camtasia8 recorder not recording

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Hello i have camtasia recorder8 and although it was working perfectly until yesterday today although i do everythinh right when i press f10 it creates the file of my recording but when it opens the preview window recording time is 0 seconds and the screen is black. My recordings are short 1to2minues can this have to do anything with my problem thank you
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rg

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Did you update Windows recently?  I just tested (Win 10 Pro, release 1809, Camtasia v8.6) and it's working over here.

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No i have windows 7 but if you read closely i said that it was working perfectly yesterday. Is there any chance the small duration of my recordings causing this?
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short duration recording should not be an issue

go to tools/options/program and check "hide preview window after recording is stopped"

try a recording

does the issue still happen?
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I am not really sure if your instructions solved my problem but they definetely contributed to solve my problem thank you very much my friend
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I'm glad that worked for the moment, but I wouldn't be comfortable regarding it as a solution.

You do seem to be experiencing a issue with the preview windows functionality.
However, that might not be the only underlying issue.

Myself, I prefer having the preview widow open after recordings.

I would run a repair install of Camtasia.


That will probably correct the problem.

Repair installs can only be run if you still have the original instillation files. If you see these pop ups.



That means the file was moved or deleted.
If you have that file and know where it's located. You can run the repair install from that file, or point windows installer to the location as in the top window above.

If you need to download Camtasia to run it. You can download and install a new or an older version from this link.

You can download and install a new or an older version from this link. https://www.techsmith.com/download/oldversions You have to be sure to download the same version of the program. If you have 8.6.0 installed, version 8.4.4 or some other version won't help you.

Then run with this technique.


I haven't had to post any of those images in quite a while. Camtasia 8 is getting outdated, but the preview window still works on my machine.That's why I think it's an installation glitch.

If you run it let us know if it worked, it may help someone else }:>)

Regards,Joe


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Thanks for your concerne but i am not worried i founded the problem and solved it. But i wouldnt have found it without your instructions
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another way to preview after capture is to configure Recorder to put each new capture on the timeline [with Preview turned off]

tools/options/program ... do this with my recording ... add to timeline

if not already open, your 1st capture will also open Camtasia

with the capture on timeline, you can immediately review and edit if desired

as long as you're not capturing the Camtasia editor's UI, this method works very well


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Its ok now thank you
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If you put each capture in the timeline to review it, that means you've saved the temporary recording file.
Which depending on where you save your recorded temp files to, could put you in a situation where you're writing the same file to disk/SSD in 2 separate locations. 

The first being the temporary location, which I write to an external 7200rpm  Disk Drive to  prevent eating into my SSD's life expectancy, by  writing to it first, it can extend the life of my SSD by notable amounts . That's the main reason to peak at a file before saving for me.



If you keep all your recorded files on the same drive as the temporary folder it's no big deal. Camtasia will just re-index the file.Theres no reason to re-write it. But if you edit with multiple drives to improve Camtasia's performance. You media isn't stored on the same drive as Camtasia. Which should be the C-drive for maximum performance.Which it the default location for the temp files.

So it's a technique to help insure your not killing your SSD's lifespan needlessly. Over a recording you won't be saving. Because Camtasia recorded files get very large very fast. Especially when recording 2K or 4K monitors.

Regards,Joe
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Thank you its all goid