Export and share a video based on the set of media (recordings, video clips, audio clips, images, and effects) on the timeline.
Export Your Video
The Export options contain settings optimized to share videos to your local hard drive, YouTube, Screencast, and more.
Click Export and select an option from the dropdown:
Local File (Windows): Best for exporting a MP4, GIF, M4A, or video with interactive features. Opens the Export Local File dialog. Select an option from the Preset dropdown or Custom to edit the export settings.
Note: The Legacy Local File (Windows) option is only recommended for exporting videos in Camtasia version 2022 and earlier. The option opens the Production Wizard to save an MP4, WMV, AVI, GIF, or M4A file. Follow the prompts in the wizard to create your video. See Export Legacy Local File.
Export a Selection on the Timeline
Export a selection on the timeline to create a short video or to preview an effect.
Drag the green and red playhead handles to make a selection on the timeline.
Export the selection:
Right-click the selection and select Export Timeline Selection As.
The Export Selection dialog appears. Choose the desired options. If the selection includes interactive features, select the Export with Smart Player preset or file format. See Export Videos with Interactive Features.
Select Export > Local File.
A confirmation window appears. Click Continue to export only the selected portion of the timeline.
Upload your videos directly from Camtasia to YouTube.
Note: Recommended YouTube video resolutions vary. 720p or 1080p (HD) are best for playback on standard monitors.
Click Export > YouTube. You may be asked to sign in to your YouTube account.
Enter a title, description, tags, privacy, and category.
Tip: Add tags to improve improve search engine optimization (SEO).
Add commonly misspelled words from your content as tags so YouTube can help users find your video.
Set the privacy settings to the desired level.
Note: If your timeline includes captions or a table of contents:
Windows: Camtasia 2022.1.0 and later automatically uploads your captions and TOC to YouTube.
Mac: Select Create table of contents from markers to upload your TOC. Camtasia automatically uploads your captions to Youtube.
Camtasia uploads the video to YouTube and opens the video in a browser window for playback.
Note: Quizzes and interactive hotspots in Camtasia are not supported on YouTube.
Export Videos with Interactive Features
The TechSmith Smart Player is required for videos with interactive features such as table of contents, captions, search, quizzing, and hotspots. To include the TechSmith Smart Player, export to any of the following options:
Local File (Windows): Select the MP4 with Smart Player preset or file type option. On the Smart Player tab, select from these additional options:
To report quiz results with SCORM, enable the Report using SCORM option and click the SCORM Options button.
Local File (Mac): Select the Export to MP4 file format and enable the desired interactive options in the export dialog:
For captions, select an option from the Caption Style dropdown.
To include a quiz, enable the Include Quiz option and click Options to edit the settings.
To report quiz results with SCORM, enable the Include SCORM option and click Options to edit the settings.
To include a video TOC and search, enable the Create table of contents from markers option.
The Video Options dialog opens. Customize the desired settings such as quiz reporting for SCORM compliant packages (LMS packages).
Note: TechSmith Results Service for reporting quiz results will be retired in 2025. Learn more.
The Produce Video dialog opens. Edit the video file name, file location, and video playback option.
After export, click Open production folder to view the exported files.
Smart Player Export Options (Camtasia Windows 2022 or Earlier)
Customize the Smart Player’s color theme, playback settings, thumbnail image, and more.
Produce with controller: Select this option if your video includes quizzing, captions, or interactive hotspots.
Exported vs. Hosted Smart Player files: