I've been using Camtasia for a LONG time, first on Windows, now on Mac.
I decided to do some file housekeeping on my Mac, including some assets I had downloaded from TechSmith. I had a folder called "Camtasia Assets" I had created on my hard drive, that (I think) contained assets from an earlier version.
I looked in the Default library (only library I have in Camtasia), and saw assets that aren't in that folder I created. I also saw that some of the assets in the folder are not in the Default library. So, I thought I'd clean it up.
However, no where in the application can I find the path to where the assets are stored, or how to point the app to a different location. I did check the Camtasia app itself by showing the contents of the package, and there were some of the items in the Default library, but not all.
Also, I noticed that some of the assets seemed to be packages of their own, which makes me leery of adding simple files (like MP3s and graphics) to the folder inside the app.
And finally, I assume that Camtasia has some sort of internal indexing process, where if I simple move the files into that folder they still won't show up in Camtasia.
SO -- can someone explain the following:
- How Camtasia stores and catalogs its assets
- How to get all assets in one place (or should I?)
- How to add assets to the library and what happens when you do (do they get moved? Copied?)
Also, a note to Camtasia staff -- I searched the knowledge base and the forums for a while, and never found anything outlining the answer to the questions above. Might be good to write up an article for those of us who want to work "under the hood," so to speak.
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