Bring back camrec. for Windows.

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I see no reason to eliminate  camrec. from the Recorder as an option.  

 I will never edit on a Mac.

The way I see it, the trec. format is better suited to Mac users who Pay Less for the Camtasia Program.
 
Considering the fact that Camtasia for Mac has fewer features than Camtasia for  Windows.

I can't imagine why anyone with Camtasia for Windows would want to downgrade their editing capability's and use a Mac. in post production.  I see no logic in this at all.

 On top of that, you also need to know how to edit on two dissimilar Camtasia Programs. If I did use a Mac.
I would probably make a lot of errors and get nowhere fast.
This type of workflow is Illogical.
  
  The trec. format from my standpoint is completely unnecessary.
You cannot extract a trec.'s  content's if you need to. You can't choose your Audio settings.
 There are probably other features that I can't think of at the moment.

What exactly is gained by dumping a cross platform codec on people that don't actually need it? 

  Especially one that is still under development and is creating problems in some situations???

Please explain the Trec. advantage for the Typical Windows User. Because I can't see it.

Thanks,
Regards, Joe
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  • Just bring it back. It works correctly.

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Hi Joe

Just a guess here, but I'm wondering if the real benefit (aside from allowing either a Mac or a PC to edit the same file) is really from the standpoint of TechSmith development and technical support. I could see it far simpler (if having to support both platforms) to only deal with a single file format.

But in spirit, I'm totally with you on the negative effects for those of us that prefer PC. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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Welllll - I create software instructional videos and have quite a few Parallel VM's in different states of configuration on my Mac. I can't do that on a PC without a lot of cost and hassle.

It's a huge bonus to be able to capture from a VM window on my Mac and then use the feature rich editing on my main windows machine. 

From a software roadmap point of view, it makes sense and is probably the first step in converging the Mac/PC feature sets.
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LOL, just as an aside here - Given all the statements I've heard over the years from friends that are definite Mac snobs that sneer down their noses at us PC users, it's amusing to me to hear "... use the feature rich editing on my main windows machine". ;)
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:) Well, a fact is fact in this case. 

I certainly wouldn't use a PC for voice overs, music or creative work though...
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I never suggested  getting rid of trec.  I think It's nice that MAC users can benefit from it's use. I however, do not.
I would be really surprised if there are many Windows users that want to do their editing on a MAC.
camrec. has  functioned without creating problems for several years now. And trec. just muddied the water.

 The way I see it, { you can beat me up over it, but it won't change my mind}  MAC went all in with I-phones and Windows has pretty much caught up.
My i7-4770 and NVidia 660 can process information at the same speed installed on a MAC or a Windows machine.  16 GB of RAM is still 16 GB of RAM, a SSD is a SSD, MAC was Pretty when Windows looked like a collection of Cardboard Boxes. A lot of years have passed since then. 

I don't believe there's a large number of Outstanding Programs exclusive to Mac users. 
I can appreciate that your creative work is based on the software you have gotten accustomed to. That doesn't mean Adobe Audition works better on a Mac. 
 Turning on a computer without any  software installed doesn't do anything  for me.
 
 Why Camtasia ever released a MAC version devoid of so many features still makes little sense to me.

Regards, Joe
 
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While it's true there isn't as many features on a MAC, trust me, it is still a valuable tool and I can do everything I need to do with it. I have both versions I can use at any time and I still use the MAC version 100% of the time. Thinking it has no, or little value, is not right.

Workarounds? Maybe at times but it still doesn't bother me. The MAC has so much functionality as a whole that Camtasia is only a fraction of what I use it for. When I created my Camtasia for Mac eBook (using Camtaia Mac), I had to use many other programs for the final product and the MAC fit the bill perfectly.

I'm not trying to argue...just letting you know that there is a reason to have a MAC version and it can be very productive.

I can understand that if you don't use a MAC that you don't understand a MAC. You may feel that Windows has caught up and that's certainly your opinion but I disagree. Apple has continued to integrate the phones / apps / computers to a point that it is very easy to be productive. Starting a project on one device and picking it up on the other definitely has it's advantages. The release of the next OS is going to have even better functionality and as it has been lately, will be a free upgrade. It's not just about speed...it's functionality, integration, and productivity IMHO.

Peace!
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>You cannot extract a trec.'s  content's if you need to. You can't choose your Audio settings.
>There are probably other features that I can't think of at the moment.

Thanks for saving me the need to find out what on earth was happening here. I was going to go digging when I saw this post come through the e-mail feed.

I had been on one of the 8.0 releases until last weekend when I finished a project and decided to finally do the upgrade to 8.4.3. And yes, I did have a "what the...???" moment when I saw "trec" instead of "camrec", but that didn't in itself bother me.

However the permanent ghosting out of the audio settings button does. I think most of us want more control, not less, over what we record and how.

Techsmith, I love you guys but this is just WRONG. Pulling features in what as far as I knew would be just a bug fix upgrade is way, way out of order. At the very least we need to have the option of going back to .camrec as our default until or unless you can provide ALL functionality that we had in .camrec in the .trec format.
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+1 for the OP. Bring back Camrec.
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@kurrykid

I'm not trying to argue either, however.

I believe I understand Apple & MAC quite well. I am also aware that time is money.

But I don’t want to be Monopolized by Apple. As long as you are willing to purchase “Apple Devices" they will make interrogation between these devices smooth and convenient.

The incentive for Apple to provide a smooth workflow experience to anybody that Apple cannot profit from has been eliminated. It reminds me of the affiliation between TechSmith and Screencast (these are similar stories on a smaller scale).

 Have you ever tried to open a Full Screen video using the QuickTime Player on a Windows computer? It opens skewed to the right and Low. People have tried to address this problem through the Apple Support Communities for several years now. Apple has Never Responded.  See Image Below.

I believe in having Options.  Apple offers plenty but backs you into a corner and keeps you there. I don’t consider that Superior Innovation.

 I’m not interested in feeding the “Insatiable Appetite” of Apple and its Big, Growing Bite.

Regards, Joe


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LOL, love the symbolism!
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Saw this earlier and thought Joe (and others) might get a kick out of it.

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Excellent :)

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