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Camtasia screen recording app comes to the Mac

TechSmith on Tuesday announced the release of Camtasia for the Mac. It costs $149, though it’s currently available for $99. A 30-day free trial version is available for download.

Camtasia is “screencasting” software that helps you record everything that’s going on on your Mac’s display. It’s developed to help marketing, creative, sales, teachers, and training professionals to create videos of what’s happening on their computer screen.

You can edit the content, incorporate audio, then share it online — the software’s registration includes 2GB of storage and 2GB of monthly bandwidth on the Screencast.com Web site. The original quality and size of the video is maintained online, so you can generate “high definition” videos.

Camtasia for the Mac also lets you share files using YouTube, burn them to DVD or CD, share them on iTunes, and export them to the iPod or iPhone. Features include “SmartFocus,” which helps draw the reader’s attention to specific areas on the screen, and Flash compatibility.

System requirements call for Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later. TechSmith says Camtasia is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard,” which makes its debut Friday, August 28.

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