I have a small project and I need to integrate some existing screen caputes that were done in Camtasia. Some of the the timeline will be AVCHD video but most of it will be the existing screen captures that we already have. What is the best way for me to export the original Camtasia files into Elements that keeps the quality at a premium. I would prefer that the imports playback native on the timeline and not have to render. Thanks in advance.
There are a number of challenges to working with Camtasia video -- from the Tech Smith codecs Camtasia records its AVIs to to the resolution of the video (since video is only 720x480 pixels and most people record their computer screens at much higher resolution).
Bill Hunt's article should help you with the basics. But it does tend to be a bit of a crap shoot. It isn't what this program was designed to do.
Jeff Bellune has some great tips on using Camtasia files and the TechSmith CODEC's, in this ARTICLE. Most of his work is in PrPro, but much translates to PrE as well. You might have to "read between the lines" a bit.