Add ability to Enable/Disable Tracks in Camtasia Studio

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SUGGESTION: ICON next to each track number to "Turn On/Off" (active/inactive) track without the need to remove track.
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Neil Cooke

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Hide video tracks.

On complex projects where video is overlayed I have to move video tracks to see what's underneath them - a quick hide/show icon on the track name next to the lock icon (like in after effects) would be awesome.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Can tracks be hidden/muted? (Studio 8).

On each track, there should be a button next to the lock button to make that track hidden. If items on that track are visual, they should disapear. If items on the track are auditory, they should be muted.

This would be extremely helpful in many cases. An example would be having set the music track, set volume levels, cut and spliced, etc. then needing to work on the audio for the spoken track. It would be helpful to be able to mute the music track without deleting it. Same idea for visuals. Sometimes I need to hide callouts and/or captions, and really don't want to delete the track and rebuild it all later.

Anyone who has used Adobe products will know the benefit of hiding layers.
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Thank you, everyone, for the great feedback on why this feature would be useful to you. We continue to watch this forum to help guide future versions of the product and appreciate your continued participation and patience!
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Leanne Gee

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Official Response
Hi all,

I'm pleased to announce that as of version 8.4.0, you can turn tracks on and off in Camtasia Studio. Turning a track off prevents auditory and visual content from appearing in the canvas, preview, or rendered video.

There are two ways you can turn tracks on or off:
  • Option #1: Click the eye icon to the left of the track. It acts as a toggle, so when a track is on, the icon is gray and the track is bright:

    When a track is off, the icon is blue and the track is dim:

  • Option #2: Right-click on a track and select "Turn on track" or "Turn off track" from the contextual menu.

Hope this helps!
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Wonderful.  Thanks to you and the team!
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Verily, the piteous cries of the people have been heard. . . .
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Chad Steen

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It might have taken 2 years... but the squeaky wheel finally got the oil!!!
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A very good solution! Thank you to had taken the users problems seriously.

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