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Camtasia

73 Ratings

Adobe Premiere Pro

38 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Camtasia

73 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere is perfect for the semi-professional or professional video editor. For our church, we produce weekly sermons for YouTube with embedded graphics, video clips for reference, and music, with Premiere being the only suitable software (on PC) that allows us to accomplish this at a high-quality, professional level. Premiere may also be suitable for individuals new to video editing if they are doing so looking to learn, as Premiere provides plenty of growing room. Casual video editors may be better suited with a less intensive, friendlier video editing software
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Camtasia

Camtasia is great for new users who have never edited before but need more capability than something like iMovie or Windows Movie Maker. Camtasia is not as well suited for true beginners who only need to record and deliver because the interface quickly feels overwhelming. It is also not a full-featured NLE for professionals, as the media options, effects, and exporting leaves much to be desired.
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Pros

  • Editing Tools and Utilities — Compared to other editing software, Adobe Premiere provides utilities and editing tools allowing the editor to manipulate footage, audio, and images in a way they best see fit for the production. These utilities include in-depth color correction tools, audio production utilities, and production templates.
  • Streamlined Adobe Interface and Functionality — As an avid user of multiple Adobe software, Premiere utilizes a similar user interface across all of its products. Users familiar with one Adobe software (such as Photoshop) can easily figure out how some tools and functions work solely from their previous experience. Premiere also supports integration with other Adobe software, providing the user the ability to import file formats from other Adobe products and maintain the ability to edit / adjust files after import as needed.
  • Regular Updates/Support — As part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, Premiere is regularly updated with new tools, features, and functions to assist video editors with their workflow. Software is well tested prior to release, ensuring bugs and glitches are minimal. When any issues are discovered, Adobe is typically quick to release patches and updates to remedy issues.
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  • Video Recording in PowerPoint - The PowerPoint integration makes video lectures recording via Camtasia straightforward. Once a video is recorded, users are naturally prompted to edit and produce within the Camtasia software, which makes for a smooth transition between applications.
  • Creating and Editing Screencast How-Tos - The editing features of Camtasia make it easy to produce quality, focused screencast tutorials.
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Cons

  • Creative Cloud Subscription Service — Premiere is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription service. This means that software is not a one-time purchase, but rather part of on-going pay-to-play. Adobe does not offer the ability to purchase software per version which can frustrate users who are not worried about regular updates and would rather make a single software purchase and have access to it for life.
  • Learning Curve — Due to its large selection of tools, utilities, and menus, Premiere can be difficult to just "jump in" and use without prior video editing software experience. Basic production editing can be learned quickly with additional resources (such as YouTube or training courses), but more in-depth functions may take users time to learn to access and use efficiently. Adobe provides some learning resources, but additional free training as part of the Creative Cloud would be beneficial.
  • Additional Preset Templates — Adobe Premiere implemented new templates for lower-thirds, titles, and other graphics in a recent update. However, there are only a select few templates to choose from for each category. It would be nice to have additional templates added in a future update for individuals looking to quickly create without manually creating each aspect of the production.
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  • In order to use the interactive quiz functions, videos must be produced and shared via Screencast, which is a limitation. Additionally, the actual quiz result reporting options are limited and a bit clunky in design.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Premiere Pro9.0
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Adobe Premiere has become an integral part of our weekly production workflow, providing advanced tools and functionality not currently available in competing software
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Camtasia8.0
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I haven't used another video recording and editing tools that is as comprehensive and straight-forward as Camtasia. Typically, if you want a user-friendly video editing tools for novice users, you have to compromise on features. Camtasia solves this problem by offering extensive editing features in a simplistic, user-friendly environment. Highly recommend
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Support

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Camtasia10.0
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They know their product and are extremely helpful.
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Alternatives Considered

In my opinion, recent times there is an equal competition between those two. If you want to decrease the cost of machine acquisition on windows that can decrease your investment cost since Macs are pretty expensive.
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Camtasia includes pro capabilities over Snagit that take your job to the next level
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Return on Investment

  • It's been positive in improving our training programs. I don't have a specific dollar saving for that.
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  • Camtasia has allowed me to offer new services to my clients who don't have the time or experience to create their own content
  • Camtasia has reduced the time I have to spend editing and creating detailed and engaging videos for training
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Pricing Details

Adobe Premiere Pro

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Camtasia

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details