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269 Ratings
52 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
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Attribute Ratings

  • Camtasia is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Filmora is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Camtasia and Filmora are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Camtasia

91%
72 Ratings
6.7

Filmora

67%
15 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Camtasia

100%
3 Ratings

Filmora

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Camtasia

90%
6 Ratings
9.0

Filmora

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.4

Camtasia

84%
27 Ratings
9.1

Filmora

91%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Camtasia

Camtasia is so easy to use that I recommend it over Adobe Premiere, Captivate, Storyline, and other tools. The only problem is the price. Due to the fact that I purchased this for education purposes, and educational prices have gone up exponentially, it has been difficult even at $179 to upgrade, as an educator and the organization is not always willing to reimburse the purchase, it would have been more economical. It was less than $100 (Black Friday) when I bought our updated version in 2019. Camtasia profile accounts aren't the best setup, however. My profile account does not reflect when I was a user or show past invoices, and I wanted to see how long ago I was a user.
Michael Chow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Filmora

Filmora is best for anyone who wants a medium-advanced video editing software but is not wanting to spend the time and money required to learn advanced editing software like Adobe Premier Pro. You can start making great looking videos in just a few hours with Filmora. Filmora is also a great option for professional video editors who want a lighter, faster and more fun program for editing smaller projects like videos for social media and video ads[.]
Gary Shouldis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Filmora

  • It is like simple! simply drop some video and pictures and put music below it and DONE! you have got your video.
  • It has a number of transitions and video results. Some strong colors and objects that you could use.
  • The export high quality is incredible.
Adnan Sohail Akhtar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Camtasia

  • USB Microphones can sometimes cause a problem if they become accidentally unplugged during a recording session. This can corrupt some of the files that the Camtasia Recorder application uses to capture directly to .avi mode.
  • You'll sometimes get a message when you next try to record that .avi mode isn't available and the only way to fix this is by completely uninstalling and reinstalling Camtasia (with a reboot in the middle of these two actions).
  • This bug only manifested after Camtasia 8 was released, but still seems to cause an issue right up to and including Camtasia 2021.
  • I'd like to see more standard Annotation options. The existing ones are pretty good, but variety is a little lacking.
  • More 'Behaviours' would also be really welcome as these are a great feature and make Callouts a bit more interesting and lively. I've not seen any new Behaviours over the past few versions (since Camtasia 2018).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Filmora

  • The online store can be a little clunky, sometimes requiring me to login two or three times. After a successful login, everything works fine.
  • Occasionally the transitions don't export into the video correctly, usually by not being in the correct place in the video. I always check my exported video before closing out my project.
  • I didn't find any audio files included in the standard offering or from the online store.
Bill Greganti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Camtasia

General

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

Starting Price

$199.99 Per User*

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.

Filmora

General

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

Starting Price

$7.99 per month

Filmora Editions & Modules

Edition
Subscription Plan$39.991
Perpetual Plan$69.992
Bundle Subscription Plan$99.873
Business Annual PlanStarting at $155.883
Educational$7.994
  1. per year
  2. one-time fee
  3. per year
  4. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Camtasia

Camtasia 10.0
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

Filmora

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Camtasia

Camtasia 9.0
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

Filmora

Filmora 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Everything I have tried to do was easy to figure out. The export and online store where you get additional titles, etc. have very minor issues, correct those and it's a solid 10.
Bill Greganti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Camtasia

Camtasia 8.4
Based on 27 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

Filmora

Filmora 9.1
Based on 7 answers
I'm giving this a ten because I haven't needed the support in any way, however, I've gotten correspondence from them letting me know that they are available if needed. I've seen reviews saying the support is lacking but those were years ago. I'm assuming they've figured everything out by now.
Chris Waters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Camtasia

I've tried several freeware recorders, too. If all you want to do is literally record your screen, and nothing else, you don't need Camtasia. There are literally dozens of apps that will do that. If you want an app that will record your screen while capturing mouse clicks, follow you, record your voice while you capture, and annotate when you're done, Camtasia has no equal. Plus, it doesn't stop there. You can add professional intros and outros (many already created to choose from), lower thirds, etc., leading to videos with very high production value. This is THE program to buy if you want to produce training videos of very high quality.
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Filmora

Filmora is easy enough to use after you get started. There are other programs with more functions but that depends on what you need it for. Just for cutting and small editing Filmora is really great and useful. Movavi has more functions, or at least it felt like it but therefore is more complicated to use.
Ann Korb | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Filmora

  • We save dozens of hours a month on video editing so the ROI was immediate
  • With Filmora, we are able to train new staff quickly on how to use the software
  • Fimora has made video editing more fun and creative for our marketing team
Gary Shouldis | TrustRadius Reviewer

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