Capture screen from 2nd computer ?

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Hi,  I have a work laptop(not allowed to install Camtasia) and home laptop ( with Camtasia installed),   Is there anyway I can record videos of software working on my work laptop using the software on my home laptop?     Sorry not deep techie hope this explains what I am trying to do

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Oz du Soleil

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Yes. I regularly combine footage from other sources: another laptop, a phone, a camcorder. The footage just needs to be in an acceptable format like mp4 or wav. Camtasia no longer works with .mov files.
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HI not making myself clear.  I am trying to find a way to capture on screen on the 1st laptop using software on the 2nd one.  My work laptop does not have any way to capture on screen footage. I know I can connect to external display unit eg: projector or external monitor however I don't know how to use the software on the 2nd laptop to capture a program being worked on the 1st laptop.
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you need to have Camtasia installed on the PC you want to capture from

or, you might have to use something like remote desktop[?] to see the other PC on your monitor
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Connect to the computer through either Remote Desktop (OR) TeamViewer.
Once you have the computer up, simply start the screen capture with Camtasia.
I use this method all the time, when I am wanting to show different OSes at the same time.

Good Luck
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He may not be able to get past the firewall on the work computer to put a program there.  At my work they block so you can't get the hookup.

I worked around all this by buying a "game recorder"  Google it.  It works by recording from the computer's HDMI output.  The movie ends up on a thumb drive.  Very easy.  Oh, it is a stand alone hardware thing so you need not load any progs, etc.  Here is the one I use:  
Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket Portable Stand Alone HD 1080p Video Game Recorder for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PC Gaming Systems 

One warning though--Sometimes there is copy protection on the HDMI of computer outs, especially if a corporate bank or some-such.  
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Finally had time to test this.  Started Screen Recorder.  Established a connection using the native Win 10 Remote Desktop Protocol.  The window for the remote computer was full screen.  Video captured with no issues.  I failed to test for sound.  Sorry.

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Thanks  for all the ideas and suggestions - unfortunately family illness has prevented me looking the answers but I am going to try them out as soon as I can get time

I really appreciate all the helpful suggestions