Camtasia Studio MP4 Importing Issues
I'm trying to open the mp4 files saved locally by OBS with Camtasia Studio 8 to do some post-processing and it is failing because it claims it's unsupported media or missing codecs. However if I open the same .mp4 file with VLC 64 and use the convert/save option to basically re-save it (saving using original video file), camtasia will open it the resuling file just fine. I've tried changing the settings which OBS uses for recording of video and audio, but none of them work. Any suggestions?
I have the latest version of Camtasia, I want to import an MP4 but it says "Erro: No codc available to render this file...." Does anybody know which codec I should download?
Why fail to import MP4 to Camtasia Studio?
To answer this question, you will need to find out what mp4 file types can be loaded into Camtasia Studio for editing. From Camtasia for Windows/Mac supported file formats list, we can see that the Camtasia Studio for Windows only support to import MP4 files enocded with H.264/AVC at no more than 30 frames per second. As for Camtasia Editor for Mac, you are also highly recommended to use the MP4/H.264(AVC) formats for importing.
Load unsupported MP4 to Camtasia Studio for Windows/Mac
It's well known that MP4 is a multimedia container file format that can be encoded with various different video codec such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (A)SP, H.265/HEVC, VC-1/WMV, Real Video, Theora, Microsoft MPEG4 V2, VP8, VP9, MVC, etc, etc. And the best way to import those incompatible MP4 files to Camtasia Studio is performing a codec transcoding process. Here, a simple to use and workable solution in hand called Pavtube Video Converter (best video converter review) is highly recommended to you. The program can comprehensively transcode all the unsupported MP4 file formats to Camtasia Studio best favorable H.264 editing codec with fast encoding speed by taking full advantage of NVIDIA GPU Technology.
If the MP4 video is encoded with a frame rate that's larger than 30 frames per second, you can easily adjust the frame rate to no more than 30fps in the program's profile settings window. Besides frame rates, you can also flexibly change other profile settings such as video codec, bit rate, resolution or audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc according to your own needs.
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Step by Step to Convert and Import MP4 to Camtasia For Windows/Mac
Step 1: Add unsupported MP4 files into the program.
Run the program on your computer and click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to add unsupported MP4 files into the program.
Step 2: Output Camtasia Studio for Windows supported editing formats.
From the pull down menu of "Format" , then you will be able to select Camtasia Studio best compatible editing formats "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.
Step 3: Adjust output video frame rate.
Click "Settings" to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can change the output frame rate to less than 30fps from the "Frame Rate(fps)" drop-down options, you can also change other settings according to your own needs.
Step 4: Start the final conversion process.
After all setting is completed, click right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the unsupported MP4 video to Camtasia Studio best compatible editing format conversion process.
When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to import any MP4 to Camtasia Studio for the best post editing workflow.