How to record Android Screen with Camtasia?

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I do connect Galaxy S9 via USB to Windows 10 and Camtasia is not recognizing my galaxy device as it does with Mac and iPhone. Here is a demonstration for the iOS device here on youtube
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ActivUzer

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tom.bulmer

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I attach my iPhone to my desktop computer (not a mac)  to download vids - pics etc all the time. Will this method work with my iPhone connect to my "not mac" computer?

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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Hi ActivUzer,

At the moment, it is not possible to use Camtasia to record your Android device. If that is something you would like to do, feel free to give us more information about how you're hoping to use it. That feedback helps to guide us on where to put our efforts on future feature developments.

Cheers,

Kelly
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Rick Stone

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Hi Kelly

Hmmm, I was looking at this thread and thinking that one could just use some software and mirror the Android on the screen and record it that way.

https://fossbytes.com/android-screen-mirroring-apps-pc/

Your answer would seem to suggest this isn't possible?

Cheers... Rick :)
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Hey Rick,

You could certainly do that (and use Camtasia Recorder to record it). I just wanted to make it clear that Camtasia can't do this directly, currently. :)

Cheers,

Kelly
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Buddy

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You can also use VYSOR to mirror Android to the computer, then record using Camtasia.  Easy to do.
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ActivUzer

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I would like to record Android Screen Activity then send video to my timeline at Camtasia. I just want to record on-screen activity, that's it. Doesn't need to be live feed or something else. No audio, just screen video. I just want to demonstrate "How to do" something (visual instructions) from phone to my youtube users. I might be able to do this with 3rd party app from Google Play, but built-in feature would be great!
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Understood, thanks for the insight! Probably the easiest approach is to grab an app off the Google Play Store, like you said, and use that to record the Android screen. As long as what the app produces is an MP4, you should be able to just bring that into Camtasia to edit (we have some cool new Device Frames available on the Asset Store, if you're using Camtasia 2019, make sure to check those out as well)!

Cheers,

Kelly
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ricardo

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You can use Airdroid to record it
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Shawn Whitaker

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I also want the functionality built into Camtasia to record my Android screen. I currently use a mirroring app to bring my Android Galaxy S4 screen onto my desktop and then use Camtasia to record my PC screen and my voiceover. Unfortunately Camtasia can't capture the audio from my Android device (it is capturing the audio from my PC and my mic). If we were able to record Android screens on the PC the same as we can record iPhone/iPad on a Mac this would be great!
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Rick Stone

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Hmmm, seems most phones have a headset jack. Wondering if the solution to that would be to connect a cable from the headset jack of the phone to the Microphone jack of the computer?
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Shawn Whitaker

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Tried it. Unfortunately the program can only record one mic source. That solution eliminates recording of the mic that I'm using for my voiceover. When I use my Mac and my iPad I am able to record the audio from the iPad and the mic that's connected to the Mac.
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ricardo

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Android's camera can't recognize external mic, but apps like OpenCamera for Android, can.
Sometimes, I also use Android camera, and record the audio on the computer. Just clap your hands before start, and you can easily sync audios in Camtasia. It's pretty easy.
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guidomaichle

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Hi Kelly,

just to join the wishes of the previous posts, it would be great to see this feature within Camtasia in the near future
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Angel Andujar

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I'm so glad that I read this thread first. I was about to buy this software to do exactly this, record my Android device screen with audio. $250 software and doesn't have the option for Android devices?
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pmomany

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Just to join the wishes of Androids it be able to use this feature within Camtasia in the near future
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Mick Lindquist

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Just to join the wishes of Androids it be able to use this feature within Camtasia in the near future
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rich.andersen

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I would also love this feature. Can't believe there is such a low turn out for this. My use case is that I create how-to videos on how to use our app. Need to show on both android and ios. Ios no prob - i use a mac, but android is much harder, and can only record on a different platform which creates visual inconsistencies. Would be AMAZING if I could hook up both my ios and android devices straight into Camtasia. It would make my workflow so much quicker.
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Another vote for Android video capture - or really: sharing to Camtasia desktop from Camtasia android app. It seems like a strange product management decision: Android is the dominant phone operating system, other techsmith products offer it (Coach's Eye), Camtasia 3 android app RECORDS videos just fine. Techsmith FUSE can connect to Camtasia desktop, BUT cannot see videos recorded by Camtasia 3.
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richard.blakemore

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If you have Windows 10, you can mirror your screen using the free built-in Windows app 'Your Phone'. You need to install the companion app on the Android phone, and both need to be on the same Wi-Fi, but it works. Then you just use Camtasia to record the window.