Cam­ta­sia 2018

Pro-look­ing screen record­ings

Mac Format - - FRONT PAGE - kenn y hemphill

£99.99 FROM Techsmith, Needs OS X 10.11 or later

For screen record­ings with a pro­fes­sional edge, Cam­ta­sia is one of the lead­ing lights. The app makes it very easy to record video from your screen and FaceTime cam­era in tan­dem with sys­tem au­dio and your Mac’s mi­cro­phone.

New fea­tures in­clude a re­designed me­dia li­brary that al­lows you to or­gan­ise clips by video type. Also new are themes, en­abling you to cre­ate and save sets of cus­tom colours and fonts.

There are a hand­ful of new roy­alty-free as­sets; more are avail­able on sub­scrip­tion for $199 (about £150)/year.

Clips can be paused and re­sumed, and added to the li­brary. You can edit them, ar­range them on a time­line, add hotspots for the mouse pointer and call­outs, then ex­port or share.

To add an­i­ma­tions and ef­fects, you’ll need to in­vest time learn­ing how. In ev­ery other way, Cam­ta­sia 2018 makes screen record­ings a breeze. Just make sure you buy it from the Mac App Store, where you’ll pay £99.99 for a Mac-only ver­sion that doesn’t in­clude TechSmith’s Main­te­nance pack­age, but saves you over £100 com­pared with the price on TechSmith’s web­site.

The re­designed me­dia bin helps to keep your clips or­gan­ised.

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