Camtasia (Mac) Version History

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Version 3

18 April, 2017: Camtasia (Mac) 3.0.5

  • Added a display of playhead time and project duration
  • Added support for media with PNG codec to allow MOV files with transparency
  • Addressed an issue with YouTube sign in and Google Drive Sign in due to Google’s change to OAuth support
  • Fixed an issue that could occur when updating projects from Camtasia for Mac 2
  • Fixed a bug where the wrong cursor color could be captured in a recording
  • Removed OneDrive and O365 SharePoint sharing destinations (known as ‘My Places’) due to security vulnerability
  • Other bug fixes and improvements


24 January, 2017: Camtasia (Mac) 3.0.4

  • Made improvements to the TechSmith Smart Player
  • Fixed a bug where videos could export with black frames
  • Fixed a bug where right-to-left character sets disappear when behaviors are applied
  • Other bug fixes and improvements


15 November, 2016: Camtasia (Mac) 3.0.3

  • Made improvements to the TechSmith Smart Player
  • Bug fixes and improvements


1 November, 2016: Camtasia (Mac) 3.0.2

  • Fixed a bug where quiz scores were not being displayed in SCORM packages
  • Bug fixes and improvements


11 October, 2016: Camtasia (Mac) 3.0.0

  • New Behaviors as way to quickly animate images, video, or text
  • New callouts
  • New Recorder UI
  • New grouping of images and videos
  • New Voice narration
  • Quizzing (SCORM, per question feedback)
  • UI updates (more similarities with Windows)
  • Ability to share projects with Windows

Version 2

1 November, 2016: Camtasia for Mac v2.10.8

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when applying noise reduction to media


20 September, 2016: Camtasia for Mac v2.10.7

  • Added support for macOS 10.12
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when recording
  • 64-bit PowerPoint presentations


21 June, 2016: Camtasia for Mac v2.10.6

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when exporting


08 March, 2016: Camtasia for Mac v2.10.5

  • Addressed Sparkle security vulnerability during update processes


01 October, 2015: Camtasia for Mac v2.10.4

  • Added support for OS X 10.11
  • Made improvements to the TechSmith Smart Player
  • Fixed crash that could occur when exporting to MOV
  • Other minor bug fixes


25 August, 2015: Camtasia for Mac v2.10.3

  • Fixed a bug that could prevent audio playback while previewing in editor and in exported projects
  • Improvements and bug fixes for the TechSmith Smart Player
  • Encoding settings added
  • Other minor bugs fixes


12 May, 2015: Camtasia for Mac v2.10.2

  • Fix for Color Picker not selecting accurate color
  • Bug fixes and improvements


17 March, 2015: Camtasia for Mac v2.10.1

  • Bug fixes and improvements


24 February, 2015: Camtasia for Mac v2.10

  • You can now sign in to your TechSmith account in-product and on the website
  • Added My Places, which includes OneDrive for Business integration, and import and export from OneDrive for Business
  • Removed support for Mac OS X 10.8
  • Bug fixes


1/13/2015: Camtasia for Mac 2.9.2

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when unplugging USB headsets and mics
  • Other bug fixes


11/18/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.9.1

  • Bug fixes


11/05/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.9.0

  • Camtasia for Mac is now a 64-bit app
  • Added GIF export
  • Added the ability to record iOS devices
  • Added gesture effects
  • Added ability to convert unsupported file formats used in older projects
  • Added the ability to export a selected region of the timeline
  • Introduced in-product tips and tricks
  • Made improvements to the TechSmith Smart Player
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when renaming media
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when pausing a recording
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when exporting at the maximum canvas dimensions
  • Other minor bug fixes


09/09/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.8.3

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when selecting a custom region to record in OS X 10.10
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when adding hotspots to media in OS X 10.10
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when canceling out of the advanced export options menu in OS X 10.10
  • Fixed a bug that did not preserve mask rotations


07/29/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.8.2

  • Fixed a bug that set the default image duration to one frame


06/24/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.8.1

  • Fixed a crash that could occur after copying effects
  • Fixed a crash that could occur while retrying a share to YouTube
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when ripple deleting a range with captions
  • Fixed a bug that prevented sketch motion callouts from being saved without drop shadows
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the use of TREC files when recorded with external webcams
  • Fixed a bug where the user could not log into if an incorrect username/password was stored in the keychain
  • Fixed a bug on 10.6 where the cursor was not displayed in recordings


05/20/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.8.0

  • Added a cross platform Techsmith Recording format (.trec) that allows users to record on Camtasia (Mac) and edit in Camtasia (Win), or vice-versa.
  • Added a timeline context menu option to remove all empty tracks
  • Fixed a bug that changes callout stroke width when scaling shape callouts
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Camtasia for Mac from closing after modifying the getting started project
  • Fixed a bug that prevented sharing to if login information was not saved in the keychain
  • Fixed a bug that caused a hang when dragging files with .cmrec in the filename or path
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent multiple items from being selected in the clip bin
  • Fixed a bug where markers on the timeline would not update
  • Fixed a bug that failed to display the title in the share history window when sharing to Relay
  • Fixed a bug that created extra space between media when multiple sources were added to the timeline at once
  • Fixed a bug where adding multiple media to the timeline at once results in multiple undos
  • Fixed a bug that allowed media to be forced onto a locked track
  • Fixed a bug that deleted the share history from the disk
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the retry function from working in the share history window
  • Fixed a bug where closing a project without saving can cause any media deleted from the project to be removed from the project when reopening it again
  • Fixed a bug that creates an empty entry in the share history window
  • Fixed a bug that appends .mp4 to files uploaded to Google Drive that already have the .mp4 extension
  • Fixed a bug that scaled shape callouts instead of resizing them after cropping
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when doing an advanced export as a Quicktime MPEG-4 or Quicktime Movie


04/15/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.7.2

  • Fixed a crash when sharing to when only 1 folder exists
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when opening the marker track
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when a large number of media are placed in the bin


02/12/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.7.1

  • Fixed a bug that caused blur and highlight annotations to appear in the wrong location after export
  • Fixed a bug that was causing flashing video in the editor and exported projects
  • Fixed a bug where a crash could occur when sharing to YouTube
  • Fixed a bug where a crash could occur when opening a project


01/28/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.7.0

  • Made improvements to the Relay plugin
  • Added the ability to crop annotations
  • Made improvements to the TechSmith Smart Player
  • Fixed an issue with files imported from Fuse do not have thumbnails
  • Fixed an issue where images are imported sideways from Fuse
  • Fixed a crash when resizing an annotation while pressing Command
  • Fixed an issue where double-clicking a .cmproj opens an untitled project also
  • Fixed an issue where the playhead does not move on a ripple delete when using the context menu on a selected region
  • Fixed an issue with media scaling while dragging control points
  • Added the ability that when a track is hidden associated markers are also hidden


12/19/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.6.2

  • Fixed a crash when sharing to Camtasia Relay
  • Fixed a hang when the media path contained the characters 'cmrec' or 'trec' anywhere in the path
  • Fixed a bug where the play head sometimes jumps back to time zero when clicking or dragging it


12/03/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.6.1

  • Fixed a bug that was causing Fuse videos larger than 1GB to fail to transfer
  • Fixed a bug where special characters in file names sent from Fuse were not handled correctly
  • Fixed a bug where deleting media from the bin followed by a save did not delete the media from the project
  • Fixed a bug where after dragging a freeze region effect on the timeline, multiple undo operations were required to undo the drag operation
  • Fixed a bug where dragging two video effects to the timeline required three undo operations to undo the two changes
  • Fixed a bug where a crash would occur when cropping a callout by using the option key while resizing the callout
  • Fixed a bug where an error message would occur when the user double clicks a .cmrec file


11/19/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.6.0 

  • Added import of videos and images from Google Drive
  • Added sharing of video to Google Drive
  • Added import of videos and images from mobile devices using TechSmith Fuse for iOS and Android
  • Added Ctrl+Shift modifier to use snapping while trimming a media with the mouse on the timeline
  • Fixed a bug where exporting would continue after the user clicked the cancel button
  • Fixed a bug where you could get into a state where changes to audio actions were not applied
  • Fixed a bug where a volume adjustment could end up inside a visual action leading to a crash
  • Fixed a bug where clicking on the playhead drop line would deselect the media behind it, making editing a media near the playhead more difficult.
  • Fixed a bug where the double arrow callout could be clipped when the width is set to 100
  • Fixed a bug where the Update File context menu in the clip bin should have been disabled because selecting it would have no effect.
  • Fixed a bug where copy and paste of an animation could change the interpolator on the animation
  • Fixed a bug where the drop zones don't draw correctly when dragging an effect to a rotated media on the canvas.
  • Fixed a bug where it took two undo actions to remove a video effect after adding it
  • Fixed a bug where the Mix to mono setting was not saved on a stitched media
  • Fixed a bug where you could not tab between input boxes when adjusting the canvas dimensions


10/30/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.5.1 

  • Fixed a bug that was causing blank recordings on secondary screens on OSX 10.8 and later
  • Fixed a crash on OSX 10.9 after 4,110 frames on some systems
  • Fixed recording artifacts on OSX 10.9


09/24/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.5.0

  • Added a share history window
  • Added Facebook and Twitter buttons in the share history window using the built-in social features of OS X 10.8 and later
  • Improved capture frame rate by leveraging a new capture method on OS X 10.8 and later
  • Added an integrated color picker and a user preference for those who prefer the system color picker
  • Added a "Mix to mono" option which is useful when all the audio is in the left or right channel, and you'd like it in both
  • Added the ability to lock tracks to prevent edits from affecting the media on the track
  • Added the ability to turn tracks off, which hides the visuals and mutes the audio on the track
  • Added the option to use linear interpolation for key frame actions
  • Fixed an issue where the Media bin thumbnail was black for images larger than 5000x5000
  • Allow user to press Shift key after mouse down in order to make a range selection
  • Added the ability to use the Shift key with the comma and period keys to fine tune a timeline range selection
  • Limit the max width of an arrow to 100 to prevent rendering errors
  • Fixed an issue where the timeline didn't auto-scroll when dragging the edge of a media clip to extend its duration
  • Disabled context menu items that will not work for offline source files in the media bin
  • Fixed an issue where keystrokes are not recorded correctly when the system is configured with JPN language settings
  • Fixed an issue where the canvas width could be selected but typing would not change the number in the edit box
  • Fixed an issue where a project could get into a corrupt state where it could not be saved or opened
  • Fixed an issue where thumbnails in the media bin could appear stretched
  • Fixed an issue where a freeze region effect is added to entire media rather than a set duration when added from the context menu
  • Fixed an issue where control + click did not bring up the contextual menu for an effect in the asset bin
  • Fixed an issue where repeated use of cut and undo could lead to a crash
  • Fixed an issue where the zoom slider could get stuck at a particular zoom level
  • Fixed performance problems when 2 stacked clips have a freeze region effect at the same time
  • Fixed a crash when exporting an annotation that has a device frame applied to it
  • Fixed an issue where dragging an action to the end of a media does not move it to the end unless you first zoom in on the timeline
  • Fixed a crash when exporting to using a project that contains markers
  • Fixed an issue where not all mask properties were red when in global edit mode
  • Fixed a crash when entering the captions view on systems where the "Arial" font is disabled
  • Fixed an issue where the lock aspect ratio in the Adjust Canvas dialog was not working correctly
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn't tab between the input boxes in the Adjust Canvas dialog
  • Fixed a crash when trying to split media with multiple actions selected


08/14/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.4.2

  • Fixed a crash that could occur after removing items from the media bin
  • Fixed a bug that made pasting in external media fail after copying an animation


06/25/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.4.1

  • Fixed a crash in OS X 10.6 when trying to produce with markers on the timeline
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when clicking repeatedly in the media bin


06/04/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.4.0

  • Added stitching (usability enhancement for editing on the timeline)
  • Added the ability to copy and paste properties and animations
  • Added spell check for callouts
  • Added freeze region video effect
  • Added a getting started project
  • Updated device frame video effects
  • Additional bug fixing and enhancements


04/23/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.3.1

  • Fixed a crash when closing windows in OS X 10.6
  • Fixed a bug with Intel HD 4000 cards on OS X 10.8.3


12/11/2012: Camtasia for Mac 2.3.0 

  • Added sketch motion animated callouts
  • Added ability to capture hotkeys during recording and display them in your project
  • Added ability to copy/paste annotations and media between projects
  • Added ability to apply transitions to both the beginning and end of media
  • Added a new default rounded rectangle callout with a semitransparent fill
  • Added new default lower thirds callouts
  • Added a tooltip that shows the start time and duration of media when trimming
  • Added indication of where hotspots are added on the timeline
  • Added an option to choose 25 FPS recording frame rate
  • Added an option to show captions underneath a video shared to or a webpage
  • Added ability to ripple extend frames and add space on the timeline
  • Added ability to insert new tracks on the timeline
  • Added a button that zooms to show everything on the timeline
  • Additional bug fixing and enhancements


10/23/2012: Camtasia for Mac 2.2.2

  • Improved quality of table of contents thumbnail images
  • Tutorial viewer offline message is now translated for German locale
  • Mask effects now rotate correctly with properties panel controls
  • Improved memory usage for media on the timeline
  • Reduced delay between finishing a recording and entering a new project
  • Additional bug fixing


09/18/2012: Camtasia for Mac 2.2.1

  • Added German product localization
  • Improved system audio capture with new TechSmith Audio Capture Component
  • Improved support for Retina display devices
  • Added support for OS X 10.8
  • Improved support for systems with USB external monitors
  • Improved performance and memory usage in the editor
  • Additional bug fixing


06/19/2012: Camtasia for Mac 2.2.0 

  • Enhanced viewing experience for videos shared to Screencast or embedded in a web page
  • Added support for video hotspots
  • Added a new spotlight video effect
  • Added a new mask video effect
  • Added inverted blur annotation
  • Added inverted highlight annotation
  • Added table of contents points for sharing to YouTube
  • Added a button to close the marker track
  • Clips that do not have effects on them after a split will no longer show the effects drawer
  • Reduced minimum duration for timeline preferences to 0.1 seconds
  • Added a timeline duration display 
  • Added tooltips for filenames of clips on the timeline and media bin
  • Added a context menu for deleting all markers


04/24/2012: Camtasia for Mac 2.1.0 

  • Added clip speed to allow compressing or expanding the duration of a clip
  • Added a video effect to remove a color
  • YouTube sharing options now include tags, description, and privacy
  • Increased the number of fonts available for text elements
  • Added support for .mov files with more than audio channels
  • Added keyboard shortcut to show/hide the marker track
  • Added keyboard shortcuts to select next and previous media
  • Add preference to turn off recording status icon
  • Added ability to scroll on the timeline via the keyboard
  • Added the option to scale media from the center instead of the corner
  • Added an arrow shape with a border
  • Added aspect ratio lock in adjust canvas dialog
  • Added scale readout while resizing objects on the canvas
  • Increased the scale precision in properties panel
  • Improved rendering of resized frame effects 


12/06/2011: Camtasia for Mac 2.0.0 

  • Added annotations – callouts, lines, arrows, highlights, and blur
  • Added ability to save custom annotation styles
  • Improved organization of effects and media
  • Added scale to fit, tilt left, and tilt right animations
  • Added new default shapes
  • Added a preference for default color presets
  • Added cursor and click effects
  • Added the ability to edit the duration of effects on media
  • Added the ability to extend frames
  • Added device frame video effects
  • Added the ability to modify the canvas color
  • Added additional support for dragging media from other applications
  • Redesigned iTunes export dialog
  • Updated property panel design
  • Improved exporting engine performance
  • Improved editor rendering performance
  • Improved editor responsiveness
  • Improved timeline zooming and scrolling performance

Version 1

07/05/2011: Camtasia for Mac 1.2.2 


  • Overall improved recording performance
  • Improved default advanced export MP4 quality
  • Updated registration to apply to all users on a single machine

Improved support for OS X Lion

  • Added recording support on Lion
  • Camera recordings no longer appear blank on the canvas for cameras at 853x480
  • Thumbnails added for recordings in the bin and on the timeline
  • Recordings are no longer rendered as all white in preview window
  • Waveform now renders on timeline after audio separated from video

Additional bug fixes

  • Fixed video capture for FaceTime HD cameras
  • Fixed crash when doing a region recording
  • Description field correctly shows when uploading to Camtasia Relay
  • Corrected video dimensions after upload to Camtasia Relay
  • Sending correct title after upload to Camtasia Relay


10/12/2010: Camtasia for Mac 1.2.0


  • Recordings with screen video and microphone audio have improved consistency in audio duration


  • Add markers to the timeline
  • Generate a table of contents from markers on the timeline
  • Automatically generate a table of contents from Keynote and PowerPoint slide titles
  • Import caption data from SAMI files
  • Manually caption videos within a project
  • Import content from Camtasia Relay* for editing


  • Share videos with table of contents to, Camtasia Relay*, and locally
  • Share videos with closed captioning to, Camtasia Relay*, YouTube, and locally
  • Share videos with open captioning in common video formats
  • Search for slide content from Keynote and PowerPoint after sharing to and Camtasia Relay*
  • Export captions into a SAMI file

*Requires Camtasia Relay 3.0

06/01/2010: Camtasia for Mac 1.1.1

  • 1.0 projects with unicode text in folder name, project name, or source media should now update correctly to the current version
  • Projects with source media or project names using certain character sets should now save and export correctly
  • Fixed a conditional crash when starting recording
  • Exporting a project with two consecutive clips with noise reduction should now complete successfully
  • Fixed a memory leak in the export process
  • Thumbnails for video recording options should now show correctly in the Recorder UI


04/30/2010: Camtasia for Mac 1.1.0


  • Choose the screen to record
  • Easily select a window or screen region to record
  • Pause, Resume, Restart recording
  • Record audio independent of video
  • Smoother screen recordings with improved audio synchronization
  • Recover partial recordings if problems arise
  • Optionally disable the recorder countdown


  • Rename items in Media Bin
  • Work with files offline without losing data
  • Apply filters to multiple items simultaneously
  • Copy and paste filters between media
  • Noise Reduction audio filter
  • Clicking Reduction audio filter
  • Clipping Reduction audio filter
  • Dynamics Processor audio filter
  • Pitch audio filter


  • Faster video production


10/13/2009: Maintenance Release 1.0.1

  • Fixed an issue causing an error on some systems with multiple GPUs
  • Crashing/failing exports should no longer happen when using "Advanced Export..."
  • Text alignment should now work correctly
  • Corrected a reference to swfobject in the optional HTML provided on export
  • Resolved Soundflower/System Audio issues when upgrading to OS 10.6
  • Error messaging in the YouTube login page should no longer appear
  • Fixed various bugs related to moving and removing Actions
  • Fixed various bugs related to selecting clips
  • Fixed various bugs related to cutting regions and splitting clips that have an action that modifies an effect
  • Improved the appearance of thumbnails on the timeline
  • A warning message should no longer display for the DMG on OS 10.6
  • Removed 'share' button from Flash wrapper
  • Removed branding from Flash wrapper
  • Swapping camera/screen clips now results in correct output on the preview window
  • Fixed a gamma issue causing H.264 video to appear washed out on OS 10.6
  • Fixed an issue causing jittery playback after editing
  • Updated UI for “Export...” dialog to clarify that output has option of Flash playback
  • Removed watermarking from Ensharpen encoded videos


08/25/2009: Camtasia for Mac 1.0.0


  • Full-screen
  • Camera
  • Microphone audio
  • System audio


  • Multiple overlaid video tracks
  • Editing clips and objects independently
  • Open and edit multiple projects at once
  • Shapes and text annotations
  • SmartFocus editing (automated zoom and pan)
  • Guides and snaps for timeline and canvas
  • Actions and custom actions
  • Text and shapes
  • Transitions
  • Filters
  • Hands-on preview window (canvas)


  • H.264 for flash delivery
  • QuickTime files
  • Enhanced integration
  • YouTube integration