Camera only option for Camtasia Windows

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I'm a Camtasia Mac user (mostly), but most of my faculty use Camtasia Windows.  I was very surprised to discover that Camtasia for Windows does not have a Camera-only option.  Wow!  This feature was available on version 8, but was removed in 9.  In order to have a camera-only option, the user has to record both camera AND desktop, and then delete the desktop track in the timeline.  If that's all it involved, that would be OK.  However, then, the user has to re-size the video, reposition it, and then, change the project size to match the size of the camera video (that's because the project size is originally set to match the size of the desktop video). 

This is a ridiculous process that I cannot recommend to my technically-challenged faculty.   

It pretty much ignores a common use-case scenario.  

I can't imagine a greater priority for this product than restoring this feature to Camtasia Windows, especially since it's already available on the Mac version.
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set the screen capture area to the size of the camera area; that will save the resize step
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@dmw1221
I don't have a solution to record the camera only but this may help to shorten the editing setup part.  This may vary depending on your system/hardware.

First,  Best practices... Record, Edit, produce at the same size.

In the recorder on the "Camera" button click the down arrow and select "Options"



In the options window click on the "Format Settings" and set the "Output Size" to your recording size  ie; 1280x720 or 1920 x 1080 or whatever.


Make your recording and then off to the editor.

In the editor make sure your project settings are the video size you want then delete the screen recorded track.

That should leave the cam recorded video in the corner.

Right-Click on the cam recording and select "Scale to fit".

That should fill in the canvas and leave you with just the full size cam recording.



Not perfect but the quickest and easiest solution I can think of.

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De nombreux fabricants indiquent que leurs webcams peuvent enregistrer des vidéos avec une résolution de 1920 x 1080 pixels à 30 fps.  Camtasia applique la résolution et la fréquence d’images spécifiées par le pilote de la webcam.  Bien souvent, vous pouvez enregistrer en 1920 x 1080, mais à 5 fps seulement.  Pour enregistrer à 30 fps, vous devez sélectionner une résolution plus faible.  Il est impossible de faire les deux en même temps.  Ce comportement n’est pas propre à Camtasia : on le retrouve dans d’autres applications.

Si vous avez besoin d’enregistrer une vidéo 1080p à 30 fps pour compléter l’enregistrement de votre écran, nous vous recommandons d’utiliser un enregistreur HD portatif pour filmer la vidéo séparément, puis de l’importer dans Camtasia pour la synchroniser avec votre enregistrement d’écran.  Pour vous faciliter la tâche, nous vous conseillons de taper dans vos mains ou de faire du bruit au début de l’enregistrement.  Ainsi, vous créez un pic sur la courbe audio à la fois dans la vidéo de l’écran et dans la vidéo de la webcam, ce qui permet de synchroniser les deux pistes plus facilement sur le plan de montage chronologique.
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Many manufacturers indicate that their webcams can record videos with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 30 fps. Camtasia applies the resolution and frame rate specified by the webcam driver. Often you can record in 1920 x 1080, but only 5 fps. To record at 30 fps, you need to select a lower resolution. It is impossible to do both at the same time. This behavior is not specific to Camtasia: it is found in other applications.
 
If you need to record a 1080p video at 30 fps to complete the recording of your screen, we recommend using a portable HD recorder to film the video separately, then import it into Camtasia to synchronize it with your screen recording. For your convenience, we advise you to clap your hands or make noise at the beginning of the recording. Thus, you create a peak on the audio curve in both the video of the screen and the video of the webcam, which makes it possible to synchronize the two tracks more easily on the timeline.
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