Though university I graduated from (and one my daughter currently attends) have limited academic licenses available, I chose to purchase an indvidual pro license that I could use for my personal and professional use in 2011. I am glad I did! At the time I purchased Camtasia Studio 7 (CS7), but at a time when Camtasia Studio 8 was being previewed and was a no cost upgrade. There have been some growing pains with Camtasia Studio 8 (CS8), but the current 8.2 release seems to have stabilized and all major features I seek now have more function and are as fast or faster to render as the old reliable CS7. 

Adobe Spark Video offers a free online slideshow maker with music and transition effects. Use this powerful picture slideshow maker to compose a unique presentation by adding different backgrounds, photos, videos and voice content. Play around with a variety of customization options, so you can create something your audience has never seen before. Templates, themes, and fonts come in an assortment of styles to suit your creative vision. Upload your own images or video clips, or insert free photos and icons from the stock library. Top it off with music for a fun-filled slideshow you’ll want to share with all your friends and family!
Camtasia Studio v8.0.0 for Windows was released on 19 June 2012, and updated until v8.6.0 of 25 August 2015.[4] Camtasia 9.0.0 was released on 11 October 2016, updated until v9.1.2 of 13 March 2018, with later bugfix versions up to v9.1.5 of 7 May, 2019. Later versions are named for the year, with Camtasia 2018.0.0 released on 19 June 2018 and updated until 2018.0.8 of 7 May 2019, and Camtasia 2019.0.0 released on 30 April 2019.
Camtasia Studio is a comprehensive program for creating instructional or other videos using screen capture. The interface is accessible to all users at all levels, from novice on up, and the finished product you can create with this app will have a truly professional feel. You can test out Camtasia Studio for free for 30 days. After that the full purchase price is $299.
Tap the plus button or a caption box to keep viewers on the hook with descriptive and compelling text overlaid on your video and photos. The split screen, single caption, and title and text layouts all allow for text over your images. Don’t forget the voice narration feature, either—just click and hold the microphone button on each slide for vocals to accompany that slide.
With Adobe Spark Video’s resizing tool, it’s easy to make videos to share across any platform. No need to spend any excess time creating different versions of your content! While working in your Spark Video workspace, hit the “Resize” button in the top bar to toggle between widescreen and square format. The chosen edit will apply to your entire timeline. Resize aren’t final during the editing process, so if you find you ever need to go back and resize your video again, you have the freedom to do so.
LOTS of errors. I know it's good software, and I would definitely recommend it, it has too many errors. Just today I tried to record my webcam, and got "An unexpected error has occurred. Capture cannot be started". I have searched for answers and typically could not find any. Sometimes when I edit clips they crash the software and then I lose sometimes hours of hard work.
Camtasia Studio is a comprehensive program for creating instructional or other videos using screen capture. The interface is accessible to all users at all levels, from novice on up, and the finished product you can create with this app will have a truly professional feel. You can test out Camtasia Studio for free for 30 days. After that the full purchase price is $299.

What story are you ready to tell? Whatever it is, Spark’s free editing video software allows you and your brand story to shine. Your followers just may think you’ve got a film editing crew on staff. The beauty of this video editor is the simple, intuitive interface and the fact that anyone can use it. It’s the best software for video editing made easy. And, it’s free. There’s no need for complicated timelines or an investment in learning complex (and pricey) video editing software. Just download the web or iOS app, upload your media, tweak the themes and text, and you have a gorgeous video in minutes. The pre-formatted story templates are perfect for slideshows, teaser videos, explainer videos, lesson plan videos, campaign videos, recap videos (from your wedding or corporate event), promo videos, as a music video editor, and so much more. The only thing missing are your images and message. The professionals at Adobe did all the heavy lifting and built in the design elements and motion...all that’s left for you is the fun part: storytelling.
*** FIVE MILLION USERS CAN'T BE WRONG *** Movie Maker 10 is the best app to help you make movies from your photos, video clips, and music. It provides basic features such as video trimming, joining, adding background music and text caption, to more advanced like image filter, transition effects, pan-tilt zoom effects. You need to trim, join, add music and text captions to your video clips? You need to create a family video after vacation, a project presentation video at school, or a short video showcasing your product? V3TApps' Movie Maker 10 is the most simple, efficient, and affordable movie maker and video editing app for your need on Microsoft Store. *** Movie Maker 10 is the free version of our movie maker serie which includes another PRO app. You can try our the FREE app version to work on quick and simple video projects. If you need advanced features, you can purchase the PRO app at anytime later. *** Differences between FREE and PRO version - FREE version: provides all features listed here. You can create one movie project to make movies and slideshows, trim video, join video, add background music, and save your project to output video file.. - PRO version: unlocks all quick tools and advanced features such as projects management, slow and fast motion, unlimited photo overlay, Full HD output. Main features are: - Make movies from video clips and photos - Trim, rotate, join video clips - Add and edit background music (with built-in music tracks or import from the user library) - Support most popular media formats: mp4, wmv, mkv, mov, avi, mpeg, mpg, mts, jpg, png, gif, mp3, m4a, wav. NOTE: input video files must contain codecs supported by Windows 10 UWP. - Overlay text captions, emoticon, still PIP, sound clips on video clips - Adding title slides with text - Add text captions on photo - Animated pan-zoom for still photo - Photo enhancement filters - 30+ Transition effects (fade, ripple, cross-zoom, wave, pixelate, square wipe...) for photos and videos. - 30+ fashionable fonts for caption - Music editor with audio clip trimming, fading-in and fading-out effects - Adjust audio volume for video clips and background music - HD video quality Contact us at v3tapps@hotmail.com if you need help.

With Adobe Spark Video’s resizing tool, it’s easy to make videos to share across any platform. No need to spend any excess time creating different versions of your content! While working in your Spark Video workspace, hit the “Resize” button in the top bar to toggle between widescreen and square format. The chosen edit will apply to your entire timeline. Resize aren’t final during the editing process, so if you find you ever need to go back and resize your video again, you have the freedom to do so.
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