How can I open project from Camtasia 2019 to Camtasia 2018?

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I downloaded Camtasia 2019 (trail version) and recorded my screen on other laptop. Then I save my project and want to open on Camtasia 2018 on Mac which I have user license. How I can do it, please suggest me.

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Napassorn Wiroonhateerasan

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damianrx

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My understanding, it's not backward compatible.
That is to say if you create in 2019 you can't open it in 2018.
There is a work around that is mentioned on the forum pages but not recommended by Techsmith.
Why did you use 2019 if you knew you were going to edit in 2018?

search for  kayakman, as he had a solution for other versions.

Cheers.




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A recording (.trec file) created in Camtasia 2019 is compatible with Camtasia 2018.  If all you did in 2019 was record your screen and then save your project, then the only thing you really need is the .trec file.  Just copy that file and open it in Camtasia 2018 and you should be all set.

-Stephen
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Tathagata Saha

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What about a camtasia 2018 project? Can we open it in 2019 for editing further?
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Stephen Wagner, Employee

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Yes, you can open a Camtasia 2018 project in Camtasia 2019.  There is a conversion step, so your original 2018 project will be untouched.

-Stephen