Recorder only software for use by others to pass on recording

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My job is to create training videos for Amazon, therefore I work with SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) on a regular basis. Most videos I create are focused on the use of software. Right now I have to find ways for the SMEs to either record their screen (Jing) or have them send me screen shots. These all end up in a less than ideal final product, because the SMEs don't have access to good software and if I get an okay recording, the cursor is flying around the screen.

I would like a companion software with Camtasia that is in essence a free recorder that I can have the SMEs install and then send me the .trec files. This way, I still have high quality recording that gives me back some edit ability.

I think this could be offered in a number of ways. The recorder could be tied to a license and only allow one or a few active units at a time. That can be "de-registered" by the Camtasia license holder. Another option could be an active license for so many days. Many other options as well. By recording into the .trec file, no one would have a use for it unless they had a paid license for Camtasia.

This would revolutionize my workflow and allow a better end product. I am sure everyone out there dealing with SMEs would love to have this feature.

Thanks

Derek
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Jay Versluis

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I second this suggestion! I'd go as far as suggesting a completely free standalone recorder app for macOS and Windows that can produce .trec files, without further export options. This would be essentially useless for anyone without Camtasia, but it means anyone can record their screen and pass the recordings on to a Camtasia license holder, who can use them in their edits.
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Brian Nystrom

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I can see something like this being really useful. I occasionally need someone to record video of applications that I don't have access to and I usually end up with lower quality video after converting from some other format. A "direct-to-trec" recorder would be really helpful in these situations.
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Jay Versluis

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Can you imagine an additional Linux version...? That would open up Camtasia screencasts to a whole new platform. Editing could still be done on Mac and Windows, but capturing intricate Linux apps for further explanation would open up a whole new market. 
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Brian Nystrom

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The question is whether the Linux market is large enough to pay for the development costs.