Camtasia Supported File Formats on Windows


I am unable to import my media or I am receiving the following error: HEVC decoding component is not installed.


Please try the solutions in the Unsupported File Formats tab below:


Supported File Formats

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

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Apple ProRes (4444, 422 HQ, 422, 422 LT,422 Proxy)        
MOV (H.264, and PNG codecs only). For more information, see this article.
MP4 (AVC, and H.264 codecs only)
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)      
PPT ✓ (9.1.0 and later)  
PPTX ✓ (9.1.0 and later)  
TREC ✓ (8.4.0+)

Unsupported File Formats

We have several possible options for unsupported file formats: 

  • HEVC/H265
    • In order to decode HEVC/H265 natively in Camtasia, you will need one of the following hardware pieces:
        • Intel 6th generation “Skylake” or newer CPUs
        • AMD 6th generation “Carizzo” or newer APUs
        • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, 960, Quadro P4000 or newer graphics cards
        • AMD Radeon R9 Fury, R9 Fury X, R9 Nano, or newer graphics cards
    • You received the following message in Camtasia: HEVC decoding component is not installed. If you know your video has the H265/HEVC codec and you know it does not play natively within other media players (Movies & TV or VLC Media Player for example), try downloading and installing the HEVC Codec from Microsoft. After installing, restart the computer and see if you can import the file.
  • If the above does not work or does not apply, you can convert some video formats to a friendly MP4 file format Camtasia can work with. Download Handbrake and watch the tutorial below to learn how to convert the file to MP4.

  • Another option is to 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.