Automatic marker detection from imported video files

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Hello all,

Is there a way of automatically generating markers from an imported video clip?  I produce quite long videos using Adobe Premiere that contain lots of markers.  VLC, Media player etc all recognise them.  It would be great if Camtasia could detect them and add them in to the Camtasia timeline.  

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By markers, are you talking about a menu track / chapter markers? Based on some quick testing, it seems like we could potentially add those to produced videos and probably recognize them in imported MP4/MOV files. I'm seeing those recognized in VLC, but I'm not sure about other players or if that info makes it through to videos uploaded to YouTube / Vimeo.
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If it could be done it would be brilliant. I'm part of a team of editors who produce lots of videos for use in presentations by non technical people from a large organisation. In the past we produced everything on DVD as it gave the presenter access to a complex menu system that meant they could show all or part of the total video and select individual scenes. With the advent of HD, DVD is no longer appropriate and Camtasia seems to tick all the boxes with regard to interactive video without breaking the bank. The one thing that was giving us trouble was having to go through the exported video in Camtasia and adding back in all the chapter markers so that Smart player produced the contents list.


Annoyingly, Premiere doesn't include chapter marks when you export directly to H264 MP4 so our workflow is to export a DNXHD .mov as a master (complete with chapter marks) and then use FFMPG to produce the H264 .MP4 file. We then import that MP4 file into Camtasia.
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