TechSmith, maker of popular software tools Snagit and Morae, announced the newest upgrade in the Camtasia product line for screen-based video production, Camtasia Studio 8.1. Users, of all experience levels, can take advantage of the multiple new features in Camtasia Studio 8.1 such as green screen capability, video cropping, video stitching, and copy and past video actions.
According to TechSmith, the green screen or chroma key feature in Camtasia Studio 8.1 gives users the ability to “put themselves inside the video.” The “remove a color effect” lets users incorporate a new level of interactivity where the narrator or presenter can appear to be physically pointing to new features in a software application or website. “TechSmith is known for paying close attention to customer feedback, and green screen is at the top of our most requested features,” said Jason Valade, Camtasia product manager at TechSmith.
Camtasia Studio 8.1 also includes a crop video function that brings greater control to editors working with several video clips. Users can eliminate sections of videos or graphics with ease.
The stitching feature is designed to save users time by easily removing unnecessary scenes in their media. Stitching results in videos appear seamless and free from superfluous scenes, even if they are made up of a combination of segments.
With the copy and paste video actions feature, effects such as “fade to black” or “voice dissolve” can be transferred from one project to another. This gives editors the ability to create signature video effects.
TechSmith offers a downloadable, 30-day free trial of Camtasia Studio 8.1. Discounted prices are available to educators, government, and nonprofit organizations, and the upgrade is free for current Camtasia Studio 8 users.
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