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How To Open OBS MP4 Files With Camtasia Studio on Windows 10/Mac?

August 31 2016 , Written by Bonnie Published on #obs, #camtasia, #edit mp4, #mp4 to camtasia

Outline: Focus on playing all OBS files, such as OBS MP4 Files with Camtasia Studio. The article explains how to get Camtasia Studio to work perfectly with OBS MP4 files by transcoding to Camtasia Studio friendly files. 


Have you ever recorded some game footage with OBS(Open Broadcaster Software)? Generally OBS saves files as MP4. The files can be uploaded straight to YouTube or other video hosting site just fine. However, when you bring OBS MP4 files to Camtasia Studio for editing goal, you may come across this problem - Premiere Pro doesn't support the OBS export files in .MP4 format well. Take a look at the following OBS MP4 to Camtasia Studio issue? 

“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?” 

In fact, it's the MP4 codec related issue. To fix the problem, you'll need to convert the OBS MP4 to a more editing-friendly format for Camtasia Studio. 

Firstly, download a professional application to do the OBS to Camtasia Studio conversion. The one used in the article - say, Pavtube Video Converter - is outstanding in the features of easy-to-use and fast conversion speed. With it, you can easily convert OBS MP4 Files to Camtasia Studio friendly format like AVI, MOV etc. Mac version - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac.

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Besides, this powerful MP4 video converter also can transcode MP4 to various editor like FCP, iMovie, FCE, Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Sony Vegas Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, Edius, and more. If you have problems in editing MP4 in these editing programs, you can reference this MP4 video editing tips page

Download the best MP4 to Camtasia Studio converter for Windows: 


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How to Convert OBS MP4 to Camtasia Studio format? 

Step 1. Load OBS MP4 files to the software 

Install and launch the best MP4 to Camtasia Studio converter and load source MP4 clips to it. You can also drag and drop the OBS files to the software directly. 


Step 2. Choose MOV as output format > Click Format to choose “Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)” profile in the drop-down menu. 


Tip: Advanced Settings You can click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. 

Step 3. Convert OBS video to Camtasia Studio 

Click the convert button under the preview window; this OBS file converter will start encoding OBS mp4 to Camtasia Studio. 

When the conversion process shows in 100%, you can get the resulted videos from output folder for easier editing in Camtasia Studio/Camtasia 2. 

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