Camtasia Cross Platform Support...Between Project Files on Mac and Windows

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: How can I share Camtasia projects between a Mac and Windows computer?

I am sure this is not a unique idea or request, but as a longtime Techsmith Camtasia/SnagIt user I recently (today) downloaded the Mac version to try out and was surprised that camrec and camproj files from my Windows machines are apparently not compatible. It would make for a very efficient and productive workflow if the files were able to be shared across platforms.

I work in technical marketing for Autodesk, and my team is responsible for capturing images and video of our software in use, and then editing/producing for distribution via the web, print, etc. Point being that at times we are capturing on either platform, but would like the flexibility for someone else on the team to edit/produce on another type of OS.
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Jay Tedeschi

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I will chime in here Paul. All of our designers and editors have switched over to using Macs and don't own PCs any more. Even with the limited capabilities of 2.0, we have produced some great looking videos in Camtasia.
A new client, however, is not Mac-oriented and just informed us that in addition to needing exports of various sizes, he needs to receive the original files and assets in the PC version.
I have two issues--the first being a financial consideration with asking folks to buy software for a platform they are using for only one client. The relatively low cost of Camtasia for Mac allows us to use multiple computers in order to get the job done efficiently.
The second consideration is that if the client asks us to provide what we did on our Macs in Camtasia Studio, which assets can we copy over without going back and re-creating everything? Better yet, wouldn't it be great if a whole project created in Mac 2.0 was able to be imported into Camtasia Studio?!
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Thank you for the fantastic and detailed example!

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