MPEG-2 video files

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Does Camtasia version 9.0.5 (Build 20210 -May 9 2017 (64-Bit) support MPEG-2 video files. If not do any of the newer versions?
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Bill

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Posted 7 months ago

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jstobbe

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I may be speaking out of line, but MPEG-2 is not really a codec built for editing, it more or less a codec meant for delivery, once a file has been completed. 

MPEG-2 TS are the backbone of HLS files.

I hope you recorded in another more common format, such as AVCHD, or MP4.

If you have MPEG2 files, because you "borrowed" someone else's stream and are trying to edit that... well...
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Bill

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I have no desire to "borrow" someone else's work.

The files are coming from a camcorder. I'm trying to convert them so they can be edited. The camcorder I had is broken and I ws able to borrow one from a friend. I realize the current media (Hi 8mm tapes) are not the best safekeeping. 

I have found I can transfer the files to a PC using Haupage Software and cables, then use Handbrake to convert them to .mp4. I found a suporting video on how to use Handbrake on Camtasia's website.(https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/203728978-Camtasia-Windows-Supported-File-Formats)
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Ed Covney

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Try Handbrake to convert MPeg-2 to AVI, MP4, etc. See:   https://handbrake.fr/