Encoding Types

Preset: MP4 with Smart Player: (480p) (720p) (1080p)

Format: MP4
Where it excels: this encode setting creates video files that play in a Flash controller (SWF) or HTML5 player. The controller supports a table of contents based on the titles of slides in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation. Also supports searching slide text, full audio search, and captions, if enabled.
Captions? Yes.
Camera? Yes.

Preset: Camtasia Studio Recording

Format: CAMREC
Where it excels: this encode setting generates a .camrec file for use with Camtasia Studio versions 5.1 and later. The .camrec file contains PowerPoint and Keynote slide and title clip markers. This encoding should only be given to presenters with access to Camtasia Studio. NOTE: When publishing a .camrec file to a location with a valid web url, the resulting notification includes a "view" link. Because web servers do not have a MIME type set up for .camrec files, the link leads to a 404 error page.
Captions? No.
Camera? Yes.

Preset: Camtasia for Mac Recording

Format: ZIP > CMPROJ
Where it excels: this encode setting generates a lossless video file for editing within Camtasia for Mac. This encoding should only be given to presenters with access to Camtasia for Mac. The resulting file is a ZIP file that, when opened on a Mac, automatically unzips into a directory. The user can double-click that directory to launch the CMPROJ in Camtasia for Mac.
Captions? No.
Camera? Yes.

Preset: (Legacy -- not recommended) MP4 with Smart Player: (Small) 640x480, (Medium) 800x600, (Large) 1024x768, (Original)

Format: MP4
Captions? Yes.
Camera? Yes.

Preset: AVI (original size)

Format: AVI
Where it excels
: this encode setting produces a single AVI file with the same resolution as the original recording. Use this file if you want to perform your own video processing and encoding.Note that AVI files usually have a larger file size than presentations encoded in other formats.
Captions? No.
Camera?
No.

Preset: iPad

Format: MP4
Where it excels: this encode setting creates video files with varied final resolutions to provide the best viewing experience for a given video on an iPad. The resolution is calculated to provide the best resolution to view the video at 15 frames per second.
Captions? No.
Camera? Yes.

Preset: iPod

Format: MP4
Where it excels: this encode setting works on all iPods and iPhones that support video of any kind. The final resolution of the video is fixed at 640x480. Video looks good on all iPods and iPhones, but does not look good if played in QuickTime on a desktop computer.
Captions? No.
Camera? Yes.

Preset: MP3 (phone quality)

Format: MP3
Where it excels: this is an audio-only encode setting. The server can process this encoding extremely fast, and the resulting file size is very small. This is a good encode setting for those who may want an audio-only version of their presentation.
Captions? No.
Camera? No.

Preset: Original Recording (backup)

Format: AVI (Windows), MOV (Macintosh)
Where it excels: this encode setting does not modify the original recorded file in any way. The file size is enormous and usually not considered viewer-friendly. Use this setting if you need a copy of original files for backup purposes or troubleshooting.
Captions? No.
Camera? No.

Preset: Real Media: (Small) 640x480, (Medium) 800x600, (Large) 1024x768, (Original)

Format: RMVB
Where it excels: generates a Real Media file. Can be used in conjunction with Real Media servers, such as a Helix server.
Captions? No.
Camera? No.

Preset: Silverlight: (Small) 640x480, (Medium) 800x600, (Large) 1024x768, (Original)

Format: XAP
Where it excels: this encode setting creates video files that play in Microsoft Silverlight. The controller supports a table of contents based on the titles of slides in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation. Also supports searching slide text, full audio search, and captions, if enabled.
Captions? Yes.
Camera? Yes.

Preset: Windows Media: (Small) 640x480, (Medium) 800x600, (Large) 1024x768, (Original)

Format: WMV
Where it excels: this encode setting creates video files that play in Windows Media Player. The video files tend to be larger than the Flash and Silverlight encodings, but may be preferred by Windows users with high speed internet access.
Captions? No.
Camera? Yes.

Preset: YouTube

Format: MP4
Where it excels: this encoding produces a file that can be uploaded directly to YouTube or TeacherTube. It is used for publishing directly to YouTube using the YouTube publishing plug-in. The presenter can also manually upload the file to YouTube using the YouTube Uploader, and is subject to YouTube's restrictions.
Captions? Yes.
Camera? Yes.

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