I have been using Camtasia for quite some time and am
generally happy with the results. However, I know have an
opportunity to evaluate and purchase a similar but (it is hoped)
more robust and flexible application. I will need the application
to do (in no speciic order) the following:
1) capture PPT (with slide animation); 2) accomodate two
separate voice tracks...or at least add a background track with
minimal trouble; 3) accomodate video segments; 4) provide a good
selection of call outs; 5) provide for some kind of zoom and pan
capability; 6) permit me to edit and/or record visual information
while a voice track is playing (without efecting the voice track);
7) if possible...allow the viewer to mouse over segments of the
screen and receive either visual or audio information; 8) provide a
"pack and play" utility or some fairly simple way of making
productions available to a wide number of viewer; 9) accomodate
branding; 10) not require of the purchase of additional (costly)
application to enhance existing features; 11) provide intutive
clues for editing timelines, inserting graphics, moving elements on
the screen around, etc.; 12) allow for the creation/insertionof
customized callouts; 13) permit interesting visual transitions
between topical segments of a presentation; 14) facilitate the use
a segment from one presenation for use in another; and 15) provide
decent online help/instructional tutorials for the developer.
I do not foresee the need to create tutorials, however, I
would like to be able to track the number of individuals
that view my presentations (which will likely be loaded to a web
site), as well as provide the option for feedback from viewers
regarding the usefulness of the presentation.
WITH ALL THAT IN MIND...should I be leaning toward Captivate?
Does Presenter already provide these features, and then some?
Any assistance seasoned users could provide in helping me
make a choice, or better understanding what Captivate can do that
Presenter cannot, would be gratefully received!