Use External Video Camera instead of Facetime camera on macbook to record into Camtasia HELP?

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I have a macbook pro. I just bought camtasia studio for it. I went to record a video the other day, but I really wanted to record it via my digital video camera not facetime. It will only let me record using facetime? Is there something I'm missing here? Can I not record from external camera into camtasia for faster editing?
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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Am I right in assuming that you aren't seeing multiple choices in this window?
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Be carefull : Camtesia 3 is for Mac... but no Mac Thunderbolt 
Only USB connexion :( 
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Yes. That window. And yes to Stephane. I do have my camera hooked in to the Thunderbolt port... there is only micro HDMI on the camera to hdmi and then I have the dongle to take that to the Thunderbolt port on my macbook.
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Am I thinking that I have to get a USB camera dongle do they make an hdmi to USB? That's weird if I have to do that.
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I had same problem... Camtesia 3 is not optimized to record Video ans Screen at the same time (if you intend to have quality video)

That mean :
- No Thunderbolt
- No Interface 
- No Logitech 920, 930.

So if you want te record quality you have to record video and import your file.
Then synchronize image and sound with your screen record. 

3 solutions to record both at the same time (for courses for example) :
- You forget about quality video, and buy a standard USB webcam
- You record separetly video and screen (means synchronize after)
- You go back to Camtesia 2 !!

Unfortunatly, I didn't find the solution to downgrade to Cametisia 2 into my OS 10.12.5
So... I record with Camtesia's competitor and edit (because I have all my “Camatsia's Groups“ - means Composition into After Effects) - into Camtesia.
But loosing time and quality of course...
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Does your camera show up in, say, QuickTime?