Camtasia Studio 9 Wishlist

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My hopes for CS9
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Greg Fainberg

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  • I think Camtasia UI is simple and easy to use. What would be great to see in CS9 is more transitions more animation options like text and image motion paths. More built in video templates like credits, lens flares, lighting effects, smoke etc... essentia

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Greg Fainberg

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I think Camtasia UI is simple and easy to use. What would be great to see in CS9 is more transitions more animation options like text and image motion paths. More built in video templates like credits, lens flares, lighting effects, smoke etc... essentially if Camtasia becomes an easy to use feature rich competitor to After Effects and Motion 5 thatt would be great. I love the simplicity of the Camtasia interface you can beautify it but leave the structure alone it works. Instead enhance video editing and animations and transition options. I am often inspired by Jonathan Jarvis's crisis of credit video (google it) that was built in After Effects but I built a similar video in Camtasia and think with a little more tinkering with animations and transitions Camtasia can become a leading competitor to AE and motion 5 and a lot more attractive to developers that don't have time to learn complex tools like the aforementioned. Thanks looking forward to the future and thanks for creating such a brilliant product.

Greg Z Fainberg
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Information Design Studio
www.infodesignstudio.co.za
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Greg Fainberg

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I think Camtasia UI is simple and easy to use. What would be great to see in CS9 is more transitions more animation options like text and image motion paths. More built in video templates like credits, lens flares, lighting effects, smoke etc... essentially if Camtasia becomes an easy to use feature rich competitor to After Effects and Motion 5 thatt would be great. I love the simplicity of the Camtasia interface you can beautify it but leave the structure alone it works. Instead enhance video editing and animations and transition options. I am often inspired by Jonathan Jarvis's crisis of credit video (google it) that was built in After Effects but I built a similar video in Camtasia and think with a little more tinkering with animations and transitions Camtasia can become a leading competitor to AE and motion 5 and a lot more attractive to developers that don't have time to learn complex tools like the aforementioned. Thanks looking forward to the future and thanks for creating such a brilliant product.

Greg Z Fainberg
Director
Information Design Studio
www.infodesignstudio.co.za
Zwif@infodesign.co.za
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Rick Stone

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I would agree with the of the points above.

For example, I'm not sure what one calls this effect, but when a Callout appears, it would be cool to have a way to easily apply the effect of growing from nothing to perhaps 110% then "settling" or easing back to 100%. Like a pop and bounce.

Adjustable Motion paths would be awesome too!

And while I'm sure it's been horribly overused lately, I love that text that appears to swing in, then slightly back and forth and settling. As if it were on a sign with chains suspending it. Or having it rotate out of view, as it it were on a skewer.

What about creating text that appears to have a 3D look to it?

Then again, these features are really sort of pushing the boundaries of what something like Camtasia was designed for. It totally rocks for ease of use and simplicity. The unfortunate aspect of that is that it means certain features are omitted or "dumbed down" in an effort to remain friendly. ;)


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Bluftitler - is a good third party tool which provides adjustable motion paths as well as 3D animation, as well as many built-in text effects.
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Richard Campbell, Champion

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and the output from Bluftitler can be easily importable into any Camtasia project.
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Sharyn

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thanks - will check it out
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Darren

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I would like to see the following implemented as soon as possible.

The ability to add several Audio tracks ( Different Languages ) and/or several Caption Tracks ( Different Languages ) and allow viewers at run-time to choose their Audio track or Caption track as required.

I would also like to see Camtasia Studio move into Responsive Design capabilities to allow users to deploy for multiple devices at the same time.

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