Automation Possible w/ Markers?

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Any way to currently auto-add markers? Say arbitrarily every 5mins?
I think that would be very useful.

As I mentioned in my other post, I tend to record long technical training videos for clients and it would be great if when watching the tutorial, the client could just fast fwd 5min chunks if I am explaining something they already know.

Taking it a step further, how cool would it be to auto-add markers based on a variable such as each time a specific Transition is used?
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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There isn't a way to automatically mark things EXCEPT when going through a keynote/powerpoint slideshow. We automatically add a marker every time you switch slides. Neat idea though.
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Paul, thank you for responding. I appreciate the info about keynote/powerpoint presentations. Hypothetically I could record my video in Camtasia. Import those videos into PowerPoint And then re-record the video of myself presenting the PowerPoint. And then I would have Markers throughout the video depending on how I position my slides. Correct?

Does this also mean that if I upload to something to Vimeo or YouTube that my video could have a table of contents? Because really, That's the functionality that I am craving for. A table of contents for an interactive video documentation/tutorial.

Thanks so much for your help with this. Love Camtasia for home-use and really enjoying the trial of SnagIt I am using on my work terminal. :)

(posted this by accident with a separate GetSatisfaction account, so deleted and reposted). Sorry for the double email notification i'm sure you just received ;)
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You could definitely do as you describe, and if that workflow works for you, go for it. However, to me, it sounds like a lot more work than just recording your video and zipping through it to add markers at the interesting points.

As far as a table of contents: yes, we support that, HOWEVER it depends where you host the video. If you host it on Screencast.com, where we control the player, the player will support having a TOC based on your markers (it's pretty cool). If you host it on YouTube, we create a description for the video with clickable links that match your markers, like this: 

It's not as nice as Screencast, but it's better than nothing!
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Awesome, thank you Paul. I agree that adding random markers, probably at points that I've "split at playhead" makes more sense and would be quicker.
Youtube Description is great. Cool that you even do that!
(What about Vimeo Support?)

Also, I know this is bad forum etiquette. But I've been playing with SnagIt and have some Ui/Ux ideas that I think would help. Could you please either move or share the following image with your SnagIt dev. team? Thanks.



Thanks again.
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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I think your Snagit feedback would get more traction if you post it as an Idea and tag it with Snagit...
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Thanks Paul, I was lazy and wanted to share the ideas before it got buried in a graveyard of "wouldn't it be nice if..." thoughts.

I will re-post this as you suggested over the weekend. Thanks.