Basic Editing Tools - Camtasia 2 for Mac

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I was told that TechSmith Developers stay in contact with these blogs.  I would like to get their feed back on my post as well as users.  Thanks.

As an Avid Media Composer professional editor, I am not apposed to seeking different tools to expand marketing concepts, and presentations to my clients, and anything else to make my job easier.  I like the functionality of Camtasia for Mac. Truth be told, I was sold on the Effect (Reflection) Okay, I'm easy to impress. However, 

With the projects that I create, my basic video clips range from 15min, and 30min in length. Sometimes over an hour on Multi-camera productions. My sub clips 10sec, to 45sec. in length.  By having the basic editing tools, editing would go so much smoother in this program/software/app (witch ever you prefer to call it).

By bringing a clip onto the timeline, the user can use the CUT tool to splice in/out and ripple delete the unwanted footage. instead of going to the beginning/ending of the clip and finding the footage they would like to use.  This is time consuming and makes editing much more difficult to do. iMovie does this and so does FCP X and its garbage - absolute Rubbish to edit in that sort of manner.

Basic Editing Tools:
* My recommended editing tools for Camtasia 2.x for Mac (if not all)
  • Selection Tool  *
  • Track Select Tool
  • Ripple Edit Tool
  • Rolling Edit Tool  * 
  • Rate Stretch Tool
  • Razor or Cut Tool  *
  • Slip Tool
  • Slide Tool
  • Pin Tool
  • Hand Tool
  • Zoom Tool  *
Audio Meter next to the timeline would be helpful too.

Basic video Timeline Interface

Basic Audio Timeline with Waveform

And most importantly - Metadata
You have many creative people here and they should have metadata information for every published project they create.

Teachers/Educators who create tutorials and then publish their projects need to have the basic copyright protection via metadata for their creation.

TechSmith developers, please do not follow the Apple FCP X, or iMovie way of Magnetic Editing.  You've got a great product here. Stick with your core standards and with the industry standards.

Thank you for your time.
Chase Media
Seattle, WA

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Hey Kelly,

Really appreciate the well thought out and thorough feedback. A lot of what you have there would be helpful, for sure. I'm going to make sure I pass this along to the dev team, so they can take a look at it. Thanks again for taking the time to post this!

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