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What are Camtasia Studio Supported Formats?

What are Camtasia Studio Supported Formats?

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In Camtasia Studio editor, you can import multimedia objects of various formats into the clip library and arrange them in time order and stacked tracks using the timeline form of user controls that is so common among video editors today. Overlays of various types may be added including user-defined settings, such as when and how to display the cursor, pan-and-zoom effects such as the Ken Burns effect. Camtasia Studio v8 and Camtasia Mac v2 offer numerous options to enhance sections of the recorded screen to draw attention via a cursor or drawn in pointer to highlight section(s) of the screen or to better illustrate the actions of the presenter on the screen. Many people now like to use it to edit and better their video for some usages. 


According some forums and our customs feedbacks, we found many users don’t know what formats are supported by Camtasia Studio editor. So here we provide you Camtasia Studio Supported Imported Formats for your smooth working in Camtasia Studio. Reference. 

Part 1. Camtasia (Windows): Formats that can be imported to Camtasia Studio timeline 

The following formats are able to be imported into Camtasia Studio for editing & production: 

  • 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.) See 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. See here for more information.

Part 2. Camtasia (Mac): Formats able to be imported to the timeline 

Camtasia for Mac can import a number of file formats; essentially, anything that QuickTime can play. 

Supported Formats 

  • MOV (QuickTime movie), DV, MPEG-1
  • MP4
  • AIFF
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • AAC (m4a)
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • TIFF and single-page PDF (multi-page PDF will not work properly)
  • Camtasia will also import caption files in SRT or SAMI formats.

Part 3. Solution for unsupported file formats by Camtasia Studio 

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. Below is a link to download the best video converter - Pavtube Video Converter and a video showing the steps necessary to make an MP4 that will work successfully in Camtasia Studio. Mac user can get Pavtube Video Converter for Mac

                                       Key features of the the Camtasia Studio Converter 
*Convert H.265, MKV, AVI, MP4, MXF, MTS, M2TS, TS, XAVC, Tivo etc to Camtasia Studio best editable format like MP4, MOV etc.
*Convert Camtasia Studio recording to any format you need with high quality.
Native codec support for Camtasia Studio, iMovie, FCP X, FCP, FCE, Apple Aperture 3, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, After Effects CS6, Adobe Premiere Elements, DaVinci Resolve Lite (DaVinci Resolve), Windows Movie Maker
*As an excellent Camtasia Alternative: split, merge, trim, crop, add watermark, adjust video effect, edit audio and insert subtitles.
*Batch conversion and super fast conversion speed.
*Easy-to-use Camtasia video converter with simple clear interface.
*Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP
*Compatible with macOS Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard.


Now follow me to Convert Camtasia Studio unsupported formats to Camtasia Studio supported formats 

Step 1. Add videos

Install and run the Camtasia Studio Converter on your computer, then click “Add Video” button to browse and load your rvideos which you’ve transferred to you computer. 


Step 2. Output Camtasia Studio supported file formats. 

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down options, select one of Camtasia Studio imported file formats such as MP4 or QuickTime MOV etc under “Common Video” main category. 



  • If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to customize output video parameters like bitrate, channels, frame rate, etc, such as to set higher bitrate to get much better image quality. In general, the higher video bit rate, the larger output file size, and vice versa.
  • You can use the video editor designed in this Camtasia Studio Video Converter to edit your original videos. Click “Edit” on the main interface, and edit your videos by trimming (get/cut off video clips), cropping (remove unwanted areas), adding text/image/video watermarks, inserting subtitles, adding special effects, etc.

Step 4: Start the video conversion. 

Go back to the main interface to begin the conversion from unsupported file formats to Camtasia Studio supported file formats. When the conversion is completed, feel free to import the converted video into Camtasia Studio without any problems. Have a try! 

Try this useful video tool for Camtasia Studio: 

Windows user get: 


Other Download: 
- Pavtube old official address: 
- Cnet Download: 
- Softonic Download: 
Mac user get: 


Other Download: 
- Pavtube old official address: 
- Cnet Download: 

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