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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000 - Customize the About Box Produce I Written
001 - How do I make a Table of Contents? Produce I Written
002 - Project Settings And Presets Edit I Written
003 - Markers Edit I Written
004 - Record Voice Narration Edit I Written
005 - Upload to without Using the Preset Troubleshooting II Written
006 - Flash Quiz or Survey Edit I Written
007 - Export Project as a Zip File Share I Written
008 - Save PowerPoint Slides as Images Record I Written
009 - Record Camera Video in Camtasia Studio Record I Written
010 - Produce a Selection of Your Timeline: A Very Handy Thing to Know Produce I Video/Written
011 - SmartFocus® and Zoom and Pan Edit I Video/Written
012 - Preview the Production Settings Produce I Written
013 - How to Produce Getting Started I Video
014 - How to Record Getting Started I Video
015 - Captions Edit II Written
016 - Draw on the Screen while Recording (ScreenDraw) Record II Video/Written
017 - Add or Edit a Production Preset Produce I Written
018 - Flash Hotspot Callouts Edit I Written
019 - Picture-in-Picture (PIP) Edit I Written
020 - Customize the Start and End Screens Produce I Written
021 - Produce a Flash (MPEG-4 or SWF) Video Produce I Written
022 - Documentation Documentation I Written
023 - Can I See What My Video Will Look Like Without Having to Produce the Whole Thing? (Preview Production Settings) Troubleshooting I Written
024 - Project File Overview Edit I Written
025 - How to Edit Getting Started I Video
026 - Transitions Edit I Written
027 - Produce using a Production Preset Produce I Written
028 - How to Improve Recording Performance Troubleshooting III Written
029 - How to Share Getting Started I Video
030 - Upload a Video to Share I Written
031 - Record a PowerPoint Presentation Record I Video/Written
032 - Customize the Flash Table of Contents Produce I Written
033 - Recording Tips Record I Written
034 - Understanding Dimensions, Project Settings and Aspect Ratio Troubleshooting II Written
035 - Tilt Edit I Video
036 - Record a Web Camera in Camtasia Studio Record I Written
037 - Record Audio in Camtasia Recorder Record I Written
038 - Custom Callouts Edit I Written
039 - Customize the Quiz Placement and Opacity Produce I Written
040 - Record the Screen Record I Video/Written
041 - Camtasia Studio Hotkeys Edit I Written
042 - Camtasia Studio 6 Overview Getting Started I Video
043 - Audio Enhancements Edit I Written
044 - How Do I Record System Audio (the sound that comes out of my speakers)? Troubleshooting III Written
045 - Share a Production Preset Produce I Written
046 - Produce a Video using Custom Production Settings Produce I Written
047 - Title Clips Edit I Written
048 - Upload Video by FTP Share I Written
049 - How do I extend the duration of a callout? Edit I Written
050 - Playback Controls Produce I Written
051 - Add Callouts Edit I Written
052 - Audio Editing Edit I Written