Gopro - importing and editing with Camtasia

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I just bought a Gopro camera and was hoping to edit my videos in Camtasia. But Camtasia won't import the files. Is there anything I can do to resolve this, as I would like to be able to produce my videos in Camtasia.
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Hello,

I just got a GoPro camera myself. The free editor software that you can download from GoPro is really pretty good and designed to work with those clips. You can export from it into one of the formats that will work in Camtasia if you want to take the GoPro clips farther.


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Thanks so much, I'm on a big learning curve.
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I'd recommend AVI (uncompressed) format to retain the quality. Your final rendering will be compressed when you render in Camtasia.
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Again thanks so much, really helpful advice.
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Timbre4. thank you for the tip. Using GoPro Studio I can easily create AVI's that Camtasia is able to render during editing without the MP4 choppiness.
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Download video converter from www.freemake.com. It is free. Read every step on the install process as it will install third party stud you probably do not need. Freemake just about converts any format to any format you want. Freemake will also do things like crack DVDs and allow you copy as a backup etc
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Thanks for advice. Do you have any idea what format I should convert the Gopro video to for Camtasia?
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mildred,

This is something you should be aware of going forward. The Camtasia Studio editor can only work with 30fps footage. What does this mean?
The clip bin can import higher frame rate footage. However, when you place it on the timeline. The editor will discard frames until the footage retains 30fps or less.

Plus, it cannot handle 4k footage. Camtasia is limited to a maximum timeline resolution of 2048 x 2048. If you import 4k footage it will be down-sampled to 2048 x 1152. That will have an adverse effect on video quality.

Regards, Joe