Camtasia for Mac Library is missing? Where to find that

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I am unable to find camtasia in MAC. Very Disappointing
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abbasi592

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Jigs Gaton, Consultant

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Abbas, the location of the library is originally here:


where MBA is my user name (just replace that with yours). 

But you can change the location of your recordings to any place that you want by going to preferences, such as this: 



Hope that helps! 
Jigs
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Jayne Davids

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Hi, are you looking for the assets in the TechSmith Media Library? If so this may help (copied from TechSmith website):

The Library feature is not available on the Mac platform. However, the royalty free, professionally created media available in the Camtasia Windows Library is available to download and use with Camtasia Mac here:

https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-accessories.html

To use, download and unzip a media file. Then, import the media clips into your Camtasia Mac project.

There's an article about downloading the assets here too:
https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/229859268-Camtasia-Mac-Using-Media-Assets-on-Mac?_ga...

Jayne
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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I think what abbasi592 is referring to is that there is no in-product Library to manage your content, assets, reusable intros, etc like we have in the Windows version. That is true, that does not exist yet. In the mean time, Jayne's suggestion on where to get some assets to use is helpful.
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Michael Krisa

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Guys I have been a big Camtasia fan since the early days and use it as my primary video editor on my PC. I have to say the the MAC version sucks ... why would you release something that doesn't have all the features and accessibility that you offer on PC -seriously? No media library, adding something as simple as a lower third is now a draconian task.
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Rich Coy

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Agreed. I really like Camtasia's ease of use but the lack of a library to organize material is so bad that I've had to consider other tools. I create episodic content and missing a library costs me lots of time.
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jesse

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I’m in the same boat. It’s frustrating as hell. You would think by Version 3+ it would have been addressed.

I asked about this about a month and a half ago and got this response from Paul Middlin who appears to be an employee, “Yes, a Mac library has been planned and we have begun active development on it.”
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sljordan

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Agreed!
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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This is something we are actively working on. And while I can't give you a specific release date, I wanted you all to know that a solution to the missing Library on Mac is in the works.
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Susan Gast

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Very disappointed. I've been using Camtasia for windows from 7 thru to 9 - then I got an iMac and had to use the Mac 3 version ... just discovered that there's NO LIBRARY?!!!  And then I see that you are all "working on it" ... Well, do you guys have any idea as to when the library function will be available? A guesstimate?  It's a royal pain having to stick everything in the media bin time and time again ... Sorry to be such a grouch Camtasia ... but, you know ...
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Is there any timeline when the Assets Library will be added to Camtasia 3 for Mac? Or do we have to upgrade to 2018 to have the functionality of the library? Basically my situation is that I use Camtasia for work and they don't see it as cost effective to upgrade when Camtasia 3 does everything we need. It adds time to my projects that could be cut if I had access to the Assets Library in the application and not through the website where I am currently getting the lower thirds and intros.
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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No new features will be added to Camtasia 3; all work will be put into new versions. 
While Camtasia 3 had 12 releases over 2 years or so, there will not be any more free upgrades to that version.
So, yes, you will have to upgrade to v2018 to get the library, theming, 60fps editing, new behaviors, new assets, etc.
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cprice

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Understandable but disappointing. I just started a new job in April and they had just recently bought Camtasia 9 for Windows and I was the only one working on the Mac. So seeing the difference in the Windows and Mac version I was hoping that the Mac version would be just updated to match the Windows version. They don't want to shell out another $100 for an upgrade because they don't see value in it quite yet. I know how to access the library and from the website. It just takes longer. Thank you for the reply though Paul!
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ajr.noosa

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I agree, very disappointing. I purchased the product on good faith that the assets work on the Mac version. Absolutely nothing mentioned on the Asset library page to say they are only for Windows customers which is false advertising.
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Hi ajr.noosa;

With Camtaisa 2018 there is now a Library on the Mac and the assets now found here should work within the Mac version of Camtasia 2018. What version of Camtasia are you currently running?

-Robert
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ajr.noosa

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Camtasia for Mac 3. Previous version purchased just 3 months ago. My trust in the product has taken a hit, so not sure if I'll be forking out yet another $99 just to get access to a library I thought I had access to in the first place. Not a happy customer, sorry.
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agree! tired of shelling out money for upgrades just to get functionality that should have been in previous versions of Camtasia.

I'll be looking for another solution
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cprice

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Yeah, I'm running Camtasia 3 for Mac as well. Started a new job that uses Camtasia and I was shown the product on Windows and when I got my Mac all set up I was bummed/annoyed to see that it isn't included for the Mac version.
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When we purchased our copy at the beginning of summer we were offered the opportunity to purchase a 1 year maintenance agreement. It was worth it because it cost us less for the maintenance agreement than the purchase of an upgrade. 
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Official Response
The new Camtasia 2018 was released on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, and includes a new Library for Mac as well as significant improvements to the Windows Library. Have a look! https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-upgrade.html
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So let me make sure I understand this.  Windows users already have the Library feature but users of the recently released Camtasia 3 Mac users do not.  As such, in order for a Mac user to get the MISSING feature, they must spend $100.  In addition, the upgrade fee is the same regardless of the prior version of Camtasia.  So - - a Camtasia 3 Mac user is doubly screwed.  

Lesson learned.  I will wait for the 2019 version or 2020 version or never.  In the mean time I will continue using the Adobe Suite for complex projects.  You should take a look at the way Cubase manages upgrades.  
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I'm not sure if you have the details straight or not, so just to make sure there isn't any confusion-
Camtasia 2018 was released in June of 2018; Camtasia 3 (the previous version on Mac) was released a year before that. 
Yes, to have access to the new features in Camtasia 2018, you need to pay for the upgrade, or have an active 'maintenance' agreement that gives you major-version upgrades for a smaller yearly fee.

Lastly, the upgrade price is the same regardless of what version you come from, so you don't have to pay the upgrade fee multiple times if you are multiple versions out of date (say, from Camtasia 2 to 2018 is still only as much as the Camtasia 3 to 2018 upgrade price).

I looked at Cubase's software products such as Dorico; it looks to be the same model? Major versions require an upgrade fee.
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Mailtomenc

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Hi Paul, 

Thanks for the quick response!

OSX users are use to being the Rodney Dangerfield of the Application industry.   

I don't mind paying for an upgrade,  but not to get what I would consider a major feature that was already supported in Windows.  There are work-arounds for other feature gaps, but that is not possible here (at least I have not figured out how to do it)

Steinberg's CuBase does minor releases annually and then a major release every 2 years. Their maintenance updates are free.  They price major releases based on the version to which the update is being applied.  The longer you wait, the higher the percentage cost compared to a new license.  

The advantage to Steinberg is that there is an incentive to upgrade.  A user may skip an upgrade if it is not compelling.  If Steinberg fails to release a relevant upgrade, the decision becomes upgrade or switch.  

IMHO, Techsmith's upgrade price compared to new is too high.  If this was priced at say $49, your conversions would be higher, your platform would become more "cross platform" and you profit dollars could quite possibly improve.

I will ride out this upgrade, and see what happens in 2019.  

Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

George