I Don't Like Camtasia
By johnc on May 16, 2006
I just had my first experience with , and guess what? It stinks. I thought I'd use a better tool than Wink, since we've got this snazzy docs lab machine set up that has all the tools installed on it. But something's wacked with the installation of Captivate on the machine, so I figured I'd give Roman's favorite tool a whirl.
Well, it just doesn't work for me. It basically just takes one big screen capture, which means the mouse motions are erratic, and it's hard to edit after. I couldn't figure out how to pause the playback, so in trying to do audio (the only reason I didn't do this in Wink) I was constantly rushing what I was saying to keep up with what was happening on the screen. I couldn't even for the life of me figure out how to enter an intro or outro slide to introduce the thing, so I just ended up tossing it (and half a day's work) out.
So I guess it's back to Wink for me. I hear Wink 2 does audio now, I'm downloading it now. Anybody have any good/bad experiences with it?