How to Convert Video for Importing to Camtasia Studio for Editing Easily?

Camtasia Studio, one of the best screencast and video edit applications, helps you directly record any screencast and make amazing videos--even if you've never made one before - to share with anyone by adding various labels, media library, pan-and-zoom, PIP, voiceover, subtitle effects, etc. Since Camtasia Studio sounds wonderful for the creative video buffs and support to edit the videos users import as well, however, some files may be rejected by other editors than Camtasia such as MKV, MXF from Canon HF G10, C300 MK II camcorder or Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2, etc. In this case, to help you import videos or footages to Camtasia Studio easily, you need to re-encode or convert videos to Camtasia Studio supported firstly, by the help from third-party converter programs.

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If the footages or videos created outside Techsmith products such as MXF, AVCHD files (.m2ts, .mts, and .m2t), XAVC, Video_TS, MPEG-2, MOD, Ogg, WebM, .RM (RealPlayer), .FLV (Flash Video), 3GPP, and SWF, that means you can't import those videos to Camtasia Studio, because the compatible video file formats of it are as below table only:

Video File Format Supported by Camtasia Studio 8.4 and later

  • AVI
  • WMV
  • MPEG-1
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
  • MP4 (AVC/h.264 at no more than 30 frames per second)
  • MOV (QuickTime for Windows must be installed for MOV import.) Click here for more information. 
  • MTS and M2TS files. (Version 8.4 and later)  You will need the AC-3 Filter if running Windows 7 or Winodws 8.0.

For unsupported file formats, you can record the playback in a desktop player or web browser window with Camtasia Recorder to create a .TREC file and import that into your project. You can also convert many video formats to allow importing. But for the video footage from various cameras, the quick workaround is to convert or re-encode them into one of Camtasia Studio supporting formats, like AVI, mp4/h.264 (AVC) or WMV formats. And Dimo Video Converter Ultimate (Mac version available as well), one of best video to Camstasia Studio converter for importing, is highly recommended here for you.

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The program is an easy-to-use Camstasia Video converter, which can help you effortlessly transcode videos for smoothly editing in Camtasia Studio 9/8/7 with zero quality loss, so that you can easily merge, split, trim, crop, edit and create m2ts videos with Camtasia. What's more, it can help you to convert MOV, AVI, WMV, MPEG-2, VOB, TiVo, MTS, MXF, XAVC to Camtasia studio editable formats as you need. Even necessary, it can generates more optimal editing formats/codecs for you to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker and more. Now follow the step by step guide set out below to convert AVCHD, all MP4, MKV, FLV, all SWF, MPEG-2, VOB, MXF, MPG, MOD, WEBM to Camtasia Studio.

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Re-encode MTS, AVCHD, MXF, MKV videos to Camtasia Studio for editing

Step 1. Add video files

Run the Camtasia converter program and click "Add file" button to load the files like AVCHD which are needed to convert and import to Camtasia Studio. As you can see, you can also drag and drop the media to the program's main interface.

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Step 2. Choose output format for compatible with Camtasia

Click "Select Format" button to select one Camtasia Studio supporting format, AVI, MPEG-1, mp4/h.264 (AVC) or WMV formats are recommended.

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Tip: If necessary, you can click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/audio parameters to get your desired video size, bitrate and fame rate. 

Step 3: Start the conversion to Camtasia Studio

Click the "Start" button to start transcoding video for Camtasia Studio. After the process completes, click "Open" button to find the generated videos, and then you can transfer and edit the video in Camtasia Studio 9/8/7 easily and quickly.

After conversion, now you can keep everything you use to edit and enhance your footages and videos project (Camtasia video and audio recordings, images/PowerPoint slides, music files). You can even make ISO or share edited videos on mobile devices. Enjoy it!

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