Share Camtasia project across Mac and Windows

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I am still unsure if this is possible or not... I would really like to share my Camtasia projects that were created on a Windows machine with my colleague who is working on a Mac.

So, can I open a Camtasia project created in Windows machine on a Mac (and vice versa)??

Also, in the long run, what if I switch to a Mac and need to maintain my already created Camtasia projects that were created on a Windows machine?

Please share your experience with this and any tips and tricks that could be helpful.

Thanks! 
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adia

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kayakman, Champion

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using CS9?

on file menu, use export to MAC
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adia

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Thank you!
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Joe Morgan

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Some features are not cross operating system compatible.

Yes you can edit a Windows created project but some functionality will be lost in the process. So it's not a perfect process.

This link will shed some light on the issues. I'm a Windows only user so I cannot tell you one way or the other what to expect.

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/camtasia-9-and-camtasia-3-whats-the-difference

Regards,Joe
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adia

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Thank you! very useful
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pjonesCET

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No the Developers made the Native format of Camtasia Mac and PC totally different.  They should used the same identical format for both. But since The Mac version is a late comer.
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The formats are not different- they are the same, in Version 3 for Mac and version 9 for Windows. Older ("legacy") callouts from each platform still won't work, but all the new (default) ones will, for example. 
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adia

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Thanks for the feedback. From your experience, would you say that working on a Mac is better than Windows? 
Editing projects in Windows for me is very slow, for example it takes time to move items in the timeline (not to mention a bunch of items in the timeline), also producing the video is slow. 
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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While I personally prefer the mac, it's not supposed to be slow on either platform! How long to produce a video (for how long a video)?
What's going on when you move items on the timeline? Perhaps you should contact our tech support directly so they can see it happen...
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adia

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Thanks Paul for your feedback. I will track my issues and contact support with a detailed description of them so they can offer their help. Thanks again!
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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No problem- I hope it gets sorted out quickly, and thank you for being willing to work through it with us to solve the issues.