Recording Directly In Stream (On Sharepoint) Compared to Camtasia

The Microsoft Stream platform allows you to record directly from within it, with the click of a button. But when should you use this and when should you use Camtasia’s more advanced toolkit instead?

Here’s a short guide on Stream (on Sharepoint) and a short preview video with some of its functions. You can record up to 15 minutes of content.

If you don’t know what Stream (On Sharepoint) is READ HERE.

  1. Click on “New Recording” to go to the recording environment.

2. If the page asks you to allow you to use your camera and/or microphone, make sure to accept it, or you won’t be able to record.

3. The recording environment

Click on the hotspots on the image below for more information on specific features.

4. Choose which window, tab or screen to record.

5. Once you’re done recording, you can then trim the video from either end, changing when it starts/ends.

6. When you click Publish, Stream starts exporting and sending your video to your OneDrive automatically.

7. Once in your Stream, you’ll be able to add finishing touches such as: Thumbnail, video description, auto-generate captions (not all languages available), clickable chapters and comments. You can then choose who you want to share it with, i.e. specific people, anyone with the link etc.

Stream (On SharePoint)

  • Easy to use.
  • Web-based
  • Great for short videos or recordings.
  • Access to the Microsoft environment.
  • Automations: caption generation, export, upload to personal OneDrive

Camtasia Studio

  • More advanced, more capabilities.
  • Way more video-editing ability.
  • Able to export different formats.
  • More flexible.
  • Able to create high quality educational content.