Different file types clarifying?

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I made a project and it's saved with .tscproj and .trec and I can also Share and save it as a local file or send it to YouTube, so far so good.
1. But when I want to change .tscproj I can see the data is updated but can't see that .trec date is updated, so what happend here?
2. And if I from the start don't save as local file or send it to YouTube I think I always can go back and do this, right?
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The .trec (TechSmith Recording) is the file created when you do a screen recording and doesn't do any updating.
It's your original screen recording.

The .tscproj (TechSmith Project) is the file created when you bring the .trec file into the editor. It's your .trec with your edits, customization, etc. and is updated each time you resave your project (the .tscproj) after any edits.

In short your .trec file is the original recording
The .tscproj file is your edited/pre-production file.
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Thanks for your reply. Don't think it's so easy to understand but hope it comes to better understanding after some videos. So if I want to make some more changes in my video it doesn't matter if I open .trec or .tscproj?

What about my second question?
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Ok, So when you're done doing a recording you can do three things.

1. Save and Edit (It will be saved as a .trec and open in the editor for editing)
2. Produce it (do no edits and make it into a video ie; mp4 )
3. Just save it (as a .trec file) It won't open in the editor for editing just save to your computer.
Click the little arrow then click "Save As" to do this.

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Once the .trec has been opened in the editor, now when you save it from within the editor you will save it as a .tscproj file.

The .tscproj is your recording with your changes (edits) that you can save and come back to for more editing/changes etc before you produce it as a video.

So you do your recording which makes a .trec file, you open that in the editor and do your editing,   "Save As" a .tscproj when done editing but not yet ready to produce/Share,
 
Reopen the .tscproj when want to do some more editing and then "Save" to preserve your more editing.
Produce/Share when all editing is completed.

If you want to start over editing of your original recording with no changes made to it, you can open the .trec file as it doesn't save any of your editing.

For your second question, You don't have to save to local right away.

When your ready to save to local/share you just open your finished edited .tscproj file in the editor and produce it.

Hope that clarifies it a little better.
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Thanks a lot for clarifying, that helped. Now I can go back to this thread if I forget it and hope a lot of other members can use your answer too. Think I'm not the only one that think these file types is confusing in the start. :-)