Nowadays there are quite a number of different options out there as far as screen recorders go – but the two that tend to stand out are Camtasia Studio by TechSmith, and Movavi Screen Capture Studio (SCS). Both are extremely popular with wide followings of their own, which can make choosing between them pretty difficult.
If you want to know how they compare to one another on a head to head basis though, there are a few areas that you should look at in any Movavi SCS vs Camtasia review:
Screen recording features
Purely as a screen recorder, Movavi SCS and Camtasia have little that separates them and their features are fairly similar. Essentially you can expect to be able to record anything that you want from your screen, while adjusting the recording parameters to suit your needs.
Built-in video editor
Both Movavi SCS and Camtasia come with built-in video editors that will allow you to create videos by compiling footage that you record or from elsewhere. While the features in both these editors are similar, Movavi SCS has a more intuitive approach with a gentle learning curve. With it you can cut and join video segments, apply special effects and filters, add subtitles, include multiple audio tracks, and much more.
Generally speaking the interface in Movavi SCS is what sets it apart the most from Camtasia. The latter tends to be complicated and requires some time to become familiar with its interface, whereas Movavi has a far more user-friendly design that makes it easy to navigate and apply its features. Each of its features are designed so that they can be utilized with the minimum number of steps, making it both fast and easy to record or edit videos.
Considering all the similarities between Movavi SCS and Camtasia, it may be shocking to know that Movavi is actually much cheaper. It will only set you back $59.95, which is less than a third of the price of Camtasia. In short you’ll get more bang for your buck with it.
To sum it up both Movavi SCS and Camtasia are capable screen recorders, and they each have their own video editors to boot. That being said Movavi does tend to be more intuitive and easy to use – both for recording as well as editing.
Taking into account the fact that Movavi SCS is also the cheaper of the two, your choice should be much easier. At the end of the day you could get a software that has similar features and is easier to use, for less than what you would pay otherwise. All said and done that should make it fairly easy to decide which one you should be using.