NOTE: This document has been derived from the Camtasia Recorder Online Help System. Therefore, sections and organization of information may not seem appropriate for a typical User Guide. This document is provided strictly in “As-Is” condition for user convenience and is not intended to represent a professionally-developed user guide.
Camtasia™ is a screen camcorder and video production tool. Use Camtasia to record screen activity as videos, edit and narrate the clips, and publish the finished presentation in standard formats.
Develop videos that introduce new software, train new users of existing software, or create any kind of active documentation. Distribute the videos as standard AVI files or as streaming presentations from a website.
Camtasia includes all the tools you need to record and produce your videos. Camtasia Recorder is a desktop camcorder that captures screen activity and applies real-time effects. You can also add annotations and watermarks to recordings. Recorder can also act as a software camera feed to live productions (for example, broadcasting the computer desktop in a live "webcast" using a streaming media encoder).
Camtasia Producer is a non-linear editor producing standard AVI files or streaming formats. See also Camtasia Producer Help for instructions on that program.
Use this tool to record and present program action to be used in many creative ways: training videos, multimedia projects, demonstrations of all types, and recording abnormal events for support and testing purposes. The standard Windows Media Player, RealNetworks RealPlayer, or any AVI player (such as TechSmith’s Camtasia Player) can be used to view the captured files.