CAMTASIA REQUEST to add a simple bitmap overlay to the editor, where you can freehand draw.

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Currently, in Camtasia, one can add 'objects' only to a track, which is a very good thing of course. The 'freehand drawing with pen' is only available in recording mode. I would be a good thing if it were possible in the editor mode. It would not be dynamic, of course, which would be way to difficult. A simple static overlay of the bitmap one draws, with a certain duration, and the possibility to move, delete, resize... In fact 'paint' on top of the visible tracks.
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi Johan,

I was wondering if you would care to share a bit more information about your idea??

What is it that you want to draw? If you had the ability to draw with a pen, would it matter if the lines were squiggly, or uneven? What do you need that cannot be added with a sketch motion callout, or other annotation?

Or, were you thinking of doing some kind of artwork on top of the video?

Thanks for anything you can add... I just want to better understand what it is you desire.

Kelly
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Hi Kelly, I paste your post with the answers:

What is it that you want to draw? Anything you can't do with the current annotations.
If you had the ability to draw with a pen, would it matter if the lines were squiggly, or uneven? No, this would not matter, though holding the shift and drawing straight lines would be nice. Basic 'paint' is enough. Other functionality is present plenty.
What do you need that cannot be added with a sketch motion callout, or other annotation? Difficult, since persepective is a lacking possibility. (I edit 3D Recap Pro scans & videos)

Or, were you thinking of doing some kind of artwork on top of the video? Not for me, but others could benefit of this and use it, but let's stay the current application field of this program.

I can send you the link to a recent video, but it is confidential, so it should be by mail.

Thanks for your time
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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HI.

You can send a link to the video to k.mullins@techsmith.com.Thanks, I will be interested to see what kind of work you are doing.

Kelly