Convert Camtasia 2018 file to Camtasia 9 or 8

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Dear

I used Camtasia 2018 trial version and my client is using Camtasia 9.
I created Camtasia project by 2018 but my client can't open this file.
They want to open my project file by there version.
How can export or convert Camtasia 2018 file to 9 or 8 version?
It is very import to us because we have 70 project files and can't re-create this file.

Please reply this issue.
Thank you.
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jasminek0

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Posted 2 years ago

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kayakman, Champion

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creating 70 CS2018 projects for use by your client, using the trial version, is probably contraindicated by the terms of the trial version's EULA

https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-eula.html
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Dubie

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Also the fact that the projects being made from the trial version will be Techsmith watermarked,  would they not?
My question to the OP is why in the heck would do a clients project(s) with a trial version anyways?

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kayakman, Champion

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perhaps the "client" should get a licensed copy of CS 2018; with 70 projects to edit/produce, the cost-per-project of the license is negledable
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Graham Moore

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as we have learnt over the past few weeks  theres no way they make anything compatible with anything else all about $$$  which is a shame, from the messages, 2018 has more bugs in it then the amazon rainforest, if your a camtasia 9 user dont upgrade for a few fixes that should of been put in 9 rather then ripping off existing customers with few added assets and releasing a piece of software half finished....charging stupid amounts for the privilidge
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I am having this same issue. I have a very important project that I started in 9, then finished in the trial version of 2018 (accidentally- I was really just trying to upgrade from 8 to 9 on one of my office's loaner laptops). I have purchased licenses of Camtasia 9 on my office computer, but I was working away from the office. Now I can't figure out how to get my zipped project (that I finished in 2018) editable again in 9. I spent considerable hours on this.
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How To Quickly Convert CS 2018 Project Into CS 9 Project
http://www.screencast.com/t/MBLm0imPEWj

How To Share CS 2018 Projects And Library Assets With CS 9
http://www.screencast.com/t/c1u9Xmyx
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Thats pretty slick kayakman
However, in the long run, it's only enabling people to utilize Camtasia 2018 like Camtasia 9 and save there work. If your going to create Camtasia 9 projects.What's the point in firing up 2018?

Hats off for the hack though
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adlawrence

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Thanks- I couldn't get this to work, but I appreciate this hack! I zipped my library media and imported just the media files back into 9, then made the edits once again. Thanks though- I didn't intentionally move between 9 and 2018, so I appreciate the advisement!
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hey Joe, you're correct; if a user already owns CS9, using CS2018 to create a CS9 functions-only project [i.e. no new behaviors, no 60 FPS edits, as those don't work in CS9], then doing a back-convert ,is really just a waste of time

however, the back-convert is most useful if one only has 2018, and has to collaborate with someone who only has CS9

adlawrence

the process does work, could you do a screencast of your trying, host on SC.com, and post here so we might see what step went wrong for you?  I've done many, many back conversions and never a glitch
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Thank you kayakman. This prevented us losing a day's work when 2018 buggered up our audio. We were able to bring the file back into 9 and deliver the final video!
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Hello, mladouceur, would you mind filling in some details about what happened with your audio in v2018? We are working on some audio bugs right now and I want to make sure what you experienced will be fixed by what we're working on.

Thanks,
Clint Hoagland
Software Test Lead, Camtasia
TechSmith Corporation
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mladouceur

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Hi Clint. Here's what happened. If you want, I can add this to an official bug report.

We recently upgraded from 9 to 2018, imported an existing project and made a number of edits to visual assets within it. Audio tracks had been recorded separately and are in .wav format at 48kHz and 32bit. We experienced clipping and stuttering in the preview. This persisted in the output to MP4.
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Hi @kayakman,
I'm trying to convert a Camtasia 2018 project to version 8.6. I  finished my project in 2018 with the free trial, then later discovered that my company has a license key for version 8.6. Do you know how the version details would be edited in Notepad for 8.6? Thanks!
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you cannot down convert a 2018 project to Camtasia Studio 8.6; the file structures are not compatible

you will have to rebuild the project in Camtasia 8
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Ah, ok. Thanks for your help. I decided to just upgrade CS 8.6 to 2018 rather than rebuild my entire project (which would have been hours and hours of work). Works fine for me now. Thanks again for your assistance, kayakman.