Version History for TechSmith Relay (Self-Hosted)

Earlier Versions:  4.0.0 | | 1.0.0

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Version 5

November 2017: V5.1.5 Maintenance Release

New Features:

  • Added support for Mac OS 10.13

Performance Improvements and Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where sharing from Relay to SFTP failed after updating OpenSSH
  • Fixed multiple issues related to Fuse and media originating from iOS devices
  • Fixed several issues in both the Windows and Mac recorders
  • Fixed an issue preventing the generation of charts when the locale is set to something other than US English
  • Fixed an issue surrounding date formatting in various time zones
  • Fixed an issue with sending email notifications for presentations containing titles with multiple line-breaks
  • Fixed an issue preventing publishes to Amazon S3 destinations


  • Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2 has been dropped in this version
  • Support for MacOS 10.10 has been dropped in this version
  • The recorders now prevent H.265 files from being sent to the server (H.265 is not supported)

August 2017: V5.1.4 Maintenance Release

New Features:

  • Added support for Windows Server 2016

Performance Improvements and Bug Fixes:

  • Saving an account (via the plugin) with a new media folder no longer throws an error
  • Fixed an issue where some recordings were losing trimming
  • Fixed an issue where some unicode characters were being converted to question marks when using the FTP plugin
  • Fixed issues where some errors and popups associated with the recorder were blank
  • Fixed some issues that would cause the recorders to crash in rare situations
  • Fixed an issue on the Relay Recorder (Mac) where videos at certain resolutions would be skewed
  • Numerous other fixes and performance improvements for the server component and both recorders


  • This will be the last version to support Windows Server 2008 R2
  • This will be the last version to support SQL Server 2008 R2

January 2017: V5.1.2 Maintenance Release

New Features:

  • Media uploads are now sent over HTTPS
  • Productions using SmartPlayer can obtain the player from CDN, allowing it to remain up to date
  • Added support for macOS 10.12
  • Added support for SQL Server 2016

Performance Improvements and Bug Fixes:

  • Performance of image-only submissions has been improved
  • Encoding performance of h.264/mp4 submissions has been improved
  • Mac Recorder version now reported correctly to server in client diagnostics
  • No longer missing XML Metadata for SmartPlayer outputs using WebDav, File System and Sharepoint publishing destinations (when XML option is enabled)
  • Captions sent to YouTube destination work properly
  • Videos created with iTunes metadata in header encode properly
  • XML Metadata correctly lists files from successful presentations 


  • Due to the Quicktime removal, all Mac Recorders need to be updated in order to connect to the Relay server
  • Apple Quicktime has been removed and is no longer required on the Relay Server
  • OS X 10.9 is no longer supported

September 2016: V5.1.1 Maintenance Release

Performance Improvements and Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that was preventing international customers from using TechSmith Relay
  • Fixed an issue where the Mac Recorder would crash upon submitting after the computer was put to sleep
  • Prevented videos produced by PowerPoint for Mac from uploading


  • This will be the last release to support OS X 10.9

August 2016: V5.1.0 Minor Release

New Features:

  • Replaced the caption editor with a new HTML5 Caption Editor built from the ground up
    • The transcriber now outputs ADA compliant captions to the best of its ability
    • Dropped Silverlight requirement
  • Updated the TechSmith Smart Player to be more in line with ADA accessibility guidelines
  • Enabled the PowerPoint addin by default for 32-bit Windows running PowerPoint 2016
  • Added the ability to re-upload a presentation via a new re-upload button on the presentation page

Performance Improvements and Bug Fixes:

  • Made encoder more performant when dealing with certain mp4 source files.
  • Fixed an issue where videos longer than 15 were being sent to an unverified YouTube account (videos longer than 15 minutes are deleted by non-verified accounts)
  • Fixed an issue where the mac recorder was crashing when no audio devices are detected
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to save YouTube publish accounts
  • Fixed an issue with playback of content encoded with TechSmith Relay 5.0.7 (seen sometimes on Safari and Firefox)
  • Fixed an issue where encoding failed when a presentation with an embedded XMP had special characters or when a Camtasia Studio project had special characters in the title
  • Fixed an issue where Mac clients were not uploading to the second server in a team
  • Fixed an issue where only the speech data for the first rollover segment is added to the XMP when using a speech to text workflow for a video with rollover
  • Fixed an issue where the right trim point was not working with the Windows 8.1 portable recorder
  • Fixed an issue where cancelling an upload on the server prevented media from being batch uploaded with the same metadata
  • Fixed an issue where the Smart Player search was not showing thumbnails
  • Recordings held for captioning that are not reviewed are no longer added to the language model


  • The following deprecated integrations will be removed in a future release:
    • Blackboard notifications
    • Moodle 1.9 & 2.0 notifications
    • Drupal publishing destination
    • iTunesU publishing destination
    • Kaltura publishing destination (Kaltura drop folder integrations will still be supported)
    • Mediasite publishing destination

March 2016: V5.0.7 Maintenance Release

  • Publishing will now use the server’s configured Internet proxy settings
  • Moved Relay website help online
  • Presentations that do not contain a description will no longer have a description of 'Description not provided.'
  • Enhanced encoder to handle additional source audio formats (ac3) and framerates (29.97 and 59.94)
  • Updated XML metadata file sent with presentations to include filenames and relative paths
  • Fixed issue with Mediasite publishing
  • Fixed intermittent issue with Mac Recorder crashing while pausing the recording
  • Fixed Windows Portable Recorder so that it does not crash upon launch in some environments
  • Fixed issue where Encoder Usage Chart (for admins) would fail and charts would not be shown
  • Fixed publish configuration for deprecated Blackboard and Moodle Notification Servers
  • Fixed issue with LDAP authentication for users with < > characters in their display name which caused Recorder login failures
  • Note: OS X 10.8 support for Relay Recorder was dropped in 5.0.6


October 2015: V5.0.6 Maintenance Release


  • Windows 10 Support
  • OS X 10.11 Support
  • Removed support for OS X 10.8 (Mac Recorder)

Bugs fixed in this release:

  • Server/encoding
    • Batch upload to loses title and description
    • Videos from other capture solutions are not properly recontainerized before publishing
    • Batch uploaded MP4 videos with captions fail to encode
    • Xml metadata file does not contain caption data
  • Portable Recorder
    • Disaster Recovery not working with portable recorder
    • Launching the PC Portable Recorder gives an error that the help file is missing
    • [PC] Webcam button does not work on portable recorder
  • Mac Recorder
    • Table of Contents and slide info are not being sent to server
    • Cannot submit recording after computer sleeps / recovers.
    • Crash while recording and no ability to recover


September 2015: V5.0.5 Maintenance Release

  • Updated licensing agreement


September 2015: V5.0.4 Maintenance Release

  • Fixed bug that prevented OS X 10.10.5 users from recording their screen
  • Fixed a bug which prevented some files from properly uploading to the server
  • Added support for batch uploads of mp4s with multiple audio tracks
  • TechSmith Relay now re-encodes videos with certain troublesome frame rates to a frame rate compatible with all popular browsers, instead of expediting them
  • Fixed a bug where after an upgrade, some deprecated publishing destinations would show incorrect data on the admin website
  • Fixed a bug that prevented users with certain special characters in their passwords from connecting using Camtasia Studio
  • Other bug fixes and improvements


May 2015: V5.0.3 Maintenance Release

  • Fixed an issue where the PC Relay Recorder would lose the end of recordings.
  • Fixed improper captions being sent from Camtasia to Kaltura via TechSmith Relay
  • Fixed Mac Relay Recorder issues with retina screens
  • Other bug fixes and improvements


April 2015: V5.0.2 Maintenance Release

  • Special characters in profiles no longer cause Relay recorder to have issues
  • Relay Mac Recorder no longer crashes when pausing a recording while using PowerPoint 14.4.7 Slide Show
  • Bug fixes and improvements


February 2015: V5.0.1 Major Release 

TechSmith Relay 5.0.1 (Self-Hosted) introduces some great new features that enhance your user experience, make your workflows easier, and make management of your users more robust than ever. Along with the new features, we will be moving the self-hosted product to a subscription-based model, which means easier management of your software licensing, more rapid release of new features, and continued maintenance along with our world-class technical support.

New Features:

  • Upload existing content, including multiple files at once, through the TechSmith Relay Recorder application. 
  • Support for images captured in Snagit, from your mobile device with TechSmith Fuse, or uploaded using the TechSmith Relay Recorder.
  • Support for Knowmia Teach Pro by TechSmith, allowing you to create and share from your iPad.


Server Requirement Changes:

TechSmith Relay has been engineered to process files faster than ever. Because of this, we have increased our minimum system requirements for the Server component. 1, 3, and 7 encoding instances have been replaced by Small and Large instances. In order for TechSmith Relay to function, you will need a Windows Server with at least 4 cores.

  • Dropped support for Internet Explorer 8 and 9 for the TechSmith Relay Web Application.

Performance Improvements and Bug Fixes:

  • Improved LDAP integration for better user management.
  • Fixed a bug causing some quizzes created in Camtasia Studio to publish, but not report results.
  • Fixed a bug where videos weren’t shrinking to fit a smaller browser window.
  • Fixed a bug causing some presenter accounts to be left without titles, and /or prevented those account holders from publishing.
  • Fixed a bug limiting functionality of speech-to-text in Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Fixed… many more minor bugs!


Version 4

On September 30, 2017, support for TechSmith Relay 4 (self-hosted) will end.
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July 2015: V4.4.3 Maintenance Release

  • Improved Smart Player performance with Microsoft PowerPoint recordings
  • Fixed improper captions being sent from Camtasia to Kaltura via TechSmith Relay
  • Fixed Mac Relay Recorder issues with retina screens
  • Added Mac OS X 10.10 support for Mac Relay Recorder
  • Other bug fixes and improvements

October 2014: V4.4.2 Maintenance Release


  • Improved Smart Player output to work with Touch Devices, including Apple devices on iOS 8

Fixes & Updates

  • Fixed an issue that prevented customers from uninstalling the TechSmith Relay 4.4.1 Server
  • Fixed an issue where the table of contents wasn’t captured correctly during PowerPoint presentation recordings
  • Fixed isolated issues with the Portable Recorder regarding saving and submitting presentations
  • Fixed an issue with the Recorder that, under specific circumstances, would result in a corrupt recording
  • Fixed an issue with the Recorder’s profile selection dropdown for users who had a large number of assigned profiles

In order to prepare for the future, we discontinued Recorder support for the following older operating systems:

  • Discontinued Mac Recorder support for Mac OSX 10.6 and 10.7
  • Discontinued PC Recorder support for Windows XP and Vista

Note: The 4.4.1 PC\Mac recorders will continue to work with 4.4.2 Servers, however users will not be prompted to update their recorders.

September 2014: V4.4.1 Maintenance Release


  • Relay Server installation will now install .NET 4.5.2 automatically
  • Added support for Amazon S3 publishing to multiple regions outside of the default region
  • Added the capability for a Relay Admin to resubmit all failed jobs from the Presentations page
  • Improved the PC recorder interface for Presenters who use high-DPI displays

Fixes & Updates

  • Fixed an issue where file system publishing would fail if the system user for the Admin website’s server did not have permission to read directories on the destination server
  • Fixed an issue where the system notifications would fail to be sent if the notification email server settings had not been saved on the most recent Relay version (also manifested as a failure to encode caption editor videos)
  • Fixed an issue where deleted presentations were removed from the Admin’s view of presentations but not from the Presenter’s view
  • Fixed an issue where adding large numbers of users to a profile could make the Admin website temporarily unresponsive
  • Fixed an issue where importing a user through LDAP failed, and the reason was not shown
  • Fixed an issue where Presenters could not change their password if their password had spaces in it

August 2014: V4.4.0


New Name and Branding

In January, TechSmith launched a new offering called TechSmith Relay that is a fully cloud-based video creation tool and media hosting portal. The product uses the same back end as Camtasia Relay, so we have decided to bring Camtasia Relay under the TechSmith Relay umbrella to reduce confusion with our other products. Camtasia Relay is now known as TechSmith Relay (Self-Hosted). Along with this change comes a new brand identity for the product, featuring a new logo, color scheme, and graphics. You can see some of the new branding, color schemes, and logos by visiting our website.

Tutorials and documentation for TechSmith Relay will be rebranded as well. Updated graphics, logos, and images are available here if you need to update any of your own documentation.

Updates to the TechSmith Relay Recorder, TechSmith Fuse, and popular publish destinations

  • Updated Snagit and Camtasia outputs directly to TechSmith Relay.
  • Camtasia quizzes and tables of contents that are uploaded to TechSmith Relay will now pass through and are published if you’re using a profile that includes the TechSmith Smart Player.
  • TechSmith Fuse mobile recorder can now wirelessly send videos and images into Snagit and Camtasia.
  • Publish outputs to Kaltura and YouTube have been updated.
    • Kaltura Add-In now integrates with Kaltura CaptureSpace.
    • YouTube Add-In uses the new YouTube Data API(v3) and login with OAuth2.

Performance Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • Authenticated SMTP email capability for notifications.
  • Added support for new webcams.
  • Improved LDAP performance for log in.
  • Bug Fix: Inaccurate server performance graph data and added support of international dates.
  • Bug Fix: Added support for additional characters in the title and descriptions of videos.
  • Bug Fix: Android TechSmith Fuse videos maintain frame rate.

Removing Support for several operating systems and applications

TechSmith Relay (Self-Hosted) V4.4.0 no longer supports:

  • 32-bit server operating systems including
    • Windows Server 2003 (all editions)
    • Windows Server 2008
  • NOTE: We will continue to support Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit) and Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (all editions)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Office 2003 PowerPoint Plug-in

For information on upgrading database servers, view this support article. In order to help you prepare for the future, we wanted to share our plan to change our system requirements in future versions of Relay. The following changes should be expected in future releases.

Support will be dropped for these operating systems:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7


August 2013: V4.3.1 Maintenance Release


  • Added ability to remove presentations from presentation history lists
  • New EduVision Plug-In: Added ability to publish to EduVision
  • Kaltura Plug-In: Added ability to select player
  • New system panel information including summary of processing presentations, number of invalid publishing destinations, and number of unique client machines that have connected to the server
  • The workflow for allowing presenters to provide their own publishing account information has been simplified
  • Relay Recorders: simplified profile selection for presenters associated with only one profile
  • Added ability to hide feedback link in emails to Presenters

Fixes and Updates

  • Frame rate of source content will now be maintained in the output
  • Fixed caption coloring
  • SmartPlayer optimizations and fixes
  • Improved speech-to-text model
  • We have changed the file naming of output files to shorten the overall length.
    • The new names follow this pattern: <title>_-_YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS_<encoding id>.html
    • Example: Profile_Test_by_Camtasia_Relay_-_20130611_104804_7.html

In order to help you prepare for the future, we wanted to share our plan to change our system requirements in future versions of Relay. The following changes should be expected in future releases:

  • Dropping support for all 32-bit server operating systems including:
    • Windows Server 2003 (all editions)
    • Windows Server 2008
  • NOTE: We will continue to support Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit) and Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)
  • Dropping support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (all editions)
  • Dropping support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
  • Dropping support for Microsoft Office 2003 PowerPoint Plug-in
  • Elimination of Info Gathering Tool – to be replaced with in product information and graphs

NOTE: At this time we are not considering changing the requirements for the Windows or Mac recorders

April 2013: V4.3.0 Minor Release


  • An encoding usage graph that shows the server encoding capacity and usage percentages for a particular date or date range. This will allow a system administrator the ability to easily see peak use times and to see if there are times when presentations are queued up for encoding.
  • A graph showing the average size of a recording by file type. This will show a system administrator their actual data which can be used to plan for storage needs.
  • A graph showing the average encoding time for a particular profile and by a simple click of the mouse each encoding type within that profile.
  • Added the ability to search for presentations on the Presentation History page by date range.
  • Added the ability to search for presentations on the Job Status page and the Presentation List page.
  • Added usage information for individual users including client machines used, presenter accounts and total presentations.

Fixes and Updates

  • Corrected an error that caused a failed publish to YouTube when the title was too long.
  • Fixed an issue with publishing to Kaltura where mobile formats were not published in their mobile playback formats.
  • Updated the Smart Player output to properly scale a video when the video is larger than the browser window.
  • Modified the file system output authentication test so that errors wouldn’t occur if variables were used.


January 2013: V4.2.1 Maintenance Release

Server Website

  • Publishing to an FTP site resulted in an incorrect link to the published video.
  • Certain WebDAV publishing destinations resulted in unsuccessful publishing of presentations.
  • The FTP URL scheme was not selectable when Drupal was installed.
  • Resubmitting a Flash presentation which had previously failed continually failed.
  • Forward slash characters were not supported in FTP append paths.

November 2012: V4.2.0 Minor Release 


  • If the audio input is lost during a presentation Camtasia Relay will provide the presenter with a notification and potential solutions. 
  • Snagit videos are now able to be sent to the Relay server for encoding and publishing directly from Snagit on both the PC and Mac.  This requires a new Snagit Output, Snagit 11 and Relay 4.0.2.
  • The TechSmith Smart Player is now available in Camtasia Relay.  It will play on any device that supports h.264 MP4 videos including current web browsers, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phones and most Android devices.
  • Camtasia Relay has added new variables for iTunesU.   
  • The RTMP, RTSP and MMS protocols are now supported in the FTP and File System destinations.
  • The Copy Profile process has been improved and simplified.
  • Fixed an issue where speech to text transcription fails if no audio is detected.
  • Improved the messaging when issues arise during activation.


  • The Windows recorder is updated to support Windows 8.

August 2012: V4.1.2 Maintenance Release


  • The Camtasia Relay server was updated to accommodate the Mac OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion, recorder.
  • Fixed a bug where the Camtasia Relay server could send high numbers of repetitive emails. 


  • The Camtasia Mac recorder was updated to install and work with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

August 2012: V4.1.1 Maintenance Release


  • Fixed an issue that caused the server upgrade to 4.1.0 to fail if Camtasia Relay was installed in a directory other than the default directory.
  • Camtasia Relay now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2012 as a database option.


  • The Camtasia Relay Mac recorder will capture system audio as well as microphone inputs during a recording. This allows you to easily record the audio from other videos that you may use during your presentation, such as a YouTube video.

July 2012: V4.1.0 Minor Release


  • Feedback option added to notification e-mail. If a presenter would like to provide direct feedback to TechSmith there is now a link to TechSmith’s Get Satisfaction system where you can share any feedback or suggestions to TechSmith.
  • TechSmith Fuse update to offer a much better experience using Fuse with an iPad
  • TechSmith now offers the option of an annual service for the use of Camtasia Relay on a TechSmith server.

Server Website

  • Support the ability use camrec outputs within Camtasia Studio 8 using the TSC2 codec.


  • The Camtasia Relay recorder will capture system audio on a PC, as well as microphone inputs during a recording. This allows you to easily record the audio from other videos that you may use during your presentation, such as a YouTube video.
  • New version notifications. If a new version of the recorder is available, there will be a subtle notification that a newer version is available which the user can use to update or ignore.

April 2012: V4.0.3 Maintenance Release


  • Critical fix for a potential server crash introduced in 4.0.2

Server Website

  • Direct link to download Android version of  TechSmith Fuse from Relay website download page
  • Replaced MP3 Radio and MP3 Phone with a single higher quality MP3 encoding type
  • Added ID3 tags to MP4 encoding - includes setting items like Name, Artist, Year, Grouping and Genre
  • Fix for Camtasia for Mac Recording encoding type that resulted in cmproj files being larger than they should (this was introduced in version 4.0.1)


  • Mac recorder has changes that will allow it to be able to check for upgrades in future releases.  The server changes to control those updates and the PC recorder updates will come in a future release.

March 2012: V4.0.2 Maintenance Release


  • System updates to accommodate a future release of TechSmith Fuse for Camtasia Relay for the Android phone

Server Website

  • Publishing notification for Moodle 2.x
  • Webcam picture-in-picture has been added to WMV, MP4, iPad and iPod encoding formats
  • Corrected an issue with installing the PowerPoint add-in for Camtasia Relay


  • Addressed issues associated with removing an audio device with the recorder open
  • Addressed issues associated with adding a webcam while on the Select a Camera preview showing
  • Dropped support for OS X 10.5 for the Camtasia Relay Recorder 

January 2012: V4.0.1 Maintenance Release


  • When recording a webcam and using the .camrec output, the .camrec now includes two video streams, one for the display and one for a webcam

Server Website

  • Direct publishing output to Amazon S3
  • YouTube output now includes webcam picture in picture option
  • YouTube output now includes closed caption option
  • Ability to produce an original size MP4 recording
  • Corrected an issue with the use of semi-colon (;) in the presentation title causing a broken URL
  • Corrected an issue that changed the webcam aspect ratio on long recordings


  • When recording a PowerPoint, the PowerPoint presentation title will auto populate the recording title, this can be overwritten if desired

December 2011: V4.0.0 Major Release


  • Ability to record webcam video as part of your Flash and Silverlight presentations
    • Webcam is embedded as a picture in picture in the final recording
  • Webcam can also be recorded with the portable recorder

Server Website 

  • Direct publishing to YouTube from Camtasia Relay
  • Caption editor role added to Camtasia Relay server
    • A user can be setup to be a dedicated caption editor able to update any presentation needing to be captioned on the server
  • Server will recognize when a new version is available and notify the system administrator
  • Direct link to download TechSmith Fuse from Relay website download page


  • Webcam recording option
  • Refined user interface
  • Support for Microsoft Office 2010 on the PC
  • Support for Microsoft Office 2011 on the Mac


Version 3

July 2011: V3.1.0 Minor Release


  • Added support for TechSmith Fuse, an iOS recording client. It is available in the iOS App Store.
  • The YouTube encoding now outputs to the original recording size (was 640x480).
  • Updated the Drupal plugin to work with Drupal version 7.
  • Updated to allow Drupal tagging.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Fixed an issue where presentations coming from Camtasia for Mac weren’t displaying captions for captioned presentations when published to
    • Fixed an issue where Camtasia for Mac project file (CMPROJ) encodings failed when there are Unicode characters in the presentation title.
    • Fixed an issue where Camtasia for Mac project file (CMPROJ) encodings failed after being interrupted.

Server Website

  • Anonymous usage data and hardware information are now automatically sent to TechSmith. (This can be disabled on the website under System Options. Data is not sent if the server is behind a firewall.)
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Fixed a scripting error on the file system Publish Destinations Setup page.
    • Fixed an issue where a profile could be deleted when a presentation is in process.


  • Improved recording performance on both Mac and PC recorders.
  • Increased frame rate of recordings from 10 to 15 frames per second.
  • Smaller file size for source recordings, especially when full motion video is recorded.
  • The Mac recorder now supports OS 10.7 (Lion).
  • Updated PC client installer.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Fixed an issue where audio became unsynced when the CPU peaked.
    • Fixed an issue where changing Mac OS X Spaces during a recording caused a white bar to be recorded.
    • Fixed an issue where the Mac OS X Dock was recorded during a slideshow.
    • Fixed an issue where test recordings cleared out presentation metadata (profile, title, and description).

Click here for more details on version 3.1 changes (PDF)  

November 2010: V3.0.0 Major Release 


  • Flash and Silverlight media formats now support captioning
  • Added support for Apple iPad
  • Captions now used for search data
  • CamProj file can now be created for Camtasia for Mac to edit Relay recordings
  • Caption files from Camtasia Studio now can be used for Camtasia Relay outputs that support captioning
  • Caption files from Camtasia for Mac now can be used for Camtasia Relay outputs that support captioning
  • XML file for outputs with captions now supports standard format
  • Information Gathering Tool now installed to Utilities folder
  • Now shipping with Microsoft SQL Express 2008
  • Updated output formats to keep audio sampling the same as input recording

Server Website

  • Added interface to correct transcriptions before publishing
  • Corrected captions now used to increase future speech-to-text accuracy
  • Dashboard landing page added for presenters


  • Added automatic volume control on recorders
  • Updated to latest version of TSC Rec for Windows Recorder
  • Updated recording sub-system to better handle all in one audio devices
  • Slide notes now captured for increased speech-to-text accuracy
  • Camtasia for Mac can now be used as part of the Camtasia Relay workflow

Camtasia Studio Workflow

  • Updated camrec format to support captions created using Camtasia Relay automated transcription
  • Camtasia Relay metadata is now returned to Camtasia Relay after editing in Camtasia Studio

Camtasia for Mac Workflow

  • Added output format for Camtasia for Mac usage
  • Camtasia for Mac can now output files to Camtasia Relay for encoding and publishing
  • Camtasia for Mac can now select from Camtasia Relay profiles
  • Camtasia for Mac can read in automated transcription from Camtasia Relay

Click here for more details on version 3.0 changes (PDF)


Version 2

April 2010: V2.0.0 Major Release 


  • Now supporting Microsoft Silverlight output
  • Added support for Windows 2008 R2
  • Added support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Support for searching on slide and audio content in Silverlight and Flash outputs
  • Speech to text for full audio search
  • Silverlight and Flash outputs now have Thumbnails on the Table of Contents and with search results to allow users to find content visually
  • Search data included in XML file
  • Updated SSL handling for clients to improve security

Admin Website

  • Update to web interface to improve usability
  • New Dashboard webpage informs users to the status of the Relay system
  • Support for Moodle LMS for notification
  • Improved profile creation process
  • Added variables for profiles and notification
  • Improved customizable notifications
  • Support for multiple LMS servers and customizable messages
  • Notification now with optional roll up message displaying all outputs in single notification
  • Improved LDAP integration for better performance


  • Updated display selection
  • New audio device selection
  • Capture slide content for use with search
  • Removed support for underperforming audio devices
  • Updated persistent recorder interface for usability

Click here for more details on version 2 changes (PDF)


Version 1

September 2009: V1.2.0 Minor Release  


  • Added support for WebDAV publishing
  • Updated Real Media encoding

Admin Website

  • Added support for Microsoft Windows 2008 64-bit servers
  • Optimized MP4 file output format for smaller file sizes
  • Improved file publishing to remove spaces and commas from file names
  • Improved LDAP support for OpenLDAP
  • Improved publishing URL entry to allow for manual input of URL
  • Failed publishing jobs due to not being able to reach the media server will now automatically retry
  • Fixed an issue where some recordings would not be able to upload to the server


  • Added support for Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • Added support for Microsoft Windows 7
  • Modified Windows PowerPoint Plug-in to not pause at end of presentation
  • Fixed an issue where some audio drivers would cause an error on startup

May 2009: V1.1.0 Minor Release 


  • Added Real Media support
  • Output media files now keep aspect ratio of original recording without black bars

Admin Website

  • Added support for multiple Camtasia Relay servers
  • Added support to use external database server
  • Improved web site performance
  • Improved management of user accounts
  • Automatically add user accounts on successful LDAP login
  • Ability to copy a profile
  • Automatically add profiles to new user accounts
  • Option to require minimum password complexity
  • Option for account lockout based on failed logins
  • Option for self password reset


  • New Portable Recorder
  • Added ability for installed recorder client to upload stored presentations
  • Added thumbnails to help identify recordings stored on external media devices
  • Ability for presenters to save username and password
  • Plug-in for Windows PowerPoint to prompt to start recording
  • Moved settings to toolbar to increase visibility for users
  • Added ability for presenters to trim beginning and end of their recording

V1.0.1 Maintenance Release 

  • Improved LDAP implementation for more flexibility
  • Added in support to modify how SSL certificates are trusted
  • Fix for support of international time & date formats

V1.0 Major Release

  • New recorder interface
  • Automated distribution of files
  • Added time saving profiles for automated publishing and encoding
  • Automated distribution of recorded presentations
  • LDAP setup using existing usernames and passwords for users
  • Set up for integration with existing environments
  • Client recoding application runs on local machine
  • Capture high quality for animation and lower quality for static slides
  • Supports multiple file format outputs
  • Notification emails are sent for both success and failures to keep system functioning properly
  • Automated announcements in Blackboard LMS
  • Recorder for both Windows and Mac
  • Recordings can be converted to MP3 format for audio only output
  • Includes CamRec output for export to Camtasia Studio