Camtasia 3 (for Mac) Feature Requests

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I'm trying out Camtasia 3 and am compiling a list of what might be minor issues for others, but I find are huge drains on our capture and edit process.  All of these were present in Camtasia 2.
  1. There is no longer a "Duration" visible for a project.  I have to drag the slider to the right and figure it out manually.
  2. The lack of Marker thumbnails in the timeline is a huge issue.  Those thumbnails provided a simple way to quickly spot and navigate to specific sections.
  3. Maybe I'm the only one, but I hugely miss the ability to quickly select an area using Shift + dragging the playhead.  Having to be more precise by grabbing the red or green handles isn't as convenient.
  4. When I make a new marker, the name of the marker isn't automatically selected so I can change it.  So instead of: Make marker, start typing name, press enter - now I have to make marker, mouse over to marker field in properties, double-click to select, enter new name and press enter.
  5. The horizontal slider bar a the bottom of the screen is too short.  It's not as forgiving when trying to click and drag it to navigate.
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Posted 3 years ago

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Stephen Wagner, Employee

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Thank you for your feedback.  #3 is still possible, but instead of shift, you hold down the command key while dragging to select a region.  #4 is a known issue that we plan to fix.  As for the others, we will have to wait and see.  Personally I miss #1 as well. :)

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#5 is starting to become bothersome. I think jrkinsella meant that the slider bar is too short, vertically. It is indeed difficult to grab.
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Hello I have Camtasia 3 for Mac. Is it possible to have speech to text feature as I do subtitling for a very long 2.5 hrs clip which is in my native language.  It would be good if I can speak English and it comes out as Captions.  Thank you.
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