Camtasia Supported File Formats on Windows

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:

  • If you have an H265 (HEVC) encoded video and are on Windows 10, you can try to download and install this Microsoft Extension. Once installed, restart the computer and try your file in Camtasia again.
  • 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.