Camtasia can only record up to 2hours long ? (I've just recorded 3.5 hours)

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I need to record fairly lengthy online videos so that I can watch them later in full when I have time.

These videos range between 3hrs up to 9hrs and longer....

I wasn't sure how long Camtasia would be able to record for, so I did a search online and the *official* answer off Techsmith's website is 2hrs.

I've just recorded one at 3.5hours long and which of course makes me question again, what is the limit ?

I recorded mine at 1280x720 and would prefer to try larger.

So, my question is, does anyone actually know the real answer ?

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Posted 12 months ago

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Joe Morgan

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You should be able to record as long as you want.Provided you have enough space on the drive your temporary recording files are being saved to.Plus, you need enough space on a drive to save the recording.

Do I know this with technical certainty? No.

But I don't see any reason "In my opinion" why there would be a restriction limiting you.

That support article 2 hour limit is a "Recommendation".  We recommend to not exceed beyond the limit.

The maximum limit to record a video in Camtasia is 2 hours. We recommend to not exceed beyond the limit. Recording a large video can create large files, which may reduce system performance when working with them during editing and production.

You could always set your recorder to 1280 x 720 overnight as a test. Record for 16 hours or so.My money says it will work without a hitch.

If you do I'd like to hear the results. {:>)

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I agree with Joe on having the Disk Space on your hard drive but, you might also have to consider the rendering time it would take and if you would be using that computer while rendering the video to say for example an .mp4 file. The longer the recorded video the longer the time it is going to take to produce/share that video. Just my opinion and input. Hope it helps a little and what Joe had to say helps too. Thanks for posting and have a great day/night and let us know what you come up with and maybe provide more information on what and how you are planning on producing/sharing the video for the final production.