I left the faucet running... trim a .trec file

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I left the faucet running... er... I mean I forgot to stop my recording, and my T-Rex ... uh ... .trec file is hours longer than it should be and mostly includes actions that have nothing to do with the content of my project. Is there any way I can trim a .trec file? I realize I can use a trimmed version of the source in my .camproj, but I'd really like to remove that extra content space from my disk without loosing the content I meant to record.
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ricksevans

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  • that I am wasting disk space

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Joe Morgan

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You could trim and produce the video as an AVI.

The video will retain high quality worthy of being edited again without losing any noticeable degradation in most cases.Odds are you won't be able to see any difference at all.

The down side is it won't contain any of the properties of a .trec file with regards to cursor effects, generating key strokes and thing of that nature .It will be reduced to a simple editable video. The video will still be compressed but the file size will be manageable.

You could add cursor effects and things of this nature when you produced the trimmed down content. Those changed will be burned into the new video and you will be stuck with the end result.

.trec is a container file carrying all recorded information "cursor effects, etc." and I don't believe it's possible to trim the content as it saves information in various forms. XML, video, etc.

Regards, Joe 

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Regards, Joe

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If you decide to produce to avi then use the "TechSmith Screen Codec 2"  to produce the video. It should be selected by default, the screen shot below shows how to access that setting in need be.

 Joe

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Thanks for the workaround.
Bottom line: ".trec is a container file ... and I don't believe it's possible to trim the content ...".
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Oh dear! I did this and now have a 5gb trec file! I totally left it overnight. But I need it in trec format as I edit the cursor. So I was hoping for a better solution!