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


What formats can be imported into Camtasia on Mac and added to the timeline?


Supported Formats

  • TREC (Camtasia Recording files)
  • 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.

General Info

For unsupported file formats, you can record the playback in a desktop player or web browser window with Camtasia Recorder. You can also convert many video formats to allow importing. We recommend conversions with Handbrake, VLC, or Quicktime Pro to a format that Camtasia for Mac will read. We recommend MP4(H264/AVC) or MOV formats for importing video files. Audio files can be converted with iTunes or free sound editors such as Audacity if you need to convert the audio to a supported format.

You can display file information using MediaInfo if you're not sure if the file is a supported format. 

Download link for MediaInfo:

Download link for Handbrake:

Download link for Audacity:

Download link for VLC: