When it comes to creating screencasts and tutorials, you can choose from number of screen recording software. Camtasia is focused on on this single aim while there are many video editing software implementing screen recording. We will one such in this comparison article of Movavi vs Camtasia.
Movavi is affordable multimedia programs that enable users to edit, enhance, and share their content. It was established in 2004 and since they are creating powerful yet easy to use multimedia software.
While the Camtasia is a product of TechSmith which has started its journey in 1987 and Camtasia was launched in 1999. Camtasia concentrate on adding advanced tools to create business and academic videos. Movavi despite starting its journey so late, it has its user-base who like simple editing programs.
If you are not sure which product to choose for editing your videos, then Movavi vs Camtasia will help you. We are going to do Movavi vs Camtasia comparison in this article. You will know the difference between these two video editors. We will list all the features of the screen recorder and video editor. Also, I will compare the resource usage by these two products, which will help you to decide according to your PC specifications.
If you don’t have the time to read this long Movavi vs Camtasia comparison, I am giving a short verdict that will help you to decide which one is better.
Features in Movavi Video Suite
Movavi Video Suite consists of three different tools. It has a video editor, video converter, and screen recorder. If you are a person who is going to create tutorials, then Movavi Video Suite is the best deal for you. You can easily record the computer screen illustration tutorials and then edit them to create stunning videos.
The Movavi Screen Recorder enables you to record your screen in high quality. It allows you to record the screen at 1080p Full-HD at 60 frames per second which is pretty decent quality. You can also take screenshots, edit, and save them. The screen recorder could record full or partial screen along with system audio, webcam, and microphone at the same time. The recorder also has a scheduler, meaning you can set a time for it to start recording also set the time to end it. Screen recorder allows you to save the video in multiple formats such as MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, MOV, GIF, PNG, JPG, BMP, and MP3.
The Video Editor allows you to cut and merge clips, add filters, add transitions and titles. You can easily add special effects like slow motion, reverse, chroma key, and other effects to your clips and make them more attractive. There are a collection of intro and outros videos in the library which you can use make your videos more appealing. There are separate tracks for audio, video, text, and effects on the timeline. You can add tracks according to your need. It allows you to link the tracks so that audio and video sync doesn’t get ruined while editing. The output of the video editor supports AVI, FLV, SWF, MKV, MP4, MPG, WMV, M2TS, OGV, MOV, WEBM, and WMV.
The Video Converter of Movavi works on the three-step conversion process. Add the media you want to convert, choose the format, and click on the Convert button. It supports the conversion between more than 180 media formats. It also has over 200 presets for popular devices. You can stabilize the video, trim it, rotate it, and add captions before converting the format. You can also adjust the media volume if it is too low or too high. It also lets you reduce the size of the media for small devices.
Features in Camtasia Studio
Camtasia includes a recorder and video editor. You can easily record your screen as well as the webcam and then edit them in the editor to create tutorials and webinars. At the same time, it captures the system audio, audio from the mic, and the webcam. All these inputs are placed in different tracks so that they are easy to edit after the recording. The recorder allows you to capture the whole screen or just a particular area. You can lock it to an application and the recording area moves when the application moves. Also, the area selection tool assists you in selecting a window or a part of the screen with suggestions.
The screen recorder supports recording in two formats one is TREC the TechSmith’s format and the AVI. In the AVI mode, you won’t be able to record the webcam and the system audio. It will only record the screen and the sound from the mic. If you want to record all the inputs, then choose the TREC format and then later use the Editor to edit and convert it in your desired format.
The Camtasia Video Editor is a little bit advanced than the Movavi. It of lets you add several effects, transitions, titles, callouts, and annotations in your video and make it interactive. You can also Zoom in, Zoom out, Pan, and Animate your video. There is a library where are royalty-free music and theme to inbuilt in your video. Drag and drop media in the editor and to the timeline in different tracks. The timeline also has a selection tool which you can use to select a part and cut, copy, or produce it. While editing the video, you can even record the voice narration and webcam to add in the current project.
The Audio Editor lets you level the audio, remove the noise, volume up & down, fade in & out, or silence the sound. With the visual property section, there is the option of scale, opacity, rotation, visual effects, and add it as an animation to your video or the image. Adding captions to your video is very easy in Camtasia. The most exciting feature of Camtasia is adding the Quiz in your video. You can ask questions to your viewers which you will get reply over the email. To use the quiz feature, you need to choose the output with the smart player option. The questions you can asks are multiple-choice, fill in the blanks, short answer, and true & false. The video gets paused, and the option arrives of taking the quiz, now users can give their answers and submit them.
Camtasia Studio doesn’t have a separate video converter. However, you can add the files in the editor and then convert them to another format that the editor supports. Camtasia supports more than 18 formats to take as input while the output formats are MP4, WMV, MOV, AVI, M4V, MP3, and GIF.
Movavi Vs Camtasia – Feature Comparison
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Now we know the features of both programs. Both are excellent video editors. Camtasia allows you to create professional-looking videos and images, while the features in the Movavi tools help you to create exciting videos easily. Movavi targets on introducing the features that are easy to use. So people who are new to video editing can quickly get to understand it.
Camtasia is designed for creating tutorials, webinars, and presentations. It let you create a video with the smart player where a person interacts with the video. For example, if you are creating a video where you need to ask a question with the viewer, you can add that with Camtasia. Also, other services and tools of TechSmith are aligned in a way that they help you create videos that share knowledge.
Movavi lacks these features, so if you are going to create professional tutorials, then Movavi tools are not for you. However, if you want to add effects, stickers, and transitions in your video and share them on YouTube or social media platforms, then Movavi is the best option. These tools are easy to use.
Features wise Camtasia is much better than Movavi. However, it is entirely up to your need and usage that decides the winner.
Movavi vs Camtasia – Ease of Use
Interface wise both Movavi and Camtasia are good. The features and icons are placed at the correct place where you can easily reach to them. However, Movavi is much easy to use compared to Camtasia. Movavi uses large and easy to identify icons, whereas you might need little introduction using the Camtasia. Symbols in the Camtasia is smaller since they have to include several they cannot increase the size.
User interface of Camtasia Recorder and Movavi recorder are much similar. However, Movavi displays more details and easy to understand buttons on the interface than Camtasia. You can easily enable/disable the webcam, system audio, and mic audio in the Movavi. However, on Camtasia, you need to go to the options of audio to enable/disable the system or mic audio recording.
If we compare the interface of Movavi and Camtasia video editor, then we will find the Movavi is much easier to use. There are separate tabs for transitions, effects, stickers. The editing icons are more significant and easy to identify. However, in Camtasia, icons are smaller and hard to locate. Camtasia also has different tabs for different things. On the Movavi editor, when you add a media, it directly goes to the timeline. There is no space to put all the media for the current project.
Movavi Video Editor has the minimalist design, and Camtasia has the professional and extended design. However, on both editor, you will find every option on the same screen. Overall, Movavi is much easy to use than Camtasia.
|Input Formats||3GP, ASF, AVI, DivX, FLV, SWF, TS, MTS, M2T, M2TS, WMV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, MPEG, MPE, M1V, MOD, TOD, M4V, MXF, OGV, MOV, QT, RM, RMVB, WEBM, WTV, AAC, AIF, AIFF, APE, AU, SND, FLAC, MP3, M4A, M4B, OGG, WAV, WMA, AMR, BMP, DPX, GIF, JPEG, MJPEG, JPEG-LS, PGM, PBM, PPM, PAM, PCX, PNG, PTX, SGI, TARGA, XBM, XWD||AVI, BMP, CAMREC, GIF, JPG, M4A, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPEG-1, MTS, M2TS, PDF, PNG, PPT, PPTX, TREC, WAV, WMA, WMV|
|Output Formats||AVI, FLV, SWF, MKV, MOV, M2TS, MP4, MPG, WMV, OGV, WEBM, AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, GIF||MP4, WMV, MOV, AVI, M4V, MP3, GIF|
If you look at the table, Movavi Video Support much more input and output formats than Camtasia. However, the formats Camtasia support is the essential ones and often used. Still, Movavi is the winner here.
Conversion Speed and Quality
To test the conversion speed & quality of Movavi and Camtasia. I took an MP4 file and converted it to WMV without changing anything. The video file size was 14.2MB and resolution was 1280X720. Camtasia took 1 minute 58 seconds to convert it. While on the Movavi the conversion was faster. Movavi took 1 minute 54 seconds to convert the file. It could be due to the dedicated video converter in Movavi. On the Camtasia, we have to add the data in the editor and then convert it to the desired format. Due to this, Camtasia took a little more time to finish.
After the conversion with the Movavi, I find a slight reduction in the quality of the video. However, the Camtasia conversion was much better in quality. In terms of conversion speed and quality, there is only a limited difference in both editors. Therefore it would be a tie.
Camtasia Vs Movavi – Impact on Performance
Camtasia needs much more system resources than Movavi. It is because Camtasia has several professional features that require additional system resources. So whenever you run the Camtasia, it grabs lots of resources, and if there are limited resources in your PC, it starts to lag. While the Movavi doesn’t need a lot of system specs to run. So, even on a low configuration PC, Movavi will correctly run. However, you will need a high configuration to run Camtasia.
Below is the system requirement for Camtasia and Movavi.
You can see the difference. So if your PC has a low system configuration, then you won’t be able to use Camtasia. In my previous laptop, there was an i3 processor and 4GB RAM. Movavi was working correctly on it. However, Camtasia could take lots of time to open and render the video. Even the previews on the Camtasia was lagging.
So, the performance wise Movavi is much better than Camtasia.
Movavi Vs Camtasia – Impact on your Pocket
Movavi Video Editor price starts with the $39.95. You will get the video editor with the ability to add six tracks on the timeline and limited in-built media. The Video Editor Plus allows to add upto 99 tracks on the timeline and has extended in-built media. Video Editor Plus comes at $59.95. While you can get the Movavi Video Editor Business in $99.95. It has massive in-built media, and it will also have the screen recorder. Not only this, the business version can be used on 2 PCs. While the Movavi Video Suite, which is a bundle of screen recorder, video converter, and video editor. Video Suite comes at the price of $79.95.
Now, let’s check the impact of Camtasia on your pocket. Camtasia, which comes with the screen recorder, is available at $249.00. Also, if you have a low configuration PC, then you might need to upgrade that too. So include that cost before selecting Camtasia for your PC. Camtasia puts a massive impact on your pocket.
We have checked all the essential details of both software. Therefore, I could say that both products are fantastic at thier place. It is about the requirement and budget. For instance, if you want to create professional-looking videos, especially tutorials and webinars, then Movavi is not that much helpful. You need Camtasia.
However, if you choose Camtasia, you need to spend a lot more. You will be paying more for the license as well as the computer you are going to run on it. If your PC is already having recommended specs of Camtasia, then I urge you to get the Camtasia. It is a little bit complex to operate. However, if you will look at some online tutorial, you can manage it.
If you are new in video editing and want to start, then, Movavi is the best option for you. It lets you create engaging content without much effort. You need to pay less and don’t have to upgrade your current PC. It will work fine on 4GB RAM machine.