I’ve just dowloaded the trial of Ignite Pro and have watched the tutorial. Honestly, I was out trying to find a Camtasia alternative because — after a month of use, i’ve run into many bugs and some snotty and inept helpdesk assistance at Camtasia.
Here’s what I found:
- It can’t do video screen capture and is really more like Adobe Captivate than Camtasia Studio. It does the whole “smoothly gliding arrow” deal like Captivate.
- You have to do a compile in order to preview (unlike Camtasia). Big Pain.
- It can do quizzes and email the results to you.
- It does publish in all the formats that Camtasia does AND ALSO in MPEG, which Camtasia doesn’t. Score one for Ignite.
- It’s player is a funky, pop-out deal. Not very user-friendly.
- It only has two (very large) output sizes, so it really isn’t designed for producing web video. This is a very problematic factor of this software.
- No sign of audio or video editing as is available in Camtasia (albeit to a limited degree)
So, unfortunately, I’m back to “bug-dodging and workarounds” with old Camtasia Studio … for now.
If you know of a viable Camtasia alternative, PLEASE let me know by commenting below.