Anyway to smooth it out ? ? ?

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Hello Folks,

I put together this Camtasia production that I'm going to drop into the end of an eLearning series.  Does anyone have any suggestions on how to smooth out the scrolling of the text?  It get's a big "jiggly".  

http://www.screencast.com/t/HLz2lmbzQO


Thanks!
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maybe try doing the scrolling part at very low speed, then use clip speed to make it faster

what did you use/do to get that scrolling?
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I'll make a long story short. Your technique doesn't  work for me either. I downloaded your video and used it and PhotoShop to stitch together a large enough Image to re-create your title. I have better editing software than Camtasia but I wanted to see what I could do with Camtasia. 
Camtasia was behind all the jittering, you know that already. The only solution was to scroll a static Image. 
I got a Title to work and it looks pretty nice. Screencast does degrade the videos you upload somewhat.
I found this out because the video I uploaded plays very smooth on my computer but jitters on Screencast.
Anyway, I do stuff like this as a hobby. I am going to give you a link to the Screencast video so you can watch it. I am also giving you a Link to MediaFire. I Zipped the project into a camproj. That way you can do what you want with it. If you produce it on your end when you produce your video. The quality will be better then downloading the MP4 from Screencast and recycling it.
  
I learned some things about Camtasia along the way. And I did this for my own learning experience. But you might as well benefit as well. I don't need your title credits. LOL, You can make the next one.  A win-win if you will.
 This is the 1080p video. 
http://www.screencast.com/t/Q7zX3ZtQ3
This is the 720p video.
http://www.screencast.com/t/YiMwJYPvLqer
This is the 1080p version camproj.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/c2orbqo0xm7a1b1/Master_Title(2).zip
This is the 720p version camproj.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/m8oow00b4ud4fpg/Master_Credits.zip

Regards, Joe 
 
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Joe,

Thanks very much for your efforts, information and samples.  I'm going to continue to play around.  My ultimate goal for this is to drop it in at the end of a Captivate project.  So I'm thinking if I do an export to a HD MP4 it may turn out halfway decent.

I've also done some searching on the internet for some apps that specifically do "Scrolls" like this but as far as I can tell, there's really nothing out there.

Thanks again.
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You could  download the ones from screencast. The are already HD and have a smooth scrolling action. They just don't play that way on screencast. Or just render one of the camproj I sent in HD to take a peek.
The reason I recommend that you Produce using the raw camproj. file is that any time you re-render MP4's you lose some picture quality. It's unavoidable.
When you render a MP4 a lot of color and picture information is discarded. That's how the file size becomes so small. That's perfectly alright the first time around. That's why the MP4 format is so well accepted in Hollywood. H-264 MP4 is what Blu-Ray disks are encoded with. 
 But the second time around it throws away just as much information again. And there's already less available to work with. So things start going downhill.
  Any professional video editor will tell you this. A Professional only re-renders a MP4 out of desperation, mainly because the original footage is gone or corrupted.  A lot of people don't understand this because it can be subtle.  

For a web video, you can probably re-render a Screencast download and never know the difference.
Anyway, I had some time on my hands. Good luck to you. 
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I forgot to check the option to make the screencast videos downloadable. I corrected that so you can see how smooth they scroll. Screencast makes them jitter, not me.  
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Thank you sir. . . . Have a great weekend.

So in looking at what you produced, you just put together a PNG file with all of the individual elements and the scrolled it.  Correct?

Thanks again!
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I made this example using the approach I described above; the scroll was accomplished with a single animation over a 60 second time frame

the clip was custom produced as AVI with a frame rate set to 30

that clip was used in a new production [as MP4 at 30 FPS] where a clip speed adjustment of 1000% was applied

http://www.screencast.com/t/v5LCQqS3C8i

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