Sunday, May 09, 2010

Camtasia 7 Bug

Camtasia Studio 7 has a serious bug if you export to H.264 using the QuickTime option. You'll get nasty screen artifacts that do not occur in Camtasia 6 (or 5 for that matter).

I reported it to Techsmith last month and I worked with a Techsmith engineer to demonstrate how to re-create it. They are going to do a fix with the yet-to-be-scheduled 7.0.1 release.

In the meantime we found a work-around. Camtasia 7 has two different ways to create H.264 (from two different codebases). The buggy one is when you export using QuickTime. If you use the mp4 option for Flash, that one is not buggy.