Camtasia, the video capture and editing suite I use to create 99% of our videos and video tutorials, just released Camtasia 2022. Camtasia is a combination of video capture and video editing functionality, ideal for tutorial creation, available on Windows and Mac. This release is one of the biggest in quite a long time and includes among other things, tighter integration with Audiate which we reviewed last year on its release.
Key features of Camtasia 2022 include:
New cursor enhancements
Because the cursor plays a central role in screen recordings, Camtasia 2022 has been enhanced with several features that allow you to edit, emphasize, and optimize the appearance and movement of the cursor with precision.
- Cursor path editing
Videos recorded with Camtasia 2022 intelligently capture cursor path information and allow for cursor path modification after the recording is finished. With this functionality, a user can correct, modify, and optimize the path of their cursor, leading to less re-recordings and a more polished final video.
- Adding cursor paths to any media
In Camtasia 2022 projects, cursor path editing isn’t limited to where the cursor started and stopped during the recording. Cursor paths and clicks can be added to any image, video, or media element for additional clarity and movement.
- Automatic cursor replacement
The cursor of the operating system will now be automatically replaced by a vector cursor in recordings. More than ten times magnification is possible, which helps to direct viewers’ attention to the most important parts of the recording.
New creative workflows
- Use Audiate to edit video like text
TechSmith Audiate introduces a completely new way to edit Camtasia videos. Video recordings created in Camtasia can be transferred directly to Audiate, where they are transcribed and can then be edited like a text document. Speech pauses, ums and ahs, and other sequences can be quickly and easily removed, and the audio can be enhanced with additional effects. After editing, the recording is sent back to Camtasia, where all edits and changes from Audiate are automatically applied and displayed directly in the video project.
- New templates and customizable elements
Camtasia 2022 users benefit from a redesigned library with over 1,000 brand-new elements, including intros, music tracks, animated titles, and templates that can be used in any video project. The colors of the elements are easily adjustable to match the creators’ own specifications, allowing them to create professional and consistent videos in less time.
- Camtasia Home
Upon opening Camtasia 2022, a user will see a newly designed home screen experience. Camtasia Home allows for quick access to essential resources, like templates, tutorials, and other TechSmith products that integrate with Camtasia.
- Streamlined export process (New in Windows)
The exporting process on Windows has been simplified in Camtasia 2022. While all export options are still available for specialized settings, the most commonly used settings are now more quickly accessible.
New visual effects
- Blend Mode
With Blend Mode, Camtasia 2022 introduces a new effect that allows users to blend footage from two different media types (footage, video, B-roll, etc.) in their videos. This effect allows a user to create cinematic effects that have a custom, high-quality look that was only previously achievable with a more complicated or expensive video editor.
- New Transitions
No video is complete without a transition effect. Camtasia 2022 includes 30 new transitions that can be applied to any type of media in your video project by simply dragging and dropping.
- Spotlight (New in Windows)
Put a spotlight on any video with the new Spotlight effect. Camtasia’s Spotlight feature is now included in Windows and can be added and customized with ease.
- Outline Edges (New in Windows)
With the new Outline Edges effect, you can instantly give your media the look of a drawing for stylish results.
You can learn more about Camtasia 2022, how I use it and see the new features in action in the sponsored video below. The above links contain an affiliate code that pay GFS a small commission if used (and thanks if you do!).