2 screens should be displayed

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I already know that I can include a video of me and also the slides as shown in the tutorials. But I would like to have both screens with equal size just like shown on this picture.
How can I do that?
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Judith Schröer

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Joe Morgan

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So what you need to do is scale the videos down and rotate them on their Y axis.

The example shown is a 1920 x 1080 video. I used 1920 x 1080 videos within the canvas area.
If you are using videos of a different resolution the values shown will not work and you will need to experiment to achieve the desired results.

I started by adding a background image to the timeline.

I added the first video to the timeline. I scaled it down to 47%. Then , I rotated it on the Y axis to 25 degrees.

 

I added the second video to the timeline. Scaled it down to 47%. Rotated it to -25 degrees on the Y axis.



Then I simply dragged them outward and positioned them.



 There's an important reason for scaling and rotating the videos while they are still centered in the screen. If you move them first, they won't scale evenly and getting to them match is practically impossible.The videos actually re-scale themselves within the canvas area as you drag them outward.
 I use Adobe's Premiere Pro and After Effects for my high end video editing work. This anomaly doesn't afflict those programs.
 I've been aware of this since Camtasia 8. I suspect this bug goes pretty much unnoticed. There's not many people I'm aware of that push Camtasia to this level of editing, it's something that should be corrected within the software for sure.
Here is an example where I moved video 1 off center in the canvas area first. Then, I applied the same rotation and scale. Positioned it where the first video appeared. You can see the problem for yourself.  Plus, if the 2 videos were offset from center at different values,the discrepancy's would become even greater and harder to overcome.So there may be some trial and error involved to achieve an end result, that is my main point here.  



Regards,Joe
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Thank you sooo much for this detailed explanation! It worked perfectly! :-)