.TREC File Extension

TechSmith Recording File

Developer TechSmith
3.6  |  36 Votes
Category Video Files
Format Binary

What is a TREC file?

A TREC file contains a screen recording captured by TechSmith Camtasia, a screen recording and video editing program. It stores audio and video from a user's screen recording session and includes metadata, such as cursor effects and transitions. TREC files are typically used for storing content for tutorials and demonstrations.

More Information

The TREC format is compatible with both Windows and Mac versions of Camtasia, which makes it more convenient for sharing recordings across platforms. TREC files are saved as part of .TSCPROJ (Windows version that replaced .CAMPROJ) and .CMPROJ (Mac version) screen-recording projects.

NOTE: The TREC extension was released with version 8.4.0 of Camtasia Studio (Windows version) and version 2.8.0 of Camtasia for Mac. It replaced the .CAMREC and .CMREC extensions for camera recordings.

How to open a TREC file

You can open TREC files with the Windows and macOS versions of TechSmith Camtasia. To open a TREC file, select File → Import → Media..., drag the file onto Camtasia, or double-click the file (only works if it is associated with Camtasia).

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Updated August 27, 2021

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