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Open Source Camtasia Studio Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Camtasia Studio is OBS Studio. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Camtasia Studio and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Camtasia Studio are Kdenlive, Shotcut, OpenShot and Olive Video Editor.

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 (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.

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    you can make live streams with obs studio

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

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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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    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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    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.

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    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.

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    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. 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.

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

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  5. 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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  6. 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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    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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  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.

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  8. VokoscreenNG is a user friendly screencaster for Linux and Windows. It is a continuation of the now discontinued Vokoscreen project that has been totally rewritten from scratch using Qt and GStreamer.

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    CamStudio

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    Record your computer screen with audio input from Mic or Speakers. Also shows mouse clicks in addition to the regular cursor. Simple interface with ability to record in AVI or export as swf.

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    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.7 r316, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    As described on VirusTotal comment (https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/1ddb733efb11769a05cc735d555e9a4df92c4cdf29fa47ea3864e57e67dcf884/analysis/1411383540/): if you download CamStudio from SourceForge.net, the VirusTotal results are 0/53. After installing this SF version, it immediately says that there is an update available. When the link is clicked, it takes you to camstudio.org, which has a zip file that, scanned with VirusTotal, gives you 15/53 result. So do NOT download and install the "update": it's a malware. Installer as of 09/22/2014.

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  10. Kazam is a simple screen recording program that will capture the content of your screen and record a video file that can be played by any video player that supports VP8/WebM video format.

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    The latest version (1.4.5) is from 2014.

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    It makes screen recorder good.

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    No editing or annotation capabilities

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