A followup to yesterday's post on exactly the same subject, there's an article in the March 2005 issue of Presentations magazine called Screen-Capture to Go that compares these same two products. Well, it's mostly about Camtasia, but includes some overview of Captivate as well. I learned that Camtasia has a powerpoint plugin that would seem to make it another alternative to Macromedia Breeze or iMediaCONVERT. I also learned that "you can determine what happens immediately after a Captivate movie ends, such as the screen closes, a particular Web URL or file opens, or the movie loops back to the beginning." That could be handy. The author really likes Camtasia, but does point out that where Captivate shines is in its interactivity features. That would seem to me to make it a winner in an educational setting...
If you have ABI Inform Global through ProQuest, this link should take you right to the article:
Screen-capture to go
Julie Hill. Presentations. Minneapolis: Mar 2005. Vol. 19, Iss. 3; p. 36 (4 pages)