Camtasia Studio 8. Copy and paste Pan & Zoom from one clip to another , how?

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How do I copy and paste a pan and zoom from one track to another in Camtasia Studio 8?

I have done this for a long time in v7 for split tracks to retain its current pan and zoom position when a clip continues into the next cut clip. For example I split the video, apply a faster clip speed with pan and zoom, then copy that pan and zoom to the nexp clip which is at normal speed, this way the pan and zoom keeps its position and zoom level?

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Hi Daniel,

As you may have noticed, the timeline was completely rewritten, which meant we had to start from scratch on the existing features. Unfortunately, copy/paste on Zoom/Pan keyframes fell off the bottom of the list and didn't get re-implemented.

I'm very sorry about that.

As a workaround, if you just want to continue a zoom across splits, you could group the two clips and then apply the keyframe to the group. That will apply the zoom at a higher level that will be maintained across clip boundaries.

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Just a quick update on this feature: The current plan is to include this in a future release. Keep an eye on this thread for an announcement when it is released.

Thank you all for your feedback! Keep it coming.
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Greetings! Today we are pleased to announce the release of Camtasia Studio 8.1 which adds this feature you might find helpful.

Copy and Paste Animations

You can now copy and paste zoom and other animations on the timeline:
1. Right click an animation and choose "Copy".
2. Move the playhead to the new location.
3. Right click the clip and choose "Paste".
For more information, watch this video tutorial:
(this link will take you from this page)

Copy and Paste Visual Properties

You can also copy and paste the position, scaling, and visual effects on any clip, without using an animation:
1. Position the playhead over the frame of your clip with the desired properties.
2. RIght click and choose 'Copy visual properties'
3. Position the playhead over the target clip on your timeline
4. Right click and choose 'Paste visual properties'
If you have Camtasia Studio 8 installed (trial or licensed version), you can update to the new version by clicking Help > Check for Updates or by downloading and installing here:
(this link will take you from this page)

Please let us know how this new option works for you!

Warm Regards,