Default to rendering videos next to the project file

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This has been a frustration for ever since I started using Camtasia. And to be fair it's a complaint I have about some other video apps, such as Premiere:

When exporting/rendering a video, I ALWAYS want it put the video file near the project (.tscproj). I never ever ever ever ever ever ever want it to default to "the last place you exported", unless it's "the last place you exported a video FOR THIS PROJECT".

Alternately, I would like one (1) bag of M&Ms for every minute I've wasted navigating away from  whatever random project folder I was working in yesterday, to today's video project directory.

Default suggested video export path should be associated with the project, not global application history.
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Theresa Green

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Totally agree!
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Muscle Whisperer

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Yes, hell yes!
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While I can't satisfy your request for M&M's, I can take this feedback back to the team.  You have an excellent point.  I find myself frustrated every time it suggests the folder from the "last project".  Thanks for the suggestion.
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LOOP procedure (until you get a Repetitive Strain Injury)
I'll send you a bag of M&Ms.
Open the bag.
Chuck M&Ms one at a time at the team until they respond.
End of bag
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Incidentally, same goes for any .trec files generated from the "Record" button in that project. 
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You got my vote!
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So avdi
I'll go out on a limb and throw out my best guess/opinion.
It must have something to do with the hierarchy of program code.

I've often wondered why I had to target a specific folder. Often times I don't. Perhaps its as simple as that?

Maybe the Hollywood heavy hitters who work extensively with with 100's of short clips for months to years at a time control the narrative. Having established a industry standard?

It seems  a "Render To Setting" option could be added to project settings.

I've played around with pretty much every video editing program at one time or another.
To the best of my knowledge, they all behave the same.

Have you ever used one that saves a video the project files location automatically?

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I disagree. I put all my rendered mp4 files in a directory that holds all videos from a project so that I can upload them to my server; and my html uses a common folder (videos/) separate from the html files. So I find it convenient to have the output automatically go to the same folder as my last compile / render.