SVG & EPS Media Integration in Camtasia Studio

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Kindly enable SVG and EPS media in Camtasia Studio, this would allow to make smooth videos rather than zooming that distorts the image pixels.
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Zujaj Misbah Khan

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Posted 7 months ago

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Keith Shull

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Great suggestion - I'd appreciate that too!
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davemillman

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While it is true that native SVG/EPS support in Camtasia would eliminate one export step from Illustrator, Inkscape or GIMP, there is no reason that you should experience pixelation in your videos. The problem is upscaling: You get pixelation when you export an image at 100px then upscale it to 200px in Camtasia, for example. So always export at dimensions that will ensure you are downscaling in Camtasia.

Steps: 
  1. What is your target video resolution? Mine is always HD 1920x1080.
  2. What is the largest size vector objects will appear on screen? For me, 800 pixels square.
  3. Export 800pixel PNG images from Illustrator or whatever.
Occasionally I know exactly how large an object will be sized in Camtasia, so I export a PNG in those exact dimensions from Illustrator. That saves one scaling step in Camtasia. But Camtasia seems to do a fine job of downscaling, so the steps above work fine.


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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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We did add support for PDF images in Camtasia 2019, so if you export to that format from whatever tool you are using, then you'll get smooth vector scaling for your images. SVG is something we hear about semi-frequently and are considering for the future; EPS not so much. 

Brooks
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