15 Jul Camtasia
The other night I came across a referral link to an AppSumo deal that is running for July – 50% off Camtasia video editing software. I hadn’t heard of Camtasia before, but the referral was from a reliable source, the AppSumo reviews were really positive, and at ~$200 AUD/$149 USD (normally $399 AUD / $299 USD) with a 60 day money back guarantee, I couldn’t really go wrong.
Best decision ever! I LOVE IT. I was hoping for a relatively easy method of recording and editing tutorials, and have definitely got that, plus a tonne of fantastic and unexpected features like captions, animations, and music, that I’m now making full use of. The software includes music samples and basic theme templates which are dead-easy to add to your videos. Best of all, there’s a tonne of well-made free tutorials on the Techsmith website (Camtasia is Techsmith’s product, AppSumo are just providing the deal – you end up with a Software Key direct from Techsmith).
There is a new Camtasia update coming out soon (Camtasia 9 I think) which is why I think the current version 8 is being offered so cheaply, however, the update will be offered at 50% at a further the already reduced price, as part of the AppSumo deal.
I can’t wait to post some videos here — I think a few tutorials might be fun.