Do you make training videos for your organization?

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Is it ok to make videos using Camtasia for your organization? Do the videos crash later? Do the files go corrupt? Do you use camtasia assets if you have licensed version for those videos?
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SB

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Jerry Beaucaire

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Once a video is published, it is in a video format, such as MP4, so it either works or doesn't, forever, in that format.

As for the Camtasia files/assets that went into making the video, those can certainly get corrupted over time for any number of reasons, so be sure to keep good backup copies of your project files when you complete them.
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Bob Lewis

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Yes. No. No. Yes.
I have used Camtasia for many years for organizations and personal use.
I have not had any issues with Rendered videos (MP4) while using Licensed assets included with Camtasia.

I do recommend if you are ever planing on editing your project in the future that you Export your Project as a Zipped file making sure you check the " Include all files from Media Bin in zip"  check box.
That way if any files or assets used in the project are ever moved or deleted from the location they were on your computer when last used they will be included in the Zipped Project file that can later be Imported with all assets intact.  ( Under File, Export as Zip or Import Zipped file )( Make sure you know where it is saving )

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Hi Bob, thank you for your reply. I just have to deploy videos in mp4 format to another location which is not connected to my office. I choose custom settings while rendering the file and it create html and mp4 version. So while giving videos, should I give only mp4 file or the entire folder which has html version as well? And should I be giving the zipped file of the project as well ?
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If all you need is just the mp4 and the video does not have any interactive content in it ie; Hotspots, quizzes, etc than when you do your custom production Un-check the "Produce With Controller"  option in the wizard. Camtasia will only produce a mp4 without the html or all the other files.

See this post here
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/how-do-i-edit-the-settings-for-mp4-only-to-produce-m...

If your video has interactive content than you will need to produce with controller (which is producing with the smartplayer  really) for the interactivity to work.

You would then need to send off the folder with all the files to the recipient again for the interactive content to work.

As far as sending them the zipped project? That depends if you want to supply them with a backup or not.

:)
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hey Bob, regarding the "include all" option ...

you do not have to use "include all files in media bin" to get a good zip; the purpose of that option is to allow the inclusion, IN THE ZIP ARCHIVE, of media imported into the bin but not placed on the timeline [NOT USED IN PROJECT]

:)
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Bob Lewis

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Thanks. Good to know. Will save on Zip file size.