Creating and Editing Video: Camtasia

I’ve used SnagIt, TechSmith’s screen capture software, for years. So back in January when I was looking into an online course for learning how to create videos, and the course price included a license for Camtasia, I signed up and grabbed the software. Even if the course hadn’t been good (and it was) the price for the license was too good to pass up!

Video CamtasiaI really like Camtasia. I know Mac folks swear by some of their built-in video capabilities, but as a long-time PC user I was impressed with Camtasia from the first time I started using it.

It’s easy to set up and use.  Does a terrific job recording whatever I want it to from my screen: I can set it up to capture the whole screen, or just a portion. And it does a good job of integrating sound.

(I wish the online course on video was still available! I learned a lot about what to do and what not to do. I connected with the creator this week, though, and he said that until he has a chance to update it to correspond to the latest version of Camtasia he’s pulled it from his site. I’ll keep my eyes open, though, and if it ever becomes available again I’ll let you know!)

Camtasia is available on a 30 day trial here. I’d recommend downloading that and testing it out to see if it’s right for you. It sure works for me!


  1. Whoa! I just downloaded this and tried it out I have to agree LOVE IT! It’s sipmle to use and great for doing quick demos. I love the fact that I can quickly put in highlights, text boxes, and arrows right when I capture it. Most tools allow for these features, but not as seemlessly as Jing does. I’m converted!