How can I export the contents of the media bin as MP4 or MOV files if I need them for a Premiere project?

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I did a series of screen captures in Camtasia for Mac. The elements are to be part of a larger project that I'm editing in Premiere. How can I export the contents of the media bin as MP4 or MOV files?
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Eric Geist

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bill.raymond

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Add the items to the timeline, then use the share menu to create a local mp4 file.
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gaithal

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But that creates one single MP4 file. What if I want separate MP4 files to be created for each of the screen captures?
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Action: You should be able to highlight the part of the timeline you want to be its own video and choose "Produce Selection As" (I'm speaking from PC experience, so apologies if this isn't present on the mac).

Benefit: This allows you to organize everything to the timeline as bill.raymond suggested, but export/share/render as many videos as you need. 
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Thanks for the quick reply.

Yes, unfortunately that option ("Produce Selection As") is not there in Mac (Ver 2019.0.6)!
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....oof, that's a big parity miss on the part of the TSC for Mac Team.

So a few options/workarounds: 

1) Bypass Camtasia as your rendering choice and explore Adobe Media Encoder to batch convert the MOV files into MP4? (I mention this because if you  have premiere, there's a chance you have the adobe CC suite, of which AME is a part.) 

2) Bring recording #1 into the timeline and render. Delete recording #1 from the timeline and add recording #2 and render. Rinse and repeat.

3) Take bill.raymond's initial suggestion and add all the items and render as one BIG mp4. then, in adobe premiere, use the source monitor to set in and out points and bring each recording as its own clip into the monitor. 
3A)  You can even use annotations in front of each clip to help serve as a visual mark for where each recording clip begins and when the next one begins, etc. 
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Thanks again, Paul. Since I need to send the recordings over the network to the final development team, I would prefer to keep them as individual files.

Meanwhile, I had found out another silly shortcut method - to rename .trec files to .mp4. It works! Media players like VLC, QuickTime can open them.

Worst case, I may have to switch to option 3/3A above.
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Rock on, friend. Sorry this is such a PITA process.
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It's actually quite simple on Mac.
 


However, renaming from TREC to MP4 avoids a rendering step. If that works (just one clip in the selected portion of the timeline instead of many as shown in my example) use that. Avoiding render = goodness.
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Thanks. If there are too many .trec files (nearly 40 in my case), dragging each one of them to the timeline and then Share as Local File is a tedious, cumbersome job. Was checking if there's any shortcut method.