Camtasia Macintosh Doesn’t Have a Media Library – But Here’s a Workaround

Camtasia Studio (Windows) has a robust library, but...

cs-libraryOne of the reasons Camtasia Studio (for Windows) costs three times more than Camtasia For Macintosh is because it has so many more features.  One of these is the media assets library.

In addition to having a huge set of preloaded callouts, audio, video, images, titles, lower-thirds, and so on for you to choose from straight out of the box, you can also add your own custom media assets.

If you produce web video and screencasts regularly, then you know the value a library has for streamlining your workflow.  A library helps you quickly grab those often used custom media assets like custom title slides, video bumpers, custom lower-thirds, custom callouts, branded music tracks and often used audio effects into any project.  The ability to just drop 'em in to your projects without having to re-create them each time you need them is a HUGE time saver.

*Sigh...* If only Camtasia for Macintosh had a media assets library.

Well, it's not as bad as all that.  There's a workaround for creating your own media library in Camtasia for Macintosh.  It's as easy as creating a special cmproj file that holds ONLY re-usable media assets, and then saving it with a name like, "assets library."

The video above is an excerpt from a larger course in the course.  The excerpt above gives the low-down on the utility of a media library in Camtasia Mac, but also with a few additional helpful tips thrown in.  It's a short video, take a look.

Got any more tips like that you want to share?  Let us know in the comments below.

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