Why is webcam turned on when I record

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Camtasia 9, Windows 10 Pro

When I start Camtasia and then start a recording my webcam turns on even though I have the options turned off to record the web cam or the audio from the webcam.  Can anyone let me know if it is possible to record without the webcam turned on (and unplugging isn't an option for what I am trying to do... I need to be able to record the screen but connect to my webcam with another app).

Here are the steps I am doing:
1) start camtasia 9
2) click the Record button
3) verify in the record dialog that the camera is marked as off

4) verify the audio is turned off for the webcam

5) NOTE: I have also verified via the "Options..." setting that nothing is selected for the webcam

6) click the "Rec" button

my webcam indicator light turns on and I'm not able to use the webcam in my other app.

to be able to set camtasia to not use the webcam at all and be able to use the webcam in a separate app
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