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?
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)
It only assumes you have a video with an Alpha channel that Camtasia will not respect.
You will be using ffmpeg to make the conversion but doing so with the UI called FFE
Download The Files
Create a folder anywhere you want called ffMpeg
- Download this file and extract its contents inside ffMpeg
- You should end up with 3 folders inside /ffMpeg ie; bin,doc and presets
Open up the /ffMpeg/bin folder
Run / double click - the file called ffe.exe
This will open the FFE UI
The first time you use it, it will ask where the binary lives. Point it to your /ffMpeg\bin\ffmpeg.exe
Now that it is installed and opened
- Select the input file in the top right corner (your .mov file that isn't working)
- Select the output location including file name ie; somename.mov that will be the fixed file.
- Important: make double sure you have the output extension as .mov. This software changes it to mkv and it needs to be set back to .mov before 'do it'
- Find the Video Codec dropdown and select png
- Find the Audio Codec dropdown (just below video) and select aac
You are now ready to convert it.
Just click the [Do It] button to convert your mov file :-)
Was surprisingly quick. A 30 second video takes only a few seconds.