Camtasia (Windows): Command Line Options to Open Camtasia Recorder

Camtasia Recorder has a list of following commands which can append to the command line to launch the CamRecorder.exe file. These commands will record, pause, stop, and exit the recorder.

  1. Open the Command Prompt.
  2. Type this file path and press Enter:
    • Camtasia 2019: cd C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Camtasia 2019
    • Camtasia 2018: cd C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Camtasia 2018
    • Camtasia 9: cd C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Camtasia 9
  3. Type the following and press Enter to begin a recording: CamRecorder.exe /[command]
Old Command New Command Description
/r /record Starts/resumes recording using the current Recorder settings
/p /pause Pauses the recording
/s /stop Stops the recording
/x /exit Exits out of the Recorder

The old commands will not work and have only been noted for reference.