Camtasia SAVE and bottom scroll bar

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Please consider adding a SAVE icon on the icon bar. I save my work a lot while editing and I have to go to FILE >> SAVE every time.  CTL S is not very useful since I'm not using the keyboard --I'm using the mouse so just clicking on the icon would be much easier.

Finding where you are on the bottom scroll bar is hard since everything is grey .. How about making the scroll bar positioner a bright color??  Its small anyway and being grey just makes it harder to find.
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You can drag and drop a Save Icon to the Toolbar and place it wherever you want.

Open the More Tab.Chose Customize Toolbar.


Then drag the Save Icon to  the Toolbar.

Regards,Joe



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Thank you ... I wish it was that easy  But i'm using Camtasia not SnagIt and that function isn't available that I can find

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Oops,my bad lpkugele

 I respond to the SnagIt forum also. I thought I was in that forum. Sorry about that.

With regards to video editors in general. You can customize the user interface panel layout in a lot of editors.
Premiere Pro comes with several defaults and I've created a Favorite Dual Monitor layout for myself and  other layouts as well.

The defaults work great as well.In the image below you'll see the default "Color" UI.

For all it's versatility, the Save Feature remains under File.



I've worked with a lot of video editor editors over the years. I've never used one that had a toolbar you could add features like Save to.

 I even created a Camtasia 9 UI for the fun of it a while back. The Properties Panel and Effects Panel look different because Premier Pro uses a different system. But for the most part, It's Camtasia. And if your wondering, No, I never edit in Premier Pro with this layout.  Camtasia wastes space and needs the ability to customize UI's as well.



Regards,Joe


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I appreciated the reply anyway .... You sound like a Power User - I'm not techie enough to create my own interface... Just having a SAVE icon seems so basic I couldn't figure out why I couldn't find where to make it happen! 
I'd also like arrows on each end of the location bar at the bottom so moving around would be easier.  But then I'd like to be able to freeze the vertical location line in the middle and have everything else move around it so what I'm editing is always center screen!  I don't want much!
Thanks again ... I'll just live with FILE>>SAVE
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Premiere Pro brought back the ability to "Smooth Scroll" in the timeline. That's what their calling it.


The timeline indicator remains centered and the media goes whizzing by as the video plays.

It's an old school form of track editing actually. I believe it was Camtasia 6 that had this feature. It also had only one video track to work with. I think multi track editing may have killed the feature.

If your focused on timeline tasks specifically. Then perhaps this is beneficial.

I don't care for it myself. I use 2 monitors.Even then, to have the timeline whizzing by in my peripheral vision constantly. When I'm concentrating on my video work.Doesn't work, I've tried it.

To work on a single monitor with multiple tracks.Well, envision all these tracks in motion as you try to concentrate on your video .

I'm not saying your wrong, if it works for you great.

I think it's probably great for audio. Because you're focused on the track.

Anyway, Good luck to you.
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I see what you mean!!!  No idea if it would work for me or not but I am usually focused on the audio.
I am recording Powepoint lectures so the slide is constant while I talk through it

What is Premiere Pro?

and thank you for the info!
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Premier Pro is a high quality/professional video editor. A large percentage of what you watch on  TV and is in the movie theaters has been edited in Premier Pro.
It's also for the average consumer as well. The learning curve is a bit steep. Most people won't touch it with a ten foot pole. It's not as complex as people think. High school subjects were far more challenging.

Anyway,  Premier Pro isn't cheap as it's prescription based at $20 a month. And just for smooth scrolling it's not even practical.

There's a Free audio editor NCH's Wave Pad https://www.nch.com.au/wavepad/

The free version exports wav files at 44.100hz 16 bit stereo only. Which happens to be Camtasia's "Favorite" and most compatible format.

It's the only free audio editor I'm aware of that keeps the audio centered on the timeline. People around here praise Audacity.But it doesn't have that feature.I use Adobe Audition.It Can/Does.

You can export your Power Point slides as Slides. Record the audio in NCH. Import them into Camtasia and create your video.
There's You Tube videos to follow on the editor.

Or not, just a thought.

Regards,Joe
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Thank you so much for the info  I did look at Premiere but the cost is high for just one feature
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I would like to clarify if you are a Audacity user or you are considering using Audacity that you can pin or unpin the playhead.

The default is unpinned but can be changed in the preferences to be center pinned.

You can also leave the default setting and change the playhead from unpinned to pinned on the fly in project. Just click on the button at the far left of the timeline.


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Default unpinned Playhead




Playhead Pinned




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great tip Dubie 

keyed me to the fact that a more recent Audacity version was available [my older version did not have the option]
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Cool it nudged you to update.

They have added some good options in the last few updates.

The latest is 2.2.2

I really like the option that was added to change the interface theme.

I like the dark theme as shown above.

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it was 2.2.2. that I just installed; my previous version was like 1.5.0. ?

2.2.2. definitely looks a lot better

thanks again for the tip

wonder why the app does not "prompt" or "check" for updates?
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You was able to get a email notification but them discontinued that.

I now get notified by RSS.

If you use a RSS feed reader add this link to your feeds to get notifications.

https://www.audacityteam.org/feed/

:)

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thanks; unfortunately, I don't do RSS
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Thanks to all for the info and comments ... I'm a pretty basic Camtasia user for academic lectures so a lot of this is news to me!