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After reading your reviews particularly the negative one I decided to write this one on the basis of my experience with this product over the last month or so. I have used it on 2 computers the one is a Mac when I am using windows under Boot Camp with an Intel core Duo from last year and also as Sony with the double core; quad core so-called i7 low energy chip. I installed Camtasia with ease on both machines and I have used it extensively both editing video software as well as capturing PowerPoint slides. I would have to say that it is one of the most impressive pieces of software that I have had the pleasure of using. I cannot understand how things have gone so badly with a person with a negative review.
I have been using captivate 5, the Adobe product and also Sony Vegas pro and surprisingly I must say that this is an extraordinary piece of excellent software. Even audio filters which I would not have expected, removed hiss and hum. It produced even an excellent warm sound on a much lower quality microphone then I would otherwise use. It is not often that I would have to say that I have been surprised by the excellence of a piece of software which is so easy to use and produces such a good level of product. When you look at many of the you Tube demonstrations you can clearly see that it is a widely used and conveniently used piece of software. I was surprised that it was even useful as video edit software. It captured readily all kinds of screen activity and has done for me well every task that has been set for it. I have also recently had a bad experience with a particular product but when one looks at the other outstanding reviews on that product I am sure that I had one that was a faulty product. In general I can say that this is an easy to use surprisingly superb piece of software that deals with the production of high-quality educational material and podcasts and easily integrates with the web and with our learning management systems.
I invested similar amount of time and effort into captivate 5 and must say that I found it a much more difficult product to use and struggled to find the benefits. We have a simple set of tasks way we produce PowerPoint-based videos and integrate them with videos and other screen captures we we demonstrate software. This product does exactly what we need to produce small web-based versions as well as much larger high-resolution videos for in-house use. Everything that you need is included and if you do need some extra bits and pieces of a sound and video type the partner provider of that material delivers an excellent product.
In summary I have found it to be high-quality stable product that has exceeded my expectations and operates perfectly on two different PC and a Mac system. I have tested the trial version on a Mac and also found that it works just as well. I would say do not be distracted by the singular negative experience as this is a widely used tool and it clearly a major mode of demonstration of software on you Tube. If you need to capture screenshots Snagit is used. I have it but have not yet tested it.
Statement of interest:
I have no financial interest in this product nor am I attach to the company or any of its subsidiaries in any way. I have had no sponsorship nor any encouragement to write this review. This review is simply written in the spirit of assisting others in making a decision about to purchase a product for the uses that I have defined and tested for above.Camtasia Studio Version 7Camtasia Studio Version 7
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