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Import and Edit TS files with Camtasia Studio on Mac/Windows

Import and Edit TS files with Camtasia Studio on Mac/Windows

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Transport Stream (also known as MPEG-TS, MTS, or TS) is a format for transmitting video, audio, and PSIP (Program and System Information Protocol) data. In contrast with program streams, TS is designed for more reliable media such as DVDs. In Blu-ray Disc, the file extension is .m2ts. And in AVCHD camcorder, it is .mts. If you have some TS files, you can import them to editor like Camtasia Studio. But sometimes you may encounter some problems importing and editing TS with Camtasia Studio on Mac or Windows. When your Camtasia Studio has problems and keeps on displaying error messages on the screen, you should not get too much worried in case. Here shows you one easy solution for “Sony Vegas Can’t Import TS” error on your computer screen”. 


Camtasia Studio supported formats: 

MOV (QuickTime movie), DV, MPEG-1 
AAC (m4a) 
TIFF and single-page PDF (multi-page PDF will not work properly) 
Camtasia will also import caption files in SRT or SAMI formats. 

The recording and project file formats in Camtasia Studio for Windows and Camtasia for Mac are not compatible across platforms at this time. 

Camtasia Studio File Formats: 

Camtasia Studio project file (.camproj): Saves all media in the Clip Bin, clips and effects on the Timeline, any editing completed on the Timeline, and the selected project settings. 
Camtasia Studio recording file (.camrec): Default recording file format. Proprietary TechSmith file format used to store screen and camera recording plus metadata about various streams into a single package. To add markers, apply SmartFocus, or record a Web camera, you must record with this format (Camtasia Studio only). 
Audio Video Interleave (.avi): Record .avi files to share the recording outside of Camtasia Studio. To change the recording file format in Camtasia Studio, choose Camtasia Recorder > Tools > Options > Capture tab > Save as .avi. 

Camtasia for Mac File Formats: 

Camtasia project files (.cmproj): Saves a copy of the recordings, library files, and edits completed within one file. When you save a project, enable the “Create standalone project” option to include all source files within a project to allow you to share the project with other Camtasia for Mac users. 
Camtasia recording files (.cmrec): Screen recording file recorded with Camtasia for Mac. The recording files may also include audio and camera video. Recording files are automatically saved to Users > Movies > Camtasia temporary recordings folder. You can apply SmartFocus and Window Spotlight effects to Camtasia recording files. 

To resolve the codec incompatibility issues and saving the rending time of Camtasia Studio, you’d better reconvert/re-wrap/encode TS files to Camtasia Studio editable format like AVI, MOV first. In this case we will need a Camtasia Studio video converter.  Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is just designed to batch convert TS files to Camtasia Studio at fast speed and without quality loss. Besides TS to Camtasia Studio , this software not only can convert other H.265, MKV, AVI, MP4, Tivo, MTS/M2TS, MXF, etc to Camtasia Studio editable format, but also export optimized codec like DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for FCP, MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas, Premiere Pro/Element, AVI for Pinnacle Studio, MPEG-2 for Cyberlink PowerDirector and more NLE systems for native editing. What’s more, you can also edit TS files like trim or split for playing with VLC player

Edit TS video files in the following aspects: 

  • Cut video files to capture your favorite clips
  • Crop video files to remove the black edges around your movie video
  • Rotate video files 90 Degrees, 180 Degrees, etc
  • Adjust video image in brightness, contrast and saturation
  • Add watermark/subtitle to video files
  • Remove/Replace audio from video clips

For Windows users, Pavtube HD Video Converter is the alternative choice.  And the steps are same with the Mac version.

Download and install the TS to Camtasia Studio converter: 


Other Download: 

How to Convert TS to Camtasia Studio (8 also included) format on Mac? 

Step 1. Click “Add video” button to choose TS files from your hard drive for converting. Or directly drag the movies you want to convert to the left item bar. 


Step 2. Choose MOV as output format > Click Format to choose “Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)” or “H.264 MP4 format” from “Common Video” profile in the drop-down menu. 


The default settings may not satisfy you, and you can click the “Settings” button to change the settings by yourself including video resolution, bit rate, audio sample rate, audio channel etc. for full screen playback smoothly. Or keep no changes, which is also a good choice. 

Step 3. Click the “Convert” button on the main interface and the software will start to convert TS to Camtasia Studio friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click “Open” to find the converted video files. Then you can effortless transfer the video files to Camtasia Studio for editing smoothly. 

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