Help With File Formats in Camtasia 2018

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Hello! I am trying to find cameras to buy, and I found a camera I quite like. Thing is, it outputs footage in the MPEG-4 file format, and I was wondering if Camtasia 2018 supports that format. Thanks!
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Ed Covney

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Yes. Just drag it into the media bin. Then place it on a track.
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Are you sure Ed?
I don't know if MPEG-4 is supported for Camtasia 2018.
If you look at the list of supported formats in windows explorer.When attempting to import a video that is.



mpeg is listed, but not mpeg-2 or mpeg-4.

According to this post, posted just 9 months ago. 2018 doesn't support mpeg-2.
Judge for yourself what that means for mpeg-4. If I had a mpeg-4 I'd test it.

2018 is still supported by TechSmith, you could contact them. You might not want to be in a hurry to purchase that camera?
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Forgot to attach the mpeg-2 post.
Sorry about that.Here ya go.

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/mpeg2-not-supported

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Mpeg-2 was not supported, but Mpeg-4 has been since at least July 2017. Back then I downloaded lots of YouTube videos, one the grand kids loved was of Zaouli dancers (Ivory Coast). I found a 720p version with great video but screwed up sound. It's still there:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_94viw75ulc

I found a second in 480p with a perfect original sound track (couldn't find today). So I downloaded both MP4's and put the better 480p sound trackĀ  on the 720p video.
I still play the video every once in a while and can only imagine how that guys knees are going to survive.




So I think it safe to assume if Camtasia had the ability in mid-2017, v. 2018 should be OK.
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Joe Morgan

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MPEG-4's are not MP4's

They sound similar, but they are different.

http://www.differencebetween.net/technology/protocols-formats/difference-between-mpeg4-and-mp4/

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I just completed my re-education, the easy way - I let you do all the work, thanks!