I can't import SWFs created with Snagit into Camtasia Studio

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I created a swf file in SnagIt -- a picture with hotspots that activates rollovers. Tried to import it into the new Camtasia 8 -- still no luck. Am I missing something?
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Jan Buhmann

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I am having the same problem. I Use SnagIt 11 to save a SWF file, then try to import it into Camtasia 8.0.4 and get error stating: Failed to convert SWF to AVI, Camtasia Studio only supports TechSmith created SWF video files.
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I think the issue is that Camtasia supports SWF videos; you have probably made a static SWF file; I don't think that will work.
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I apologize for the error message. Kayakman is right. Camtasia Studio 8 supports the import of Jing SWF videos, or SWF videos created by earlier versions of Camtasia Studio. The import of Snagit SWF files is not supported.

Sorry for the confusion.
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Actually, I just downloaded the trial version of Camtasia and it will not accept swf files that were created in Jing (free version). It says the files are "either unsupported or damaged" It says this for all the files and they were captured on different computers by different people. This is frustrating.
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I just tried recording and importing a SWF created with Jing (Free) and importing into Camtasia Studio 8, and had no problems. I also tried searching for the partial error message you gave, but it turned up no results. Perhaps you are using Camtasia for Mac? If so, Jing SWF import is not currently supported.
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That explains it. I'm on a Mac.
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That explains it. I'm on a Mac.
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And it STILL isnt supported, 3 years later. You would think Jing and Camtasia were made by different companies. 
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That is disappointing that the OS most used by creative professionals is lagging by over 3 years. Please consider adding this.
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it's been years since I've worked with Snagit SWFs, but, as I recall, Snagit SWFs supported hyperlinks, but not motion?

why would you want, or how would you use, a Snagit SWF in a CS video?
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Personally I want to import a Jing video so that I can export as MP4. Another user created the jing file and I have the CS license.
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in the past, I've found that Jing SWF videos imported OK into CS?

are you saying that you cannot work with the Jing SWF video?

Jing SWFs are different than Snagit SWFs
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SWF is a non-portable format. You can install Jing anywhere and make short videos and later, ideally edit/convert them to MP4 in Camtasia so they're portable. Except that Camtasia Mac wont import them.
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For the most part you can convert a video much faster than you can utilize Camtasia to accomplish the same thing.

You can also convert a video faster than you can post a response in this forum. A typical 10 min video will usually convert in under 60 seconds.
There will always be some videos that need converting. The reason why is not that important unless it's an ongoing problem. Once you get accustomed to converting the occasional video you're home free.

It's a much bigger issue if you have a camera that produces  videos that won't import. Or the majority of videos you work with won't import. That's a true inconvenience.

Regards, Joe
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Hey mike.tuttle,  bottom line.

You can convert most videos into a compatible format faster than you can post a question and find a solution in this forum. Occasionally, there will always be videos that are incompatible for one reason or another.  If you edit a lot of videos, it's best to familiarize yourself with video conversion. There are a lot of free programs to do this.

I use Freemake myself.  http://www.freemake.com/

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Others swear by Handbrake " I've used it myself" but it has a confusing UI for a lot of people. Especially if they are unfamiliar with the program.


Regards, Joe

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i think the problem from your camera supporter
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