camtasia studio cursor effects default values

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I am using Camtasia Studio 8.4.1 (Build 1745).
I am producing a series of videos, adding the same cursor effects to each recording.
These cursor effects are not the ones configured by default. For instance I add mouse highlight with green color instead of yellow, in order to better integrate with the rest of our corporate image (our logo is in green).

Is there any way to establish a different cursor effects default values so I don't have to repeat this configuration process over and over for each recording?

Thanks,

Gabriel
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there is no way to set your own default values
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ok, I was just wondering if they could be in a specific configuration file in the installation folder. I have some expertise in software engineering and with some help I might work it out, but if they are embeded inside the code of the software then there is no way.
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Thank you for the feedback Gabriel.  I've tagged this as an idea for the Camtasia team to look at for future updates.
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Any updates here to set default cursor effects
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No
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this thread is older than dirt; surprised it's still open for comments

anyway, this workaround works great; uses the Library to hold the default cursor asset ...

How To Make Cursor Effects Library Asset
http://www.screencast.com/t/x2H9YHx4P5I
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Thanks,

I guess that the best way to implement this is not only to use a configuration file for cursor effects default values but for ALL the default values.

Then a future step is just to program an interface to manage these values inside Camtasia.

Thanks for the quick response,

Gabriel
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Please follow the suggestions of Gabriel.  To start with, a config-file would be nice.

I record hundreds of small clips spread over maybe hundred projects, and I see no reason for changing the layout of the cursor from clip to clip. At least not for my projects.

Also, I apply other effects ("Enable volume leveling" etc) to all my recordings, so a general approach to default settings would be nice.
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In the cursor effects tab, you can add a keyframe on the schedule at the factor where you want to cover up the cursor, and then add another keyframe later on to create it noticeable again.
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I also create a bunch of short video clips with cursor effects and have to set them up every time for each clip, which is quite frustrating. I wish there was a way to save the effects as templates, so one could have different sets for different projects.
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As I understand, there still is no such feature.

I found following workaround, that works for me:

- setup cursor effects for one camrec on your timeline
- render the video
- replace camrec with another one (RMB, update media)
- adjust duration of camrec
- after replacement you can render another video with same cursor effects 
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On my thirteenth desktop video creation I'm still frequently having to produce them twice.  I don't want the cursor so, disable it for the second creation.  Obviously, I keep getting surprised that CS8 doesn't remember the previous setting.

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I'd like to bump this thread as still relevant, having a possibility to set some default cursor highlight would be nice to have, maybe having multiple instances in selection tab "cursor effects" - "cursor highlight" as default, and "custom highlight" with separate user settings. In my case i lower opacity but i noticed as in instruction video above, I also change ring duration to 1 second, so one more thing which would save some manual adjustments each time
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the best current workaround is to create Library assets that reflect your desired cursor profiles ...

How To Make Cursor Effects Library Asset
http://www.screencast.com/t/x2H9YHx4P5I
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I have done this kayakman, and it works pretty well. By the way you have made some wonderful tutorials, so thank you.
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you are welcome
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It would be nice to have Cursor Size captured in the library as well. I'm not sure why it was omitted.
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I agree; but cursor size does not seem to treated as an "effect"