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Extract Clips from Blu-ray/DVD to Edit in Camtasia 8/9

Camtasia 8/9 makes you record a video and then use Camtasia's drag-and-drop editor to easily create remarkable and professional-grade videos. And once you've edited and polished your creation, you can share it directly from the app to YouTube. You can use Camtasia 8/9 to record your computer screen to get your personal video for editing. But have you thought to import some clips of Blu-ray movies to Camtasia 8/9 for edit? Or do you want to edit your family film in DVD with Camtasia 8/9?

Obviously, you can't import the physical dics media to Camtasia 8/9 unless you transform these Blu-ray/DVD disc movies to digital files that Camtasia 8/9 supported. From techsmith support, we can learn the following formats are able to be imported into Camtasia Studio for editing & production.

Camtasia 8/9 Supported Files







MP4 (AVC/h.264 at no more than 30 frames per second)

MOV (QuickTime for Windows must be installed for MOV import.)

MTS and M2TS files. (Version 8.4 and later)  You will need the AC-3 Filter if running Windows 7 or Winodws 8.0.

This gives us the chance to load Blu-ray and DVD movies to Camtasia 8/9, which is to convert Blu-ray and DVD to Camtasia 8/9 accepted format video with Blu-ray ripping tool and DVD ripping tool.

Best Tool to Rip Blu-ray and DVD to Camtasia 8/9

Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac is the best recommendation to help you bypass Blu-ray and DVD encryption and convert Blu-ray and DVD to Camtasia 8/9 readable MP4, AVI, WMV, etc formats video files. Pavtube ByteCopy can only extract a fragment from Blu-ray and DVD to load to Camtasia 8/9. Besides, you can adjust video and audio size, frame rate, bitrate, codec, etc to fit in Camtasia 8/9 requirement cause if you want to re-encode Blu-ray and DVD to MP4 for Camtasia 8/9, this MP4 file should be H.264/AVC codec and the the frame rate is no more than 30 frames per second. With Pavtube ByteCopy, you can eadily set video parameters to meet the need.

Pavtube ByteCopy is fully compatible with Windows 10 while you can rip DVD and decrypt Blu-ray on macOS Sierra to the MP4 wrapper as you need. In addition, if you want to rip Blu-ray and DVD with multiple subtitle and audio streaming, you can choose to export multi-track MP4/AVI/MOV/MKV from physical media for Camtasia 8/9 editing. Pavtube ByteCopy has some own editing functions:  trim/cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to remove black edges or unwanted area, merge separate video clips into one, flip video horizontally or vertically, rotate video clockwise or counter-clockwise, split large video into small parts by file size, count or length, add video/image/transparent text watermark to video, apply special rendering effects, remove/replace audio in videoinsert external srt/ass/ssa subtitles to BD/DVD.

Rip Blu-ray/DVD to Clips for Camtasia 8/9

Step 1:  Load Blu-ray/DVD disc

Insert your Blu-ray disc into an internal or external Blu-ray drive and import DVD to DVD drive on PC, Lauch the Blu-ray Ripper, click "File" > "Load from disc" to load Blu-ray and DVD disc into the program.

Mac snapshot:

Windows Snapshot:

load BD/DVD

Step 2: Choose Camtasia 8/9 readable format

Choose MOV as output format > Click Format to choose “Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)” or “H.264 MP4 format” from “Common Video” profile in the drop-down menu. 

MOV format

Step 3: Trim Blu-ray/DVD video footage

A feature-length Blu-ray and DVD movie is 120 minutes. It will be too long to import to Camtasia 8/9. You can trim the footage you want from Blu-ray and DVD movies with the bult-in video editing tool. On the top tool bar on the main interface, Click "Edit" to find "Trim" icon. This icon allows you to decide where to start and where to end when converting the selected movie, so that unwanted scenes will be cut out after conversion.

Step 4: Start Blu-ray/DVD to Camtasia 8/9

Click the "Convert" button on the main interface and the software will start to convert Blu-ray and DVD to Camtasia Studio friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click "Open" to find the converted video files. Then you can effortless transfer the video files to Camtasia for editing.

Now, you can load Blu-ray and DVD to Camtasia 8/9 to edit and upload your creation to YouTube, Google Drive.

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