Techsmith Camtasia Studio 8 Coming Soon!

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I don't know what was more interesting:  the notice I got today from Techsmith that a long overdue and highly anticipated update to Camtasia Studio is finally coming (version 8), or the fact that they led with the sentiment that "...Camtasia Studio 7 just wasn't cutting it."  (Their words, not mine.)

For my part, I think Techsmith is probably being a little hard on themselves.  I think Camtasia Studio 7 was the best in class compared to its competitors in the Windows space  when Camtasia Studio version 7.0 first rolled out.  But, yes, I agree that when compared to the features and ease of use found in more recently released Macintosh-based screencasting tools like Camtasia Macintosh and Screenflow, I can see where it's high time for an upgrade.  (Revisit episode 3 of the Best Screencasting Software Series [Camtasia Studio version 7] and episode 2 [Camtasia Macintosh] for a comparison of some of the professional-level features.  Here's a link to the full series.)

In any case, it's refreshing to see that Techsmith's product managers aren't resting on their laurels.

While their teaser video above doesn't really give a whole lot of details -- in fact, it gives NO details, NO screenshots, NO peek at the software... nada -- it does promise a more productive experience and greater ease of use.

I'm looking forward to the release of Camtasia Studio 8 and will post a review here when it comes out.


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Mel is the online training architect and screencasting wizard at Kareo, one of Forbes' 2013 list of 100 Most Promising Companies in America. He's also the creator of Digital-Know-How, a training website devoted to developing learners' skills for screencasting and web video course development. Mel is also the chief blogger of ScreencastingWizard.com; Mel's personal blog. The comments and opinions you read here are Mel's and not associated with any other company.
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