Organize Media in Camtasia

View and manage recording, video, audio, and image source files for your current project in the Media Bin.

 

Add Source Files to Your Project

To add media to your video project, select one of the following options:

 

To add content to your video, drag media from the Media Bin onto the timeline.

Camtasia 2021 Supported File Formats

Windows Mac

Video Files

AVI, MP4, MPG, MPEG, MTS, M2TS, WMV, MOV

Video Files

AVI, MP4, MPG, MPEG, WMV, MOV, SWF

Camtasia Recording Files

TREC

Camtasia Recording Files

TREC

Image Files

BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, PDF, JSON (Lottie)

Image Files

BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, PDF, JSON (Lottie)

Audio Files

WAV, MP3, WMA, M4A

Audio Files

M4A, WAV, MP3

Other Files

PPT, PPTX, SAMI, SRT

Other Files

PPT, PPTX, SAMI, SRT

 

  1. Click the Media tab.
  2. Click c2021-addmedia.png > Import Media or double-click in the Media Bin.
  3. Click to select the media to import. Control+click (Windows) or Command+click (Mac) to select multiple files.
  4. Click Open.

The imported media appears in the Media Bin.

Send images or videos to Camtasia from your mobile device.

  1. Select File > Connect to Mobile Device.
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions in the Connect Mobile Device dialog.

The imported media appears in the Media Bin.

  1. Click the Media tab.
  2. Click the c2021-addmedia.png icon > Import From Google Drive.
  3. Enter your Google email and password.
  4. Click to select the media to import. Control+click (Windows) or Command+click (Mac) to select multiple files.
  5. Click Import.

The imported media appears in the Media Bin.

Media Bin Tasks

After adding media to your project, the following tasks help you view and organize content in the Media Bin.

Change Media Bin View

Click the Media Bin View button to change the media display to one of the following options:
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  • Large Thumbnails
  • Medium Thumbnails
  • Small Thumbnails
  • Extra Small Thumbnails
  • List View

Sort Media

Select an option from the Sort By dropdown. Click the Ascending or Descending button.
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View Media Details

Right-click media and select Details.

Locate Unused Media

(Media not located on the timeline)

  • To remove unused media, right-click media and select Delete Unused Media.
  • To select unused media, right-click media and select Select Unused Media.

Create a Proxy Video

Create a proxy of your high definition videos to improve editing performance such as lags or skips during playback.

 

Right-click media in the Media Bin and select Proxy Video > Create Proxy Video. An icon appears in the video thumbnail when the process is complete.
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Rename Media

(Mac Only)

Right-click media and select Rename. Type a new name.

 

This help topic is for Camtasia version 2021. If you have a previous version, upgrade to the latest version of TechSmith Camtasia or view the help for another version in the Previous Versions section.

 

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