New Transitions, Effects, and More in
Camtasia 2021

Achieve a fresh, modern look and add polish and precision to your video creation process with Camtasia 2021. Every upgrade includes Camtasia Maintenance, which means you’ll receive the next version (Camtasia 2022) free.



Instantly add polish to your videos

Camtasia 2021 adds over 75 new transitions along with Motion Blur and Corner Rounding effects so you can achieve professional quality with
drag-and-drop simplicity.


New Transitions

You’re sure to find a favorite in Camtasia 2021's huge collection of new transitions. More than 75 to choose from!

Motion Blur Effect

Instantly give your animations, effects and other movements a smooth, professional appearance with the new Motion Blur effect. 

Corner Rounding Effect

Smooth out sharp corners on your media with the new Corner Rounding effect. Instantly round all or individual corners to create a custom look. 

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Media Matte Effect

All of the power and visual beauty of Track Mattes, now in a single effect. Quickly turn any piece of media into a mask with a drag-n-drop Media Matte effect. 

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Change the mood and feel of your video with a single effect. 3D LUT’s in Camtasia provide the industry standard for quickly color grading footage.

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Toggle Effects

It's helpful to quickly see how media appears or sounds with or without an effect applied. Any effect added to media on the timeline can now be toggled on and off from the properties for quick comparisons.

Lottie (JSON) Support

Add animations with ease. Camtasia 2021 now provides the ability to import and use Lottie animation files in your video projects.

Animation Enhancements

Global shortcut keys and key frame jumping make it simple to navigate between animation points across your entire project. 


Additional Quick Properties

Beyond text and colors, create labels for elements, assign them to parts of a theme, or even link them to one another to ensure you and your colleagues get the right look in every video.

Zoom-n-Pan (Mac)

The simplified zoom-n-pan experience from Camtasia Windows is now available on Mac.


Ensure your audience hears what you want

Camtasia 2021's new Emphasize audio effect makes it easy to create a balance among all the sounds in your video. 

Emphasize Audio Effect

Easily choose your primary audio track and automatically duck the others into the background. The new Emphasize audio effect is the quickest way to give your video a professional sound.

VU Audio Meter in Editor (Windows)

Check audio volume throughout your videos with the VU meter. The visual readout helps you see where narration, music, and other sounds may be too loud or quiet.

Share Narration to Audiate

Quickly pass audio narration back and forth with TechSmith Audiate for detailed editing and improving the sound of your recording.


Expanded control and customization of video assets

Create your own reusable custom assets with the Quick Property Editor and Auto Quick Properties. Combine callouts, text, and other elements in a group to create customizable assets. Easily save or share them with your team.

Quick Property Editor

An easy way to create reusable and shareable assets. Quickly customize settings like text, colors, and additional properties.

Auto Quick Properties

When callouts, text, and other elements are grouped together, a quick property asset is automatically created. Easily adjust the properties of multiple effects or assets contained in the same group. 

Group Tabs (Windows)

Simplicity and power come together with timeline grouping now available on Windows. Automatically create group assets with easily updatable properties. 


Improved performance and project management 

Working with large projects and video files can be cumbersome. Camtasia 2021 helps you maintain efficient processes with proxy video for improved editing performance and self-contained projects now on the Windows platform.

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Proxy Media Editing

Create proxy media with the click of a button for smooth preview and playback when working with large files.

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Standalone Projects (Windows)

Eliminate the hassles of saving and sharing projects. Self-contained projects make it easier to work on different computers or collaborate with other creators.

Haven't upgraded in a while? Camtasia 2021 also includes all features from previous releases

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Video Templates

Use pre-built video templates or create your own to dramatically reduce editing time.

Media Placeholders

Create a default space on the timeline where media should be added.

Replaceable Media

Replace any piece of media with a new clip, image, or annotation.

Shareable Themes

Share custom themes to help maintain a consistent look and feel.

Individual Input Recording

Select individual inputs to record with the updated recorder.


Instantly access your most-used tools and effects.


Save custom styles and configurations for frequent use.

Enhanced Media Bin

Quickly organize, sort, and navigate items in your media bin.

Camtasia Packages

Share templates, libraries, themes, shortcuts, favorites, and presets in a single file.

Improved Webcam Capture

Take advantage of higher resolutions offered by your webcam.

Upgrade to Camtasia 2021 today

A trial or purchase comes with free webinars with access to Camtasia experts and a large library of video tutorials. One year of Maintenance with phone support is included with every purchase.

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One lifetime license + first year of Maintenance

Camtasia Maintenance is included with every upgrade

The first year of Camtasia Maintenance is included with the purchase of an upgrade. After the first year, there is an annual fee to maintain your benefits and stay current.

Free Upgrades

Receive free upgrades to the next version of Camtasia. A new version comes out every year and Maintenance guarantees you'll get the latest version.

Phone Support

Get phone and chat support, plus expedited response times on email and support tickets.

Camtasia Certification

Gain exclusive access to Camtasia Certification courses with 20+ videos of exclusive how-tos and training that will help you take your screencasting skills to the next level.

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