Animated titles please!

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Need animated titles in Camtasia Studio. Make us forget about ever wanting AfterEffects.
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DemoFox

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Posted 8 years ago

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Jess Knott

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Are you on Mac or PC? Could you explain a little about what kind of animation you're looking for? There may be a way to do what you want already!
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DemoFox

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On PC. I would like to have the ability to have titles fly-in, crawl, build letter by letter (typewriter style) and do other acrobatics. I know I could potentially do it in PowerPoint, capture and then use PIP to overlay... except I already use the PIP track for other things.

Case in point: in this video demo that I did almost entirely with Camtasia (except for capturing the iPad footage), I would have really loved to have animated titles between segments... not just fade-in / fade-out stuff.

http://youtu.be/gpSa9yCsxKo
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Jess Knott

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Do you ever use bumper videos? That's what I do, when I want things like this at the beginning and the end. In case you're unsure of what they are, they're just a brief little video at the beginning and/or end that could replace your title slide. I use them to jazz up PPT-alone recordings, or when I want to do fancier things like what you speak of here.
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Sure. That's a valid workaround... but wouldn't it be nice to have the actual feature in Camtasia so that we don't need other software? It doesn't have to be super fancy. Perhaps something that's on par with what's available in Windows Movie Maker or other types of free / low-cost video editors.
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Jess Knott

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I can see that, too. :) I'll make sure the team gets your feedback!
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Hi DemoFox,

In the latest version of Camtasia Studio 8, pretty much anything you can put on the timeline is animatable. I did this short sample in less than 30 seconds: http://www.screencast.com/t/b40vus4G

Is this what you're looking for?

Thanks,
Andy
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scott@anywhereanytime.us

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Let me reply as I have the very same needs. TRUE "title animation" requires some basic minimums like zomm in/zoom out, typewriter style addtions, glows/spotlight, etc. ... IN ADDITION to just 'motion path animations". The abilty to stack effects is also highly desierable.

Also, the ability to produce some "3D effects" on the text for depth.

For us, we use chapter seperators and text to highlight a particular point.

Perhaps it all there and we just don't know how to use it?

Thanks,

Scott
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scott@anywhereanytime.us

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I just wanted to add that I read deeper into the existing threads about "Text Animation" in Camtasia Studio 8. Unfortunately, what the Camtasia product teams calls "Text Animations" is actually "Text WITH Animimated backgrounds".

Text Animations is pretty iniverally defined as "animating and apply effect to text".- actually "objects" in general.

ALL of the video editors offer "text animation" as the creator of this post requested 11 months ago.

I have taken a screenshot from PowerPoint 2010 and YES, it under the general category of "animations", so perhaps with Camtasia Studio 8's new rendering engine, native TEXT fly-in, zoom, etc.

Thanks

Scott

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