How can I open camproj and camrec files from Camtasia 8 in Camtasia 2020

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How can I open camproj and camrec files from Camtasia 8 in Camtasia 2020?
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derekohachey

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Joe Morgan

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Camtasia 2019 can open and covert Camtasia 8 .camproj's.
Into the modern 2019 version of a Camtasia project .tscproj

From there, you can save it and open it in 2020.
Some functionality has been dropped like for legacy callouts.
Overall, the project upgrade should go well.

You can activate 2019 with your 2020 activation key.

You can download it from here.

https://www.techsmith.com/download/oldversions

Regards,Joe
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derekohachey

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Thanks Joe!
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sharyn.richard

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I'm not at all happy with the conversion from  Camtasia 8 to Camtasia 2019 to Camtasia 2020 - the text callouts are completely messed up in 2020.
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melanie

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Is there a way to do the conversion without having to download 2019? I've upgraded from Camtasia 8 to 2020 and now I'd like to convert my camproj files. Do I have to get 2019? Thanks.
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Joe Morgan

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At this time, no.

If it makes you feel any better.
Before Camtasia 2019 release.
You would have had to upgraded the camproj files in version 9, then 2018 , then 2019 came along and you could skip 9 and 2018.
When 2020 was released, it appears were reverting back to incremental project up-conversions. 
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melanie

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OK, no problem. I'm aware I skipped several updates here. I'll finish off my existing project in v8 and start new ones in 2020. Thank you.
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Doug

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Has this changed at all or do you still need to download 2019, convert in 2019 then open in 2020?
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you can open an 8 project in 2018; then they will open in 2020

but be advised legacy callouts are no longer supported in 2020, so those will be corrupted if upgraded to 2020

and if you produce with SmartPlayer, it was changed in design in 2019 and 2020 productions

recommend you proceed in cautious logical steps