can I combine camtasia with video from my ipad's camera?

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I'd like to make a video combining Camtasia portions of my monitor as well as portions of video from my iPad of me doing an intro and narration throughout. Can I import the video from iPad into my pc version of Camtasia and edit it all together into one project? I currently have Camtasia Studio 8.
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You should be able to import the iPad video, depending on it's format.  I've occasionally worked with iPhone clips that were sent to me, and did not have any issues.  But I don't know the difference between iPhone and iPad videos to help much here

Perhaps someone else who has done iPad/Camtasia projects can chime in?
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Thanks kayakman, I'll give it a try and see if I can do it with my Studio 8 or if I need to spend the $ to upgrade.
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if you have issues with iPad clips in CS8, perhaps try using something like free Handbreak to convert the iPad clips to MP4, then use the MP4s in your project
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Thanks. I saw also a discussion where the suggestion was to open the mov file on the desktop and play it, recording it in Camtasia at the same time. Interesting idea, although I wonder what that does to audio quality. I'll look at Handbreak thank you.
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play & re-record works OK, but a Handbreak conversion would be best

have you tried playing with an iPad MOV on CS8?
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I just started messing with that in the last hour.  I've been seeing discussions online that say you have to change it to MP4, but looks like .mov is working fine for me in CS8!
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great; good luck with your project work