TechSmith Camtasia 2021 Review

 TechSmith Camtasia 2021 Review

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In the recent months, there is significant increase in the demand for videos in everyday work. For example, business, studying, marketing, communication, company and many more. This makes it important for all users to have a software that helps to have professional, efficient, and at the same time easy video production.

TechSmith Camtasia is the screen recording and video editing software that makes it simple for all users to record and create professional-looking videos on Windows and Mac. With TechSmith Camtasia, users can easily record anything on their screens, including websites, software, and video calls, and import other video clips. Drag-and-drop effects can then be added to highlight important information and add polish and professionalism to videos to keep viewers engaged.

With Camtasia, quizzes and interactivity can be added to video content encourage and measure learning. 

Camtasia 2021 meet the demands of all users with a series of feature updates that streamline the overall workflow for video projects, enable polished results, and provide relief for employees in the changed daily work routine. There are many new features that further simplify video editing. These include new features and improvements to visual effects, audio effects, and overall workflow.

This new version expands the capabilities of organizations and teams to create videos with custom elements, consistency, and ease. The new version also addresses some of the most common customer requests for visual effects and audio settings, such as 75+ new modern transitions, audio effects to help emphasize the narrator over a music track, Motion Blur effect, and Corner Rounding, to name a few.

Camtasia also gives users the power to record and edit audio clips to eliminate background noise and awkward pauses. Camtasia 2021 has an Emphasize Audio Effect feature to ensure the trainer’s voice is crystal clear. Additionally, users can add closed captions directly to recordings to ensure that training videos are accessible to all viewers.

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Current version: 2021.0.4 Released: June 09, 2021

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Guide for Camtasia 2021 use:…-2021-Help

System Requirements

Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) 1709 “Creators Update” version or later. (Recommended: Windows 10 (64-bit) “May 2020 Update” version or later.)
6th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor or 1st Generation AMD® Ryzen™ 3 Processor (Recommended: 3.5 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor or better or 2nd Generation AMD® Ryzen™ 5 Processor or better)

8 GB RAM (Recommended: 16 GB or more)

NVIDIA GeForce 10 Series or higher (Recommended)

4 GB of hard-disk space for program installation (Recommended: SSD with 4GB of available disk space)

Display dimensions of 1366×768 or greater (Recommended: 1920×1080 or greater)

Microphone: Internal microphone (Recommended: USB or other external microphone for voice recording)

Internet connection and a TechSmith account are required for the trial and some additional connected features

Microsoft .NET 4.7.2 or later (included), WebView2 Runtime (included), Windows N requires the MediaFeature pack for Windows N

Supported File Formats

You can import the following file formats into Camtasia for editing:
MP4 (AVC/h.264 codecs required, 30 frames per second or less)
MTS and M2TS files (version 8.4 and later). The AC-3 Filter is required if you are running Windows 8 or Windows 7.
MOV H.264 and PNG MOV codecs are supported.

Free Trial: (or enter the key):

There is a 30 days free trial

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Camtasia 2021 is now available on for Windows and Mac for $249.99 Users with previous versions can upgrade on for $139.99.

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Camtasia Maintenance:

Add one year of Maintenance to your Camtasia purchase for just $49.75. You’ll get free upgrades and expert support while saving time and money.

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Multi-Language Support:

MSRP in English, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Who need Camtasia 2021?

Value and uses of Camtasia 2021:

Use of Camtasia in Education and learning:

The program is very useful in education, specially with distance learning currently used because of the pandemic. It will help you to record lectures, capture presentations, and create video lessons.

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Use of Camtasia in training

Employees will easily be able to see firsthand what they are being taught. Users can also integrate tools such as PowerPoint directly into videos or import slides directly into Camtasia, making it easier to repurpose already existing content into engaging video training.

Use of Camtasia in marketing

Quickly collaborate with your team, create compelling content for your website, or share videos to customers with the help of Camtasia. Video can take your marketing efforts to the next level without breaking the bank.

Use of Camtasia in companies and business

Camtasia helps organizations of any size create professional training, marketing, and sales videos for both internal or external audiences. With Camtasia, it’s easy to create high quality videos—without formal training.

Impress Clients

Camtasia allows you to create professional videos that clients respond to, and that they can continue to use long after your video has been shared. With Camtasia, it’s easy to create high quality videos–without formal training.


Using Camtasia, you can easily publish and share your video to your YouTube channel. Completed projects can be published and uploaded directly to YouTube with the help of built-in tools

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The use of the program includes 3 steps:

Record your Screen:

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Add Effects:

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Share Knowledge:

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The new features of Camtasia 2021

Visual effects for professional results:

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75+ new, modern transition effects More than 75 new transitions to make videos more engaging and polished

Motion Blur Effect: Instantly make effects and movement feel smoother with the new Motion Blur effect

Corner Rounding Effect: Smooth out sharp corners on your media and instantly round all or individual corners

Lottie (JSON) Support: Import LOTTIE animation files from other applications into Camtasia 2021

Added 3d LUT Visual Effect (Mac, coming soon on Windows)

Customizable media clips:

Among the most popular features in Camtasia is the wide range of media clips and elements that can be added to created videos and easily customized in their properties. In this new version, it is now possible to create your own elements with such easily customizable properties, which is especially important when it comes to branding and working in a team.

Audio effects:

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Emphasize Audio Effect: Quickly mix background music and spoken commentary: Drag and drop it onto the clip whose audio you want to highlight, and it automatically adjusts the volume.

VU Audio Meter in Editor (Windows): Get a visual readout of yoru audio volume levels right in the editor

Share Narration to TechSmith Audiate: Quickly pass audio narration back and forth with TechSmith Audiate for detailed editing and improving the sound of your recording.

General workflow and performance improvements: 

Overall, numerous workflow and performance improvements have also been made to make it even easier for users to work with Camtasia on a daily basis, alone or in a team.

Quick Property Asset Creation

Added Additional properties to Quick Property Assets
Added Automatic Quick Properties when Grouping
Added Quick Property Editor for creating custom Quick Property Assets

Fast Editing: Proxy Video In order to display and edit large and high-resolution videos smoothly, Camtasia 2021 now offers the option to use proxy video. These temporary copies can be edited quickly due to their low data volume, and are then returned to the original HQ recording.

Improved representation of grouped assets

“Groups” have long been a proven way in Camtasia to organize sections and items on the Timeline. Instead of expanding them directly on the Timeline as before, groups in Camtasia 2021 are now displayed in their own tabs when opened, allowing you to open multiple groups at once. This is especially useful for complex and nested elements.

Clear organization and sharing: Standalone project files

All files used for a specific video project are now combined into a single, central project file. This can be quickly shared with colleagues, transferred to another computer, or archived.


Added New Group workflow (Windows)
Added Duplicate media shortcut (Mac – Cmd + D)
Added ability to collapse Property Panel elements
Added Visual Effects bypass toggle switch to the Property Panel
Added Jump to Time by using timecode display (Mac)
Improved Canvas zooming / panning
New Welcome Window with project launcher and Learning Center

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Animation Enhancements

Added New Animation Shortcuts / Behaviors
Added Automatic Animation Tool
Added Zoom and Pan Animation Tool (Mac)
Added support for Lottie animations


New and Improved Recorder UI (Windows)

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Features of Camtasia:


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Record anything on your computer screen–websites, software, video calls, or PowerPoint presentations.

Screen Recording Options

Camtasia records exactly what you want–the entire screen, specific dimensions, a region, a window, or an application.

Audio recording (Mic + System)

Record and edit your audio clips using a microphone, the sound from your computer, or import clips to get the perfect audio for your video.

PowerPoint Integration

Turn your presentation into a video. Record with the PowerPoint Add-In or import slides directly into Camtasia.


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Simplified Editing

Camtasia’s simple drag-and-drop editor makes adding, removing, trimming, or moving sections of video or audio a breeze.

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Pre-built video templates reduce editing time. Create custom templates for videos you frequently make.

Pre-Built Assets

Customize any of the royalty-free assets in the Camtasia library and add them to your video for a professional polish.

Web Camera Capture

Add a personal touch to your videos by adding crisp video and audio straight from your webcam.


Choose from our library of royalty-free music and sound effects to insert into your recordings.

Audio FX

Reduce background noise, even out audio levels, add audio points, adjust pitch and gain, and much more to ensure high-quality audio in your videos.

Media Import

Import video, audio, or image files from your computer, mobile device, or the cloud and drop them right into your recording.

Interactivity + Quizzing

Add quizzes and interactivity to encourage and measure learning in your videos.

Favorites & Presets

Instantly access your most used tools and effects. Save custom styles and configurations for frequent use.

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Add Effects:

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Use callouts, arrows, shapes, lower thirds, and sketch motion to highlight important points in your video.

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Use transitions between scenes and slides to improve the flow of your videos.


Camtasia gives you pre-made animations that take your video to the next level. Customize your animation, create behaviors, or zoom in, zoom out, and pan animations to your screen recordings.

Cursor FX

Highlight, magnify, spotlight, or smooth the motion of your cursor to create a professional and polished look to any video.

Remove a Color (Green Screen)

Replace backgrounds and insert footage videos quickly and easily to add an extra wow factor to your videos.


Stay on the brand by creating themes to keep a consistent look and feel in your videos.

Device Frames

Apply device frames to your videos to make them appear as though they are playing on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device screen.

Video Table of Contents

Add an interactive table of contents to your video to create navigation points for your viewers.

Closed Captions

Add captions directly to your recordings to ensure your videos are understood by all.

Upload / Export Options

Instantly upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo, Screencast, or your online video course.

iOS Capture

Connect your iOS device directly to your Mac, or Use the TechSmith Capture app for PC to record directly from the screen, then add gesture effects to simulate taps, swipes, and pinches in your video.

Camtasia Packages

Share templates, libraries, themes, shortcuts, favorites, and presets in a single file.

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How to Make a Basic Animated Motion Graphic with Quick Properties

Bottom Line:

TechSmith Camtasia is the leading software that offers many professional screen capture and video editing tools for creating better training, tutorials, lessons, and everyday communication. Users can easily record anything on their screens, including websites, software, and video calls, and import other video clips. Camtasia 2021 meet the demands of all users with a series of feature updates that streamline the overall workflow for video projects, enable polished results. 

Training employees and teaching new skills can be difficult, especially when many workplaces have transitioned to a fully or partially remote environment. With its affordable screen recording and video editing capability, Camtasia has proved itself to be invaluable to a remote employee’s toolbox.

Thank You to tarekma7 for this review.