA and other types going to its Camtasia CAMREC format but can be only read by Camtasia.
- With improved multi-track audio and video editing feature in comparison with v7.
- Has an enhanced embedded hyperlinks handling.
- With far more quality screen capture ability compared to v7.
- With audio-clip enhancement feature.
- With huge library for tutorial materials.
- With nice supporting resources for online and text chat.
- For the purchase of fully licensed version the user has the choice to have telephone support.
The updated of v8 camtasia studio got rid of previous issues relating to excessive use of system resources during its making. When it comes to price it is very friendly to students and instructor of k-12, or if the purchaser will use it for university use because it offers educational discount license. There are some past issues about Camtasia v8 such as its limited capabilities in handling audio and its inability to integrate with some packages in comparison with their rivals when it comes to price range but the PC world highlighted that v8 has evolved from its being go-to program software into a fully featured educational audio video tools and has a rating of 41/2 review.