Compatibility between Camtasia 9 and Camtasia Studio 8.4

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I collaborate with a number of different people. If I upgrade to Camtasia 9, will I be able to load .camproj files created in Camtasia Studio 8.4? Similarly, is there a way to export project files from Camtasia 9 (assuming they don't use any of the new effects that are not part of v8) in .camproj format that would allow my collaborators to make additional edits in 8.4? I know it is possible to share mp4 files but it is sometimes necessary to be able to edit effects that are otherwise baked into the mp4.

I searched a lot in these and other forums, for instance, but could not find what appears to be a definitive answer to either. Thanks for sharing any experiences that people using v9 might have in this area.
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Camtasia 9 projects are not backward compatible. You cannot open a Cam 9 project in Cam 8.

There are a number of factors involved when converting a Cam 8 project by opening it in Cam 9 for further editing.

The best way to pin down some of the specifics you have mentioned is to talk to tech support.

 It's always best to make a copy of your Cam 8 project before attempting to open it in Cam 9.That way, if the file becomes corrupted during the conversion process you have a back up of your work.

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