Camtasia (Mac): macOS High Sierra 10.13 & the TechSmith System Audio Component



MacOS X (10.13 - High Sierra) and later implements a new security feature which affects Camtasia 3 ability to install the TechSmith System Audio Capture kernel extension.


Note: The following only applies to Camtasia 3.

If on macOS High Sierra 10.13 or later, update to Camtasia 3.1.7. If the problems continue, try the suggestions below:

Option 1: Allow in Security & Privacy

  1. From the menu bar, select Camtasia > Preferences > Recording and click Install component.
  2. Click Install.
  3. Click Open Security & Privacy.
  4. Click Allow, and then enter the computer password.
  5. Try recording system audio in Camtasia.

    Camtasia may prompt to install the component again. If so, follow the steps to install the component again.

Option 2: Remove Old Extension

  1. Open a Finder window.
  2. Select Go > Go to folder from the menu bar.
  3. Type the following and click Go: /Library/Extensions/
  4. Move the TACC.kext file to the Trash. Empty the trash.
  5. Restart the computer.
  6. Repeat the steps in Option 1 to install the system audio component.