Chris Hawkes Chris Hawkes is a Senior Software Engineer with over 10 years of experience working for Fortune 500 companies. He’s also taught more than 25,000 students on Udemy and nearly 20 million have watched his programming YouTube channel. 10 min read

Why I use Camtasia Studio for my YouTube channel

Why I use Camtasia Studio for my YouTube channel

I have used TechSmith’s Camtasia Studio for nearly the entire time I have had my YouTube Channel.   Over the years, I’ve tried most products such as Bandicam, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Capitvate and many others.  When it comes to professional capabilities and ease of use, Camtasia wins for me hands down.  

What is Camtasia?

Camtasia by Techsmith is a simple, all-in-one video editing and screen recording software program. Built with beginners in mind, Camtasia allows designers to create professional training videos quickly and efficiently. It is available for both Windows and MacOS.

Pros of Camtasia


1.     Simple to learn

2.     Not that many options (compared to Adobe)

3.     Low price for video editing software

4.     Webcam support

5.     Awesome screen capture support

Cons of Camtasia


1. It can be a memory hog
2. It crashes a lot
3. No support for 4K
4. Minimal transitions and effects
5. Only works on Mac or Windows
 
The bottom line is Camtasia is an amazing tool for the price.   For less than $300.00 you can make professional videos.   If you’re looking to get started with Camtasia, check out this CodeHawke tutorial to get you going quicky.