How can I import a Mac .cmproj into Camtasia 9 on Windows?

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I've received a Camtasia project from a business partner. He's on a Mac and sent me a zipped .cmproj. How do I import this into the Camtasia 9 on my Windows 10 machine?
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Andrew Rothman

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kayakman, Champion

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I don't do Mac

but I believe current Mac project file type is .tscproj

guessing your friend will need to open in new version of Camtasia Mac and upgrade the project; then zip it again [as a .tscproj], and send you the updated Mac zip file

again, my best guess here
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Andrew Rothman

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Hmmm... so if the Mac user is on 8 and I'm on 9, there's nothing I can do with his files unless he updates (or someone here on the forum who uses a Mac wants to take the file and update it to 9 for me...)?
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If you unzip the file your partner sent you, you should end up with a folder with a .cmproj extension.  Inside of this folder will be a project.tscproj file which you should be able to open up with Camtasia 9.
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I do get a .cmproj folder.  Inside of that there's a project.xml, but not a project.tscproj...
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That means they were using an older version of Camtasia for Mac.  Projects created with Camtasia for Mac 2.10 or earlier are not compatible with Camtasia 9 on Windows.    Project compatibility only exists between Camtasia 9 on Windows and Camtasia 3 on Mac.

You or your partner will have to upgrade the .cmproj using Camtasia 3.0 on the Mac.   This will produce a project that can be opened in Camtasia 9.
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Andrew Rothman

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Ahhh. Ok. I'll see if he's got plans to upgrade. ;)
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pjonesCET

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It's not that big an investment. So it would be to his advantage to do so.
Have him Export as MP4 and our PC should be able to read MP4 since MP4 is a universal file format used all over the world.
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Yeah, he sent me the MP4s - I was going to just use some of his screen recordings in my own video. They're another vendor and we have an integration with them. It's no biggie though - I'll just link to his video instead of making my own. :)