.CMPROJ File Extension

.CMPROJ File Extension

File Type

Camtasia Project File

Developer TechSmith
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Category Video Files
Format Zip

What is a CMPROJ file?

A CMPROJ file is a project created by the macOS version of TechSmith Camtasia, a screen recording and video editing application. It contains all of the media files, video edits, timeline settings, and project settings. CMPROJ files are often used for saving software video tutorials, demonstrations, and presentations.

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Screenshot of a .cmproj file in TechSmith Camtasia 2021
CMPROJ file open in TechSmith Camtasia 2021

CMPROJ files are actually folders that contain several files, which may include the .TREC or .CMREC screen recordings. The folder also stores media files imported into the project.

You can only create a CMPROJ file with the macOS version of TechSmith Camtasia. To create a CMPROJ file with Camtasia, follow these steps:

  1. Select File → New Project or New Project From Template... if you have not yet started a project
  2. Select File → Save or Save As...
  3. Name the project, choose the save location, then click Save

Only the macOS version of Camtasia uses the CMPROJ and CMREC extensions. The Windows version uses the .TSCPROJ file extension, which replaced the .CAMPROJ extension with version 9 of TechSmith Camtasia. The file formats are not transferrable between Windows and Mac platforms.

Since CMPROJ files are working project files, they are not meant to be shared for viewing unless the recipient owns the macOS version of Camtasia. Instead, you can export the CMPROJ file to another format, such as .MP4 or .MOV. To export a CMPROJ file with Camtasia, click the Export button or select File → Export.

How do I open a CMPROJ file?

You can only open CMPROJ files with the macOS version of TechSmith Camtasia. To open a CMPROJ file with Camtasia, follow these steps:

  1. Select File → Open Project...
  2. Navigate to the location of the CMPROJ file and select it
  3. Click Open

Since CMPROJ files are folders, you can manually view the contents of a CMPROJ file by renaming the .cmproj file extension. You can change the extension to another character, such as .a or .z, then open the folder.

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Updated August 27, 2021

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