Any tool that can extract streams from an mp4 might work on a trec. It depends on how well they handle multiple streams, and how well they deal with unusual codecs like TSC2.
Why do you want to extract the contents of a trec file?
With Camtasia the only "Audio Only" render is a downgrade to a MP3 file.
Plus the process Is a waste of my time.
Also, sometimes I use small portions of the recorded video in other Video Editing Programs for applying special effects and nice titles.
I can trim them much faster than I can produce them in Camtasia.
I know I can output small clips with Camtasia but it's still a time consuming process.
This was easy before TechSmith took away camrec.
I'm hoping someone has found a way to truly extract the contents. I have no problem using the extracted AVI file in any of my other Video editing programs.
Use Mkv Merge GUI to export the m4v's video or/and audio separate tracks.
And by the way, be patient with VLC. The export is quiet long. You can watch its progress on VLC's timeline.
I work in both Camtasia and Final Cut. Sometimes I treat video in FCPX before use in Camtasia sometimes I first add collouts, coursor, ... and then move video to FCPX. The second scenario is ok as I have export it anyway and I do to Apple ProRes.
But If I need first insert video to FCPX then it is a problem. Before I just used original video from camrec and FCPX creates ProRes version automatically. No I need to export video on camtasia first even I had no changes to video track, just to be able to use it as video file. That is kinda a bummer.
I believe there are some cool advantages of using your new trec format, but could you at least leave an option to continue to use camrec?
I've upgraded to Camtasia 8.6
I've encountered some bugs when trying to extract a .trec file.
When trying to extract an older .trec recording. The extracted file will not play in Windows media player.
I could open it in VLC media player after granting special permissions to override a broken AVI file index. VLC media player gave me the option to fix the broken file or play as is. Either option will play the file.
I also tried to open these AVI files in Adobe Premier Pro CS6. Adobe recognizes the files as corrupted and could not import them.
So I recorded a couple of small test files for extraction.
I recorded some music videos while using a microphone. I then opened the recordings in camtasia 8.6. When I extracted the contents of those .trec files. The microphone audio was attached to the.AVI file and system audio was saved to a separate file. The system audio file contained no audio in both instances. Adobe Audition confirmed the files were blank and created at 44.100Hz 16bit stereo.
The same videos played without any problems or issues in Windows media player or the VLC media player. I had no problem exporting system audio from the timeline but it did require that additional step.
The extracted files from the new.trec recordings imported into Premier Pro without any issues as well. I have a lot of other things to accomplish today and I cannot test anything further at this time.
I'm using Windows 8 and a high powered and up to date computer.
We are happy to announce with today's release of Camtasia Studio 8.6, you will find the ability to extract the contents of a .trec file added to the Clip Bin funtionality.
You can find that option here:
Right-click on a .trec in the Clip Bin. Choose Extract recording contents.
For existing customers who use version 8.x, choose Help > Check for Updates to get this latest version.
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Issue #1: the file has always the same name like 'screen_video_mic_audio.avi', thus is overwritten by the next extraction.
Issue #2: to circumvent issue #1 one could give a folder name to where the content will be extracted into. But this is cumbersome, because I need to copy the file name of the trec file from windows explorer, to make a folder with its name. After extracting I have to rename the created avi file to its original file name. Plus I won't be able to import these clips into Premiere and preserve the file name.
Sorry, but this is bad programming and leads to frustration. I have several takes of screen captures with meaningful names (scene, take, pickup a.s.f.). What is so complicated to adopt the extracted files' names from their source files?
Issue #3 'Extract recording contents' does not work with more than one file. So I have to proceed like above for every good take one by one?
Great! I now have two licenses of a professionally useless tool (Mac & Windows). Dear TechSmith , do you have any ideas, how to fix this?
Issue #4 has been mentioned by booradlly already: no visual response of the extraction state, no warning that existing files will be overwritten
Luckily Premiere Pro CC 2015 can import the extracted avi files. That is the only good news.