Camtasia Studio 8 – First impressions

We launched Camtasia Studio 8 into the wild on June 19. Here’s a quick round-up of reactions from reviewers and individuals who are trying out the new version. (Can’t see the embedded content below? View it on Storify…)

We’re excited to finally get this new version into the hands of screencasters and video creators everywhere, so you can tell us what you like, dislike, and want in the next version. (Yes, we’re already working on what’s next!) So please post your feedback and questions at our community site. The Camtasia development team is actively reading and responding to posts there.

Camtasia Studio 8 – First impressions

Camtasia Studio 8 and Camtasia for Mac 2.2 were both released on June 19. Here’s a quick round-up of reactions from reviewers and individuals who are trying out the new version.

Storified by TechSmith · Thu, Jun 21 2012 12:14:42

First takes from media and reviewers

It’s still too early for in-depth reviews, but bloggers and media are posting their initial reactions and are eager to dig in further!   
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And the reaction from the crowd? 

Lots of excitement about how big this release is…

#camtasia 8. Just installed it. omg omg omg. I sound like a drooling fanboy, but omg.feralwriter
Over 250 ideas from community incorporated into Camtasia 8. Nice community involvement and listening. #TSCforgesubreyes94
Been playing around with Camtasia Studio 8 for the last little while. This appears to be a major upgrade. Great job, @techsmithBob Levine
So stoked about @TechSmith dropping Camtasia Studio 8 today. A great product and world-class customer service. What more could you ask for?Shoup!
OMG OMG OMG!! Camtasia Studio 8 is finally out!! It’s like Christmas for me!!!Jonathan Snead
I bloody love Camtasia Studio, and here comes the all-singing, all-dancing (literally) version 8: via @PCAdvisorMatt Egan

…comments that editing will be faster and easier

Well they just released camtasia studio 8 today and I think I can safely say that videos are gonna be a lot easier to editsonny nicholas
The timeline editing is so much smoother and nice to use in Camtasia Studio 8! @CamtasiaTipsJonathan Williamson
#camtasia good work guys, the new camtasia is so much better and easyier to use the previous one :DThomas Kreis
@TechSmithEDU ooh yes … love the multitrack video timeline
Wow #Camtasia8 is awesome!! Blazing fast and one of my all time favorite tools!! Review coming soon. @TechSmith #Reviews #SoftwareDamn Good Reviews
@CamtasiaTips I have to say, Camtasia Studio 8 looks feels and preforms amazing. It’s everything I hoped for in the new versionChris

…and the improved support for mobile playback is getting positive mentions, too.

@rjacquez The best Camtasia ever! Smart Player on the iPad – great.PTS Bregenz
@PTSBregenz Yeah no doubt. I really like everything in #Camtasia 8, starting with their new codec, all the way to their iOS app. Awesome!RJ Jacquez

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