Camtasia 2020 Review, New Features and Pricing Detail

Camtasia 2020 Overview

Camtasia 2020 is an all-in-one screen recorder and video editor for creating online training videos, how-to tutorial and online eLearning courses. The program includes a high quality screen recorder, and a classic timeline video editor with tons of annotation presets, callouts as well as advance editing tools such as animation keyframe, chroma key and more.

Every year, TechSmith releases an update for Camtasia. This year, an update for Camtasia comes in late April under the name Camtasia 2020. In this update, TechSmith mentions some important features as listed below:

  • Video templates help you and your team achieve new levels of speed and consistency when creating videos.
  • Favourites allow you to keep all of your most frequently used tools, annotations, and effects in one place for quick access and faster editing.
  • Easily maintain consistency across all of your videos by bundling Templates, Libraries, Themes, Shortcuts, Favourites, and Presets into a single file for sharing across computers, teams, and organisations.
  • The new, simplified recorder lets you capture individual inputs and allows for higher-resolution webcam recording.
  • Unleash your creativity with Track Mattes, reversible transitions, and other advanced features to get a look that’s all your own.

Camtasia 2020 all new features are mentioned in this video:

Camtasia 2020 official intro video

Camtasia 2020 Pricing Detail: Upgrade and New User

Camtasia 2020 Upgrades:

Old user of Camtasia (Camtasia 2019/ 2018 and Camtasia Studio 9/3) can upgrade to this new version at $99.50, which includes following key features: Pre-built video templates, Share your video templates, Magnetic tracks, Favorites, Presets, Camtasia Packages, Track Mattes and Improved Recorder Settings. Read more about Camtasia 2020 upgrade here!

Camtasia 2020 New Users

For new users, you can download and install Camtasia 2020 free trial for 30 days at this link.

During this trial period, your video outputs will be watermarked. After 30 days, you won’t be able to open your project any more if you don’t purchase a license.

A single license of Camtasia 2020 is $249, one-time fee and includes: 2 installations per user; Compatible with Windows and MacOS; English, French, German, Chinese or Japanese language versions. Use our 10% off Camtasia 2020 discount coupon code to save your money at TechSmith’s store. Our code (Copy and paste): ELEARNINGCAM. Click here to visit TechSmith’s online store.

Camtasia 2020 Education edition is $169, one-time payment. Camtasia for Government and non-profit organization is $223.97 only. Click here to learn more!

Volume discount depends on how many license you purchase. Normally, when you buy 5 license, you will get a 5% discount.

Camtasia 2020 Workflow

As mentioned above, Camtasia 2020 includes a screen recorder, and a video editor for creating online training videos. Its workflow can be divided into two main parts: screen recording, and video editing. Each part has its advantages compared to other similar software on the market. Let’s dive into the detail of each part now.

Camtasia 2020 Screen Recorder

First thing first, Camtasia 2020 screen recorder is very similar to 2019 version, which lets you record your computer screen in different modes i.e full screen, a specific part, or a locked application with audio, and your webcam simultaneously. In Camtasia, your recorded video will be displayed in different tracks on the timeline where you can modify your system audio, mouse cursor effect, capture input keyboards, drawing on the screen while recording and adjust your webcam size, and position easily. It’s very flexible to use Camtasia when it comes to recording screen.

With Camtasia 2020, you’re now able to configure your webcam recording to get higher video quality directly from your built-in webcam on your computer.

Camtasia 2020’s Screen Recorder

Camtasia 2020 Video Editor

With Camtasia 2020, you can edit your recorded videos on a classic timeline editor which is intuitive and easy to navigate like other video editors on the market. Its workflow is very simple. Firstly, import your media into the library, or record your screen with Camtasia’s screen recorder, then drag and drop them onto the timeline for assembly work. Adding annotations, animation effect via drag and drop actions too.

Camtasia 2020 Video Editor

With Camtasia 2020, you can also use its built-in templates to speed up your process. By the way, this is a subscription service, which is $199 per year. If you’re not a professional content creator, you don’t need to purchase it. To learn more about all new features of Camtasia 2020, take a look at below video from Ron Cam.

Camtasia 2020 System Requirements

In general, video editing software often requires a high configuration computer to run smoothly. Camtasia 2020 is no exception. If your computer does not meet the minimum required configuration, then cutting, joining video and rendering will be very lag. Not to mention adding special animations to your project. To make sure Camtasia works, make sure your computer meets the following requirements:

Camtasia (Windows)

Minimum SpecificationsRecommended Specifications
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 (64-bit) 1607 version or laterMicrosoft Windows 10 (64-bit) 1809 version or later
Processor2.8 Ghz 6th Generation Intel® Core i3 Processor with 2 CPU Cores or 2.8 Ghz 1st Generation AMD® Ryzen 3 Processor with 2 CPU Cores3.5 Ghz 8th Generation Intel® Core i5 Processor with 4 CPU Cores or better or 3.5 Ghz 2nd Generation AMD® Ryzen 5 Processor with 4 CPU Cores or better
RAM8GB of RAM16GB of RAM or more
GPU NVIDIA GeForce 10 Series or higher
Hard disk space4GB of available disk spaceSSD with 4GB of available disk space
Monitor resolution1366×7681920×1080 or greater
MicrophoneInternal microphoneUSB or other external microphone for voice recording
InternetInternet connection and a TechSmith account are required for the trialInternet connection and a TechSmith account are required for the trial
More System RequiermentsMicrosoft .NET 4.7.2 or later (included), Windows N requires the MediaFeature pack for Windows NMicrosoft .NET 4.7.2 or later (included), Windows N requires the MediaFeature pack for Windows N

Camtasia (Mac)

Minimum SpecificationsRecommended Specifications
Operating SystemmacOS 10.13macOS 10.15 or later
ProcessorIntel® Core i5 Processor with 4 CPU Cores2.4 Ghz Intel® Core i5 Processor with 4 CPU Cores or better
RAM4GB of RAM16GB of RAM or more
Hard disk space4GB of available disk spaceSSD with 4GB of available disk space
MicrophoneInternal microphoneUSB or other external microphone for voice recording
InternetInternet connection and a TechSmith account are required for the trialInternet connection and a TechSmith account are required for the trial
More System RequirementsPowerPoint Import requires Powerpoint 2016, 2019 or later for Mac, Playback using the Smart Player is supported on Internet Explorer 11+, Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, iOS 11 or later, Android 5 or laterPowerPoint Import requires Powerpoint 2016, 2019 or later for Mac, Playback using the Smart Player is supported on Internet Explorer 11+, Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, iOS 11 or later, Android 5 or later

Camtasia 2020 Pros

Camtasia 2020 is a simple to use and powerful screencasting software for creating online training videos. Here are the advantages of using Camtasia 2020 in my opinion:

  • Intuitive user interface.
  • Flexible and powerful screen recorder with the ability to adjust mouse cursor effect.
  • Powerful video editor with tons of built-in annotations, and templates for creating training videos.
  • Has advance tools such as animation keyframe, adding quizzes, close caption etc.
  • Various export and sharing options.
  • Works relatively stable if the computer is strong enough.
  • Support almost popular video formats, except H265 encoded videos.
  • Export project into different video formats, and HTML5 options with SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004.
  • Video rendering speed is fast.
  • Many online tutorials and technical support services are quite good.

Camtasia 2020 Cons

  • The license price is relatively high compared to some similar software.
  • Some advanced features are relatively limited. For example, the color correction tool is relatively sketchy compared to professional video editing software.

The Bottom Line

All in all, Camtasia 2020 is a great software for creating online training videos. It’s suitable for those of you who are making software tutorials, how-to videos as well as eLearning courses. Although the license price is relatively high compared to other software, in return, camtasia 2020 works very stable and the built-in tools in Camtasia 2020 will help you get things done more quickly.

That’s everything you need to know about Camtasia 2020. If you have any question about this program, don’t hesitate to contact us any time. To getting started with Camtasia 2020, click the link below to download its 30 days free trial version.

For those of you who are looking for a free alternative of Camtasia 2020, take a look at this article: ActivePresenter Review!

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