I've been on the beta team and I'll just say that the improvements in this new version are massive.
Literally every pet peeve I had about Camtasia 7 has been addressed and my list of "irritations" is now pretty small and petty...
In addition to that, something that Techsmith has never done before:
Offer a big discount during their launch!
Until Friday at midnight, you can get (not affiliate links BTW):
A new full single-user copy of the program for $199 instead of $299:
Full Single User
Use code: CS8OFFER
A single-user upgrade (if you have a previous version) for $79 instead of $149:
Single User UPGRADE
Use Code: CS8UPGRADE
Screencast videos are (IMHO) the single best tool a marketer can have...
I'll have review videos and new tutorials out soon but if you are thinking about getting Camtasia or upgrading, I suggest you do it before Friday.