Record the Screen and Audio

Camtasia Recorder records exactly what you want: whether it's the entire screen, specific dimensions, a region, a window, or an application. It is designed to be simple and easy-to-use starting with your first recording—just click the Record button and begin your onscreen activity.





  1. Choose the screen area to record:
    • Full screen (default)
    • Custom area: Click the Custom dropdown and select standard recording dimensions or the Select area to record option.
  2. To record a webcam, click the dropdown to select the camera device.

    Camtasia records both the screen and webcam. For webcam only, delete the screen recording track in Camtasia Editor.

  3. Choose audio options:
    • System audio is recorded by default.
    • Microphone audio is recorded by default. Click the audio dropdown to select the microphone or audio device.

      TIP: Run a sample recording to test the audio.

      • No Audio: Make sure the audio device is on and connected.
      • Low Audio: Drag the audio slider to increase the audio level. Make sure you select the correct audio device in the dropdown.
  4. Click the Record button.
  5. Click the Stop button.

The TREC recording file is added to the Media Bin in Camtasia Editor.


Recording Hotkeys

Option Windows Hotkey Mac Hotkey
Start Recording F9 -----
Pause Recording F9 Command+Shift+2
Stop Recording F10 Command+Option+2
Add a Marker Ctrl+M -----

Camtasia Recorder automatically records:

  • Keyboard shortcut data to generate keystroke callouts in Camtasia Editor
  • Cursor data to customize the cursor in Camtasia Editor