28 – Camtasia

Camtasia is a tool that will let you record on-screen activity, as well as edit and enhance it, and share it in high-quality to viewers anywhere. Useful to create training, demo, and presentation videos, aka screencasts.

Hot on the heels of its little brother, Jing, is Camtasia, which has maintained a steady positin on the list since 2008.

Website Cost Availability
www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html Commercial – Free trial Download
RANKINGS
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
28 28 28 27 26 26= 50

Comments from some of those who selected Camtasia as one of their Top Tools 

“for being the best screen capture tool” Sergey Snegirev, 2014

“powerful tool, always being improved”  Jeff Nelson 2013
“all of my online video tutorials are created using Camtasia for Mac. It is user friendly and inexpensive. And it creates great video content for online learning.”  Tim Childers 2013
“use it daily to create media assets for instruction” Christina Carboni 2013
“for video lectures”  Lyra Hilliard 2013

Pre-2013 comments

“Camtasia is really easy to use for screen capture and fast generation of content”  Brian Mulligan

“A SERIOUS rapid e-learning authoring tool for demonstrations, simulations, evaluation, and scenario-based learning.” Michael Hanley

“While still somewhat Web 1.0-ish, I still like the ability to develop a screencast so that I can personalize and explain my own perspective in a process that engages students.   In online learning with so much delivered asynchronously, screencasts  allow some of my personality to surface”  Britt Wattwood

“Awesome screencast tool, quick and easy to use” Rich Chetwynd

“A powerful screencasting software that I use frequently to create instructional videos for my students.  Camtasia allows screen recordings, audio, voice narration, PowerPoint, Picture-in-Picture and webcam video. Also, I can edit and enhance my video with callouts, titles, credits, zooming, panning, quizzes and additional audio tracks.”  Steve Yuen

“Camtasia is excellent for creating ‘screencasts’ – on-screen video tutorials with narration of an audio overlay track. It sports many supporting features / enhancements and can output to Flash – perfect for web delivery. We use Camtasia to create any tutorials that can be screen-based.”  Seaghan Moriarty