How to Export Camtasia Files as MPG

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Camtasia Studio users can export their project files in MPEG format by producing their videos as MPEG files. Camtasia production tools give them access to two types of MPEG options, MPEG-3 and MPEG-4. The MPEG-3 choice produces an audio-only file, which is also known as an MP3 file. The MPEG-4 option produces an audio and video file and is also known as an MP4 file. If users do not like the finished product, they may switch the output format at any time.

  • Launch a media file or a completed project in Camtasia Studio.

  • Click on the "Produce Video As" option, which is located beneath the "Produce" menu in the "Task List" on the left-hand side of the software pane. A new menu will appear.

  • Choose from one of the production presets or "Custom Production Settings" to make an MPEG-4 video. Camtasia presets for this specification include "Blog," "HD," "YouTube," "Screencast.com" and "Web." Click "Next."

    If you chose a preset, give the production a title under "Production Name," and then click "Next" followed by "Finish." If you chose to customize your settings, select "Next" and "MP4/FLV/SWF - Flash Output" as the video type. Click "Next." You may change the appearance of the video controls template, if desired, under the "Template" option. Otherwise, keep clicking "Next" until you see the option to title your video. Give it a title, and then click "Finish."

  • Make an audio-only MPEG-3 file under "Custom Production Settings." Select "Next," and then choose the "MP3 - Audio only" option. Select "Next" to choose the desired bit rate. The higher the bit rate, the louder and larger the finished product will turn out.

  • Click the "Options" button under "Project, Author and iTunes Information" to make changes to the title and author properties if desired. Click "Next" to name your production by typing the desired title name into the title text box. Select "Finish."

Tips & Warnings

  • Camtasia automatically specifies a directory for output files. You may change this directory under the same menu page where you gave your project a title by clicking the "Browse" button and navigating to the desired folder on your computer.
  • Depending on the length of the project, your MPEG file may take several minutes to render. You will not be able to use Camtasia for other projects during this process.

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