Camera moving while recording a video, how can I stop this in my camtasia video

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Please can anyone help, I have a testimonial video that I am editing and preparing for publication, but right at the beginning, the camera is moving so that when I add a callout - this callout moves and looks so wrong - is there anything I can do.  I have tried separating the video from the narration, but is really too difficult for me to get this working.
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Can you find a frame where the camera isn't moving and use the Extend Frame function to "freeze" the screen for your callout?  You'll have to lock the audio so you don't add dead air.
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If the problem is that the video camera is moving about, the only way I know to stabilise it, is to open the video file in Adobe After Effects where you can either minimalise camera shake or you can lock callouts (that you create in AE) to moving items to the video.  There may even be a way of locking down the video image to be more stable.  The main cons are that it is expensive (unless you rent it from the cloud for a month) and you would have to learn how to do it
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Thank you so much for your replies, the problem I have is while this camera is moving - the person is speaking, which is why I tried to separate the audio from the video, but I got myself into such a mess.  What I have done is added a callout onto a wipe board behind the speaker, but the callout moves because the video camera is moving,  I have spent so much time getting this testimonial looking really good, and this is my last hurdle
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Hi, I attach a very small snippet of the video, which shows the whiteboard, with a callout on it moving, hopefully someone may be able give me some advice???
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Oops - forgot to add the link:

http://www.screencast.com/t/5NzTPv9hm
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SueScooby

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Hi, I have done as you suggested, and it has created it, but I now don't know where to find this Screencast snippet?
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when you do a screencast.com production, the new video is automatically uploaded to your screencast.com account, that video should automatically open in a browser so you can review the production [did that happen?], you can then manually copy the link in the address bar to your clipboard, and the last view of the production wizard will have a button that too will copy the link to your clipboard

also, a copy of the MP4 that is produced is saved into a folder [same name] in your Camtasia Studio folder
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Yes - I use screencast all the time and share the link with my colleagues no probem, but not this one - however, the screencast portion I did, as above has not appeared in my library account.  And as with the other two - I copied the link and added here - and both times - it says unable to embed this content type.

I appreciate you trying to help, but I think I am causing you a lot of strife, so will say, many thanks for trying.  I have now removed the callout from the wipeboard and will just go with the slight movement of the camera.
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OK; sorry we couldn't resolve this

perhaps contact tech support re the screencast.com issue?
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many thanks