Camtasia ( /kæmˈteɪʒə/) (formerly Camtasia Studio) is a software suite, created and published by TechSmith, for creating video tutorials and presentations directly via screencast, or via a direct recording plug-in to Microsoft PowerPoint. The screen area to be recorded can be chosen freely, and audio or other multimedia recordings may be recorded at the same time or added separately from any other source and integrated in the Camtasia component of the product. Both versions of Camtasia started as enhanced screen capture programs and have evolved to integrate screen capture and post-processing tools targeted at the educational and information multimedia development marketplace.
By using animated text, live photos, and sticker animations, you can turn static graphic posts into short social videos that offer major wow-factor with minimal work. One-tap social videos are easy to make in Adobe Spark Post. From the mobile app (available on Android and iOS), pick from the templates crafted by our professional designers to begin making the content your own. You can also start from scratch by tapping the plus button. From there, add animations under “effects” to easily transform a graphic into a video.
Clicking the big plus button on web or in the iOS app will open a slide-based editor. No complicated timelines here with Spark's video maker! We suggest storyboarding out your video story within the app by selecting one of the preloaded story structures or creating your own by adding notes to slides, which will guide your creation. Each slide should represent just one point or thought.
Add as many songs as you want onto your videos, including your video clips that already contain audio. You can adjust the audio volume in your video clips, which will automatically adjust the volume of the overlay music for the perfect combination. You can also completely silence your music while your video clips play so that you can hear the audio clearly without any musical accompaniment.
The Camtasia program allows import of various types of multimedia video and audio files including MP4, MP3, WMV, WMA, AVI, WAV and many other formats into the Camtasia proprietary CAMREC format, which is readable by Camtasia. The CAMREC format is a single container for potentially hundreds of multimedia objects including video clips, still images, document screen shots and special effect containers. Camtasia also allows entire projects under development to be exported as one zip file for portability to other workstations with Camtasia or other video editing software. The created video can be exported to common video formats including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI, and Adobe Flash. There are preset output formats that can be read by software available on most current mobile devices, desktop, and laptop computers without requiring any Camtasia software or license. Camtasia Player v8.2 is an additional component included in the Microsoft Windows version only, which can be freely shared and supports replay of a variety of video formats on computers running Windows.
Adobe Spark Video is designed to make mastering the art of video production a breeze. All you need is a computer, a mouse and a reliable internet connection. Using a simple drag-and-drop system, you can upload videos, add music and insert captions wherever you like. There are various tutorials to help you on your way, but most people can master the basics of video production within an hour.
Now that your video editing is wrapped, select resize to choose a widescreen or square format to best suit the platform you’ll be sharing it on. Always hit the preview button before sharing your masterpiece—it’s easy to make edits if needed! From the app you can share directly to your social platforms, download and save your video, email, embed it, or generate a shareable link.
Using Adobe Spark as a free video maker simply couldn’t be easier. After selecting the “Video” option from the main menu, you’ll be taken to a title screen — where you can give your video project a title. Enter some text, or skip this stage and head straight to the design interface. Don’t worry if you want to change the title later, as you can make unlimited changes to text. You then get the opportunity to choose a video template or start the design process from scratch.
TechSmith launched a web show in August 2010. Common topics of conversation include screen capture, screencasting, various tools and techniques. There are normally guests either over Skype or in person. The first guest was Jon Udell, a Microsoft Evangelist and long-time screencaster who helped come up with the term screencasting. The Forge is hosted on YouTube as well as TechSmith's Visual Lounge (blog site). Matt Pierce hosts the show. The format normally consists of interviews, promotions, and product reviews. Videos created from other users are sometimes featured on the show as well.
Since Camtasia caters to new and intermediate users, you won’t find a large selection of special effects. The ones it does have are still good and will fulfil most of your small projects’ needs. Make your clips spin or fade into view with the opacity and tilt animations. Add clarifying texts or subtitles to your video with the annotations tool. Each effect comes with customisable layouts like colors and density.
The good thing about Camtasia is that the free version contains every function of the original one. So, you can try all the game-changing features such as the overlapping media. It’s an inherent mechanic that lets you combine multiple clips into one video. Other programs, such as OBS Studio or Filmora Video Editor, can do the same thing, but not as easily as CS.