Any Way to Convert a Camtasia file to something else so it can be edited in another program?

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I've been working on this file with Camtasia for a while now. It's almost complete and now it won't happen (not responding).It will open other projects. What's going on? Is it corrupt somehow?
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Rick Stone

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Hi Kevin

Short of playing the Camtasia file and recording it using another application, there likely isn't much you can do. Unless, of course, you changed the recording format from TREC to AVI. Then you could take the AVI into another editor such as Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, Pinnacle or others.

Perhaps file a support ticket with TechSmith?

https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Cheers... Rick :)
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i just put a ticket in with them.How would I change it from a TREC to an AVI file without doing it on Camtasia???
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OR are there any media players that can open TREC files so I can record it while it's playing? There HAS to be a way to save the file or play it or convert it if the tech support won't be able to.
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Hello again, Kevin

I'm not sure. If there's any way to do it, support *SHOULD* know. As far as the TREC/AVI thing, it's a choice you make before you record. I've been forced to use the AVI lately because of some weird behavior with Camtasia not recording my mouse with one application if I record in TREC.

I wish you the best of luck!

Cheers... Rick :)
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It's a Camtasia Studio Project (.camproj) file. Or is that a trec file too?
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change the file extensions on your .trecs to .AVI; they should then play in Windows Media Player; see if they then work in other editors?  if not, re-capture as AVI per Rick's suggestion
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I checked the file and it's a Camtasia Studio Project (.camproj) file, not a "trec" file. Unless a .camproj file is a trec file? 

How would I change the extensions on the trec file to .AVI? It is converting in online-convert.com but i'm not sure if itll do it or not. It accepted the file but it's still processing (it's been that way for like twenty minutes). It didnt work in Movie Maker. Maybe it would work in Sony Vegas? I dont understand why this file only works in a certain program. Every movie editor turns it into a unique file for that program until it's processed/converted?
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you indicated that the project file [.camproj] is toast; but you also indicated[?] that the original video capture files were .trec[?]

you will have to take the original .trecs, change them to .AVI, and go from there; you will have to start your editing from scratch
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Kevin Scrima

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Well that's bull. I have to spend five hours doing the editing ALL over?!?! I am SO busy. I don't have time to lose progress like that. I'm a YouTuber where a video deadline is expected (no, not a big YouTuber, but still). There should be a way to fix this!
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Have you heard back from our technical support team on this?

Kelly
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