I am building computer training and my workflow requires me to screen capture off a computer with Version 8 Camtasia and then move it to my desktop PC with Version 7.1 installed on it. When I try to I get an error because I the files is from a never version.
I hope there is a solution that doesn't require me to change the version of the products that I have.
As long as the computer you have Camtasia 7 installed on uses Windows 7 or above Camtasia 8 will run on it.
You can install Camtasia 8 on 2 computers legally. Just activate it using the same activation key used for Camtasia 8.
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Everything Joe has said is correct. Thanks, Joe for that helpful information.
I am very curious about your particular workflow... why would you be using using version 8 to capture with but version 7.1 to edit with? I am wondering if this is just because you have different versions at home and at work or a client site?
If so, if you own the Camtasia 8 license, then you can indeed install that on two computers.
However, if your client owns the 8 license, then this would not work.
So, thinking about this... you could produce the video you record from the V7 build to MP4. Then, share that MP4 with your V7 computer.
Maybe let us know a bit more about this unique situation and others can chip in and help if necessary with their own tips.
I work in a Large Processing Plant that I run from a control room via a Distributed Control System (DCS).
I had our programmer install Camtasia on this system so I can screen record myself performing various tasks on the computer (how I operate the plant). Version 8 was ordered and installed on the system.
I wasn't going to edit the videos on the DCS computer so I had our Network IT people install it on my Network PC. They subsequently installed the version that our company already owns a license for. It turned out to be the older version 7.1. The plan is for me to use my video editing skills ( I do it at home as a hobby) to take the screen captures a build training videos that other process operators could use to learn how to run the plant.
Coordinating the installation of Camtasia on both our DCS System and my Network computer took months of effort and are not going to get changed easily (or at all).
Can I make this work?
capture on the CS 8 system using the .trec format; use that capture in a CS 8 project, and set any cursor properties you want; then produce as AVI [cursor effects will get burned into the video] and further edit that on the CS 7 system
note: you can configure CS 8 Recorder to put each new capture automatically on timeline so you can immediately set cursor effects and make the AVI; this workflow can go very fast
Just as another thought, if your company purchased a license that you are using, and you need to work on your projects with another computer, you can install version 8 on your working computer.
You are permitted to install a license on two computers - you just cannot use both of them at the same time.
So, it might be worth it to install V8 at home with the key from the production license. This way you can just record and edit without having to worry about losing any of the benefits from the TechSmith recording file.
If that is not possible, you will need to use the workarounds given to you here.