camtasia recorder, stop after fixed time?

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I'm looking to be able to start a recording with Camtasia Recorder and have it automatically stop recording after X minutes/seconds. I don't see an option anywhere.

The nearest thing to a solution I can think of is to find some kind of automation software that triggers an F10 keypress after my chosen time period.
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Joe Morgan

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Your nearest solution is about all there is right now.

Camtasia doesn't have a built in timer, It's been requested over the years. But never added as a feature. 

Regards,Joe
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If you don't mind creating a couple of simple files and some setup give this article a read.
It's all done with what is on your machine already.

You should be able to make it work for what you are trying to accomplish.

https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/203728768-Camtasia-Windows-Schedule-a-recording-to-a...

I have tried it and it did work. Both the start and stop but you don't need to use both.
You can just setup a stop function.

:)

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Thanks Dubie. I just took a look at that schedule solution and managed to simplify it for my needs. I simply created a few batch files on my desktop (stoprec30.bat, stoprec60.bat and stoprec90.bat) that stop the recording after 30, 60, or 90 minutes. Here are the contents of the three files:

choice /D Y /T 1800
"C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Camtasia 9\CamRecorder" /stop
exit

choice /D Y /T 3600
"C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Camtasia 9\CamRecorder" /stop
exit

choice /D Y /T 5400
"C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Camtasia 9\CamRecorder" /stop
exit

I'm making use of the (standard Windows) 'choice' program which prompts the user for a Y/N answer and defaults to Yes after the number of seconds specified after the /T. That gives me my chosen delay, after which it goes ahead and stops the recording and closes the terminal window :-)
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Love it when you talk geeky. LOL
I know of the choice command. Good thinking out of the box !

Awesome it gave you a workable solution that you could build on.

Good Luck with it.

:)
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Typed "Y", Camtasia stops. My bad.  Now I see - if I  DON'T answer, then the command is executed after X-seconds.
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Hello,

just  launch the Camtasia Recorder via command line using the switch /help


You will get a long list of parameters accepted by the recorder application on the command line.
With a bit of scripting ability, you can easily pilot every aspect of the recorder as you wish :-)



 Have fun :-) 
Regards,
 Marco - StockTrader