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Animoto

We use it in standard trainings for creators. We also use it for exceptions training where a certain concept is either more difficult for some creators to grasp, or too nascent yet and needs a more focused visual explanation.
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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

  • Makes training more engaging for our creativity students
  • Easy to use, so we can get the message of what they need to learn across without the constraints.
  • Adoption - we can create a video short of a concept we need to better clarify in literally minutes.
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  • Love the interface. Easy to navigate and edit.
  • The audio editing works very well. You can get down to a frame by frame edit. There is also a noise reduction option that is really good at getting rid of ambient noises (like an HVAC noise).
  • Adding some basic effects, callouts, transitions, and zooms are easy to do, and makes our videos more compelling.
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Cons

  • Great visual tool that lets you intelligently communicate what you are seeking to explain to your audience. More features I might suggest would be anything that makes it more interactive with the viewer in real-time.
  • For the price , it is a great deal as is.
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  • When you lower audio down to a very low level (less than 20% of original volume), it's very hard to edit out areas or splice music together. A vertical zoom of the timeline with audio would be nice.
  • Could do a better job managing video, and not just screencasts. Any 'real' video gets pretty choppy when you try to use for introductions or transitions.
  • Camtasia Recorder sometimes does a random reset for preferences, which might default to my laptop built-in microphone instead of the bluetooth mic I have plugged in. Or the recording dimensions change. So it's a good idea to always do a 5 second test recording before you actually record, to make sure your audio preference is correctly selected.
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Camtasia4.5
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We switched to a different screen capture program called Panopto for various reasons.
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Usability

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Camtasia8.0
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The look is slick but it doesn't favor the most frequently used tools (fades, mute audio, add text callout) over other less frequently used/unnecessary features (animations, greenscreen, etc.)
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Support

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Camtasia8.5
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Questions were addressed in a fair amount of time
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Alternatives Considered

Camtasia is what we used before, and we still use it for longer videos. But for training we found we needed something powerful yet much simpler to use. Animoto also is great for still shots, images, snippets of content that can be created very quickly without any heavy editing work.
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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

  • Positive as it is so simple to use, and even helps discover where a creative student would benefit far more with a more focused visual.
  • Positive as it is - seriously easy to drop in content and create a video short on any topic, in literally minutes!
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  • Positive impact: I think more faculty and staff are using Camtasia for basic things such as recordings. I also think that using Camtasia to make reference guide snippet videos for faculty to refer back to (regarding certain trainings they've attended) has also been beneficial.
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Pricing Details

Animoto

General
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