Is there an SDK for Camtasia?

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I'd like to call the Camtasia functionality from a custom app, control when recording begins and ends, and control the name & location to save the resulting capture.

Is there any way to do this? SDK? API? Command Line options?

Thanks
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Len

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David Girdwood

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Yes, there is both a Recorder SDK and Command Line options for Recorder.

Here's a link to more information on the SDK: http://fr.techsmith.com/products/devt...

Here's what the command line options are for recorder:
http://screencast.com/t/lokQqTHSOl8B

You can basically use "CamRecorder.exe /r" to start recording and "CamRecorder.exe /s" to stop recording
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Len

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Thanks. All the links on that SDK page seem to be broken. I'd like to download a trial and/or the complete documentation. I would also need some info on SDK pricing (if it's not simply free as long as Camtasia is installed on the client).

Many thanks!
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David Girdwood

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Sorry, I just found out that the TechSmith Screen Recorder SDK is no longer offered. The web info should have been removed. However, we do support command line options for the Camtasia Recorder executable.
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Lalita

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 Thank you for your supply of Camtasia Screen Recorder SDK. It is very useful for me to add the screen recording function to my own program.

Now, my program has to been transplanted from Windows XP 32bit system to Windows 8.1 64bit system. I have the issue that the screen recording function cannot run correctly. In the program I only use the TSCRec.lib (The library file for the DLL API) and the TSCRecApi.h (The header file for the DLL API). I guess the TSCRec.lib does not compatible in the new system, do you have the new version of TSCRec.lib for Windows 8.1 64bit?

 

Looking forward to your reply. Thank you very much.

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Len

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Thanks Dave. Unfortunately, the command line options fall short of what I need.

Specifically, I need to launch a powerpoint presentation directly into show mode from a custom application, and automatically trigger the recording of the powerpoint to a .camrec file (so I can benefit from the automatic slide markers, webcam for PIP, and sound) without any user intervention.

Is there any way to automatically launch the Powerpoint add-in (ie. simulate a click on the "Record" button) with no user prompting?

Thanks for the help!
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Mike Spink, TechSmith Support

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You could use a program such as AutoHotkey to help launch the addin with no user prompting.

Hope that helps!
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Len

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Thanks Mike. I'll look into that.

Could Camtasia Relay help out here or does it also force the user interactions?
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Mike Spink, TechSmith Support

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Relay also forces user interaction on the record side of things.

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