Camtasia Recorder 2021 - Settings?

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  • Cristi at Graphicious.co.uk

    Hi,

    The new recorder in Camtasia 2021, while it's got a nicer interface, scalable and DPI support, it has the advanced options missing. 

    Techsmith have said that they would bring those back as they integrate them into the new recorder, over the coming months,

    However, you can still use the old recorder (legacy) in Camtasia 2021. Here's where to find it:

    How to use the OLD RECORDER in Camtasia 2021 - YouTube

    I hope this helps.

    Cristi

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  • rf

    I especially miss shortcuts like F9.. I am supposed to click the button every time I want to pause/unpause? Is it possible to set the old recorder as standard recorder in 2021?

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  • kayakman
    Expert Camtasia User

    launch the new legacy Recorder, pin it to your task bar; use it as your primary capture tool

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  • rf

    Hi kayakman, yes, but what about starting the recorder from the studio (eg to record an additional clip)?

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  • kayakman
    Expert Camtasia User

    the legacy Recorder cannot be launched with any editor function; but that is not required to do a new capture clip and have it added to an open project; just set the Recorder's tools/options/program/workflow action to add to bin ... post-capture

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  • atelierheuvel

    The old settings on Cam rec 2020 are better working for me. I will wait for the improvement or stick to the old.

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  • dmstraker

    You can also go to the Camtasia 2021 folder (try C:/program files/techsmith/camtasia 2021) and rename CamtasiaRecorder.exe to something else, then rename the Legacy .exe file to CamtasiaRecorder.exe. It will then work from the standard Camtasia interface.

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  • acomeau

    Thank you, dmstraker.  I just took your advice and renamed the programs.

    I just installed 2021 on my system after doing a factory reset so I had none of the old Camtasia tools installed.  The 2021 recorder seems to save every recording to its own folder - when it does save it.  It does not transfer the recorded video to the Camtasia editor as the Legacy recorder does.  I pressed the Stop button to finish the recording and it just did nothing.  A couple times, I tried to do a new recording and it said it found an unfinished recording and offered to recover it but couldn't.

    I love Camtasia but for them to release something like this and say they'll develop it over the coming months is not a great practice.

     

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  • vmazz77

    In addition to the lack of Tools/saving options, the 2021 recorder interferes with some functionality of software being recorded on screen, which makes it unusable.  Like atelierheuvel, I'm forced to switch back to 2020 and wait for the bugs to be worked out and relied upon features to be added back.  

    I generally believe that releasing software that takes functionality away - even temporarily - and forces your users into workarounds (bugs aside) is a bad practice.

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  • kayakman
    Expert Camtasia User

    use the Camtasia 2021 Legacy Recorder; it is identical to 2020's

    launch if from ...
    C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Camtasia 2021\LegacyCamRecorder.exe

    pin to your taskbar

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  • vmazz77

    I tried that and it kept crashing after recording for a minute or so.  But when I uninstalled 2021 and used the 2020 recorder the crashes stopped.  

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  • kayakman
    Expert Camtasia User

    recommend you advise tech support of this ...

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  • james.w

    Very disappointing change in the software. When recording on a single screen, the 2021 version requires you to manually move the toolbar off the recording region, which means in addition to not having shortcuts, I have to do extra work to cut out the bits of my screen recording where I press start and then minimise the bar. 

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  • kayakman
    Expert Camtasia User

    when capturing with the new Recorder 2021, the tool can stay in view in the screen, but is not captured in the recording

    I believe it was designed this way so you could see audio levels and/or your webcam as you capture

    I understand that auto-minimize will be added soon along with other functions

    the new Recorder is a "work-in-progress"; you can always use the included Legacy Recorder, or an earlier version Recorder, if desired

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  • james.w

    Hi Kayakman, 

    The Camtasia tool bar is in fact captured in the screen recordings, hence why I posted in this forum to voice my frustration (screenshot for reference below). I will be reverting back to the 2020 version for now. Hopefully these issues are corrected soon, although it is disappointing to have paid $250 for a "work in progress" product that inferior to an existing version. 

     

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  • kayakman
    Expert Camtasia User

    I've made many, many Recorder 2021 captures, and the Recorder UI [tool bar UI] has never been captured in any of those captures

    TechSmith's position is that the UI is not captured during Recorder 2021 screen captures; but it can be captured by tools like Snagit

    If you having the 2021 Recorder capture itself during a screencast capture, then that is not expected behavior, and may be a bug on your system; recommend you open a ticket ...

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  • jrose

    Thanks for the tip to use the Legacy Recorder. The Legacy Recorder is terrific. The new recorder is awful, what a step backwards. It doesn't even remember my custom region settings each time I open it, what a massive pain! But very happy to have the old recorder back in my life!

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  • tbosket

    James is correct. The recorder is recorded; I can't even turn it off. 

    I don't see a Support button...

     

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  • kayakman
    Expert Camtasia User

    are you signed in to the forum?

    the support button should be at the right bottom corner of this page; scrolling down can sometimes bring it into view

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  • tbosket

    Sorry, I found it

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  • Thomas Wuerzer

    Let me get this straight -- purchased the 2021 version with the assumption of the promised new features in i.e. editing.  Then the recorder is a more plain version of what was before - no advanced settings possible such as simple path setting (former software developer here), save recording launches studio instead of just saving the file.  Solution found?  Start a legacy recorder and wait for the implementation to come (no timeline announced).    So, the new version is factually a step back from functionality and performance compared to the old or even older version?  Pending on your State's AG's office opinion on fraudulent behavior or marketing, that is an interesting legal question. For me? this is unacceptable failure on simple software settings.  We are talking about a pop up menu or fixed settings to store recordings.  "save"  -- which is in place as it wants to save into the program folders.  FIX IT!!

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  • rf

    Couldn't agree more with Thomas.

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  • Dan Quigg

    Ditto on all these comments. It is a very bad practice to issue a release with existing features missing. Did you not think your users used those features and now have to figure out alternate solutions. I now have to have multiple version of the same software. I would never have "upgraded" to Camtasia 2021 had I known I would have mismatches of recorders (which I depend on greatly). I will be very reluctant to "upgrade" in the future. 

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  • Diana

    I am so disappointed with recorder 2021.  I am currently using the Legacy recorder but I am worried that when another update happens that I will lose the Legacy recorder.  There are no audio settings, no Preview window and so much more has been removed in the 2021 Recorder compared to earlier versions.  Why would I keep paying for a maintenance agreement when I am losing so much with the recorder.  I use the Preview window in the Legacy recorder and have used the Preview window for years, to me the loss of the Preview window is a deal breaker.  How stupid to remove it.  I can no longer set my audio, that feature has been removed, in fact most of the useful stuff has been removed.  What were the programmers thinking when they gave us this lame 2021 recorder.  I also notice that there are no instructions on the Camtasia website showing what has been removed from Recorder 2021 compared to 2020 and no instructions how to set the audio for 2021.  I agree with the comment from Dan Quigg "I will be very reluctant to "upgrade" in the future. ".  I have been with Camtasia since 2006 and hate to see it go so far backwards.  I am getting off my soap box now,

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  • kayakman
    Expert Camtasia User

    regarding your concern re losing the Legacy Recorder ...

    as far as I can tell, it is identical to the 2020 Recorder

    so keep 2020 installed [or install it], and use it's Recorder. 

    or until the new Recorder's further development meets your needs?

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  • camuso

    Same disappointment here... I would have put at least a configuration option "launch legacy recorder as default" clearly advertized at first app start with automatic loading of old configured options.

    I hope ALL older configuration options will be added to new recorder and with the same logic. All of us have spent time to reach personal optimal configuration.

    Regards

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  • pa3ckB

    Adding my frustration with new recorder too! Is there any voting element in this Community to speed up Recorder fixing? I am particularly missing "Marker" button - that was very important part of my workflow, when recording feedback for several students. Markers are automatically uploaded to Youtube as chapters! Very easy for me and students.

    Please Techsmith guys, bring it back!

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  • kayakman
    Expert Camtasia User

    until such time as development of the new Recorder is complete ... use the Legacy Recorder

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