Camtasia 2019 on Mac- Effect NOT applying to my MP4 video?

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I cannot apply most effects to my project, which is an Mp4 file. I can drag it, but nothing is applied, I have no ability to use any of the effects. Does anyone know why this might be?
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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Maybe you could make a short video of what the behavior looks like? It might help us see what's happening.
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Most effects should apply.  Windows spotlight, keystroke, and all cursor effects do not apply to an mp4.  These depend on metadata that is captured with the Camtasia Recorder when capturing your computer screen.  So they are only applicable to our TREC format files.  Also, if the mp4 doesn't have an audio track, then no audio effects can be added.