Camtasia To Only Record Webcam

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Very excited to finally purchase Camtasia 2018 version. Why does the software make it so difficult to record webcam only? I spent 2 hours trying to figure it out. It should be simple. But it is not. I had to research a 'workaround'. I don't want a workaround. I want simplicity at the time of recording a new project to easily select webcam only. Camtasia, am I missing something? Or are you missing a major trick and loosing sales as a result of this complexity? 
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Joe Morgan

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Camtasia 8 has the ability to record the webcam only.

You could download and install Camtasia 8. Activate it with your Camtasia 2018 key.
The webcam is saved as a .wmv recording that you could edit in 2018 if you wanted to.

I realize it's another workaround. But if your webcam doesn't come with it's own recorder, it works.

I have a Logitech 920. The free software that comes with it makes for a better webcam recording than Camtasia can deliver on it's own. You have white balance,contrast, brightness, webcam position, zoom, audio and several other controls and settings in preferences. To many to mention.


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CS2018 combined web cam captures with screen captures; in Recorder, enable camera "on"; do your capture [ignore the screen]; put that capture on timeline, select and delete the screen clip; you'll just have the web cam; you can set the recorder capture area to be same size as your camera, then the camera will fill the frame