Use Camtasia for Quick, Professional Video Creation
December 01, 2018

Use Camtasia for Quick, Professional Video Creation

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Camtasia

Currently Camtasia is used by multiple departments in-order to create quick content that can be pushed out. We use the screen capture function the majority of the time because it allows us to easily walk employees through changes in our software that seemingly happen monthly. It's a much easier and more digestible way to train people who already have some familiarity with a software system. They're able to watch when they're able from almost anywhere and the screen capture allows them to just watch that clicks the presenter is showing, and even start and stop the video to follow along.
  • The product is extremely intuitive. For a first time user, it doesn't take long to be able to produce a minimum viable product.
  • There are enough editing capabilities to produce high-end, professional looking videos. Voice narrate, highlight cursors, zoom and pan, seamless transitions.
  • The layout is simple and helps keep your projects in line. Being able to drag and drop from the clip bin to the timeline and then move objects around to the second makes creating easy.
  • We had some issues with the play button not playing the timeline, but the problem has been addressed with an early update. The Camtasia support page helped us with this issue.
  • Sometimes getting a microphone to select can be tricky if we have a headset and a webcam plugged in to the computer. It's usually fixed by unplugging both devices and changing the order they're plugged in.
  • Saved time for our development department.
  • Allows us to quickly edit and republish when new features are added to software.
  • Helped us to create and maintain a robust course catalog.
I think the products are often linked in people's minds when thinking about learning and development, but they serve completely different purposes for our business. Camtasia is much better suited for the quick-hit, just-in-time training we need on specific topics. Articulate is what we use to create longer, more elaborate elearning content, especially on topics where we need to have screen interaction and quizzing.
We have a very limited number of team members to support a very large organization. Camtasia provides us a platform to produce content we're proud to present to the company while saving us the time of putting together full elearning videos. I'm not suggesting that there isn't a place for both, but this helps us save time when we don't have a lot of it. We can create video screen shares, that capture the quick attention of our target audience and function very closely to a YouTube style of video that our demographic is used to.