Camtasia Feedback Feature Request Round-Up

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Hello TechSmith Community

We want to thank you all for your responses to our request for Camtasia's special Feedback Feature Request Round-Up!We have gone over the results of the voting period and want to update you on some of the decisions that we have made. Please make sure you check out our post on the updated definitions for what the various Statuses mean, as we will be using those to help communicate the position of the Idea. A very important thing to note: marking an Idea as "Under Consideration" is the first step in moving forward with a submitted Idea. The total number of threads marked with "Under Consideration" will be limited so as not to overpromise and underdeliver.Here are the Ideas and Statues for this round-up (further explanation and details will be added to each Idea so be sure to review those original links that you voted on):

Planned

    Set defaults for fonts, colors, callouts, transitions, etc. - 267 Votes
    Ability to extend frame by dragging - 249 Votes

    Under Consideration
      Re-instate the "silence audio selection" button - 196 Votes
      Import, Edit, & Produce 60fps video - 188 Votes
      Adjust the UI color & contrast - 171 Votes
      Re-instate MP3 output - 157 Votes
      Copy frame to media bin - 146 Votes
      Smooth video preview when Behaviors are applied - 142 Votes
      Customize Hotkeys - 128 Votes
      Record at 60fps - 140 Votes
      Marker naming - 89 Votes
      Audio scrubbing - 51 Votes
      Audio ducking - 35 Votes

      Needs more Information
        Add audio meter - 247 Votes

        Not Planned
          Play video clip in reverse - 241 Votes
          Edit the cursor path - 158 Votes
          Add ability to Select Many from Clip Bin - 80 Votes
          Reinstate WAV file as Voice Narration file type - 66 Votes
          Moveable Timeline - 35 Votes
          Add color balance - 31 Votes
          Add additional keystroke callouts - 26 Votes
          Batch Processing on Mac - 12 Votes
          Reinstate old color palette - 11 Votes

          --Original Thread Below--
          Hello TechSmith Community;

          In recognition of the significant feedback that the community has provided in regard to Snagit, we are putting together a special round-up.
          Please visit the below posts and vote on the topics as soon as possible as we will be tallying votes on June 9th, 2017. We need to ensure we have a full understanding of the requests, the reason for the request, and the priority of the request before we take any action. So, we ask you to review these ideas, add anything missing, and vote on your top priorities in the next week (by June 9th). We will first focus on what is most important to our customer base as a whole as judged by the votes, or if there are no standouts we will focus on what is easiest for us to do first. After a week of clarification and voting, we need another two weeks to evaluate the requests, and respond back with our intentions. If we decide we won’t implement a request, we will explain why.

          Voting is easy! Just click the Vote button in the upper right corner of any post in the list below.(Just make sure you're logged in to an account)Note that this is not a comprehensive list; if there is a feature not listed here please submit a new feature request. Please be sure to be as clear as possible and include only a single new feature per idea posted; if you have multiple ideas post multiple times.

          If you are running into a technical issue or would like to report a potential bug, please open a technical support ticket.

          -Team Techsmith
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          Robert R., Online Community Admin

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          tjb

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          Thanks Robert (and by extension, Wendy)!

          IMHO, this is a big step in the right direction.  I have recommended Camtasia to countless people; its ease of use for newbies yet available power for, umm, "oldies" sets it apart from the herd.  While I was disappointed in the way the last Camtasia version was handled, I am far from giving up on the product. (I now, however, recommend that friends get the last release.) 

          One of the shortcomings that any software company can avoid is the silent removal of features.  Unless they have checked with their users (and in my experience few do), they have no way of knowing how many users' workflows they are going to destroy. Whilst I certainly understand and support not publishing roadmaps in a public forum, perhaps the list of features slated for removal – and the reasons – could be discussed in these forums. 

          Please keep up the great work,

          Tom
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          As a programmer for over 40 years I whole heartily endorse this. I find the new product cludgy and I, personally, hate the soft look programs are going to. Seems like an awful lot of extra steps have been added. To site one. The fade in and fade out of callouts was so much easier in 8. IMHO. While I was extremely excited that my machines full capabilities was finally going to be used I'm only seeing a slight improvement with the 64 BIT edition in final render. Let's hope moving forward you take heed of some of the things like this gentleman is talking about. At this time i think I rather just have 8 in 64 BIT form.
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          pjonesCET

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          Several of the links including the one for MP3 does to "About Blank" and nothing appears. Several other I wanted to view that that issue as well.
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          wendy.hamilton, TechSmith CEO

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          I emailed Rob to check but they are all working for me. ??
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          tjb

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          Likewise, they all worked for me (on Safari, MacOS).
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          Robert R., Online Community Admin

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          Hi there!
          Are you clicking on the links within this page itself, or in the notification email? Looking at the post all links are live and active on this page.

          -Robert
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          pjonesCET

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          was clicking the links in this thread. They appear to be working this morning.
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          nathanielb

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          I voted. IMO 60fps video recording and project export is super important. 1080p / 60fps is the new standard for really all videos. In addition, I voted for the audio meter. An audio meter that shows peak and average level with call outs at -12, -14, -18, -24 LKFS would be best. Wish list: If there could be a transparent brickwall limiter on the master audio bus too, that would hold the volume under the peak standard you select that would be ideal as well. 
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          Troy Stein, Employee

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          cool idea about the brick wall, Nathaniel!
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          Kyle Ortman

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          Sorry if I am late to the game but I brought this up at Camptasia 16' right after the release.
          I would like to "Select Many" from my media bin using the normal
          CTRL + CLICK - One at a time
          SHIFT + CLICK - Select a series

          When speaking to the developers they explained that you could simply draw a box around your media... Doing this with over 100 images gets pretty ridiculous.
          Can we add this to the docket?

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          Splitting into its own topic

          Please reference the new conversation here: Add ability to Select Many from Clip Bin
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          Kyle Ortman

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          Again sorry if I am late for these but I've had issues with voice narration changes between Camtasia 8 -> 9.

          Camtasia 8
          Voice narration saves as .wav

          Camtasia 9
          Voice narration saves as .m4a

          .M4A is a file I can't use in many places and I "used" to use Camtasia to do my audio recordings because it offers the noise removal tool.  What was the reason behind this change?

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          Robert R., Online Community Admin

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          Splitting into a separate topic

          Please reference the new conversation here: Reinstate WAV file as Voice Narration file type
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          pjonesCET

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          I don't understand why the change to m4a that a file specific to Mac and is protected  or encrypted. If they are going to a universal they should have gone to MP3.

          Wave is no better in that its exclusive to Windows only. In order for Mac users to use wave they have to have Flip4Mac extension installed which is a Wave (or wav) to MP3 converter.
          MP3 (audio and MP4 (video) are universal types types that work on any platfor Mac, Windows, UNIX or Linux.
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          Steve Smith

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          Does Camtasia support relative file paths, yet, in the latest version? I want to be able to put my Camtasia files in DropBox, mapped to different physical paths on different computers, and be able to record and/or edit from these files from multiple machines. Is that working today, and if not, is it on the roadmap somewhere?
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          Lucian Chapar

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          Seconded-  We produce a lot of content here with Camtasia 9 for Windows and are about to send dozens of Camtasia Projects out for translations. My biggest concern is that all the absolute file paths are going to break. The dirty work-around we'll probably have to do is to send the translators all of our projects as exported library assets, but that's just a ridiculous and error prone way of doing things.  What we need is a dynamic content manager or relative file path support. It would be great if I could just set a file index in advanced settings, where Camtasia would look through it and the subfolders for missing media- before alerting me that the program cannot find anything. It's major functionality issues like this that are forcing us to look into other products, as much as we don't want to.     
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          Steve Shipley

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          This would be a great feature. It is so much easier in Premiere Pro to recover files in bulk because of this.
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          pablomartinez

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          I like to get more audio features and controls, effects etc.. the audio is also important for video productions!!
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          Gail Copeland

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          Yes, I want to be able to fade in and fade out.
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          THUNDERBEAT

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          i don't see where to add a feature request, but I would like to be able to record system audio when recording to an avi file thanks
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          Robert R., Online Community Admin

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          Hello Thunderbeat;

          To create a Feature Request head to https://feedback.techsmith.com/ and you would search for the item you are looking to request (in case others have requested it before you and if they have, simply vote for that feature). See:



          If your idea does not come up, click on the "Continue Creating Conversation" button at the bottom of the window.
          See:



          You would then fill out the form, selecting "Idea" as the Type.
          See:



          Hope that helps!

          -Robert
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          THUNDERBEAT

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          Ok, thanks very much for the help. Will look at that later this afternoon.
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          tRaV

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          Audio scrubbing, pls
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          Robert R., Online Community Admin

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          Splitting into separate Idea topic

          Please reference the new conversation here: Audio scrubbing
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          elmurray

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          I wish Camtasia had kept the old library files along with the new ones in Camtasia 9.  I liked the music choices better in the Camtasia 8 library.  I do a lot of editing for instructional videos (typically screencast lectures) and like to add an intro for them (approx. 10-20 seconds).  However, there are very few options that don't sound like a video game.
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          I agree. I miss the old files too, and most especially the music selection in Camtasia 8. It would be nice if they brought them back and added to them.
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          Hi there!

          If you have a licensed copy of Camtasia Studio 8 you can simply export the Library by going selecting the library items, right-clicking on them, then exporting as a LibZip file. You would then open Camtasia 9 and go to the Library, right click and choose Import Zipped Library then select that LibZip file. 
          Note that the Library items do contain licensed assets which is likely the reason behind there not being an automatic import feature, though this is an interesting idea.

          Thanks for commenting!

          -Robert
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          I would like to create hot-key buttons to perform repeated tasks such as adding a fade in and fade out transition. I use only one type of transition, and it takes three steps to add it to each clip.
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          Along with the transitions, putting the most frequently used ones at/near the top would be helpful.  Or, if nothing else, listing them alphabetically.  I use about 3 transitions regularly, but have to search through the entire list for the one I want.
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          Splitting into separate Idea topic

          Please reference the new conversation here: Hotkey for transitions
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          Sree Jaya

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          Need an option for aligning objects in stage
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          Robert R., Online Community Admin

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          Hi there;
          Are you referring to something along the lines of the snapping functionality currently in Camtasia?
          See:


          -Robert
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          ron.markey

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          What happened to round/shaped spotlights?
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          poeticlouise

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          I really need MOV codec support! PLEASE!!!! PLEASE!!! MOV codecs!!!
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          Tomás Francisco Salazar Triviño

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          I need more MOV codecs support. But PNG codecs are OK. The only thing I wish you guys can do is adding an option to render a transparent mov... You know, I'm tired of using green screen on camtasia.
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          Douglas Lagasse

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          Yes for the MOV codec!  Transparent movies yes!
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          Robert R., Online Community Admin

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          Hi there!
          I am not sure I understand, perhaps I am confused by "You know, I'm tired of using green screen on Camtasia"; are you looking to produce a Transparent MOV file, or are you looking to produce a file that you can bring into a different application so you can apply chromakey to it?

          -Robert
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          Tomás Francisco Salazar Triviño

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          I make green screen on Camtasia (chromakey) and then I use it on a project, on camtasia too. I want to produce a transparent mov file because the remove color options doesn't work Everytime.
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          NONE of these are as important to be as color balance and being able to achieve a natural skin tone.  That  is the ONE reason why I'm now doing more and more work in Premiere Pro.  If Camtasia wants to be a professional video editing program, this is a MUST HAVE feature.  
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          Splitting into separate Idea topic

          Please reference the new conversation here: Add color balance
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          Richard E. Elzey

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          All are a good idea, but what about the time. Version 8 has it but now I have to look at the end of the file.
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          Robert R., Online Community Admin

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          Hi there!
          If you are referring to the Project Duration indicator we do intend to put that back into Camtasia in a future update.

          -Robert
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          micahgaudio

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          Time to start editing VR!!!
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          blourie

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          Al these things would be nice, yes, but for 3 years now I've been requesting the simple ability to scrub the audio while editing. For what I use Camtasia for, this is a necessity. Choreography between audio and my presentations are key!  Yet again it's not on the list.  

          This is really becoming a make or break point for me when Camtasia goes into its next paid upgrade.  

          Why can't a simple feature like this be added? Why isn't it on the list of improvements?


          See here... (It's been 4 years now...)   https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/timeline_scrubbing-vgyp3
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          Splitting into separate Idea topic

          Please reference the new conversation here: Please add audio scrubbing
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          I think we REALLY need more adequate Audio editing tools. The Noise reduction feature in 9 seems worse than 8, which was moderately usable. It's a real PITA having to export audio to another app, like Adobe Audition, just to apply a little noise reduction (ambient noise coming from my computer).

          It would also be helpful to add a filter that allow a user to speed up the overall video a bit (maybe to 125%), but not allow the pitch to be affected. For example, you can do that with any Youtube video. Set the playback speed to 125 or more, and the speech is obviously faster, but the pitch isn't warped, so that the narrator sound like they just sucked on a helium filled balloon.
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          These are great ideas and would be very helpful. Better noise reduction please!
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          Debbie Searle

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          How about a pause button when recording voice narration please?
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          poeticlouise

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          Here's the deal for me. It may be only me, but I NEED MOV codec in order to use Camtasia for my local cable access tv series. Since I can't and since quality is lost moving down to mp4, I am forced to use either Adobe Premiere at home (old version need to upgrade) or Final Cut Pro at the studio, which means I will have to put my dollars into other software and not Techsmith software. Your call.
          Do you want my $$ or shall I trade $$ with Adobe?
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          Douglas Lagasse

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          I strongly second the request this missing capability.  We need to render in MOV!
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          You used to be able to change a callout by selecting it and then clicking on a different option. That function seems to have disappeared. I miss it. 
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          Jayne Davids

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          Hi Shelley, you can change the type of some of the annotations e.g. Shape & Callout in the Properties panel. Use the Shape dropdown list. Hope this helps.
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          If we could get the default color palette back - see image here - in Camtasia, so that we could simply choose green or another color for a fill, or for text - this is something we used to have in Camtasia and is standard in just about every software - and I took it for granted that it would always be in Camtasia.  Please please consider bringing it back! Thank you.

           
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          Splitting into separate Idea topic

          Please reference the new conversation here: Reinstate old color palette
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          Edmundo Paco Paco

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          I like camtasia, I am doing many videos about math.

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