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):


    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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          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,

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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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          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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          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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          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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          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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          Robert R., Online Community Admin

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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!

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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?

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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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          Debbie Searle

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          How about a pause button when recording voice narration please?
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          Beatzby Roy

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          How about multiple camera recording at once like 3 or more cameras???No other service offers that. Or do they?

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