How to record Android Screen with Camtasia?

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  • Official comment
    Robert R.

    Hi amanda.nicholas

    Thanks for stopping by with your feedback! To confirm, you're looking to do this:

    Correct?

    To record that GIF I used the "Your Phone" app that's available in Windows 10 version 1909 and later - I'm able to control the phone with that app, then I just placed the Your Phone app on top of the browser, though you can arrange it however you'd like. This method would be best as there are no immediate plans to add side-by-side recording to Snagit or Camtasia at this time. 

    Thanks!

    -Robert

    -Robert

  • Tom Bulmer
    I attach my iPhone to my desktop computer (not a mac)  to download vids - pics etc all the time. Will this method work with my iPhone connect to my "not mac" computer?

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  • Kelly Rush
    Hi ActivUzer,

    At the moment, it is not possible to use Camtasia to record your Android device. If that is something you would like to do, feel free to give us more information about how you're hoping to use it. That feedback helps to guide us on where to put our efforts on future feature developments.

    Cheers,

    Kelly
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  • Rickstone1975
    Hi Kelly

    Hmmm, I was looking at this thread and thinking that one could just use some software and mirror the Android on the screen and record it that way.

    https://fossbytes.com/android-screen-mirroring-apps-pc/

    Your answer would seem to suggest this isn't possible?

    Cheers... Rick :)
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  • Kelly Rush
    Hey Rick,

    You could certainly do that (and use Camtasia Recorder to record it). I just wanted to make it clear that Camtasia can't do this directly, currently. :)

    Cheers,

    Kelly
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  • Buddy
    You can also use VYSOR to mirror Android to the computer, then record using Camtasia.  Easy to do.
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  • ActivUzer
    I would like to record Android Screen Activity then send video to my timeline at Camtasia. I just want to record on-screen activity, that's it. Doesn't need to be live feed or something else. No audio, just screen video. I just want to demonstrate "How to do" something (visual instructions) from phone to my youtube users. I might be able to do this with 3rd party app from Google Play, but built-in feature would be great!
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  • Kelly Rush
    Understood, thanks for the insight! Probably the easiest approach is to grab an app off the Google Play Store, like you said, and use that to record the Android screen. As long as what the app produces is an MP4, you should be able to just bring that into Camtasia to edit (we have some cool new Device Frames available on the Asset Store, if you're using Camtasia 2019, make sure to check those out as well)!

    Cheers,

    Kelly
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  • Martins
    You can use Airdroid to record it
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  • srwhitaker1
    I also want the functionality built into Camtasia to record my Android screen. I currently use a mirroring app to bring my Android Galaxy S4 screen onto my desktop and then use Camtasia to record my PC screen and my voiceover. Unfortunately Camtasia can't capture the audio from my Android device (it is capturing the audio from my PC and my mic). If we were able to record Android screens on the PC the same as we can record iPhone/iPad on a Mac this would be great!
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  • Rickstone1975
    Hmmm, seems most phones have a headset jack. Wondering if the solution to that would be to connect a cable from the headset jack of the phone to the Microphone jack of the computer?
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  • srwhitaker1
    Tried it. Unfortunately the program can only record one mic source. That solution eliminates recording of the mic that I'm using for my voiceover. When I use my Mac and my iPad I am able to record the audio from the iPad and the mic that's connected to the Mac.
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  • Martins
    Android's camera can't recognize external mic, but apps like OpenCamera for Android, can.
    Sometimes, I also use Android camera, and record the audio on the computer. Just clap your hands before start, and you can easily sync audios in Camtasia. It's pretty easy.
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  • gmaichle
    Hi Kelly,

    just to join the wishes of the previous posts, it would be great to see this feature within Camtasia in the near future
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  • Angel Andujar
    I'm so glad that I read this thread first. I was about to buy this software to do exactly this, record my Android device screen with audio. $250 software and doesn't have the option for Android devices?
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  • PJM
    Just to join the wishes of Androids it be able to use this feature within Camtasia in the near future
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  • mick
    Just to join the wishes of Androids it be able to use this feature within Camtasia in the near future
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  • rich.andersen
    I would also love this feature. Can't believe there is such a low turn out for this. My use case is that I create how-to videos on how to use our app. Need to show on both android and ios. Ios no prob - i use a mac, but android is much harder, and can only record on a different platform which creates visual inconsistencies. Would be AMAZING if I could hook up both my ios and android devices straight into Camtasia. It would make my workflow so much quicker.
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  • jim
    Another vote for Android video capture - or really: sharing to Camtasia desktop from Camtasia android app. It seems like a strange product management decision: Android is the dominant phone operating system, other techsmith products offer it (Coach's Eye), Camtasia 3 android app RECORDS videos just fine. Techsmith FUSE can connect to Camtasia desktop, BUT cannot see videos recorded by Camtasia 3.
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  • richard.blakemore
    If you have Windows 10, you can mirror your screen using the free built-in Windows app 'Your Phone'. You need to install the companion app on the Android phone, and both need to be on the same Wi-Fi, but it works. Then you just use Camtasia to record the window.
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  • amanda.nicholas

    Another vote for screen recording directly from a tablet for side-by-side recording within Snagit or Camtasia. We have a product which sends info back and forth between web browser and tablet, and it would be useful to record these side by side.

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  • srwhitaker1

    Robert R. You stated that there are no immediate plans to add side-by-side recording to Snagit or Camtasia at this time. Are there any plans to add the same functionality in Camtasia that exists for Apple's ecosystem (iOS device recording on Mac OS) as the Android ecosystem (Android device recording on PC's)?

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  • mick

    Robert. Can you be more specific as to which app you are using. When I search for "Your Phone" in the play store I get multiple options.

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  • Robert R.

    Hi mick

    The "Your Phone" application is built into Windows 10 starting with Windows 10 version 1909 so you'll want to make sure you're running the latest version (you can check what version of Windows you're running by holding the Windows key on your keyboard and tapping the R key to open the Run command; from there type: winver and press enter). If you are on the latest version (Windows 10 v. 20h2 , then open your Start Menu and type: Your Phone. It should be listed there. If it's not, and you ARE on at least Windows 10 v. 1909, you might be able to download it from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/Your-phone/9nmpj99vjbwv

    srwhitaker1

    Unfortunately there are no plans at this time; the Apple-side of things are unique because Apple built their OSes with that synergy in mind; Windows, not so much. The recommendation is to follow the steps mentioned regarding "Your Phone."

    -Robert

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  • mrjadkins

    I found this earlier when searching for a way to Screen Record on my Android to use in SnagIt and/or Camtasia. First, Android has a built-in Screen Recorder. If you swipe down 2x on you screen, it is available in your Quick Options (you may need to swipe through the options to find it in the 3 pages). The screen recorder also gives options to record audio from clicks and/or mic. 

    I just downloaded Techsmith Fuse and am able to screen record on my phone now and use Fuse to send it wirelessly to my desktop SnagIt editor (in version 2022). I can also send files from my phone to Camtasia using Techsmith Fuse. 

    Love it all, TechSmith! Been using your stuff since 1998. 

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