Conceived to boost video streaming, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), or H.265, is a video compression standard designed to substantially improve coding efficiency when compared to its precedent, the Advanced Video Coding (AVC), or H.264. With an increasing growth of video streaming on the Internet over popular websites such as Netflix and YouTube, and with 4K cameras gaining new ground in the market, a considerable amount of storage and bandwidth is required. HEVC promises a 50% storage reduction as its algorithm uses efficient coding by encoding video at the lowest possible bit rate while maintaining a high image quality level.
Since more and more cameras are coming out from H.265 support, doing some postproduction to your H.265 footage could be very nice. Camtasia lets you recording a video on your computer screen for making lessons, tutorials or product demos. The built-in video editing tools, animations and effects also help to turn your screen recordings into compelling videos. However, it is frustrated that when you try to import H.265 footage to this software, cause Camtasia could not support H.265/HEVC natively.
Supported file formats by Camtasia Studio for Windows/Mac
|Video Formats||Audio Formats|
Camtasia Editor for Windows
.MP4 (AVC/h.264 at no more than 30 frames per second)
.MOV (QuickTime for Windows no more than 30 frames per second)
. MTS and M2TS files ((Version 8.4 and later) You will need the AC-3 Filter if running Windows 7 or Winodws 8.0.
Camtasia Editor for Mac
|.MOV (QuickTime movie)
Import unsupported file formats to Camtasia Studio for Windows/Mac
So how to import unsupported file formats such as H.265/HEVC to Camtasia Studio for further editing? The only way is to convert H.265/HEVC to AVI or MOV or other Camtasia supported video formats with a professional video conversion software. Here we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter for Windows (review) /Mac to you, the program has comprehensively convert virtually any file formats (H.265/HEVC, XAVC/XAVC S, MXF, AVCHD MTS/M2TS included) with with resolution of 4K/2K/SD/HD to Camtasia Studio for Windows/Mac. Camtasia Studio has specific requirements for the frame rates on the supported file formats, you can adjust the frame rate for the output video in its "Profile Settings" window.
Moreover, this software also works as a professional video editor. You are able to flip H.265 video horizontally or vertically, rotate video clockwise or counterclockwise to get it displayed in the right angle, trim or cut HEVC video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to cut off unwanted black borders or area, personalize HEVC video with video/image/transparent text watermark, split large video into small parts by file size, count or length, merge separate video clips into one, adjust picture effect like brightness, contrast, saturation or apply special rendering effects like Gray, Flip Color or Aged Flim, etc to your video or add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to videos.
Step by step to convert H.265 to Camtasia Studio
Step 1: Load H.265 files into the program.
You can directly drag and drop the H.265 video files with audio into the program or click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from Folder" to load the source files into the program.
Step 2: Output Camtasia Studio supported file formats.
Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, select one of Camtasia Studio imported file formats such as QuickTime MOV files under "Common Video" main category.
Tips: As Camtasia Studio supports QuickTime mov files no more than 30 frames per second, you can adjust the output frame rate in the program’s "Profile Settings" window to let it fit with Camtasia Studio.
Step 3: Carry out the H.265 to MOV conversion process.
Go back to the main interface to begin the conversion from H.265 or other unsupported video formats to Camtasia Studio supported file formats.
When the conversion is completed, feel free to load the converted video into Camtasia Studio.