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Now – excuse the bold statement… I realize I sound like a scorned lover – but that’s actually how I feel. I have been having a LOVE/HATE relationship with Camtasia ever since it was released.
Now, while I love the ability to turn on the application and start recording my screen so I can put out nifty training videos such as Top Linking Secrets – I hate the fact that Camtasia has been forcing me to do things in a complete counter intuitive way than us Adobe Premiere and Vegas Video users would try to do things.
You can’t select and deete – you need to cut out with a button… odd stuff like that. As expensive as Camtasia and it’s updates are – that is not cool.
And until the latest 6 version you couldn’t even cut audio indepenedently from video. LAME! What took so long.
Try to SAVE AS and you get a blank dialog with no file name – even though it was already saved. STUPID!
Biy I could go on and on about how lame Camtasia is.
Now – add to my frustration the ever evolving and worsening “export options” (produce video as) and you have a minor league application that simply doesn’t belong in the big leagues.
Each version the not only change things – but they remove things and things get more difficult and with less options.
The preset system they have for utputting video really blows big time. NOt only is it difficult to follow – it doesn’t offer some of the options that even a few upgrades prior offered.
I recenetly went form 6.0 to 6.03 and suddenly the video sthat were exported did NOT have “full screen resize” buttons. How lame is that! Even if you selected as an option on export.
A long trail of emails sent back an dforth was about as frustrating of a tech support experience as I have ever experienced. You can’t just read an email and answer with a 1 sentence response that doesn’t even address the detailed questions I sent them.
10 emails later and they finally point me to a difefrent export option – but now – this option does not show the same window inHTML – it’s very lame – a reduced thumbnail of thevideo you need to click an dthen it opens a full size window.
I miss the previous option that had a window that started streaming instantly after filling up 10% of the cache. Mysterioulsly gone….
It’s stuff like that which makes Camtasia and Techsmith one of teh worst and most undeserving tech companies around today.
Unless some other company buys them up – I only see it getting worse. And that is a shame because when it comes to capturing screen videos – it records pretty good.
Well – I needed to get that off my chest. Camtasia sucks and Techsmith is a weak company. I’m unhappy that I must be using the software and am hoping I find another alternative that really delivers what the other pro audio video editing programs offer.Tags: camtasia, training
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