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

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

  • MP4 (AVC/h.264 codecs required; 30 frames per second or less)
  • 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.
  • AVI
  • WMV
  • MPEG-1
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
  • MOV H.264 and PNG MOV codecs are supported  *See here for more information*
  • M4A
  • bmp
  • jpg
  • png
  • ppt
  • pptx

For unsupported file formats, you can record the playback in a desktop media 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 MP4.  Below is a link to download Handbrake and a video showing the steps necessary to make an MP4 that will work successfully in Camtasia Studio.

Download for Handbrake: Handbrake 

Quick Video tutorial on how to use Handbrake:


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