Project File Overview

Create a Camtasia Studio Project

Create a Camtasia Studio Project

A Camtasia Studio project file (.camproj) consists of all media in the Clip Bin, clips and effects on the Timeline, any editing completed on the Timeline, and the selected project settings.

With a .camproj file, you can:

  • Continue work on a video at a later time.
  • Share the .camproj file with others for collaboration on a video.
  • Produce your video again or into additional formats.
  1. Start a new project by selecting on of the following:
    • In Camtasia Studio, select File > New Project.
    • After recording with Camtasia Recorder, select Edit in the Preview Window.
      Edit button
    • After recording with the PowerPoint Add-in, select Edit my recording from the Post-Save Options dialog box.
  2. In the Task List, select Import Media.
  3. Select the Project Settings.
  4. Arrange clips and elements on the Timeline.
  5. Save the Camtasia Studo project file (.camproj).

Import Media and Zipped Projects

Camtasia Studio adds imported media files into the Clip Bin. You can import the following file formats into a Camtasia Studio project file (.camproj):

  • Video files (.camrec, .avi, .mpg, .wmv, .mov)
  • Image files (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .png)
  • Audio files (.wav, .mp3, .wma)
  • Zipped project files

Import Media

  1. In Camtasia Studio, select Import media in the Task List or in the Welcome Window.
  2. Select the file(s) to import. Hold <CTRL> to select multiple files.
  3. Click Open. The media appears in the Clip Bin.

To add a clip to the video, drag the clip from the Clip Bin onto the Timeline or right-click on a clip and select Add to Timeline.

Import a Zipped Project

  1. In Camtasia Studio, select File > Import Zipped Project.
  2. The Import Zipped Project File dialog box appears. Click Browse and select a zipped project file.
  3. Select a project directory.
  4. Enable the Open project after import option to open the project in Camtasia Studio.
  5. Click OK.

Save a Project and the Source Clips

  1. Select File > Save Project or Save Project As.
  2. The Save As dialog box appears. Enter the project name and file location for the project and source clips.
  3. Select an option from the Source clips dropdown list to determine the source clip location:
    • Keep source clips in current locations
    • Copy source clips to project folder
      Copy all files in the Clip Bin (video, image, and audio files) to the selected file location. Select this option if existing projects use the same source clips.
      Save as dialog
    • Move source clips to project folder
      Move all files in the Clip Bin (video, image, and audio files) from their original file location to the selected file location.

Moving clips may affect other projects that reference these files. Do not move media associated with multiple projects.

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