Camtasia 9 - why can't I increase the duration of a image

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Hi,

Sorry if I am being stupid - just upgraded from 8.6 to 9 PC and I cannot increase the duration of my images, if another image follows on the timeline:



As soon as there is another image following in the timeline then I can only decrease the duration.

I have tried with two images that have not transitions etc

I have checked with version 8.6 and this allows me to increase the duration.

All help appreciated.

Steve
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Joe Morgan

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The workflow has changed, you need to make room for the increased duration first. Be it a video or image your extending the duration of.

It has some advantages and disadvantages.

If you need to extent a frame to fill a gap precisely you do that without dragging the end of the extended frame to meet your needs.

Here I'm lining up the the the video with the end of an audio track that could be narration to match the video.Hence, the need for an extended frame.Strictly an example.


Then you just use the arrow key to max out duration preciously and fill the gap.
 

  So it's a nice clean fill


Camtasia 8 either just doesn't fill the gap. Or pushes your media further down the timeline than you want it to.
Unless you know precisely the duration to extend your frame or image.

Regards,Joe 
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Thanks Joe,

So I need to make the gap first - which clearly can be done but tricky as I have many small clips after the image I want to extend :-(

Steve
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In that case you can go to Edit>Preferences>Timing and adjust the default length of still images, but then you must clear and repopulate the timeline, or add the images to a new timeline.
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Thanks Fred,

It is just a shame that on v9 I now need to repopulate the timeline...but no big deal.

Thanks for your help.

Steve 
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Hi Steven,

If you press and hold <SHIFT>, you can click and drag all the media down a timeline track at one time.
Then, adjust the image and repeat with <SHIFT> to drag all the media back into place.

This might help your processes a bit.

And, there is no reason to have to clear and repopulate or redo your timeline, unless you ever just wanted to.

Kelly
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Thanks Kelly - the SHIFT tip really make this much easier :-)

Thanks for helping

Steve
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Hi,
Glad I could help!
Kelly