Camtasia feature request - edit just one track

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Enhamcement feature for Camtasia: Please can you add the ability to edit just one track, I often wish to add a zoom/pan animation to just one track and having to repeatedly lock/unlock all the other tracks so they won't be affected is SUCH an inefficient workflow. Perhaps you could add a toggle button to enable/disable this feature or make it a shortcut key. I have Camtasia 2019
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BTW -  I short term workaround:

Put in the Zoom/Pan in the current interface with all tracks unlocked.

Obviously: That puts to Arrow on all the timelines, representing the zoom/pan.

Click on one of the Arrows on the tracks you do NOT want zoomed, hold down Shift and click on the others (effectively selecting all the Arrows EXCEPT the one you want to keep.)

Press Delete and all other arrows will be deleted, and just the one left will zoom.

Still extra work, but faster than locking/unlocking all other tracks. (Should be half the clicks...)

Your toggle feature is the right idea (a mouse modifier would be ideal).
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and I have used that method as well, but if you accidentally leave one behind (there may be other arrows nearby on those tracks as well ... or worse still get the wrong one ... it is such a pain ...
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No disagreement... but I still find that faster than locking/unlocking the tracks.

If I leave one I just select it and delete.  I've also gotten very fast at selecting what I want to remove. YMMV.
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oh sure but I'd like the developers to see that this is an unnecessary pain that needs to be properly fixed.. and not give them an escape down the route of workarounds lol. But I don't disagree with what you've said.
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They really need to fix this.  Camtasia behaves totally different in this regard to other video editing software and it is totally unintuitive and inefficient.  In all other editing software that I've used, if you have no tracks selected in the timeline then the cut applies to all.  If you have one track selected in the timeline, the cut only applies to that one track.

PLEASE consider making Camtasia behave the same!  Going through and locking and unlocking tracks makes no sense for a single action.
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Yes they do!  This is such a time consuming and frequent part of editing that I would upgrade to the next version of Camtasia for that alone.

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How To Use Grouping To Isolate One Track For Editing 2019-07-26
https://www.screencast.com/t/l0vWSIjiHbd2

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That's an interesting technique so thank you for that. However it doesn't address the problem. In my case I'm working with three camera angles on the same subject (dance performances for the academy I work with) and intercutting between them combined with zoom pan for dramatic effect. I am constantly working between them to get the best shot. so your suggestion isn't appropriate in my case.  The way Camtasia currently works I would still need to constantly lock/unlock tracks (or accept the edits on all the tracks and go back and delete some of them).

This is tedious and frankly shouldn't be necessary.
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sorry the workaround isn't appropriate for your situation

your request is non-the-less valid; it has been on my suggestions list for a very long time

Lock/UnLock/TurnOn/TurnOff-AllTracks

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I am grateful to the people who suggest 'workarounds' but those workarounds still involve a lot of unnecessary work. The issue is that the edits are applied to all the currently unlocked/visible tracks and if the product could be redesigned to address this it would be far more preferable and, I would suggest, drastically improve productivity for a lot of people

While I understand that having edits apply to al the tracks can be useful in this case its a hindrance. I like Matthews suggestion .. apply the edits to just the track that's selected except for those edits where it makes sense to apply to them all. In the case of zoom and pan however I very rarely want this to hapen to all my tracks. I think we should have the choice.
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