Camtasia Cloud


Network drives or cloud storage may not work properly and can cause Camtasia to crash, projects to not open, and have poor performance. Unfortunately this is not something supported, we hope to have something in the future that would allow a feature such as this. Overview Cloud recording is automatically enabled for all paid subscribers. When you record a meeting and choose Record to the Cloud, the video, audio, and chat text are recorded in the Zoom cloud. The recording files can be downloaded to a computer or streamed from a browser.

Network drives or cloud storage may not work properly and can cause Camtasia to crash, projects to not open, and have poor performance. Unfortunately this is not something supported, we hope to have something in the future that would allow a feature such as this. Cloud app enables you to screen record, embed an HD video, add marked images for business workflows, gifs and more. The secure sharing & controlled access manage your privacy and security. It helps you add logos/labels to your shared pages/ websites and provides Analytics and Insights.

After its initial release back in 2002, Camtasia (formerly known as Camtasia Studio) quickly became one of the most popular tools for creating video tutorials or presentations. A well established name within the video editing community, Camtasia offers a multitude of features to allow its users to record their screen, add voice-overs, edit their videos and share it on platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo.

However, even though Camtasia is a fantastically powerful piece of software, that doesn’t mean there isn’t any room for alternatives such as Flixier.

Browser-based and multi-platform

One of the main things that sets the two apart is that while Camtasia requires installing and only runs natively on Windows and Mac (with the two versions being somewhat different in features), Flixier is built and optimized to run straight from your web browser.

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This means that Flixier runs smoothly on a variety of systems, from Windows machines to Chromebooks, Macs, or even computers running various Linux distributions such as Ubuntu.

Running inside the browser and using cutting edge cloud technology also ensures that Flixier performs well and runs fast even on older, less powerful machines. This removes a big barrier of entry when it comes to video editing and not only saves you money, but lets you focus more on your content rather than the hardware you’re using.

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Render videos in under 3 minutes

Like most video editing software, Camtasia renders the videos locally. What this means is that the speed at which they’re rendered depends on your machine’s processing power and in most cases you can expect it to take about as long as the length of the video, if not more.

Flixier, however, uses cutting edge technology that renders your videos using cloud computing. This ensures that your videos will be rendered and ready for publishing in 3 minutes or less regardless of the computer you’re using. This not only makes having to meet deadlines a lot less stressful but also frees up more time for you to edit your videos before exporting.

Collaborate with your team

More often than not, you might find yourself working on a team project. Collaborating with others can prove difficult when editing videos, especially if you can’t meet up with your other team members. Camtasia’s solution to the problem is allowing you to archive your project files (and all of the assets being used) as a .zip file that you can send over and share with your colleagues. This way of doing things can prove effective for some teams but it still leaves a lot to be desired: it still has you sending around large files, not to mention that once everyone starts making changes to the project file they receive, keeping track of all the different versions of your video and merging them together can quickly become an overwhelming task.

Flixier, however, offers a much simpler way for its users to collaborate on projects. Much like Google Docs, Flixier lets you sync projects in real time, share files instantly and ask for feedback all with the click of a button and without any rendering required. This makes it easy for teams to work together on videos without having to sort through folders full of assets and archived project files or waste precious time waiting for their videos to render each time they want to ask for feedback on a change they made.

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We hope this blog post managed to properly illustrate the main differences between Camtasia and Flixier and helps you make an informed decision about which of the products is better suited for your needs!

What is Screencast?

Screencast is a cloud-based product made by Techsmith. It is geared towards Snagit and Camtasia users who need cloud storage and sharing for their screenshots and screen recordings. It lets Snagit and Camtasia users store their images and videos directly on the Cloud and share them with others via a generated link. As such, Screencast makes it easier to share screenshots and screen recordings with others while saving space on your desktop by storing files in the Cloud.

Screencast also provides different privacy options so you get to control who accesses your files. Paid plans include video captions and custom logos and colors so that you can brand your cloud page.

However, Screencast’s free version is quite limited with only 2 GB of storage and 2 GB of monthly bandwidth. A couple of videos shared with a handful of people can eat up that bandwidth in no time. Additionally, content can only be stored for up to 12 months.

Pro costs either $9.95 a month or $99.95 per year. Paying for Screencast will increase your storage limit to 30 GB and monthly bandwidth to 240 GB. It will also let you store content indefinitely.

Is Screencast Worth It?

We don’t think it is for most users. Though cloud storage and cloud sharing features are an important addition for current Techsmith customers, it is still just another expense on top of the cost of Snagit or Camtasia.

Furthermore, Screencast is more expensive than similar products while offering less storage. It costs $9.95/month for only 30 GB of storage and 240 GB of monthly bandwidth. In comparison, Droplr offers a Team plan with 1 TB of storage and 500 GB of monthly bandwidth for just $5.50/month. That’s on top of a screenshot tool and screen recorder with comparable features to Snagit. Additionally, Droplr for Enterprise customers offers unlimited bandwidth. Likewise, you can find a screen recording product similar to Camtasia in Screencast-O-Matic. Screencast-O-Matic includes unlimited file storage and 100 GB/month of bandwidth for only $4/month.

Techsmith Alternatives

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If you are currently using Techsmith Snagit or Camtasia with Screencast, you might consider switching to a competitor like Droplr or Screencast-O-Matic. You could save thousands of dollars for a comparable product.

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If you would like more information about Techsmith competitors or want to directly compare prices, please check out our top screenshot and screen recorder price calculator. It includes pricing information for Droplr, CloudApp, Loom, Screencast-O-Matic, and Techsmith Snagit.