Camstasia 2019 - How do I prevent the .trec file from saving on my computer -

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Whenever I record a video, the TechSmith file is always saved on my computer. After I record a video, I immediately save it to a .mp4 file. Since the .trec file is so big and my computer doesn't have much hard disk space left, I always need to delete the .trec file. Is there anyway to prevent the .trec file from saving on my computer in the first place? I only want the .mp4 file.
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Joe Morgan

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No,
The recording is saved as a .trec format/file.
The mp4 you're producing is created directly from that .trec recording.
The recorder is incapable of recording to mp4.It it did, that could solve your problem.

TechSmiths SnagIt records directly to mp4.
You may want to give that a try. https://www.techsmith.com/screen-capture.html

Regards,Joe
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Is there anyway to lower the size of the Trec file, aside from using lower than 30 framerates (fps) and 720p?

 I've used Snagit, but the audio is always behind the video. How do I correct that? I've used both high and medium quality video settings. It doesn't look like I can adjust the frames per second.
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In my experience, these audio settings work well with SnagIt recordings.

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Do most folks realize the .trec file is the "raw" video file? It is the source file for your video projects. If you delete the .trec, you lose the ability to edit those Camtasia projects in the future. Yes, you can edit the MP4 output file, but you lose the original recording quality.

A better solution for someone who does not want to save the .trec file on the local hard drive is to use the "Export > Zipped project" feature to make a package that contains all of the assets on a project timeline, including the .trec file and any other items. The resulting ZIP file contains everything you used to make the project and can be offloaded to a cloud service like Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive. Then the original Camtasia project file (.camproj or .tscproj), .trec file, audios, images and any other assets used in the project on the local drive can be safely deleted.

Call me a packrat or hoarder--I don't delete anything. You never know when someone is going to ask you to update an old video that will require unearthing all of those old assets. I have many terabytes of storage going at all times.