Import MOV Videos to Camtasia Studio for Editing

Camtasia Studio gives you the tools to record your computer screen and then turn those recordings into professional-grade videos. And once you’ve edited and polished your creation, you can share it directly from the app to YouTube, Google Drive, and However, you may occur some probelms when you import MOV files to Camtasia. Below is a question I choosed from the forum, let’s see in details.

“Your website says Camtasia Studio should be able to import/edit .mov files. The only type of file my Kodak video camera produces is .mov but Camtasia won’t recognize those files when I try to import them and I get a "No available codec" error.”

Before we get to solve the problem we have know one thing, what video formats supported by Camtasia Studio for Windows/Mac. You don’t have to search on the internet, just keep reading to make it clear.

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) 
.AAC (m4a)

From above chart above, we can see Camtasia Studio actually supports MOV, so how the playback issue appeared? In regards to the latest development with QuickTime, we recommend you uninstall your QuickTime software to avoid the security vulnerabilities with that software. Camtasia Studio will continue to operate and run as normal without the QuickTime software. However, this will have an impact on those who are producing videos to the MOV video file format. In this case, we recommend you produce to MP4 instead.

Or, this can impact some MOV videos being imported into Camtasia. In this case, please try to change the file extension on the MOV video file from .mov to .mp4 and they might work just fine. So the point is how to convert MOV with 4K/2K/SD/HD resolution to MP4 with 4K/2K/SD/HD resolution, Here we highly recommend you a smart tool Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate | for Mac enables you to convert any MOV video to MP4, WMV, AVI, MKV, M4V etc as you like. You can choose defined device preset from hundred of optimized device preset with the most standard video/audio settings based on your target media players or devices and without doing any change to your video format choice. 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 MOV video horizontally or vertically, rotate video clockwise or counterclockwise to get it displayed in the right angle, trim or cut MOV video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to cut off unwanted black borders or area, personalize MOV 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 MOV to Camtasia Studio

Step 1: Load MOV files into the program.

You can directly drag and drop the MOV 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.

load mov

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, or "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" from "HD Video". Just scroll the mouth to browse all video formats or devices presets.

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.

Define output file format

Step 3: Edit MOV vdieo before importing in Camtasia Studio

Click the pen icon on the UI and in the pop-up window, you will be able to edit MOV vdieo file before you import it into Camtasia Studio. There are 7 main tabs for you, you can trim to cut video length, crop video aspect ratio, add video effects, add ecternal subtitles to MOV files, and more.

edit mov

Step 3: Carry out the MOV to MP4 conversion process.

Go back to the main interface to begin the conversion from MOV or other unsupported video formats to Camtasia Studio supported file formats – MP4.

When the conversion is completed, feel free to load the converted video into Camtasia Studio.

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