Why Can’t I Import MKV to Camtasia Studio

Q: “I’m using a Camtasia Studio version 8 for some editing work, I can deal with lot of digital videos, but why can’t I import MKV to Camtasia Studio, any suggestions? Thanks in advance.”

Camtasia Studio provides a lot of nice features in a fluid interface that makes creating screen capture videos and processing them a breeze. It’s easy to use Camtasia’s drag-and-drop editor to create remarkable videos and share with families and friends. But if you want to import and edit MKV in Camtasia Studio 9/8/7, a few steps preparation you need to do first.

From its specs, the following formats are able to be imported into Camtasia for editing & production:

  • MP4 (AVC/h.264 codecs required; 30 frames per second or less)
  • MTS and M2TS files. (Version 8.4 and later)  You will need the AC-3 Filter if running Windows 7/ 8.0.
  • AVI
  • WMV
  • MPEG-1
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
  • MOV H.264 and PNG MOV codecs

So, to import and edit MKV movies with Camtasia, you’d better convert MKV to Camtasia Studio compatible formats first. You can take advantage of Brorsoft Video Converter for Windows | Mac to convert MKV to Camtasia Studio compatible i.g. H.264 mp4 or others formats in fast speed and excellent quality. Besides, it also has customized settings for more NLE editing software like: DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, etc. Now download the free trial program and follow below easy steps to start the conversion for Camtasia Studio 9/8/7.

Converting MKV for Editing in Camtasia Studio

Step 1. Load MKV files

Install the program on Mac and run it. Click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import .mkv video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.


Step 2. Select output format

Go to Format drop-down menu, and pick up a proper format i.g. H.264 .mp4 from Common Video or HD Video category, it is compatible with Camtasia Studio 9 and previous.


Step 3. Start MKV conversion for Camtasia

With all settings, tap the “Convert” button to start converting MKV to MP4 for Camtasia. After the conversion, you can effortlessly import and edit the converted MKV files on Camtasia Studio without hassle.

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