Camtasia (Windows) 8 Version History

25 August, 2015: Camtasia Studio 8.6.0

  • Added Vimeo production preset
  • Added support for 24-bit and 32-bit audio decoding
  • Fixed issue related to AVCHD
  • Added capability to extract media streams from TREC recordings
  • Improvements and bug fixes for the TechSmith Smart Player
  • Fixed some scenarios that resulted in a crash on start-up
  • Bug fixes for YouTube and Google Drive outputs
  • Other minor bugs fixes

12 May, 2015: Camtasia Studio 8.5.2

  • Fix for when Recorder tools > options menu is not working correctly on touch screens
  • Fix for audio popping issue with webcam and mic recordings
  • Bug fixes and improvements

17 March, 2015: Camtasia Studio 8.5.1

  • Bug fixes and improvements

24 February, 2015: Camtasia Studio v8.5

  • You can now sign in to your TechSmith account in-product and on the website
  • Added My Places, which includes OneDrive for Business integration, and import and export from OneDrive for Business
  • Bug fixes

18 November, 2014: Camtasia Studio v8.4.4

  • Added TechSmith in product notifications
  • Made improvements to the TechSmith Smart Player
  • Added a "Mix to mono" option which is useful when all the audio is in the left or right channel, and you'd like it in both
  • Fixed a bug where the PowerPoint Add-in would conflict with Microsoft MIX
  • Fixed some reported and discovered bugs in working with Transitions
  • Fixed a crash in Callouts when editing the text
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when adding certain kinds of MP4 files to the timeline
  • Other minor bug fixes

19 August, 2014: Camtasia Studio v8.4.3

  • Fixed a bug where the cursor would show motion over an extended frame that was unstitched
  • Fixed a bug where the cursor would not display over an extended frame in an .camproj from an earlier version of Camtasia Studio 8
  • Fixed a bug where changing Windows’ DPI could cause recording errors
  • Fixed a bug where Recorder’s preview window could crash after stopping a recording
  • Fixed a bug where adding a click sound effect to a video-only .trec clip containing a stitch would not work
  • Fixed a bug where Fuse images from a Samsung phone could be rotated incorrectly
  • Fixed a bug where a Fuse video with pause points could not be stitched after unstitching it

22 July, 2014: Camtasia Studio v8.4.2

  • Added support for Fuse media to turn recorded pauses into stitch points
  • Added a new MP4 production profile preset for 1080p video
  • Fixed a bug where noise removal could cause echos in the audio
  • Fixed a bug where Camtasia Studio could crash due to a memory leak on the timeline
  • Fixed a bug where certain .WMV files could cause production to hang
  • Fixed a bug where the 'Record Powerpoint' option in the Windows jump list would not show the proper icon
  • Fixed a bug where some .CAMREC files would not open in Camtasia Studio 8.4
  • Fixed a bug where Recorder could fail to open after upgrading to 8.4
  • Fixed a bug where timeline playback could hang on certain .MP4 files with higher audio bitrates
  • Fixed a bug where video bitrates could be lower than expected in an MP4 custom production
  • Fixed a bug where a .TREC file could not be added to the batch production wizard
  • Fixed a bug where production would fail to overwrite the video file if that same file is in use
  • Fixed a bug where the mouse cursor could look corrupted while recording the use of a virtual machine
  • Fixed a bug where File > Library > New Folder did not show the new folder
  • Fixed a bug where the PPT add-in microphone button would be enabled when no microphone is detected
  • Fixed a bug where the cursor could be displayed in a recorded .TREC even if it is hidden on-screen
  • Fixed a bug where showing captions initially visible did not display them in an MP4 Production with Smart Player (this is not fixed on Screencast.com)
  • Fixed a bug where Camtasia Studio could crash when playing back video-only stitched media

24 June, 2014: Camtasia Studio v8.4.1

  • Migrated to the new version of YouTube API (the old version was deprecated)
  • Added the ability to login once for both YouTube and Google Drive
  • Added the ability to include a table of contents in the YouTube video description using project markers
  • Added the ability to import .m4a files
  • Fixed a bug in the Smart Player where a paused hotspot would fail to pause when viewing the produced html page
  • Fixed a bug where Smart Player videos could fail to be viewed on an Android device
  • Fixed a bug where the Powerpoint Add-in would activate and lock a webcam prior to recording
  • Fixed a bug where noise removal was being applied incorrectly
  • Fixed a bug where .mov files encoded with Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) would not play audio in Editor
  • Fixed a bug where audio settings would be unavailable when choosing an .mov production
  • Fixed a bug where importing some .mp4, .mov, or .mts files could cause a crash
  • Fixed a bug where the mouse-click sound effects could not be added to a .trec media without audio
  • Fixed a bug where some keystrokes were not displayed correctly from a .trec recorded on a Mac
  • Fixed a bug where a crash could occur if recording with a custom system stamp annotation
  • Fixed a bug where navigating the playhead using arrow keys could lose keyboard focus
  • Fixed a bug where audio waveforms would not display correctly after adding volume leveling on a stitched media
  • Fixed a bug where 'record system audio' could be selected when there were no audio playback devices available
  • Fixed a bug where producing a SCORM video would display an error message
  • Fixed a bug where a .gif production would fail if named with double-byte characters
  • Fixed a bug where the playhead would not return to time zero when choosing to sync captions from the beginning of the timeline
  • Updated the branding in our sample .camproj and .ppt files

20 May, 2014: Camtasia Studio v8.4.0

  • Removed support for the Windows XP operating system
  • Added a cross platform Techsmith Recording format (.trec) that allows users to record on Camtasia (Mac) and edit in Camtasia (Win), or vice-versa
  • Added the ability to turn tracks off, which hides the visuals and mutes the audio on the track
  • Added a timeline context menu option to remove all empty tracks
  • Added variable speed playback to the MP4 video player
  • Added support for files recorded in AVCHD, if codecs are already installed on user’s system
  • Added the ability for a .camproj to default to the last-used Editing Dimensions
  • Fixed a bug where a crash could occur when logging into Camtasia's Google Drive Import/Export service
  • Fixed a bug where an HTML production with captions could not be viewed locally in Chrome
  • Fixed a bug where the webcam video and recorded audio could slowly drift out of sync
  • Fixed a bug where audio previewing could skip at stitches or splitsFFixed a bug where .mov files created using the animation codec would be unusable in Camtasia
  • Fixed a bug where users without Powerpoint installed would receive an error accessing Tools > Options > Partners
  • Fixed a bug where the Tools > Options > Partners tab could show the incorrect state of the Powerpoint add-in
  • Fixed a bug where a 'click to continue' hotspot could pause at the wrong time
  • Fixed a bug where media could still be moved onto a locked track
  • Fixed a bug where using 'split at all markers' would create an undo point for every split
  • Fixed a bug where callouts can look distorted when opening a Camtasia Studio 7 project in Camtasia Studio 8
  • Fixed a bug where Camtasia would hang when trying to update a media with a file that was restored from the Recycle Bin
  • Fixed a bug where SCORM reporting could be incorrect when using multiple quizzes in one video
  • Updated product branding

28 January, 2014: Camtasia Studio v8.3.0

  • Made improvements to the Relay plugin
  • Updated TSCC codec to fix a crash bug when accessing corrupt input
  • Fixed a bug where the playhead advances but the video frame doesn’t change
  • Fixed a bug where transitions are treated as audio media and can cause attenuation in project audio
  • Fixed a bug where indented callout text didn’t show as indented in the preview window
  • Fixed a bug where MOVs could break project upgrading

17 December, 2013: Camtasia Studio v8.2.1

  • Fixed a memory leak for media files on the timeline that was leading to high memory use and instability
  • Fixed a crash when double clicking a media while it is transferring from the Fuse mobile app
  • Fixed a bug where users with a Lectora production preset got stuck in the production preset manager
  • Fixed a bug where temporary files were written to the user's Windows temporary folder instead of the custom temporary folder location specified inside the editor Tools > Options dialog

19 November, 2013: Camtasia Studio v8.2

  • Added import of videos and images from Google Drive
  • Added sharing of video to Google Drive
  • Added import of videos and images from mobile devices using TechSmith Fuse for iOS and Android
  • Fixed a bug where the closing XML tag was sometimes missing from a saved project which caused errors when the project was reopened
  • Fixed a bug where the Check for Update dialog could show on every run when the user was offline
  • Fixed a bug where enabling mouse click sounds in the Recorder did not produce mouse click sounds in the recording file
  • Fixed a bug where recordings were added at the beginning of the timeline instead of being added at the playhead when coming from Recorder
  • Fixed a bug where using a transparent color with a watermark shows as black instead of transparent
  • Fixed a bug where a crash could occur while drawing waveforms for some audio clips
  • Fixed a bug where dragging media from the library to the timeline did not work when the same media could be added through the right click menu
  • Fixed a bug where attempting to import an unsupported file with a long path could lead to a hang

25 July, 2013: Camtasia Studio v8.1.2

  • Added a partial fix for an issue where the top half of WMV files shows up black. This was caused by a recent Windows update, and we are working with Microsoft toward a full fix.
  • Fixed an installer bug which caused some 811 updates to fail, and resulted in the 8.x release being completely uninstalled
  • Fixed a hang on exit which left Camtasia Studio running and unable be restarted until the hung instance was killed in Task Manager

9 July, 2013: Camtasia Studio v8.1.1

  • Fixed an issue where swapping markers from timeline to media could create duplicate markers
  • Fixed a crash when placing a marker between two media in a complex project
  • Fixed stuttering audio when playhead crosses a cut or split in some MP4 files
  • Added detection and messaging for GoToMeeting WMVs that hang during playback or production
  • Fixed a crash when trying to export the entire library
  • Fixed an issue where the user would not be prompted to save after updating a media
  • Fixed an issue where multiple extend frames in a row did not always render
  • Fixed an issue where you could occasionally left-click "through" or behind a context menu in the timeline area
  • Added character limits to the quiz custom text fields so they don't overflow the buttons in the quiz
  • Fixed an error "Unable to move unzipped SCORM files" when producing with SCORM and Quizzing
  • Fixed a memory leak that was causing a crash if the editor was left open overnight
  • Fixed an issue where Sysaudio.wav was not deleted from the temp folder after a PowerPoint recording
  • Fixed an issue where locking the computer during a recording on Windows 8 could create a corrupt CAMREC
  • Fixed an issue where a warning about minimum required dimensions was not shown if a media marker was added
  • Fixed an issue where the clip speed bar might disappear when dragging slowly past 100% clip speed
  • Fixed an issue where an animation added to a clip speed adjusted clip could have the wrong default duration
  • Fixed an issue where the media thumbnail shown after a split didn't match the displayed frame
  • Fixed error message when dragging a single track CAMREC into a spot where it didn't quite fit
  • Fixed an issue where generating keystroke callouts didn't always add the callouts to the next higher track in the z-order
  • Fixed problems with extracting an AVI from a CAMREC that exceeded 4GB
  • Fixed an issue with large projects where the save confirmation might show before the file was completely written to disk
  • Fixed an issue where "Replace audio with silence" wasn't applied correctly in some cases
  • Fixed an issues that would cause the timeline zoom or position to jump around unnecessarily
  • Fixed project save tip dialog so it didn't get cut off when the user is running with non-standard DPI settings
  • Fixed an issue where the Recorder trial could be expired when the editor showed one day remaining
  • Fixed an issue where the Comic Sans font combined with Italics could cause callout text not to show
  • Fixed a crash when trimming a stitched media with audio keyframes and noise removal
  • Fixed an issue where trying to add markers or quizzes near others was difficult due to snapping behavior
  • Improved snapping behavior on the timeline to only snap in the direction of the drag
  • Fixed an issue where the Editor would sometimes hang when importing a CAMREC with a WMV webcam video
  • Fixed a crash on XP when opening and immediately closing the editor
  • Fixed an issue where exporting to MOV would sometimes create a file with audio but no video
  • Fixed an issue where right-clicking an audio point didn't select it, causing Delete to be missing from the context menu
  • Fixed an issue where volume up/down deselects other media if it adds an audio point to one of them
  • Fixed an issue where images were sometimes zoomed in after project load when using the software renderer
  • Fixed a crash on playback when another app has taken exclusive control of the playback device
  • Fixed an issue where "Allow replay last section" option doesn't work when going to screencast.com
  • Fixed an issue for users running in a German locale and trying to enter a fractional number as the image duration
  • Fixed an issue with the ability to select the default keyframe on a group in some cases which can put media in a bad state
  • Fixed the scale media to fit option on the zoom and pan tab to respect any cropping that has been applied
  • Fixed the marker thumbnails so that they update when changes are made to the media in the visual properties tab
  • Fixed an issue where the SCORM settings were not being properly saved in production preset
  • Fixed an issue where the upload to FTP dialog would show after production even if the option was unchecked
  • Fixed a crash that occurred sometimes while attempting to move audio volume points around
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to set the clip speed back to 100% using the dialog box
  • Fixed an issue where the green and red playhead selectors become detached from playhead when starting new project

18 June, 2013: Camtasia Studio v8.1.0

  • Added stitching (usability enhancement for editing on the timeline)
  • Added remove a color visual effect
  • Enhanced smart player embed size and SCORM support
  • Improved recording support for Windows 8
  • Added support for 64-bit PowerPoint Add-in
  • Added copy and paste of animations and visual properties
  • Added ability to multi-select and drag animations
  • Added easing to animations
  • Added ability to crop videos
  • Improved zooming workflow
  • Improved timeline performance

18 December, 2012: Camtasia Studio v8.0.4

  • Improved reliability of project saving and opening
  • Flash/HTML5 controller controls should now auto-hide when appropriate
  • Fixed a crash after rendering for Share to Camtasia Relay
  • Uploading to Relay no longer fails for project names with Ampersands

23 October, 2012: Camtasia Studio v8.0.3

  • Made lower volume levels more distinguishable on the timeline audio waveform
  • Arrow keys now scroll the playhead instead of the timeline
  • Tooltips now show for locked media
  • Improved ability to scroll the timeline while playing
  • Added ability to specify duration when extending a frame
  • Adding ripple moving and trimming of media on the timeline
  • Inserting space on the timeline by holding shift and dragging the playhead
  • Added option to include under video captions in a variety of outputs
  • Improved audio editing for timeline selections
  • Keyframes now automatically fit in available space when added to media
  • Improved messaging when uploading media to private or password protected folder on Screencast.com
  • Fixed an issue that caused extended frames to show incorrect cursor effects
  • Added ability to set the default animation duration to instant
  • Fixed an issue causing table of contents to not be initially visible
  • Improved memory usage and performance on the timeline
  • Fixed issues causing CS7 project upgrades to fail
  • Additional bug fixing

24 July, 2012: Camtasia Studio v8.0.2

  • Fixed a startup crash in the Camtasia Studio editor
  • Fixed a variety of issues that caused projects to fail to open
  • Fixed a variety of project upgrade issues
  • Fixed a variety of issues relating to SCORM functionality
  • Shift + scroll now scrolls the timeline horizontally
  • Fixed an issue that caused incorrect cursor data in some recordings
  • Fixed a crash in Recorder when DivX 8 is installed
  • Improved noise reduction responsiveness
  • File names with hyphens should now upload correctly to Screencast.com
  • Fixed an issue causing a thin white line to show in the preview window
  • Fixed an issue causing the preview window to appear blank
  • Improved production rendering performance
  • Fixed a crash when uploading to YouTube
  • Fixed a few issues with showing captions on YouTube
  • H.264 AVIs should now work correctly in the Camtasia Studio editor
  • Added undo/redo buttons on timeline toolbar
  • Added a tooltip for duration of a range selection on the timeline
  • Fixed an import issue for camrec files with blank system audio
  • Additional bug fixing

26 June, 2012: Camtasia Studio v8.0.1

  • Added support for small screen quizzing displays
  • Fixed an issue causing an artificial line on the right edge of the video in preview and production
  • Fixed an issue that did not allow adding key frames to media under a transition
  • Changing project information should now mark the project as modified
  • Black bars should no longer show on top and bottom in PPT recordings
  • New callouts should no longer have a fade in when the last transition had it turned off
  • It should now be possible to disable quizzing when the controller is disabled in the production wizard
  • Fixed a crash when opening projects from a network location
  • Markers on a media under a transition should now be included in a produced table of contents
  • Fixed a crash when adding a video with large dimensions to the timeline
  • Fixed various issues interfering with Camtasia running on Windows 8
  • Additional bug fixing

19 June, 2012: Camtasia Studio v8.0.0

  • Added the TSC 2 video codec for the ability to record larger dimensions and more graphical content with higher frame rates
  • Added the ability to have unlimited multimedia tracks on the timeline, enabling the ability to layer multiple different types of media including videos, graphics, images and more on top of each other
  • Added the ability to group and ungroup items on the timeline
  • Added the ability to move (animate) any type of media on the timeline over time
  • Added the ability to set the background canvas color from the Editing Dimen-sions dialog
  • Added the ability to modify the visual properties of media on the timeline
  • Added the ability to rotate any media along the X, Y, or Z axis, and to animate the rotation over time
  • Added the ability to resize any media and to animate the change in size over time
  • Added Visual Effects including Drop Shadow, Colorize, and Border
  • Added the ability to apply visual effects to any media on the timeline
  • Added the ability to adjust Drop Shadow distance, direction, opacity and blur
  • Added the ability to apply colorize effect to any media and adjust the amount of colorize applied
  • Added the ability to apply a border to any media and adjust the color and thickness of the border
  • Added the ability to directly manipulate media items in the Canvas (Preview Window)
  • Added snap guidelines in the Canvas to help align media objects
  • Added the ability to move media from one visual layer to another on the timeline
  • Added the ability to have generic multimedia tracks instead of dedicated audio, video, pip, callout, etc. tracks
  • All new themed content in the Library, including music, graphics, animations, titles, and lower thirds designed to match
  • Added a new callout style called Glow
  • Added new callout shapes with text
  • Added new callout lines and arrows
  • Added new sketch motion callout shapes
  • Added new pixelate callout
  • Added the ability to have markers on the timeline as well as having markers locked to a clip or group
  • Added new transitions and enhanced existing transitions
  • Added the ability to change the name of tracks on the timeline
  • Added the ability to change the duration of an animation lead-in time
  • Added the ability to change the clip speed by directly dragging the clip on the timeline
  • Added the ability to have blank space between media on the timeline
  • Added a custom color picker option to the border and fill options of the Callout view and Visual Properties view
  • Added a slider to easily adjust track heights
  • Added the ability to apply audio volume leveling and noise removal to individual audio clips
  • Added an option to show and hide the marker and quiz trays
  • Added an indicator to the horizontal timeline scroll bar to show where the playhead is located in relation to your viewing area
  • Added true or false question type to quizzes
  • Added the ability to have quizzes work on Screencast.com
  • Added a quiz reporting framework to allow quizzing results to be sent automatically without the quiz taker needing to send an e-mail
  • Added the ability to assign a hotkey for adding a quiz
  • Added an option to "Use GPU acceleration if available" in Tools > Options dialog
  • Added TechSmith Smart Player to support both Flash and HTML5 when producing to the MP4 file --Added the ability to choose different designs for the playback controls of the TechSmith Smart Player
  • Added the ability for viewers who are using an iPhone to use the TechSmith Smart Player iOS app to playback content with interactive features
  • Added the ability to include image thumbnails with Table of Contents entries
  • Added additional product key validation to the product
  • Enhanced the Zoom options to support multiple track video editing
  • Enhanced the way transitions work so that it does not add time to the duration of your timeline or productions
  • Enhanced the video dimension options in the custom production path
  • Updated the quiz creation process
  • Updated the Welcome Window to have more links to more information on the web
  • Updated the Sync Captions workflow format, ensuring video playback on multiple devices and browsers
  • Updated the video production presets available to enhance support for mobile devices
  • Updated product installation: Now using WIX technology
  • Updated product branding and logos
  • Improved the editing playback performance to handle larger dimension videos and higher video playback frame rates
  • Modified the AutoSave interval to be 2 minutes by default
  • Modified the default duration of transitions to be one second
  • Modified Title Clips by moving them to the Library tab
  • Improved the options from the Tools > Options dialog
  • Fixed an issue that would cause mouse trails to appear in the post recording preview window when recording with certain video codecs
  • Removed the camv, rm, FLV, and SWF production formats because MP4 is a more widely supported format with better quality
  • Removed certain options during production: the ability to embed an AVI into HTML, to manage WMV profiles, to remove callout fades, and to change the zoom and pan speed to instant because these options are no longer relevant
  • Removed Camtasia Theater from the installation of Camtasia Studio
  • Removed the Pack and show tool
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