Camtasia (Windows): Supported File Formats

You can import the following file formats into Camtasia for editing:

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AVI
BMP
CAMREC
GIF
JPG
M4A
MOV (H.264, and PNG codecs only). For more information, see this article.
MP3
MP4 (AVC, and H.264 codecs only)
MPEG-1
MTS and M2TS (AC-3 Filter required for Windows 8 and Windows 7). For more information, see this article. ✓ (8.4 and later)
PDF (single page)      
PNG
PPT ✓ (9.1.0 and later)  
PPTX ✓ (9.1.0 and later)  
TREC ✓ (8.4.0+)
WAV
WMA
WMV

For Unsupported File Formats:

  • Open the file in a desktop media player or web browser and record the playback with Camtasia Recorder. The TREC recording file opens in Camtasia and can be imported into other projects.
  • You can convert some video formats to the MP4 file format. Download Handbrake and watch the tutorial below to learn how to convert the file to MP4.