Batch Rendering of Camtasia Projects

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Dear TechSmith clan,
I need to change the watermark and then render 200 videos again with the new watermark and custom preset. This is a very time consuming affair.
Is there a way in which I can batch this so that it runs on its own, one project after the other?
Arnold Lamont
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Arnold Lamont

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Logan S.

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Hey Arnold,

I found this info in the help file. See if it helps you out.

Batch Production
The Batch Production option renders multiple Camtasia Studio projects at the same time using production presets.

Batch Produce Using One Preset
In Camtasia Studio, choose Tools menu > Sharing > Batch Production. The Batch Production wizard appears.
Click the Add Files/Projects button. Select the files to render (CAMREC, AVI, CAMPROJ, MPG, MPEG, WMV, MOV, MPEG-4, or FLV). Click Next.
Choose Use one production preset for all files/projects option then select a preset from the dropdown menu or click Preset manager to choose a different preset.

Click Next.

To create a new preset, select Preset Manager > New.

Click Browse to choose the output folder. Check the Organize produced files into sub-folders option to produce the files/projects into separate folders.
Check the Show production results option to view a summary after rendering.
Click Finish. The batch processing begins. The progress of each file/project appears in the Rendering Batch Production dialog.
Batch Produce Using Multiple Presets
In Camtasia Studio, select Tools > Sharing > Batch Production. The Batch Production wizard appears.
Click the Add Files/Projects button. Select the files to render (CAMREC, AVI, CAMPROJ, MPG, MPEG, WMV, MOV, MPEG-4, or FLV). Click Next.
Select the Use a different production preset for each file/project option. Click Next.
Click within the Preset Name column to change the preset for each file/project. Click Next.
Or
Click Preset manager to choose a different preset

To create a new preset, select Preset Manager > New.

Click Browse to choose the output folder. Enable the Organize produced files into sub-folders option to produce the files/projects into separate folders.
Check the Show production results option to view a summary after rendering.
Click Finish. The batch processing begins. The progress of each file/project appears in the Rendering Batch Production dialog.

Hope that helps!
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Nicole Simon

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This still requires a lot of single mouse clicks to get frompoint a to point b. I'd like to vote this up as a +1 to have in the future a command line based option for reendering with presets of project files. 
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I was actually able to make a macro on my programmable keyboard that created a new project, selected the next item in the library, added it to the timeline at the playhead, then saved.  All I had to do was type in the file name.  Did 50+ in 5 minutes and then batch produced.  This was way faster because I would have had the delay in between while each produced, but instead I could just let it run during the batch process while I did other things.  
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Guido Leenders

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I would be great when we could run the production batch from a batch file. We have all publishing automated using Apache Ant and although it runs for many hours often, it saves a lot of labour.
So a +1 for a command line interface to publish a video giving it's path and maybe some options.
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Guido Leenders

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What helps me with larger volumes, is to use search in windows and then drag-n-drop the projects all into the window. See picture. Just a workaround for the missing command line option.

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