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Camtasia Studio is a software suite for creating video presentations directly via screencast, or via a direct recording plug-in to Microsoft PowerPoint. The screen area to be recorded can be chosen freely, and audio or other multimedia recordings may be recorded at the same time or added separately from any other source and integrated using the studio component of the product. The editor can import multimedia objects and arrange them and add several effects; it can also be used to modify the audio and video as tracks. Deployment can be converted to common video formats including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI, and Adobe Flash.

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Hi, can anyone please suggest a tool for capturing web-based video (including audio)?
Many thanks in advance .
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Hi, I would like to create a Camtasia PowerPoint project, where I can play a video, exit out to a different applicaiton and then return to the Camtasia video.

More specifically, I would create a PowerPoint presentation that explains a specifc subject. Then, after a few slides, I would like to allow the User to exit out to a 3D software, where the User would view a 3D graphic display of what they just learned about, and once they finish viewing the 3D simulation, they would return to the Camtasia PowerPoint presenatation.

Is there a way to "exit out" of the Camtasia PowerPoint presentation and then return?  Or, is there another way of doing what I would like to do?

Thank you,

What type of video file is it that can loop repeatedly in an email and how do you create it?

I've seen a couple of emails which contain a short (<5 seconds) repeating video clip. The video clip plays right in the email without the need to open an attachment or launch an app. I'm curious to know what type of file that is and how to create it.

I've got a video editing app called Camtasia so I assume I can create it there but I don't know what type of file it is.

Also, are emails containing that type of file typically blocked by email software?

And can audio be included?

My users want to install on the laptops that have Internet access to video record
screens.  Need to assess what are the risks if:

a) the laptops have Internet access as well
b) the videos captured contain sensitive financial information

Does Camtasia Studio has the option to encrypt the video files?
I make you tube videos with my Panasonic HC-V500 camera, and when I transfer the videos into my computer, I convert it into mp4. When it gets converted, two little arrows at the bottom left of the video appear when it's in my file, and I can't import that file into my editing software. Please help, I am confused and don't know what to do. By the way I'm using a windows 10.
I have one computer where the screen consistently goes black when I attempt to capture the activity on screen.  This happens whether I use the built in snipping tool, Techsmith's Sangit, or Techsmith's Camtasia Studio for Windows.

This is a Windows 7 box
Dell Optiplex 990 USFF
8gb RAM
64 bit
Dell E2311H_Digital Monitor with soundbar

The problem was happening previously and the machine has now been joined to the parent company's domain, so there are some thing I am unable to change.  I tried changing the power setting to never turn off anything, I was able to change them but it didn't help.

Any help would be appreciated.
Making a training material and the Process owner is in other location...He will run the presentation and voice it but I have to edit it with modifications.
We are trying to develop a series of instructional videos and need some assistance.  The file here was recorded with Jing http://screencast.com/t/LfEADb1u0 and has audio and video included.

What I would like to do without paying $300 for Camtasia, is to take an already existing audio such as what you see in the link above or in the attached file, and both separate the existing audio from it, as well as overlay new audio on top of it.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.2016-07-04_1252.swf
I have recorded me reading two of my fictional books using Camtasia to upload as an audio book. Now that I am done, the site I am uploading to is complaining that my recordings are bad. Here is the complaint:

All files have a low RMS and are too quiet. Please revise all files and re-submit.
To remedy this, lower the overall RMS level of each file to within ACX Requirements.

The complaint takes me to this URL:

That page says:
Each uploaded file must measure between -23dB and -18dB RMS.

I wrote to Camtasia, supposedly the best recording software out there, and their reply was:

"Im afraid Camtasia does not measure audio via db so we have no way to know whether we're hitting that level or not. You would need to use some sort of 3rd party tool to accomplish that task."

Of course, they are NOT hitting that level, or I wouldn't be getting that complaint. So is there a way to salvage these files without having to re-record everything I've spent weeks on? Even if I use a 3rd party tool? Can something fix them? Also, what would be a good audio-recording software for my future books? Is there a way to fix them within Camtasia. their support staff doesn't even try to offer a solution.

Please please help me fix these existing books. Please.

thank you,
can you please suggest from your experience if any from the below
would fit the bill to
*record 3hrs straight video on screen
*capture audio also.
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I have one camrec file. would like to edit by cutting needless portion.

i have tried many option to save the file, But could not.

please advice commands to save the file.
I'm looking for a way to convert a MOV file into an MP4.
Is there cheap or free software that does this?
Can I use Camtasia?

I want to record a videodemo for my Delphi application (Win32).
When I start recording my screen with Camtasia (latest version 8.4.4) sometimes a dialog (dsDialog) isn't shown. My application seems to hang. Stopping the recorder doesn't solve the issue, I need to shut is down in task manager.
Without recording, my application works fine.

I already asked support of Camtasia (Techsmith), but their suggestions didn't solve the issue.
- In Camtasia Recorder click on Tools > Options > Program tab and uncheck the box for "Force popup dialgos into region"
- go to the General tab under Tools and change the format from TREC to AVI
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TechSmith\Camtasia Studio\8.0 and delete the 8.0 folder
- Can you uninstall your current version and try version 8.3
- Can you uninstall your current version and try version 7.1.1
- right click each application and choose 'run as administrator'
- In Tools > Options of Recorder you could try unchecking capture layered windows

Does anybody have a solution for this?
I notice that by default Camtasia records the full screen containing the task bar at the bottom.  How can I change this so that Camtasia records one of my other screens in their entirety.

I occasionally use a program called Camtasia to make short videos. Each time I create a new MP4 video, a second file of the type .swf is created which has the same filename with "_controller" added.

For example, if I create the following:


a second file:


also appears.

Two questions

1) What is the purpose of the .swf file?

2) If I want to share the mp4 file with someone (eg via Dropbox), do I also need to give them the .swf file in order for them to watch the video?

While capturing a webinar with Camtasia, a reminder notice popped up and was captured on the video - I wasn't watching the monitor so I didn't catch it till later.  Outlook was closed at the time of the recording.

How can I make sure this doesn't happen again?

I have just recorded a HD screen recording in Camtasia (mac). I have several export options to choose from.

Can any mac users, recommend the best export settings to use for the highest quality video.... thanks in advance...
I notice that Camtasia Studio 8 files are XML files.

I'd like to understand the structure of this XML file (.camproj) so that I may be able to make minor edits to my projects globally, easily, programmatically.

Q. Has anyone tried this already?
Q. Is it easy to do? I expect the Schema is proprietary (but I have asked Techsmith support whether an SDK exists)
Q. What XML 'inspectors' would anyone recommend for this? (just downloaded Liquid XML trial and poking around!)

i have recorded an online webinar
using camtasia but the file after the
 rendering was completed about 1,8gb.

how can i compress this retain its
 quality so i can upload it to
 my web site?

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I'm trying to run videos (with voice commentary) created in Techsmith Camtasia Studio into an interactive CBT created using Adobe Captivate.
I imported an MP4 into the CBT (it was converted during import - into an AVI file?). When I previewed it, it ran but the sound quality was awful; when I published it, the video wouldn't run at all.
I'm not a techie and this is all a bit outside my comfort zone. I guess what I want to know is what parameters I should use when producing the video in Camtasia (format, SCORM-compliancy, sound quality etc) and how I should import the video file into the Captivate CBT.
I want to make a couple of screencast-tutorials for my website.
Therefore I'm using Camtasia to record, and Youtube to host the video's.

At the moment, my end result is not good enough. The video's from Camtasia are of perfect quality, but when I upload them to Youtube, the quality recudes big time.
When playing, you have to change the settings to HD, otherwise you can't read what's on the screen.

Is there a manual for what's the best way to record, produce and share via Youtube?
Googling only gives me results that are out-dated, unfortunately.


I record my tutorials in a screen resolution of 1280*720. That's not standard for screen-recording, but I've read that that's the best resolution for Youtube-video's. Is that correct?

I've tried different ways to produce the video, including configuring the settings myself. Didn't have real good results, so I stick to the default direct upload to Youtube now. Is that indeed the best way, or can I improve the quality by configuring manually?

When I embed my Youtube-video into my website, it's not displayed in the best quality. A viewer can improve this by changing the settings, but off course I want the video to be played in the best quality by default. How can i do this?
Google showed me codes like fmt=18, but they all don't seem to work anymore.
At my company we are thinking of purchasing a Camtasia download.
However, I have some questions to be answered, before we will actually proceed with buying it.

Is there somebody here kind enough to answer these questions?

1) If we start using Camtasia, we want to download it for a virtual server, where we will create the environment (e.g. clean desktop, no favorite-tabs in browser), to record our screencaptures correctly. Is it possible to run Camtasia on a virtual server? How does this work, with the serial key?

2) I've all ready experimented with the 30-days free trial. I have two questions about hyperlinking:
- Is it possible to add a caption to the site that includes hyperlinks? It seems like that is only possible using callouts?
- We want to use Camtasia for tutorials of our software. The hyperlinking would be used to link from one tutorial to another (deeper) one. Is that nicely possible using Camtasia?
- Is it possible to end a tutorial with suggestions for follow-up tutorials? So that we can link directly to some other tutorials?
- Can you link to every URL you want? Cause I tried linking to our website from one of our tutorials but it didn't work. When I tried to link to another html-tutorial that was on my local laptop, it did work.

3) We are doubting whether to use a voice-over for our tutorials, or if it suffices to just include text in the tutorials, and no voice. Any recommendations on this? If you use a voice-over, do we need to have a professional voice or…
I have tried the trial of camtasia studio and the results were great, however the price of 300$ is just unacceptable.

After recording off the same system with Cam studio ( freeware ) I see a clear difference in the video recording quality.  The Cam studio quality settings were moved from the default setting to 100% quality.  The results are still pale in comparison to the 300$ product.

Any suggestions on how to get the free product to record as well ? Should I try something else that is free ?  

Will Camtasia studio quit working after 30 days like the screen states ?

Oh, windows 7

I created a presentation in PowerPoint 2003 (with Camtasia 7 integrated into the program) and recorded my presentation. When I import the presentation into Camtasia 7, I get a light gray shadow across the bottom of the slides, it looked find in PPT, and of the 4 presentations I recorded this way, only this one has the "shadow" across the bottom and I can't get rid of it. You can see on the attachment what it looks like, and on some slides that have text near the bottom, it makes it difficult to read.
I ned to record the screen of several workstations for a entire day but only while they are being used.

I want to use camstudio (free) or camtasia studio.

I want to record when someone uses the mouse the record about 5 minutes after the mouse has no movement.

This will be many files and that is okay but I think just recording for 12 hours will be a big file.

How can I do this? Any thoughts?

Os is windows 7






Camtasia Studio is a software suite for creating video presentations directly via screencast, or via a direct recording plug-in to Microsoft PowerPoint. The screen area to be recorded can be chosen freely, and audio or other multimedia recordings may be recorded at the same time or added separately from any other source and integrated using the studio component of the product. The editor can import multimedia objects and arrange them and add several effects; it can also be used to modify the audio and video as tracks. Deployment can be converted to common video formats including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI, and Adobe Flash.

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