Automation options with TechSmith Relay?

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We are using Techsmith Relay in a research laboratory at Laval University and all is working well. However we would like to be able to remotely start and stop the audio/video recordings on all the 18 desktop computers at the same time, especially when children are involved in a research project. Automation, without user interaction, seems possible with the Camtasia Recorder with command line switches but not with Relay. What could be the best way or option, if any, to achieve that?
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Walter Pelowski, Customer Solutions Engineer

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Unfortunately, we don't have a way to do this with the Relay Recorder.  We designed the recording process to be a willful/deliberate choice for the presenter to start/stop the presentation and while it's very simple to do, it's not automated or currently automatedable like you're requesting.

I'll follow up with our senior lead dev on this as well in case there is something I'm missing that would allow you to do this, but I do not believe there is.  I'd like to understand the usage case a little more if you'd care to reach out to me via email, I'd be happy to call you to talk to you about the specific use case you're trying to achieve.  In that way I can at least bring it up to the team so we can better determine if it's something we should add to the product at a later time.


Walter Mitchell Pelowski
Customer Solutions Engineer