Cannot open a TSCPROJ file - Error Message says I need to open .TREC file

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When I try to open a coworker's tcsproj file, a dialog window pops up, saying it can't locate file xyz.trec, and would I like to find that file.

When I say no, because I don't have access to her files, Camtasia opens to a blanks project.

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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi there,

You cannot share project files the same way you would share a Word file, PPT presentation, etc. You need to zip up the project you want to share and include the media on the timeline and in the clip bin.

So, please have the person sharing the video, use the Zip Project/Export option then send you the zipped project file.

This may help:

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Exactly what Kelly said (I saw the question and was going to posdtthe same answer.  Just have her send you a zipped project.
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I stopped saving ALL files with that extension. I found it totally useless for me. I now save all my  files with the *.AVI extension. Zipping them seems best. But in the future, try not to use those extensions: TSCPROJ, CAMREC or any others. AVI is the only one I use because I can send them to my client especially if it's short video, under 5 minutes. The AVI extension does work on Mac as well as PC. Somewhere in the SETTINGS, you should be able to change the extension to AVI.

Honestly, I don't know why TechSmith with saddle us with those extensions knowing we'll have to convert them to MOV, MP4 or something else. Of course, I'm still using Studio 6 because I found Camtasia 2019 cumbersome and the upgrade expensive.
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I suppose that works fine as long as you never ever need to make edits to the video. And if that's the case, I'm not sure why one would opt for Camtasia. You would be better off to use the less expensive SnagIt product for that.