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

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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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please fix camtasia studio 9 problem with load .mov with png codec and alpha channel transparent videos
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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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Thank you! I have been struggling with this for a few days now and this is the best solution I have found! Works great.