Add to Camtasia 9 an option to hide miniatures at start of clips on timeline

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I find miniatures make more difficult precision trimming operations because while you move guides with SHIFT + , or SHIFT + . they make harder to spot exact start of sound wave
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Fabrizio Camuso

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I know this was posted in the Ideas Section of this forum but just trying to get a better idea of what you are looking for or referring to when you say miniatures. So I posted below to see if it is close or not. Thanks.

Not sure what you are referring to as the miniatures but if it has to do with the audio I always use 5 seconds of complete silence before I start talking or recording my screen. If I make an error I just pause at that point for a couple seconds and clap 2 or 3 times so it puts a spike int the audio and then wait another 2 seconds or so and start talking and recording my screen again. It is like using a clapper board in Hollywood in the good old days for when they yelled Cut or Take One etc. This is just the way I do things as it helps for editing the way I work.

If this is not what you mean or I am way off base which I have been before then could you provide more information or some screenshots, or a small video of what you are referring/talking about please ? That would help others to see what is going on. Sorry for your issue and thanks for posting and hope to hear back from you on this to see if the users in this community including myself can help figure it out for you.

Have a great day/night.

Best Regards ~ Fred.
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Fabrizio Camuso

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Thanks for the reply. Your tecnique is interesting but not optimal for me I think; I usually record many short clips with narration and for almost all of them I  need cut a short segment spanning from near the end of one clip and the beginning of the next; I select the portion to cut using SHIFT + . and the little miniature/preview (see image) at the beginning of the next clip make obscure if below there is narration; when I reach the miniature it fade out but quite often I can't react quickly enough and select a portion of the narration AND you can't go back and fine adjust the selection: you must unselect and repeat. If I could set an option to show only the waveform of narration without the miniature I think it would much more rare the case of excessive selection:
                                   hideS sorry for my english ;)

Best Regards, Fabrizio
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Thanks for the screenshot and replying back. I think I see what you are saying now maybe.

If you were to separate the video and audio by Right Clicking on that Track 1 it should show that option for separating audio and video. Is that something that works for you or not ?

Also, if you are just referring to the audio wave form being hard to see you could go to the Edit Menu then Preferences in Camtasia 9 Editor and under the Program Tab you will see the Mirror Waveform and make sure it is checked and click Ok and see if that would help or not for what you want.

Also, you can adjust/expand the tracks higher in size by using the little slider button above the Timeline on the left hand side where you see the word Marker. Let me know if that might work or not and if not can you explain exactly what you want to see implemented more thoroughly please ?

Thanks for posting back and have a great day/night.

Best Regards ~ Fred.
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Thank you again for the quick response ;)

Good suggestions. After some experiments:

- separate audio and video
selecting all clips and commanding audio video separation takes a fairly amount of process time; first time I feared for Camtasia crash due to freeze time :) BUT it seems a viable tecnique, thank you

- mirror: the miniature still hides the audio waveform

- make track higher: THIS is perfect, it takes much less vertical space than separate audio and video and leaves visibile the narration waveform at the bottom under the miniature thank you ;)
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Hi Fabrizio,

If you're comfortable editing windows registry, you can modify this field to be zero instead:

**disclaimer** don't edit anything else**
"[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TechSmith\Camtasia Studio\9.0\Camtasia Studio\9.0]
"GenTimelineThumbnail"=dword:00000001

Regards,

Aaron
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Fabrizio Camuso

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It worked like a charm, thank you ;)