Exporting Multiple Files From One Camtasia project - Camtasia 3 for Mac

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Hello,
I've spent the last 5 years using Screenflow for Mac and Final Cut Pro. I have my work flows setup for those programs. The new Camtasia's Mac/Windows cross compatibility is amazing! I'm migrating back to Camtasia for my team.
My coaches typically record 30-60 minute presentations, which I then edit and produce into multiple short videos (5-10 minutes each).

They are sending me one Camtasia file with one media file in there. What's the best work flow for editing the files and then exporting into multiple, smaller files?
Do I need to create a separate Camtasia file for each smaller video? Or is there a way to manage and export all the smaller files from the same project?
We're using Camtasia 3 (mac) and Camtasia 9 (windows).
Thanks
Chris
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In the Windows version of Camtasia, you can select a portion of the timeline (using the green and red tabs at either side of the timeline cursor) and right-click to bring up a context menu.  Just select "Produce selection as..." and away you go!
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Thanks! That works on Mac too.

Just have to go to the menu "Share" and export from there, rather than right clicking.
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claire_hollenbeck

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I do not see the option to export multiple files based on markers on Mac in the Share feature or otherwise. I used to use Camtasia this way all the time in the old days. Does this still exist?
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I also do not see the option to export to multiple files in C3/Mac. I presume the option only exists in the Windows version?
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chlopez1982

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I did not find a way to export multiple files from one project simultaneously. Rather, once I finished editing the video and had the markers placed to designate breakpoints,I created a selection by dragging the green tab to the first marker and red tab to the next marker. Not quite as efficient, but good enough for me.

Then when you go to Share -> Local File, you're prompted with exporting the currently highlighted selection. 
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Thankyou for sharing - yes, this is also good enough for me. Thanks again!
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I checked this Camtasia 9 on my Windows PC (but I think it is the same on Mac 3)...

You can add markers to the timeline, named to define your "Chapters", then when you publish, you create "Multiple files based on markers", even if you done'y publish with a Table of Contents (set up on the Options tab),

Here is an image that shows the Production Wizard:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5PVTZQ5P09BNFJ2bmstRWtDUFE
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Note.  I'm still using CS8 due to the C9 interface.  C9 *MIGHT* be different.  Test and find out.

I was recently trying to test noise removal having noted the noise removal was being removed.  No one really had an answer but the project was completed and produced and the noise reduction was not removed.  A quick test confirmed.

"Produce selection as..."  did not preserve the noise removal and the standard "Produce and Share" did.  In both cases the same preset was used.

So, if you are going to bring in the smaller productions for a final "Produce and Share" then all should be good.  If not, I suggest starting with the full project, immediately saving a new project (avoid destruction!), trimming what you don't want, resave the project, then produce the shorter version.

Again, test.

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Thanks for the heads up. I just did a quick a test and, at least for C3/Mac, the noise removal is being preserved when producing selections. Im editing the majority of the video next week and will do more tests. I'll post back if I find any issues.

Thanks
Chris
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Glad to hear C9 honors noise removal.  Thank you for the update.
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I really need to know how to export multiple files based on markers (Mac). It seems that it only works on Windows. :(