1:1 1080X1080 Square Videos

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Hello there....

I use Camtasia 8 and 9.1, plus SnagIt 13.1.0
Statistics continue to show the popularity and high percentage of views for square videos in Facebook and Twitter. Can we expect any upgrades, tutorials, or help in general, to produce them with Camtasia? It's a bit of a hassle to have to do most of the work in PowerPoint and even at that one ends up with square color frame and the 16:9 in the middle. Thanks.

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If this is a production you do often you can save of few steps.

Create a Custom Production Preset so you don't have to make the settings every time.

Open Camtasia and under the "Share" menu click on "Add/Edit Presets...
You can do this without any media on the timeline or in the bin.

In the next window click the New button

In the next window give the preset a name and/or description and select the mp4 format

Go through the rest of the wizards and make the settings Joe posted above.
Under the "Controller" tab Uncheck "Produce with controller.
Under the "Size" tab set the video size ie; 1080:1080.

Click close on the last window.

Now when you bring you slides or recording into Camtasia,  go through the steps Joe posted
to set the Project Settings/canvas,  do your edits etc.  then when ready to render go to
the "Share" menu > Custom Production and click on your new preset.

All you'll have to do is give your video a name and render. You won't have to go through
all the production settings over and over again.