The great mystery of the finished recording (Camtasia 9)

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It's not a movie, it's something real.

Today I was recording a 1 hour 30 minutes videotutorial with Camtasia 9, so I used Camtasia Recorder 9. When I finished, I just pressed the stop button, Camtasia Recorder 9 disappear and the hard disk led started to blink because it is recording the file.

However, this process takes a lot of time... and I have to wait 30 minutes or even more until finally Camtasia Editor 9 splash and I see my recording there, ready for edition.

During those 30 minutes, the silence in the room and the red light of the hard disk led staring at you, scares what you cannot imagine.

Where is my recording?

Was it recorded fine?

10 minutes and counting...

okay I'll grab a coffee I think it's a good idea

I come back and the red light still working...

perhaps walking a bit outside would be the best...

At that time, you still to think that praying all you know and biting your nails is the best option...

In defense for Techsmith I have to say, it always work... and finally Camtasia 9 splash with the recording... but those 30 minutes suffering gives me time to think in Okemos, MI all the time...

So, A PROGRESS BAR PLEASE.

If you are so kind, please, a progress bar. Tell us with a progress bar how are the things going on and how much time need the whole thing to be recorded, so I can organize my time better and do more stuff.

Cheers


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Jesús Sánchez

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Dubie

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You can change what Camtasia does after recording is stopped.

In the recorder go to>>>Tools>>>options >>>program
and uncheck "Hide preview window..." When you stop recording a preview window will popup. You can then decide what to do with your recording.
Or you can leave it checked and set the option what happens after recording.

I have it unchecked and "save as" my recording in a folder as .trec files than edit (if needed)
and produce from the studio.

You will then have a progress windows popup when rendering starts on your screen.
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Jesús Sánchez

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Hi, that solution works better for me thanks ;)
However have in mind that, when you are going to save... the waiting time happens... and you still need a progress bar :D
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Yes if you just save it will start to process without a progress bar.

I always "save as" a .trec file



I than open the .trec file in the editor and produce from there.
A progress window will be shown producing this way.



A few more steps but gives more options and control
of the production.

Granted it not much of a progress bar but its something :)