Open MP4 Files With Camtasia Studio 8 Via Win/Mac

Since Camtasia Studio is a full-fledged video production application that is used and strongly recommended by most professionals. The screen area to be recorded can be chosen freely, and audio or other multimedia recordings may be recorded at the same time or added separately from any other source and integrated in the Camtasia Studio component of the product.


However, When we want to edit our MP4 videos through Camtasia, it fails. Why? Because Camtasia supports AVI, .WMV, MPEG-1, .MP3, .WAV, .WMA, and .MOV (QuickTime) files. It does not support MP4 files with incorrect codec.  It means that those videos incompatible cannot be imported to Camtasia Studio directly and must be converted or re-recorded. Such as below situation:

Q: ” Camtasia Studio 8 – Cannot import an MP4 Video? I can’t import an mp4 into camtasia 8.1, downloaded june 19 2013. It’s a short 8 second video. It says “cannot load file blabla.mp4. It is either an unsupported media type or required codecs are not found.”

To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to transcode MP4 files to Camtasia Studio 8 natively supported formats (AVI/MPG/MP4 are highly recommended). Along with some help from third-party software, it can be done effortlessly. Here, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate/Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac as the best Camtasia Video Converter for you.

When doing Camtasia Studio conversion, Pavtube Camtasia Video Converter can assist you to convert all MP4, MKV, FLV, all SWF, MPEG-2, VOB, MXF, MPG, MOD, WEBM to Camtasia Studio with no efforts. Now follow the step by step guide set out below to convert all MP4, MKV, FLV, TS, all SWF, MPEG-2, VOB, MXF, MPG, MOD, WEBM or other videos to Camtasia Studio 8. You should then be able to import the new file into Camtasia Studio with smooth editing without any trouble. It will ensure a perfect QuickTime file importing, playing and editing workflow with Camtasia Studio 8/7/6.

Now follow the step by step guide set out below to convert MP4 to Camtasia Studio 8 editable format For Windows 10 or Mac OS Sierra.

A: Guide to Convert and Import MP4 Video to Camtasia Studio 8 Through Windows 10

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1. Add Unsupported MP4 files

Run the MP4 converter program and click add button to import the MOV files. As you can see, you can also drag and drop the media to the program’s main interface.


2. Choose output format

Click Format bar and choose H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4), H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4), or H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4) from “Common Video”, which can be recognized by Camtasia.


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

3: Starting converting MP4 files

Simply click the “Convert” button to start converting and everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion”.

You’re done. Now your Unsupported MP4 files will be converted into MP4 files ready to be imported to Camtasia Studio beautifully.

B: How to Convert MP4 to Camtasia Studio format Via Mac OS Sierra?

“I’m trying to open the mp4 files saved locally by OBS with Camtasia Studio 8 to do some post-processing and it is failing because it claims it’s unsupported media or missing codecs. However if I open the same .mp4 file with VLC 64 and use the convert/save option to basically re-save it (saving using original video file), camtasia will open it the resuling file just fine. I’ve tried changing the settings which OBS uses for recording of video and audio, but none of them work. Any suggestions?”

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Step 1. Load OBS MP4 files to the softwareInstall and launch the best MP4 to Camtasia Studio converter and load source MP4 clips to it. You can also drag and drop the OBS files to the software directly.


Step 2. Choose MOV as output format > Click Format to choose “Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)” profile in the drop-down menu.


Tip: Advanced Settings You can click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like.

Step 3. Convert OBS video to Camtasia Studio

Click the convert button under the preview window; this OBS file converter will start encoding OBS mp4 to Camtasia Studio.

When the conversion process shows in 100%, you can get the resulted videos from output folder for easier editing in Camtasia Studio/Camtasia 2.

Additional Tips:

The versatile MP4 to Camtasia Studio converter is not only designed for converting MP4 files for Camtasia. It is also professional in making MP4 files editable in Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Elements, Windows Movie Maker, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro, After Effects, Magix Movie Editor Pro, Davinci Resolve, Pinnacle Studio, CyberLink PowerDirector, etc to meet your different needs.

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can also use Pavtube software to load camcorder/camera importing to FCE, FCP, iMovie to get your solutions.

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