I see multiple people asking for a recording timer over several years, yet still not available

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Many of us want to use Camtasia or Snagit to record webinars or other online events.

We need to do three things.

1. set up a screen for recording.  
2. Set up the time to start the recording and end recording.
This would be great.
3.  option send recording to Screencast   

That is it. Should be pretty simple.  How about getting for all of us.
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Stephen Smith

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I could use this- but i would like  some kind of a frame rate adjustment to keep from using up my entire hard drive!
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Alexei Budsan

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As I understand you cannot record while in a webinar because those system resources are already being used on your computer. Request that the webinar be recorded by the presenter, usually that option is available to them for distribution after the session (GoToWebinar etc. comes to mind).


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That is not so!  Hell Snagit will do that right now!  We would just like to automate the recording of the webinar if we can not be there to participate!
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Mike Curtis, Employee

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Here's an article describing how to use Windows Scheduler with Camtasia Studio. I've not tried this on Windows 8 personally, but perhaps you can try it with the trial of Camtasia Studio to see if it works for you. https://support.techsmith.com/entries/22890788-Camtasia-Studio-Schedule-a-recording-to-automatically... 

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Manny Carvalho, Champion

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Camtasia has a more robust command line options but perhaps - meaning, I haven't tried it - Snagit could do a similar thing using the /S option.  This command runs Snagit hidden and causes it to capture with current settings and close when finished.  Coupling this command twice - once to start and another to close - with the Task Scheduler as Mike suggests might make it do what you want. 

No guarantees though and it would be nicer if there was a built in timer because hardly anybody understands how to fool around with Task Scheduler.
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Tom Nunamaker

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We convert a lot of WebEx ARF files to MP3/MP4 with Camtasia. Because they are recordings, we know exactly how long the recording will be. ScreenFlow has the ability to set the duration of the recording in advance and this would be a huge help for us if Camtasia had this ability as well. 

An even cooler workflow would be a "set and forget" sequence like this:
1. Tell the recorder to record for ___ minutes and seconds
2. Ask what file name to save the recording as when it's completed.
3. Optionally force the computer to go to sleep after the file is saved.
4. Start the recording 

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