Joining Multiple Camtasia Projects Files Into 1 Project

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Hello, I have created multiple projects or Camtasia.tscproj files for a specific course. I wondering if it is possible to join the Camtasia .tscproj files into one Camtasia Project.  Thanks in advance.
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Hi,

There’s a few ways you could do this, here’s a couple:
Produce each project, then in a new project import the individual mp4s (or your chosen file format) or copy all media on the Timeline then paste into the new project. In Windows, as you can only have one project open, you’ll need to open/close each project as you go.
I hope this helps,
Jayne
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see also ...

How To Use The Library To Build Out Composite Project
http://www.screencast.com/t/5ILqeiqsGRjG
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Nice thanks I'll review this.
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I stand corrected -- so you group, mark with a media marker, add to library -- now, if you don't save the original projects does the composite project still work?
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rg

was above directed to me?

if so ...

once you put a section or project in library, you can delete that project [tscproj] from the editor, and from the file system, because the library asset itself is essentially a copy of that project [as long as you "copied" the content to library ... see edit/preferences/advanced - do not use link to content]; but a best practice is to export the individual projects as zip, and save somewhere, just in case you accidentally delete a library asset

when you build out a composite project from multiple [project] assets, the saved composite project will work as seen in the editor; again, best practice is to export the composite project as zip, just in case

also, once you have a good zipped composite project, you can delete all the library assets used to build out the composite, because they will exist now in the zipped file set
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Okay great very helpful. I'll be referring back to all of this when I'm ready to do this. I may also have more questions. Thanks again 
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Can't speak to v9 but this definitely can not be done in v8.6 -- I know because I've tried every possible solution.  One option was to output each project as a video clip and then import the results into a new project.  Since there are limited export format options, this results in re-encoding video (which then introduces artifacts that degrade the image).  It would be a terrific option to import project files -- or at least to offer more export options that might reduce the loss of quality.
The inability to import a project into another project -- or to offer better export options that preserve quality -- has been a problem for me on a few occasions.  Moreover, since v9 doesn't support MP3 audio export, I have delayed the "upgrade" to v9 -- and this comes from someone who has used Camtasia since it was first available.
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Just to share something learned on this forum, the degradation factor for re-encoding video content differs greatly by the content. In my case it's almost exclusively desktop PC program screens that come through this looking fine (JPEG level) whereas the live video content would very likely display shortcomings of such processing. 
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Good point; I was addressing motion video clips in my response, and would not be very concerned about degradation of still images, PC program screens, etc. as these tend to compress without significant loss.
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use the library to combine separate projects into a single project

How To Use The Library To Build Out Large Projects From Multiple Small Projects
http://www.screencast.com/t/2WOFIA1G

How To Use The Library To Build Out Composite Project
http://www.screencast.com/t/5ILqeiqsGRjG

How To Use The Library To Build Out And Produce Very Large Projects
http://www.screencast.com/t/2aJ7zDst2Ri

other library tutorials ...

http://www.screencast.com/users/cookbookplusman/folders/Camtasia%20Tutorials
filter for "library"
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Question:  If you delete the original projects for each of the grouped items, does your composite project still work?