When you want to capture videos from your screen, two of the choices that will probably instantly spring to mind are Camtasia Studio and Movavi Screen Capture Studio. Although Camtasia is arguably the eponymous screen recorder, Movavi Screen Capture Studio has emerged as a strong contender in recent years.
The only question is: Which is better? Frankly speaking the best way to decide is to get an idea how they stack up.
Comparison of Features and Specifications
- User interface
To be entirely honest the user interface of Movavi Screen Capture Studio and Camtasia Studio are extremely similar and both are clean, simple and intuitive.
- Recording features
When you’re recording a video from your screen, Movavi Screen Capture Studio will let you adjust the capture frame, frame rate, and audio source – and Camtasia Studio can do the same. The one difference between them is that Movavi also will let you capture screenshots of the area that is being recorded.
- Editing tools
Part of the beauty of Movavi Screen Capture Studio and Camtasia Studio is that they come with numerous editing tools. Both software use a timeline structure and will allow you to cut and join video segments, apply special effects, insert customizable text fields, or place animated transitions between scenes. Although they are very similar, the user interface for editing in Camtasia Studio tends to be very complex – whereas Movavi Screen Capture Studio provides a much easier approach.
As popular software, Movavi Screen Capture Studio and Camtasia Studio make sure they provide ample support and both have their own comprehensive knowledgebase with guides and tutorials along with email support and a forum. Also you can seek help via live chat – though Camtasia only provides access for 4 hours per day where Movavi provides 18 hours a day.
Last but certainly not least the final distinguishing factor between Movavi Screen Capture Studio and Camtasia Studio is its price point. In this Movavi is the clear winner, as it is priced at over 6 times less than Camtasia – while providing similar or better features.
Based on that head-to-head breakdown of how Movavi Screen Capture Studio and Camtasia Studio stack up it should be easy to see that the former definitely has an edge. In short while it may be viewed as a Camtasia alternative – the truth is that it will bring more to the table and is the all-round better software.