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Likelihood to Recommend

Pro Tools

Pro Tools is great for recording multiple different tracks of audio at the same time with live inserts that you can later remove/edit if they do not suit the track. It always makes a backup of any file you copy in which is essential when working with original copies of files for clients, and you can rest easy knowing that any changes made can be reverted without having to start over or having any work be lost. You can compile many different tracks for larger-scale projects and group or bus them together with ease. The software is very user-friendly for beginners and is a great tool overall for anyone looking to edit audio. The only instance it is less suited it would be if you're only making small audio edits with any adobe video software. Also if your business is not heavy on audio editing or recording it may be a costly investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Camtasia

Camtasia is the right level of powerful enough to get most jobs done without being so complex that you need a degree to use it. I describe to people as Power Point with the additional dimension of time. I know there are more powerful tool out there. I consciously have chosen to not go down that rabbit hole because I never run into a scenario where I feel like I'm left wanting.
Tim Alexander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Pro Tools

  • Integration with UAD - I have used Pro Tools with a number of UAD devices over the years and it always integrates perfectly, and saves CPU resources by offloading effects processing to dedicated Digital Signal Processing (DSP) chips on external hardware. Plus, UAD effects sound great!
  • Multitrack Recording and Arrangement of Music - This is really the big one for Pro Tools. It's for recording and arranging, and that's really its focus.
  • Import and Export - Pro Tools is great for its ability to import and export multitrack files in a way that mimics traditional analog multitrack recording.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Camtasia

  • Very intuitive controls. You don't need to be a pro at video editing
  • Seamless control of assets (separates video from still images)
  • Great library of annotations and gestures
  • Easy to integrate audio/video edits
  • Custom formats that suit my needs (web, mobile, tablets)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Pro Tools

  • MIDI production
  • Pricey Add-ons
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Camtasia

  • Camtasia seems to struggle sometimes with large videos (and I'm on a machine with 32GB RAM), especially with multiple tracks. Sometimes it will freeze when trying to move a track, making it challenging to place it exactly where I want it.
  • There have been a couple of instances where sharing large videos has locked up the program. I didn't lost any work, but I had to restart the process.
  • I wish the audio controls were a little more granular, but that is a minor complaint since the application includes a lot for the price.
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Pro Tools

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Camtasia

Camtasia 9.7
Based on 3 answers
Each release of Camtasia has added just enough functionality to justify the upgrade to the new version. I like that Camtasia is not a subscription-based product as we have more flexibility and control over our spend on the product. We can also purchase support packages that include the next version when released.
Jamie Drahos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Pro Tools

Pro Tools 7.0
Based on 1 answer
This is a hard question - I'd give it a 10 for having so many options but a 5 for being user friendly - as it has so many options.
JEFFREY HAZLITT | TrustRadius Reviewer

Camtasia

Camtasia 8.6
Based on 6 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Pro Tools

Pro Tools 8.7
Based on 6 answers
They take too long to get back to you, but they try to answer your questions and fix your issues
Krisstina Hawks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Camtasia

Camtasia 8.2
Based on 22 answers
With the latest version (Camtasia 2020), I actually had problems with an Imac with HighSierra, but from the first moment they answered and guided me to solve the problem, even before making the purchase (with some doubts I had). And they have support in English and Spanish, I really liked that.
Jorge A. Merino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Pro Tools

In my opinion, ProTools is the best audio editing tool currently on the market. It's very user-friendly, incredibly intuitive and has so many different functionalities that would take weeks to learn how to use them all and well if you needed them. It is far better suited than Audition, Garageband or Audacity for single-track editing as well as multiple track music recording/ editing, and provides you with far more features and benefits. The only real downside to ProTools is its price- it's fantastic for what you get but may not be worth the cost if all you are doing is small audio edits along with side video projects made or edited in the Adobe Suite. For sound effect layering, creating music tracks (where the midi controls are far superior to its competition), or multiple track recording, ProTools is without a doubt the best software on the market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Camtasia

It has a simple user interface with free tutorial video which helps the user to acquire a necessary skill to use the software. The pricing of the software product is not too expensive with multiple subscription policy. For a user with entry and intermediate level of editing skill can create amazing contents.
Hiran T V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Pro Tools

  • Positive - Industry standard, gives image of professionalism and reassurance to clients that they are in good hands.
  • Positive - Great integration with UAD means in certain configurations, you don't have to spend as much on a computer to get a large amount of processing power.
  • Negative - The cost and tie-in with hardware is prohibitive. Although it is possible to use Pro Tools without hardware, that is a less supported use case, and generally speaking, you will want to use the Pro Tools software with hardware together.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Camtasia

  • Many faculty members used it because it was easy to use and accomplish what they needed.
  • No need for a lot of training or follow-up training due to it being very to use.
  • Account management within our system and assigning permissions required a few steps when granting access.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Pro Tools

General

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

Pro Tools Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro Tools - FirstFree
Pro Tools29.992
Pro Tools - Ultimate79.992
  1. Per User / Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Camtasia

General

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

Camtasia Editions & Modules

Edition
Business$249.991
Education$199.991
Government & Non-Profit$223.991
  1. Per User*
Additional Pricing Details
*Discounts available for purchases supporting a large volume of users.

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