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Camtasia Studio 7/8/8.6 Not Importing MP4 Files- Solution

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TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8 (which begins at $299) is primarily considered a video editing tool. That's because it provides an easy-to-use interface that both novice and expert videographers can use to cut digital video. It has been the industry standard for nearly 11 years, and its reputation is well earned. It's hard to go wrong with this software.

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.
AVI
WMV
MPEG-1
MP3
WAV
WMA
MOV H.264 and PNG MOV codecs are supported.
M4A
bmp
jpg
png

The appearance of MP4 brings us many benefits in terms of movie playback, video transport, online video streaming and more. However, from this list, we can see that the Camtasia Studio for Windows and Mac only support to import MP4 files enocded with H.264/AVC at no more than 30 frames per second. MP4 is a multimedia container file format that can be encoded with various different video codec such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (A)SP, H.265/HEVC, VC-1/WMV, Real Video, Theora, Microsoft MPEG4 V2, VP8, VP9, MVC, etc, etc. What should we do if we wanna to import those incompatible mp4 files to Camtasia Studio 8 ?

A: We recommend converting that .mp4 file to an .avi or .wmv file for Camtasia Studio with Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate.

With it, you can change MP4 to Camtasia Studio preferred formats e.g. AVI, WMV with fast encoding speed and without quality loss. What's more, it also supports various formats of videos to seamlessly fit Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker, etc. editing softwares. Now just get the free trial below and follow the simple steps below to get MP4 and Camtasia Studio to play nicely. For Mac users, please turn to Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Guide: Open and Edit all MP4 files in Camtasia Studio 8/8.6


Step 1. Load MP4 files

Simply drag-and-drop your MP4 video to the program window or click "Add" button to load MP4 files. You can add multiple files at a time an convert them in batch.



Step 2: Choose Camtasia Studio supported format

Click "Format" bar and then move your pointer HD Video or Common Video-> AVI or WMV as target format. Besides, you can also choose MPEG-2(*.mpg) if you want to get a relatively smaller output file.



Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video.

Step 3. Start to convert MP4 to Camtasia Studio

Click the Convert button to start encoding MP4 video to Camtasia Studio 7/8/8.6 friendly formats.

Soon after the conversion is finished, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted files to Camtasia Studio for editing via its "Import" option.

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