Can I produce the video in Camtasia Studio without it automatically sharing it somewhere?

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Hi, I tried Camtasia Studio, and i wanted to produce a movie just for myself with it. Now my question is, how do i export the media without sharing it? There is only the produce and share button as far as i could see. And there i get asked about iTunes podcast clouds ect. and i'm afraid the program might upload it to iTunes or somewhere else, even if I don't want to. So is there an option to just produce a movie into lets say .avi format without sharing it on iTunes or somewhere else? I made this movie for myself not for anyone else :) thnx in advance
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palfy.ger

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Mike Curtis, Employee

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Hello,
I can understand your apprehension. I never thought of it that way, but it does sound like your video might go off somewhere without you giving it the final okay.

Rest assured though, you can click "Produce and Share" and select an open like "Web" or "Custom Production" and the video will just be prepared for the destination. You'll still have a chance to cancel in the case of something like Screencast.com or YouTube. And you will manually have to put your video in other destinations if you so choose.

I think the message we were trying to convey is that your Camtasia project is not a shareable video. (Some people send others their Camtasia project, and the recipient can't open or play the video.) The Produce and Share option presents numerous options to produce your video in a sharable format.

Here are some tutorials that will explain better than my text description:
YouTube: http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-cam...
Custom Production path: http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-cam...
Here's the default produce an MP4: http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-cam...

I hope this is helpful!
Mike Curtis
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Jevon Noreiga

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Awful, simply awful. Mike Curtis from user assistance. Your solution (or lack there of) to palfy.ger's dilemma is terrible.

To put it as simply as I could he/she is asking how to produce the video. That's it! No uploading, sharing or what have you. Just to have the video all put together in a AVI, MP4 or (I guess) any format that's compatible with windows media player for them to view when & where they please.

I'm well aware that this thread is over two years old but I too was having this problem & stumbled onto this page searching for a SIMPLE answer. There may be others suffering from a similar plight that may eventually come across this page also. Hoping that they might  find an answer that's actually helpful.

SO... I figured it out.
1 Click produce & share (don't worry it'll be okay).
2 When the window pops up click the drop down list.
3 (Here's the important part) Select "MP4 only", (the quality you want the video to be in is up to you, 480p or 720p).
4 Click "Next"
5 (There are options to set the folder destination & production name here) Click finish, let the video render & your done! : )
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thank you - I will try that too. I hit this same issue as a new camtasia user. the only tutorial I found was how to produce to screencast.com and that is the last thing I will do, right after throwing myself down 5 flights of stairs :)
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Thanks for your quick reply. It really does sound that way (at least it did to me) especially with the questions about the iTunes podcast, for someone who doesn't know apple products that really sounded strange.
Thanks for clearing that up and have a nice day
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Thank you for your help. Some of those options really do sound like its going to be uploaded somewhere, for example that iTunes podcast thing in the file settings and at the very end there is an option "preview the result (before uploading)" that one sounded especially suspicious.
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This is great feedback. We really appreciate it.
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Chris Charette

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Yes, great feedback, yet still nothing is done to eliminate the confusion. Techsmith knows what's best for us so that'll be how it will remain