Camtasia (MAC) to Adobe Premiere Workflow Needs Attention!

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As I became more experienced in editing with Adobe Premiere it has become my primary editor.

However I still love to use Camtasia (Mac) for all my screen recording. I looove Camtasia.

However, there is no option to "Export or Send to" Adobe Premiere from Camtasia! 

This is very disappointing as a lot of lower standard and cheaper screen capture software come with that functionality built in.

Exporting to MP4 from Camtasia and then importing that into Adobe Premiere is super inefficient.

TechSmith team please tell me this function is in the pipeline for 2020??

Thanks!!
Andre

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You are, of course, correct. As a work-around, I would not export from Camtasia as MP4, but as a minimally compressed MOV instead. 
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Thanks Dave! Hoping this is something Techsmith prioritizes soon!
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Hi there

It seems to me that the Camtasia product is built with "one stop shopping" in mind to edit recorded video and push it out the end in a finalized format with any and all editing done in the product itself.

It would be interesting to know how folks would interpret TechSmith going to pains to build in an avenue to share from their video editing product to a competitor's video editing product.

I'm not saying your suggestion is a bad one and would not be helpful to you, but I see absolutely zero incentive for TechSmith to create this kind of workflow. I'm not sure I'd be willing to hold my breath in the hopes they will even look at this. Much less prioritize it.
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Rick,

You are also, of course, correct. However, here's a different viewpoint: 

It is a rare production these days that starts and ends in one application. I have used up to 5 or 6:
  • Audio: Audition and Audacity
  • Animation: Videoscribe, AfterEffects, PowerPoint
  • Backgrounds, frames, still images: Photoshop
  • Screen capture: Camtasia and Snagit
  • Video editing: Camtasia and Premiere
Sometimes my output from all of that is nothing more than an input clip for another editor's workflow. When I watch the real pros work, they switch in and out of applications so fast I can't even follow them. 

So from my perspective, the request is, "Easy output of the highest possible quality file for input to another tool." I would also use this output to upload to Vimeo, rather than have Vimeo compress my pre-compressed file. Yes, I understand that short clips would be gigabytes in size-the bigger the better in this case!

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Certainly cannot argue with that!

Like you, I also find myself often working with a variety of tools to achieve a result. And I'm often finding myself amused when folks will see the output you ultimately created and ask: What software did you use to create that?

Similar to another interesting experience I had with a friend that asked me to make some "adjustments" to a book cover she had someone create over on fiver. She grew very frustrated with me and thought I was just balking when she asked me to change some text on her JPG image. I was trying to get her to understand that it's not as simple as just opening an application and changing the text. And she grew very frustrated and in on uncertain terms and very boldly says: JUST. CHANGE. THE. TEXT.

Uhhh, all-righty then!
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With Windows, you can record directly to AVI and edit in Premiere Pro.
I've done this.
However, with avi you can only record 1 audio stream.I like to record narration as I record video. So its perfect when you don't need to capture system audio as well.

You could record system audio instead.TechSmith says you cannot.

Its done by configuring system audio as the default recording device.I don't know if Mac's are this versatile?





You can also record to .trec and capture both audio tracks. Extracting the recording contents when their placed in the media bin.



The problem with this technique is the cursor will be missing from the recording. Cursor information is captured to it's own file, and will not appear as a resualt.

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On a side note, if capturing to avi.
You can record the other audio stream Camtasia will not.
Using the audio recorder of your choice.

There are a number of techniques to synchronize the separate audio streams in Premiere Pro. Depending on your workflow.