Camtasia 9: video import (.mov) with transparency?

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Hello,
is it not longer possibility to import a video in Camtasia 9 with a transparency (on a Windows system)?

Camtasia supports the .mov format only with a h.264 codec, right?
But die h.264 codec can ́t export a transparency.

Transparency works only at .mov-fiels withe animation, png and ProRes444, but camtasia9 can ́t import that format under Windows.
What is a possibil workaround to import a video with transparency?
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atownsend

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You are correct, it is no longer possible to import .mov files in Camtasia 9. Your best bet would be to fill your transparent area with a color, and then use "remove a color" in the visual effects section. It's not great, the .mov solution from 8 was better, but that's the workaround.
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andre.dee

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Ok, thanks for the answer. Than i need Camtasia Studi 8, because the "remove a color" from the visual effects works but does not look good. 
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ExpertNovice

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My son sent a video from his iPhone which happens to be a .MOV file.  to get it to work the suffix was changed from .MOV to .MP4.  The video played including sound.  Other changes that have worked for me:

Source - .sfx (change suffix to ???)

  • Android - .3gp   (.mov) changing to MP4 probably won't work.

  • Apple - .mov     (.mp4)

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adam

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hello and thank you but this idea not working with camtasia studio 9
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andre.dee

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Ok, and how does this help me with the problem with transparency?

The Converting from the .mov file causes does the transparency no longer exists ...
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ExpertNovice

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Andre, sorry.  I was trying to be helpful.
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adam

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please fix camtasia studio 9 problem with load .mov with png codec and alpha channel transparent videos
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gr33nman

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This needs to be fixed. Soon. Half of my videos in Camtasia 8 make extensive use of lower thirds created in After Effects. None of them will import into version 9 because .mov with transparency won't import. This is a major flaw in the current version.
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Hi gr33nman, I was able to get this to work with Camtasia 9 but you have to export your composition using, the following settings in AME: Format=Quicktime; Preset=Custom;  In my case I always have the output matching the source; Video Codec=PNG; Depth = 8bpc + alpha.

This generated a mov file with transparency from After Effects that I was able to import in Camtasia 9 with the transparency working. 

Hope this helps. Good Luck!
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Steve Shipley

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Thank you! I have been struggling with this for a few days now and this is the best solution I have found! Works great.
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Stephen Wagner, Employee

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Camtasia 9.0.4 now supports MOVs that use the png codec.  

-Stephen
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Stephen Wagner, Employee

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Camtasia 3.0.5 and later on the Mac supports MOVs that use the png codec.  It also supports MOVs that use Apple's ProRes 4444 codec, which also supports transparency.
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How do I make MOVs that use the png codec? I am having a hard time figuring that out. 
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jasodaly

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For those of you still stuck with being unable to use .MOV and alpha animations in Camtasia 9, watch this video showing you how to convert .MOV to .PNG codec using free software. Saves me from having to keep switching from v8 to v9 when adding lower thirds!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pCfH4TVFlo

This does work as I have tested it.
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Yep it does work though I have had a few that didn't convert and had to go another route.

Lon posted his video here a while back

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/how-to-convert-movs-with-alpha-transparency-to-work-...

But thanks for the reminder.

If your interested,  I posted on that thread how to also set the file ext default so you don't have to always change it from mkv to mov.

:)
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Thanks for this, I just tried it, and each time I press "Do it", it opens up a Camtasia prompt asking if I want to Modify, repair or remove camtasia