Thanks Alan !!! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
Keep up, Alan! <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>
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As usual, THANKS Alan! Shades of the old Lotus ScreenCam days, I think Camtasia came up once quite some time ago and I was one of those who balked at the $300 price tag for something I'd hardly ever use. I don't know that I'll have a lot of action for this one, but it'll be good to have it around. My Lotus ScreenCam is from the Win98 era!
FWIW, Camtasia Studio is now at version 5 with significant enhancements over version 3. If you can find a deal on version 5 and if you have a need to make videos, I highly recommend Camtasia Studio 5. And it integrates well with SnagIt 8 for incorporating screen captures into your videos.
4. (Optional) You can upgrade to Camtasia Studio 5 if you want to for just $149. That is a saving of $150 over the full price of $299.
sounds like a deal to me. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
Thanks Rich. I did see the line Doc pointed out and for someone with a real need, it IS a good deal. I just don't know if I'm a candidate or not, even at half-price. If you check further on their web pages you'll find a comparison chart that lists the differences in version 3.1 and the new 5.0: Camtasia Studio Screen Recorder for Demos, Presentations and Training
Al, I hadn't seen the comparison chart before so with the link you provided, I checked it. It is a little bit misleading. Some of the features they say both programs have are in both programs but have been improved at least a little in 5.0. The process of making a video is significantly easier and smoother in 5.0.
As to whether you need the upgrade, I obviously can't address that. I bought Camtasia because I am preparing to sell a Word addin for editors like me and thought this would be the best way to explain what the macros in the addin do. I've done some preliminary videos , all of which will be replaced over the next 6-8 weeks (or so I hope) as the addin is finalized.