Introduction to Profiles

A profile consists of settings that determine how a presentation is recorded, processed, and presented.

To access information on profiles available to you, log in to the Camtasia Relay website, go to Profiles > My Profiles, and then click a profile in the table.

Only Camtasia Relay administrators can create or modify profiles.

If you are not satisfied with existing profile options, you can select the Upload and Decide Later Profile. This sends the recording to the server where it remains until you contact your Camtasia Relay administrator to create or modify a profile.

Settings included in a profile:

  1. Description: What should you use this profile for? The description is entered by an administrator to help you to choose the correct profile for your needs.

  2. Publish destinations: Where do produced files go? Presentations can be published to one or more destinations. Examples include an FTP server, a network drive,, or iTunes U.

  3. Account: Some profiles use a default account, which tells Camtasia Relay to use one set of login credentials, and publish to a certain folder within, while others use the presenter account, which asks users to provide and log in with their own credentials. For example, If an administrator wanted all presentations to go to one account, but different folders within that account, they would likely select the default account. However, if they would prefer that presenters publish to their own accounts, they would select the presenter account.
  4. Encode settings: What kind of files are produced? The original recording is encoded into one or more formats. Examples include an audio only (MP3) encoding, an iPod-compatible encoding, or Windows Media format. Encoding can reduce the frame rate and audio quality, but can never improve the original recording.

  5. Notifications: How are people informed when presentations are published? Notifications are sent per profile and can include information about multiple encodings of the same presentation.

  6. Publish accounts: How are publish destinations accessed? These accounts contain specific information used to place processed presentations in a publish destination, such as authentication information, folder selection, etc.


Title Category Level Format
000 - Camtasia Relay and Camtasia for Mac Integration Integration II Written
001 - Camtasia Relay and Camtasia Studio 8 Integration Integration II Written
002 - Recorder Overview Getting Started I Written
003 - How Do I Know When To Update My Recorder? Record I Written
004 - The Portable Recorder Record II Video
005 - How Do I Capture System Sound in My Relay Recordings? Record I Video
006 - The Recording Process Getting Started I Video
007 - Encoding Types Share I Written
008 - The Camtasia Relay Website Website I Video
009 - Change Your Profile and Submit Your Recording Record I Written
010 - Introduction to Profiles Getting Started I Written
011 - Add Presenter Account Information Getting Started I Video/Written
012 - Add a Folder Tips I Video
013 - The Caption Editor Captioning I Video/Written
014 - Caption Editing Process Captioning I Video
015 - Audio Tips Tips II Written
016 - Tested Cameras and Microphones Tips I Written
017 - Record When Not Online Getting Started I Written


Title Category Level Format
000 - Camtasia Relay and Camtasia for Mac Integration Integration II Written
001 - Camtasia Relay and Camtasia Studio 8 Integration Integration II Written
002 - Roll Out Relay Tips II Written
003 - User Roles in Camtasia Relay 4 User Management I Written
004 - Create a Profile Profile Management I Written
005 - Creating Maintainable Profiles Profile Management II Video
006 - Encoding Types Share I Written
007 - Automatically Assign Profiles Profile Management I Written
008 - Distribute the Portable Recorder Administration I Written
009 - The Global Caption Editor Role Caption I Written
010 - Uploading Videos to YouTube Publish II Video
011 - Posting Camtasia Relay Notifications to Blackboard Integration II Written
012 - Adding Mediasite and Drupal Publishing Destinations Publish II Video
013 - Using Self-Signed Security Certificates Administration II Video
014 - Thinking About Server Architecture Administration II Video
015 - Sanity Check Your IIS Settings Administration II Video
016 - Tested Cameras and Microphones Tips I Written