Advanced video editing

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Currently Camtasia 9 has very limited video editing features unfortunately.

When Camtasia used to started, people really wanted to record and edit just screen content, it is fine.

But time has changed: these days users also want to add and edit their real video footage, recorded with even multiple cameras!

Sure, pro video editor applications like Final Cut or Premiere support all these editing modes, but they lack the decent dedicated screen recording and editing features. 

The standard video editing modes currently missing should all be included in Camtasia Studio, in a modern fashion: 
- Rolling edit 
- Slip Edit 
- Slide Edit 
- Three point edit 
- Four point edit
- Multi camera editing

Only Ripple Edit is possible in Camtasia 9!

Sure, this is a lot of work, but please start implementing the ones users really need, 
In my current work I miss the the Slip edit a lot!
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I don't agree with your thesis, bacizone.

Camtasia was originally designed to do a beautiful job with screen capturing and editing. It does that brilliantly! The timeline interface allows for a fair amount of video editing, but it's NOT really designed to be a video editor.

Unless Techsmith intends to enter the video editor market - and I don't know why they would, because there is already excellent competition in the form of Final Cut X and Adobe Premiere Pro - Camtasia is an extremely useful, powerful tool that's easy to learn and perfect for its intended use.

That's my two cents.
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John Hazlewood

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I agree with both your points.  However, I miss, and would love to see some of these "advanced" options (specifically the slip, rolling, and slide editing tools) added to Camtasia.  Sure, I can bring my captured footage into Premiere, but I'd prefer to keep it in Camtasia - at the expense of editing work-arounds.  

The evolution of Camtasia since I started using it, in my humble opinion, has been rather astonishing.  I have the feeling it'll keep growing.  

P.S.  I would also hate to see the price point change.