Adding Grids to Screen to be able to follow the Rule of Thirds when Editing Videos

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Investing in Camtasia Studio was one of the best decisions I made. I would like there to be an option of adding grids to screen to be able to follow the rule of thirds when editing videos. Here's a video in which I used the new feature 'Device Frame':
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Joe Morgan

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If you post this as an Idea people can vote for it.

But if you want a rule of thirds grid a png image will do the trick.
Here's one I created in Photoshop.Just right click it and save it to your computer.

I added the blue border so you would know at a glance it's centered.
I saw your video, so I know you will know how to use it.

If anybody else want's to download and use the png.Go for it.Just place it on a track above the video to see it.


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Thank you! That's a great idea.

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Jayne Davids

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Thanks for sharing Joe!
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Thanks for sharing, it is appreciated
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This is brilliant thank you! It truly baffles me why video editors don't have this feature; it would be comparatively easy to add, and yet almost none have it! 
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Hi Techsmith team

I would prefer to have GRID and RULER option in the Camtasia canvas. With range of productions varying from 4K to phone content, it is important to have GRID, RULER and SNAP TO GRID options in the Camtasia natively.

Please consider having this feature soon in the Camtasia and update the plan

Thanks you for considering this mail