camtasia 2 Mac to Windows

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I have a copy of Camtasia 2 for mac and I'm now working on a Windows machine.

Is there any way I can use the product key for my Mac version on a PC installation?  If I can which version of Camtasia will I need to install?

Thanks in advance.

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Nigel Upton

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Posted 1 year ago

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Jay Versluis

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Hi Nigel,

sadly back win those days Camtasia for Windows and Mac were separate products, so you needed one license per platform. This changed with Camtasia 3, where the same license would work on either platform. 

If you want to start Camtasia on Windows today, I'd recommend downloading the 2018 trial and see if it works for you (in regards to features that is). If you like it, you may be able to convince the TechSmith folks to recognise your Camtasia 2 license and then pay the upgrade price for 2018.
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Yes, you would be able to pay the upgrade price in this situation.
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One other thing to note Nigel, is that if you want to use any of your old project files from Camtasia 2 on your Windows machine, you'll need to upgrade to at least Camtasia 3 on your Mac, so that you can export them as Windows-compatible projects.

I've got Camtasia 2 on one Mac, Camtasia 3 on another Mac, and Camtasia 2018 on Windows. I've got Camtasia 2 projects that I need to transfer to Windows, so I'm going to have to import them into Camtasia 3, then export them as Windows-compatible so I can put them into Camtasia 2018.

The only issue I've noticed so far is that the default title font doesn't make the import into Camtasia 3 (because although the exact same font is there, they called it a slightly different name!), so that needs dealt with. I'm thinking the easiest solution will probably be to change the font type I'm using in Camtasia 2, to one that exists in all three versions (assuming there is one - I haven't checked yet), rather than having to retype everything.

Of course, if you don't need your project files, obviously you can just export the finished products as MP4 files, but I just thought I'd make you aware.