How do I archive only the webcam track in Camtasia for Mac?

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Dave (@kurrykid on Twitter) wanted to know how to export the camera video he recorded via his laptop's built-in webcam, in case he would want to use it in another project or application.

To do this:

  • Delete the track containing your screen recorded content
  • Adjust the camera video to "scale to actual pixels"
  • Match the canvas dimensions to your video dimensions
  • Export using high quality MP4 settings


Here's a video that walks through the steps (sorry for the low audio volume):



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Posted 8 years ago

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Great video...thank you for taking the time to put it together. The reason I am looking to do it is so that I can use both of the video feeds over in Premiere Pro. I am looking for some advanced video editing functionality so I am putting some videos together in PPro.

I am recording myself with a green screen behind me so I can modify the background. What I am finding is that the Camtasia videos are not quite as clean as if I were to record directly with Quicktime. The edges from Camtasia are a little more jagged. That's why I wanted to make sure we talked about the best way to do it.

I'll continue on with my testing and again I very much appreciate the quick response and video assistance. If I find the best way that works for this particular workflow, I'll post my results.
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Not sure if all you're doing in Premier is green screening, but Camtasia 2.1 now has that feature. It's called "Remove a Color" and is under the Video FX.

You can find a tutorial describing how to use it in the Tutorial Viewer from Camtasia's Help menu or on our website: http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-cam...

Hopefully, that might save you a step or two in your process.
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Awesome news...I'll check it out. Thanks.

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