FLV format comes BACK to Camtasia v6!

by LonNaylor 12 replies
Hey Camtasia Warriors!

Just got a message from Troy Stein (product manager of Camtasia at Techsmith) that the FLV Flash format that was removed in the new version 6 release is coming back in an update version 6.0.2!

This is scheduled to be released "later in March" according to Troy...

This is a good example of a company listening to their customers. Believe me...a bunch of us Camtasia fanatics made a HUGE stink about dropping this format when v6 released!

At least someone is listening...
#main internet marketing discussion forum #back #camtasia #flv #format
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  • Profile picture of the author LonNaylor
    Originally Posted by ProductCreator View Post

    Cool. FLV can be directly uploaded to Youtube.
    True but actually the MP4 format in Camtasia 6 seems to be better for YouTube...

    The FLV support is great for those of us who used custom players (I use Media Menu Producer) which only takes FLV videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    I think MP4 is a better format personally and much more scalable. FLV is ok if you are stuck with certain players. I found a great plugin for wordpress that lets me add my mp4 videos from amazon plus lets me add graphic. Actually it is meant to be just a flv player but works fine with mp4.

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    • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
      Here's the plugin Quentin is talking about:
      WordPress › FLV Embed WordPress Plugins

      Originally Posted by Quentin View Post

      I think MP4 is a better format personally and much more scalable. FLV is ok if you are stuck with certain players. I found a great plugin for wordpress that lets me add my mp4 videos from amazon plus lets me add graphic. Actually it is meant to be just a flv player but works fine with mp4.

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      • Profile picture of the author AngelaF
        Hi,

        I am using a HD camera and created a .flv file (and a .mp4 file) in Camtasia 6 that plays nicely in the Camtasia player (no black bar above and below the picture). (Took a few tries to figure out that when I import a video into the timeline to change the Editing Dimensions in the Project Settings box to Recording Dimensions to get rid of those black bars! )

        I am looking to put these short videos on my wordpress blog with a player that also allows for a nice clean picture without the black bars above and below the picture. I want to experiment with the two formats (.flv and .mp4) to see which I like better. I am also using Amazon s3.

        Will this player that you recommend do this, or will it give me those black bars? Does Amazon s3 require anything to get these files to transfer properly once I find an appropriate player? The reason I ask is when I tried to get the URL for these two files in Amazon s3, I got this message: JavaScript Application: Subscription to Amazon CloudFront, ProductCode AmazonCloudFront, required. (Something new to learn? :rolleyes: )

        I just got Camtasia 6 and a HD camera. All my standard definition video tools are not working with the HD, so I'm in a learning curve. Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

        AngelaF
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Anderson
    i love this forum.
    i have been struggling with Camtasia for weeks and am so slow and stuck.
    do not worry about me i will learn.
    but the reason i am posting here is to say .. you all chat using the jargon so loosely that it has me grinning thinking - huh?
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  • I tend to find FV4 (the newer flv) produces a LOT better results. I would love it if they added that to Cam...
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    • Profile picture of the author onpurpose
      Hi all,

      I had done a search of the forum to find an answer to my question and found this thread. I hope someone can help me.

      I am trying to download a video from istockphoto and import it into camtasia.

      For some reason, I am unable to do that. It appears the format is incompatible
      but I don't see why.

      Even though I clicked on mp4 for downloading from istockphoto, camtasia is not
      recognizing the format for uploading into my library.

      Anyone know the secret to this?

      Thanks in advance!
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  • Profile picture of the author Salespectus
    Hi,

    Problems with importing mp4 files into camtasia 6 has been been officially recognised by Techsmith.

    The solution offered at the link below may help you:

    Importing MP4 file into Camtasia crashes the software or gives a no codec error message

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author tyroneshum
    Totally good news everyone. Thanks for sharing!

    As an alternative, you could also use ScreenFlow which works similar to this.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlanCarr
    Ah irony, as I come across this thread while wondering why version 8 does NOT import .flv files...
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