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Camtasia Studio Alternatives

Camtasia Studio allows you to produce high definition and compact videos for the web using H.264 format simply. Two existing production presets (blog and web) and three new presets (YouTube, HD display, and Screencast.com) take advantage of the new format.

Camtasia Studio can be used in a variety of ways, including making training, presentation, and demo videos using streamlined and intuitive screen recording software. It supports easy recording of onscreen activity, Keynote slides, camera video, microphone, and system audio.

As an example, you can record in front of a live audience and then edit at your desk. You can then export it as an HD video file at a modest file size to share on video sites like YouTube and Vimeo, Apple devices, your website, blog, or anywhere you like.

Camtasia is commercial software, so that's a definite drawback if you're looking for a free solution. Luckily, there are plenty of free Camtasia Studio alternatives with positive feedback from other AlternativeTo users!

Camtasia Studio alternatives are mainly Video Editors but may also be Screen Recorders or Screenshot Capture Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Camtasia Studio.
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  1. OBS Studio icon

    OBS Studio

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    144 alternatives to OBS Studio 

    OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available across multiple platforms including macOS, Windows and Linux. Boasting features typically only found in commercial screen recording apps, OBS also provides one...

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    1.  Virtual camera outputUse the output from OBS Studio as your webcam's primary video source.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOBS Studio can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Dark ModeOBS Studio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Transitions EffectsOBS Studio allows you to apply transition effects between two different scenes/pages using pre-loaded or custom animated transitions.
    5.  RTMP Live StreamingOBS Studio supports the Real Time Messaging Protocol to connect an encoder with a server.
    6.  Multi-streamingWith OBS Studio you can live streaming to multiple channels simultaneously.
    7.  Live Video EffectsOBS Studio lets you edit your video input in real time to apply new image values or add filters.
    8.  Screen SharingYou can use OBS Studio to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    9.  Custom overlaysOBS Studio allows you to add custom images or videos on top of your composition.
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    Guest

    It's simpler, no arbitrary video editing software included.

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    Niittymaa

    Great open source with useful features!

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    gautambjain

    I installed OBS. It simply records the display, but doesn't allow any annotation and several other features that Camtasia Studio, FlashBack and others provide. Its purpose is different, since it is a broadcasting software.

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    sedeti

    its only useful for records

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    Guest

    you can make live streams with obs studio

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    Guest

    Camtasia is for recording your screen, then bringing in that footage into an internal NLE for further editing, annotation, etc before eventually rendering out a final video. OBS on the other hand can record your screen but has no editing facility whatsoever. As such, it's not an alternative to Camtasia unless you only want to capture your screen.

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    Guest

    The software is for only recording and streaming. You can't edit a video though OBS

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  2. Kdenlive icon

    Kdenlive

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    108 alternatives to Kdenlive 

    Kdenlive is a non linear video editor. It is based on the MLT framework and accepts many audio and video formats, allows you to add effects, transitions and render into the format of your choice.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Kdenlive, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  Ad-freeKdenlive doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenKdenlive supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    4.  Dark ModeKdenlive supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Hardware AcceleratedKdenlive can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
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    Guest

    Kdenlive is a video editor, not a screen recorder

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    Kdenlive is a good option, record the screem and audio, and you can edit the files easy. Also you can add new transitions to the software from setting...

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    Guest

    This software does not record screen, it just edits video.

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  3. Shotcut icon

    Shotcut

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    • PortableApps.com
    110 alternatives to Shotcut 

    Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.

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    1.  LightweightShotcut consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Shotcut, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  PortableShotcut can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenShotcut supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    5.  Dark ModeShotcut supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Shotcut vs Camtasia Studio opinions
    Most users think Shotcut is a great alternative to Camtasia Studio.
    Guest

    I'm using it and tried some others. This one is very cool, but with a learning curve that ask some work. It worth it :)

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  4. DaVinci Resolve icon

    DaVinci Resolve

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    111 alternatives to DaVinci Resolve 

    DaVinci Resolve combines the world’s most advanced color corrector with professional multi-track editing, so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system!.

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    1.  Colour GradingDaVinci Resolve lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways.
    2.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenDaVinci Resolve supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    3.  Node BasedDaVinci Resolve supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    4.  Support for VST PluginsDaVinci Resolve support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    5.  Hardware AcceleratedDaVinci Resolve can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    6.  Multicam EditingMulticam editing lets you automatically sync several angles of video with different formats, frame sizes, and frame rates.
    7.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in DaVinci Resolve, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    8.  Controller SupportDaVinci Resolve supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    9.  Facial RecognitionDaVinci Resolve can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
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    mandrael

    Very capable video editor, but no screen recording! So this is no alternative to Camtasia!

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    Sharif

    No option to capture video!

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    Guest

    Great editing tool after capturing screen elsewhere

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    Guest

    because this is not a software to capture video with annotation and other things.

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  5. OpenShot icon

    OpenShot

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    117 alternatives to OpenShot 

    OpenShot is a free and open-source video editor for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS, designed to be easy to use and quick to learn.

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    1.  Ad-freeOpenShot doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenOpenShot supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
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    Camtasia is for recording screen activity. but openshot is video editing program

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    Olive Video Editor

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    105 alternatives to Olive Video Editor 

    Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Olive Video Editor, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  Node BasedOlive Video Editor supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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    Natron

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    21 alternatives to Natron 

    Natron is an open source, cross platform nodal compositing application. It is built around industry standard open source tech such as OpenFX, OpenEXR, OpenColorIO and OpenImageIO. The feature set includes realtime playback/RAM cache, multi-threaded rendering, 2d tracking...

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    1.  Node BasedNatron supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Natron, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  PortableNatron can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  8. SimpleScreenRecorder icon

    SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL. It is easy to use, feature-rich, and has a Qt-based graphical user interface. It can record the entire screen or part of it, or record OpenGL applications directly.

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    1.  LightweightSimpleScreenRecorder consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for GesturesSimpleScreenRecorder supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
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    Most users think SimpleScreenRecorder is a great alternative to Camtasia Studio.
    Guest

    It has tons of settings and works reliable.

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    Guest

    Is only screen recording, not editing. Cannot add annotations, etc.

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  9. FastStone Capture icon

    FastStone Capture

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    154 alternatives to FastStone Capture 

    A powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and even scrolling windows/web pages.

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    1.  LightweightFastStone Capture consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableFastStone Capture can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Upload ScreenshotUpload your screenhots directly to the cloud in order to easily share them with others.
    4.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
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    Most users think FastStone Capture is a great alternative to Camtasia Studio.
  10. Bandicam icon

    Bandicam

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    119 alternatives to Bandicam 

    Bandicam is a lightweight screen recorder for Windows that can capture anything on your PC screen. Also, it makes it possible to record a certain area on a PC screen, or capture a game that uses the DirectX/OpenGL/Vulkan graphic technologies.

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    1.  Works OfflineBandicam can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenBandicam supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    3.  LightweightBandicam consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Screen Recording Mode allows you to record everything on your computer screen and draw lines, boxes, or highlights while recording.
    A real-time drawing function while recording the computer screen.
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    Most users think Bandicam is a great alternative to Camtasia Studio.
    Guest

    Simple user interface, can record audio from Microphone as well. Happy with it, no virus!

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    shoukatali

    good screen recorder but it is not free if free we can record more than 10 min and no logo

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    Camtasia is editing software. Bandicam can only record.

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    Guest

    Limited capabilities when it isn't free.

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    Guest

    It consists of some features that camtasia studio has. By the way, i like it and its easy to use.

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