How to Use a Template

Learn how to use templates to create consistent looking videos for yourself or your teammates.

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In this tutorial:

Import a Template

  1. Select File > Manage Templates (Windows) or Camtasia 2022 > Manage Templates (Mac).
  2. The Template Manager opens. Select an option to import a template:
    • Click the Download More Templates button to download a template online from the TechSmith Assets for Camtasia website.
    • Click Plus sign to import template to import a template from your computer. Select a .camtemplate file and click Open.

The template is added to the Template Manager. The Template Manager lists all the templates currently available in Camtasia.

Note: To create a video template, see Build a Video Template to Share.

Create a Video Project from a Template

  1. Select File > New Project from Template and select a template from the list.
  2. The Template Manager opens. Select a template and click New from Template.
    Note: If the template was not previously added to the Template Manager, see Import a Template.
  3. The template opens as a new project. Select File > Save As to save the video project file (.tscproj for Windows or .cmproj for Mac).
  4. To switch out media or placeholders in a template, drag the new media from the Media or Library tab onto the original media or placeholder on the timeline. When a green outline appears around the media or placeholder, release your mouse button.
    green border around replacement media
  5. A menu appears with the replacement options. If the new media is a different duration than the media or placeholder, select one of the following options:
    • Ripple Replace: Shift all clips on the track to the right to insert space for the entire duration of the new media.
    • Replace with Clip Speed: Increase the playback speed of the new media to fit the duration of the placeholder.
    • Replace From End: Trim the new media to fit the duration of the placeholder. If the new media is longer, the beginning of the clip is trimmed to fit the duration.
    • Replace From Start: Trim the new media to fit the duration of the placeholder. If the new media is longer, the end of the clip is trimmed to fit the duration.
  6. To share the video, see Export and Share a Video.

Rename a Template

  1. Select File > Manage Templates (Windows) or Camtasia 2022 > Manage Templates (Mac).
  2. The Template Manager opens. Click to select a template.
  3. Click Template options icon and select Rename Template.
  4. Type the new template name and press Enter.

Delete a Template

  1. Select File > Manage Templates (Windows) or Camtasia 2022 > Manage Templates (Mac).
  2. The Template Manager opens. Click to select a template.
  3. Click Template options icon and select Delete Template.
  4. Click OK (Windows) or Yes (Mac) to confirm.