Camtasia Crash Tip Update

Back on July 3 I posted a Camtasia Crash Tip for those of you who use this terrific product for screen captures.

Since then, unfortunately, I’ve been plagued by crashes, and it turns out that TechSmith, the wonderfully responsive folks who make the product have found the problem and a work around.  In short, the problem lies in the metadata in the camrec and there are two solutions until they solve the problem.

1. You can record directly to avi and eliminate the problem (but also eliminate the ability to do picture in picture while you are recording your capture).

Save As AVI

2. You can create your camrec as usual, but then immediately strip it when you are ready to use it,


and then import the avi (with your screen capture) and the mov (with your pip) but not the .dat file (which is the source of all evil).

So sayeth techSupport at TechSmith

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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