Camtasia (Windows): Error 8581 in PowerPoint

Problem

Error 8581 in PowerPoint: Unable to record a PowerPoint presentation.

Solution

Some users have reported that the following solutions have solved the issue.

  • Deselecting Record from camera under Picture In Picture in the PowerPoint Camtasia Recording Option.CamWind_RecordFromCameraPPT.png
  • Disable the secondary monitor which was connected to your PC.
  • Move the PowerPoint file from My Documents to the Desktop folder.
  • Make sure the PowerPoint file name does not contain periods or other punctuation.