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Camtasia

Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia is a popular screen recording and video editing software developed by TechSmith Corporation. It can be used for creating professional-quality videos, tutorials, demonstrations, and presentations. Camtasia offers a range of features and tools that make it easy to capture, edit, and share screen recordings.

From the Publisher

“Make professional-quality videos quickly and easily with Camtasia. Record your screen or upload an existing video, then bring the ‘Wow!’ with effects, music, and much more.”

Features

  • Screen recording: Camtasia allows you to capture your screen activity, including applications, presentations, or any other content displayed on your computer screen. You can choose to record the entire screen or specific regions.

  • Webcam recording: In addition to screen recording, Camtasia enables you to capture video from your webcam, allowing you to include a live video feed of yourself within your recordings.

  • Video editing: Camtasia provides a comprehensive video editing suite with a user-friendly interface. It offers features like trimming, cutting, cropping, adding annotations, transitions, effects, and animations to enhance your recordings.

  • Audio editing: The software allows you to edit and enhance audio tracks, including adjusting volume levels, removing background noise, adding voice narration, or incorporating music and sound effects.

  • Media import and customization: Camtasia supports importing various media files such as images, videos, and audio to incorporate into your projects. You can also customize and annotate imported media to create engaging and interactive videos.

  • Quizzing and interactivity: Camtasia offers interactive features like quizzes, surveys, and hotspots, enabling you to engage viewers and create interactive learning experiences within your videos.

  • Sharing and publishing: After editing your videos, Camtasia provides options for exporting and sharing your creations in various formats, including MP4, AVI, and animated GIFs. You can directly upload your videos to video-sharing platforms like Canvas LMS, YouTube, Vimeo, or export them for web, mobile, or desktop playback.

LMS Integration

Unlike Canvas Studio, Techsmith Camtasia does not directly integrate with Canvas. However, though Canvas Studio, videos in Camtasia can be uploaded and shared with students or other Canvas users.

Pricing

Techsmith Camtasia is proprietary software and requires a license in order to use it at full functionality. UNF instructors who are interested in using Camtasia as a screen recording solution should contact cirtlab@unf.edu.

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