We know that everyone has their own style of video creation because we’ve already seen your different audio & visual setups. But for this discussion, we’d love to know which software you are using to pull it all together?
Which editing software do you use and why do you use it?
I use Camtasia for screencast recording and video editing and Audacity for audio editing.
The reason I chose Camtasia is that Udemy (5+ years ago) partnered with Techsmiths to provide instructors 50% OFF licenses, so I got it at a discounted price, it suits my needs well, and with the maintenance plan, I always get the latest version every year. I use Audacity because it's free, and it works very well.
I think that old promotion is also what sucked me in with Camtasia, and I still use it to this day.
It does what I need, but I have to admit the licensing fee for it seems a bit high for what it is. It's also annoying that I need to buy additional licenses for every computer I might edit on.
I do wish Camtasia offered some more modern-looking motion graphics, lower-thirds, and intro/outro templates though. Even with their add-on packages there's not much that really looks like the style I have in mind.
I've never used DaVinci Resolve, but I've been eyeing it with curiosity...
I agree that the licensing isn't as great as it needs to be, but, overall, I don't think it's too bad when you compare it to Adobe and others in the software industry that use a monthly subscription business model.
It's not the best software in the industry, is very CPU intensive (doesn't like using GPU power) and I agree that TechSmith hasn't really innovated their animations library, but it gets the job done, is easy to use, and suits the needs for probably 90% of the instructors here.
How do you approach editing the video and the audio - do you feed the video into Camtasia first to edit the video/cut sections that you don't want and THEN feed the audio into Audacity and reattach to the video?
I have just started to upload videos in udemy. I also use CAMTASIA. The screen recording is 1920 * 1080P, and the output is the same. After uploading to udemy, the video always shows black edges. After many modifications, the result is still the same. Have you ever met? thank you
After a lot of trial and error in the beginning, I finally opted to use the NCH software suite.
Videopad for editing video's, Wavepad for sound editing, Video capture for video recording and Photpad for image editing. I find all these very effective and easy to use. Not that expensive either. Give them a try.
I currently use DaVinci Resolve 18, but I have used Camtasia Studio 8. I recommend Camtasia to anyone that needs nothing more but simple editing and a screen recording incorporated within the software. Camtasia is really great, still DaVinci is the winner for me!