Bug with displaying the timeline

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Hello,
i have a quite annoying bug with my timeline. When i've been cutting a video for a bit and then make a new cut, the sound "waves" of the remaining part disappears. And they only reappear if i zoom in or out. So i have to cut, zoom, cut, zoom and so on.
It's hard to explain but you can see it in the screenshot.
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Florian Walther

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Florian Walther

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any idea?
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Hi Florian;

What type of content are you working with (imported media or Camtasia Recorder files)?

Does this happen with all projects or just this one?

Are your project files and/or source files stored locally on the C:\ drive, or are they located in a network drive, external hard drive, or in a cloud-synced folder?

Does it improve if you go to Camtasia's Preferences then click on the Advanced tab and switch the Hardware Acceleration to "Software-only" then restart Camtasia (required)?

-Robert
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Florian Walther

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Nope, not working with changed settings. It's not about the mp3 file because it used to work in the past.
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Florian Walther

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camrec file + mp3. It happens with all projects, i make new ones daily. Everything is stored locally. What exactly happens when i switch to software-only? I changed it and let you know when i make my next project (today or tomorrow morning), but i need to know if there are any downside from that setting.
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Ok, thanks, i will try that.
Not related but dont want to open a new thread: Can you tell me what the setting "use trimmed content in transitions" does?
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Transitions are used to blend 2 separate yet dissimilar video clips together in most cases.
 Plus, the ending of the first clip has been trimmed off a bit. "Most of the time."
The beginning of the second clip is "Usually" trimmed down a bit as well.

Sometimes neither clip is trimmed.But that's another story.

Without getting into the mechanics of it. The trimmed content is still available to transitions.
Transitions overlap the 2 video clips. From the center point where the the 2 videos meet on the timeline.
To a period of time before and after the clips meet.


In most cases the trimmed content contains some motion. A transition appears more fluid and is more pleasing on the eyes with that motion included.

That's not always the case.If a transition doesn't look quite right, you can right click it and try un-selecting "Use trimed content in transition" It may or may improve matters.

 
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In case you want to see a video demonstration of this behavior, I have one up on YouTube.



Cheers... Rick :)
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Ok thank you guys. So when i dont use transitions, that doesnt play a role for me?