.CAMSC File Extension

Camtasia Shortcut Set (macOS only)

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What is a CAMSC file?

A CAMSC file contains a set of keyboard shortcuts used by the macOS version of TechSmith Camtasia, a screen recording and video editing application. It stores a list of shortcuts and their associated actions in plain text. Camtasia users type shortcuts stored in a CAMSC file to more quickly perform actions, such as adding the last used transition or to start recording.

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Screenshot of a .camsc file in TechSmith Camtasia 2023
CAMSC file open in TechSmith Camtasia 2023

Camtasia has various recording and video editing features for creating various types of videos, including software demonstrations and tutorials. In addition, you can configure shortcuts for the features in Camtasia and export them to share with other users.

You can access the keyboard shortcuts in the macOS version of Camtasia differently depending on the version of the operating system:

  • macOS 13 or later - Select Camtasia (version) → Settings → Shortcuts
  • macOS 12 or earlier - Select Camtasia (version) → Preferences → Shortcuts

After opening the Shortcuts tab, click the gear icon and select Export to export the keyboard shortcut set as a CAMSC file other Camtasia users can import.

NOTE: The Windows version of Camtasia saves keyboard shortcuts in .CAMSHORTCUTS files instead of CAMSC files.

How to open a CAMSC file

You can only open CAMSC files with the macOS version of TechSmith Camtasia. To open and add CAMSC files in Camtasia, you can double-click the file. You can also click the gear icon and select Import in the Shortcuts tab of the Camtasia settings or preferences.

Opening a CAMSC file with a text editor

CAMSC file open in Apple TextEdit 1.18
CAMSC file open in Apple TextEdit 1.18

Since CAMSC files store plain text, you can also open them with a text editor, such as Apple TextEdit. You may need to rename the .camsc file extension to .txt for the text editor to recognize it.

When opened in a text editor, you can modify the properties of the CAMSC file. However, if you incorrectly edit the file, you may inadvertently break the keyboard shortcuts.

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