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Free Camtasia Studio Alternatives

The best free alternative to Camtasia Studio is OBS Studio, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Camtasia Studio and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Camtasia Studio are Kdenlive, Shotcut, DaVinci Resolve and OpenShot.

Camtasia Studio alternatives are mainly Video Editors but may also be Screen Recorders or Screen Casting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Camtasia Studio.
This page was last updated May 7, 2022
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  1. 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.

    OBS Studio vs Camtasia Studio opinions
    Some users think OBS Studio is a great alternative to Camtasia Studio, some don't.
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    you can make live streams with obs studio

    Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago
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    It's simpler, no arbitrary video editing software included.

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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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.

    Top negative comment  over 6 years ago
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    sedeti

    its only useful for records

    Negative comment about 1 year ago
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    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.

    Negative comment almost 2 years ago
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    The software is for only recording and streaming. You can't edit a video though OBS

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    Good quality. easy to use, free is the best kinda of price. Consider kicking some bucks to the developer!

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  2. 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.

    Kdenlive vs Camtasia Studio opinions
    Some users think Kdenlive is a great alternative to Camtasia Studio, some don't.

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

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

    Shotcut vs Camtasia Studio opinions
    Most users think Shotcut is a great alternative to Camtasia Studio.

    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 :)

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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  4. 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!.

    DaVinci Resolve vs Camtasia Studio opinions
    Some users think DaVinci Resolve is a great alternative to Camtasia Studio, some don't.
    mandrael

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

    Negative comment 7 months ago
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    Sharif

    No option to capture video!

    Negative comment 10 months ago
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    Great editing tool after capturing screen elsewhere

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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    because this is not a software to capture video with annotation and other things.

    Negative comment about 3 years ago
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  5. We designed OpenShot Video Editor to be an easy to use, quick to learn, and surprisingly powerful video editor. Take a quick look at some of our most popular features and capabilities.

    OpenShot vs Camtasia Studio opinions
    Some users think OpenShot is a great alternative to Camtasia Studio, some don't.

    Camtasia is for recording screen activity. but openshot is video editing program

    Negative comment about 5 years ago
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  6. Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

    SimpleScreenRecorder vs Camtasia Studio opinions
    Most users think SimpleScreenRecorder is a great alternative to Camtasia Studio.

    It has tons of settings and works reliable.

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

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  9. 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.

    Bandicam Screen Recorder vs Camtasia Studio opinions
    Most users think Bandicam Screen Recorder is a great alternative to Camtasia Studio.

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

    Top positive comment  almost 6 years ago
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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

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    Camtasia is editing software. Bandicam can only record.

    Top negative comment  over 5 years ago
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    Limited capabilities when it isn't free.

    Negative comment almost 7 years ago
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    It consists of some features that camtasia studio has. By the way, i like it and its easy to use.

    Positive comment almost 7 years ago
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  10. ActivePresenter is a solution for creating screencast videos, handouts, manuals, documentation, and interactive training presentations.

    ActivePresenter vs Camtasia Studio opinions
    Almost everyone thinks ActivePresenter is a great alternative to Camtasia Studio.

    It is cheaper than Camtasia with more unique features. Activepresenter also includes a very good elearning authoring features

    Positive comment about 5 years ago
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    It does the editing and the recording

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    Smaller in size, more features, clean interface, and you can work with templates too.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    M_O_Z_G

    Cheaper alternative to Camtasia Studio. One of most important feature, that recorded videos encapsulated inside MKV with lossless propitiate codec, but it can be converted with FFMpeg and used with other editing software.

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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