The Portable Recorder

The portable recorder allows you to record from any computer, anywhere. Use it to record presentations on a guest’s computer, or on machines where you’re not allowed to install software.

Downloading the Portable Recorder

1. Log into your TechSmith Relay website and select More from the Download Recorders tab.

Download Recorders > More


2. Download the portable recorder and transfer it to a portable storage device (such as a USB stick) with a minimum of 4GB free space.

Recorder Download page

Note: Your TechSmith Relay administrator may not have opted to make the portable recorder available. In this case, you will not see it listed on this page.       

Recording

1. Plug the storage device into any computer.
2. Open TechSmith Relay from the portable storage device.

view of the recorder file

3. Enter your information, and record.
4. When you’re finished, the button that in the standard recorder says “Submit” instead says “Save” in the portable recorder. This lets you know that you’re saving to the drive, not submitting directly to the server.

Portable Recorder recording review interface

Submitting Your Recording

1. Bring your portable drive to a computer that already has the regular TechSmith Relay recorder installed.  This is needed in order for the upload process to work properly.

2. Open the portable recorder from your storage device. TechSmith Relay will open, and let you know that it found saved presentations on the drive. You can choose to:

Portable Recorder submission options

  • Cancel (select this if you'd like to make additional recordings)
  • Submit All of the presentations to the server for processing
  • View the Saved Presentations, to submit or discard them individually:
Portable Recorder Saved Presentations dialog

    3. The portable recorder works together with the TechSmith Relay Recorder you have installed on your computer to submit the presentations to the server for processing.


     

    Presenter

    Title Category Level Format
    000 - TechSmith Relay Recorder Overview Getting Started I Video
    001 - The TechSmith Relay Website Website I Video
    002 - The Portable Recorder Record II Written
    003 - Introduction to Profiles Getting Started I Written
    004 - Captioning and Audio Search Captioning I Video/Written
    005 - How Do I Capture System Sound in My TechSmith Relay Recordings? Record I Video
    006 - TechSmith Relay and Camtasia Studio 8 Integration Integration II Written
    007 - TechSmith Relay and Camtasia for Mac Integration Integration II Written
    008 - Audio Tips Tips II Written
    009 - Tested Microphones and Cameras Tips I Written
    010 - Record When Not Online Getting Started I Written
    011 - Encoding Types Share I Written

    Administrator

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