Import & Manage Your Media (Media Bin)

Import and manage recordings, video, audio, and image source files for your current project in the Media Bin.

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Add Source Files to Your Project

To add media to your video project, select one of the following options:

To add content to your video, drag media from the Media tab onto the timeline or canvas.

Note: To learn which file formats are supported in Camtasia, see Camtasia 2022 Supported File Formats.

Import Media from Your Computer
  1. Click the Media tab.
  2. Click Add Media icon > Import Media or double-click in the Media Bin.
  3. Click to select the media to import. Control+click (Windows) or Command+click (Mac) to select multiple files.
  4. Click Open (Windows) or Import (Mac).

The imported media appears in the Media Bin.

Import Media from a Mobile Device

Send images or videos to Camtasia from your mobile device.

  1. Select File > Connect to Mobile Device.
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions in the Connect Mobile Device dialog.

The imported media appears in the Media Bin.

Import Media from Google Drive
  1. Click the Media tab.
  2. Click Add Media icon icon > Import From Google Drive.
  3. Enter your Google email and password.
  4. Click to select the media to import. Control+click (Windows) or Command+click (Mac) to select multiple files.
  5. Click Import.

The imported media appears in the Media Bin.

Media Bin Tasks

After adding media to your project, the following tasks help you view and organize content in the Media Bin.

Change Media Bin ViewClick the Media Bin View button to change the media display to one of the following options:
Media Bin View
  • Large Thumbnails
  • Medium Thumbnails
  • Small Thumbnails
  • Extra Small Thumbnails
  • List View
Sort MediaSelect an option from the Sort by dropdown. Click the Ascending or Descending button.
Sort By dropdown
View Media DetailsRight-click media and select Details.
Locate Unused Media
(Media not located on the timeline)
To remove unused media, right-click media and select Delete Unused Media.
To select unused media, right-click media and select Select Unused Media.
Create a Proxy VideoCreate a proxy of your high definition videos to improve editing performance such as lags or skips during playback.

Right-click media in the Media Bin and select Proxy Video > Create Proxy Video. An icon appears in the video thumbnail when the process is complete.
yellow circle icon on Proxy thumbnail
Delete a Proxy VideoRight-click (Windows) or Control+click (Mac) the proxy media in the Media Bin and select Proxy Video > Delete Proxy Video.

To delete all proxy videos:
  • Windows: Select Edit > Preferences > Advanced tab > Delete Proxy Videos button.
  • Mac: Select Camtasia 2022 > Preferences > General tab > Delete All Proxy Videos button.
Rename Media (Mac Only)Right-click media and select Rename. Type a new name.

Camtasia 2022 Supported File Formats

WindowsMac
Video Files
AVI, MP4, MPG, MPEG, MTS, M2TS, WMV, MOV
Video Files
AVI, MP4, MPG, MPEG, WMV, MOV, SWF
Camtasia Recording Files
TREC
Camtasia Recording Files
TREC
Image Files
BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, PDF, JSON (Lottie)
Image Files
BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, PDF, JSON (Lottie)
Audio Files
WAV, MP3, WMA, M4A
Audio Files
M4A, WAV, MP3
Other Files
PPT, PPTX, SAMI, SRT
Other Files
PPT, PPTX, SAMI, SRT