Cloud Storage Compatibility FAQ

Can I record and edit my Camtasia projects from the cloud (iCloud, OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, etc.) or network drives?

No, this is not supported. We support using a local storage device to do all of your recording and editing from.

Can I archive or backup media files to the cloud or network drives?

Yes, this is supported. Any media or project files not in active use can be archived or backed up to the cloud or to network drives.

All of my files are showing on my local storage drive, but they are being synced to the cloud during recording and/or editing. Does that count as cloud storage?

Yes, this is considered cloud storage and is not supported. 

If I am working with all my files on my local storage device, can I set a cloud storage location to sync with that local storage location during recording or editing?

No, this is not supported, as noted above. We highly recommend waiting to sync any files associated with your Camtasia project until Camtasia has completely closed. Syncing during recording or editing may corrupt your files.

Why do you not support recording or editing Camtasia projects from the cloud or network drives?

Unfortunately there are too many variables at play that can cause a bad experience for you if you try to record and edit from the cloud or network drives. The last thing we want is for you to have corrupt or lost files. Working from local storage will provide the best experience possible.

Camtasia (Windows)

TREC files can be directly uploaded to the cloud without any issues.

  • Camtasia 2019 and Later: File > Export > Zipped Project
  • Camtasia 9/2018: File > Export as Zip
  • Camtasia 8 and Eariler: File > Export project as zip

Camtasia (Mac)

If attempting to save a project to the cloud within Camtasia, this message is displayed.


.CMPROJ files should be compressed to a ZIP file before uploading to the cloud if you wish to archive or back it up to the cloud:

  • Camtasia 2019 and Earlier: File > Save As
  • Select Create standalone project before saving the file to your local hard drive.
  • Open Finder. Locate file.
  • Right-click and choose Compress [file_name].
  • Upload to cloud storage

Can I Playback or Display Videos, View Screen Captures Created from TechSmith Products?

Most cloud storage accounts may offer an option to share files via a public folder. Check with your storage provider to see what file formats can be played back from your account.

How Does Cloud Storage Differ from, Youtube, Vimeo, etc?

Hosting platforms such as and YouTube are designed to present media. Cloud storage contain synchronization, versioning, encryption, and other features required for file storage. The purpose of the cloud is to store files, not view them.