Needing to open 2 sessions of Camrtasia at the same time

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I understand that you cannot open two sessions of Camtasia at the same time. I hope this is something that is being looked at by Techsmith. I need to reference the timeline of a previous project while creating a similar project with some minor tweaks. Are there any workarounds to this that some may have used. I have a spare laptop are there any issues with installing two licensed copies on two separate machines?
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charles.ragucci

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It depends what you mean by two sessions. I have three projects open at the same time right now, because I'm copying sand pasting between them, so if that's what you mean, then you can do it. However, I must be clear that I'm using a Mac, so maybe the functionality is different to Windows.
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charles.ragucci

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Exactly that is what I need to do. You cannot have two projects available at the same time from what i am seeing. If I try to open one the other is closed in windows
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these workarounds also work in Camtasia 2019

How To Work With 2 Projects At Same Time In CS9 2017-06-17
https://www.screencast.com/t/nHqdr6bWY86
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Great screencast, Kayakman.
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charles.ragucci

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Not exactly what I was hoping for I need to see each project at the same time
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Another approach involves having two different versions installed, then opening perhaps version 2019 and 2018 simultaneously. Of course, the same exact project cannot be open in both at the same time. ;)
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Rick's approach works great; if you try it, these techniques might be useful ...

How To Simulate Copy Paste Between Camtasia 9 And Camtasia 2018 Projects 2018-10-26
https://www.screencast.com/t/9TiNKXpp

methods will work between Camtasia's 9, 2018, or 2019

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charles.ragucci

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okay, will 2018 open the 2019 project? I'm thinking no maybe

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How To Down Convert Camtasia 2019 Projects To Camtasia 2018 And Or Camtasia 9 2019-08-08
https://www.screencast.com/t/GWCOIJxB

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My thought was to have that second instance as a reference with a different project loaded up.

Keep in mind that it's also quite possible to launch the recorder while one project is loaded up and record the very same project you are wanting to reference. The recorder and the Camtasia application are separate things. ;)
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charles.ragucci

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Thanks for all the help every one appreciate it. I only see one option and it is not available dual sessions at the same time I'm working on large projects here closing and opening is cumbersome, time consuming and risk of a file corruption.  I just don't understand why opening two copies  at the same time is not available.  Let get this in 2020