Camtasia Studio: Please concentrate on making EDITING easy

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I have been using Camtasia Studio 7 for some years. I started making tutorials on Windows software. I liked the editor. I still like it. Now I make video on products for my webshop and I edit the video in Camtasia Studio. I shortly installed version 8, arrgghhhh. You have changed the way the arrow keys are working to edit and move and select on the timelime. Terrible!!

I just want to say one thing, even if I know you are americans: Quality wins over Quantity. By this I mean: all amer. software vendors think: BIG is better. In Europe we have other standards ;-) We buy quality, not quantity.

My point is: I guess that most of the time of the users is spent EDITING, not recording. Therefor please concentrate on making it easy for us to edit - and show it in your videotutorials, so far I have NOT seen these videos from you. It took me years to figure out the small things in editing audio and video streams in relation to each other. Splitting, moving parts, pulling, drawing etc.

Quite interesting: I can choose between: Question, Idea, Problem, Praise but NOT Feedback.

And please drop your amer. slang: "Nope"
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Michael Maardt

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Buy Daniel Park's Camtasia Studio Guide; version 8 is being edited now. I've bought a couple of them (versions 4 & 5) and they offer the depth you seek.

I'm still figuring out the changes to the arrows in CS8 but I am sure there is a setting somewhere I haven't found yet to control this behavior. I will look this week.

The changes to CS8 timeline + transitions and others are too great not to use it.

I spend most of my time editing; Techsmith is a smaller company and very reactive to user input. CS8 brought me a lot of things I've been asking for.
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Thanks, I probably not have time to read a guide ;-) I was also annoyed, because I said yes to converting a .camproj file from 7 to 8, and after I de-installed version 8, my camproj file was corrupted. My mistake, i should have made a backup.

But I will give it another try another day. I know, that Techsmith are listening to us.
Greetings from Denmark !
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Hi,

When you went from 7 to 8, I thought it also kept a copy of the 7 project file? Maybe I'm thinking of another program, but look in your project file folder for the 7 version. Or you might find a previous 7 save that could be okay with a little work.

Hello from Nashville
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Hi Michael - we released Camtasia Studio 8.0.3 today, with a number of tweaks in response to feedback from you and others. Among the changes: the right and left arrow keys now scroll the playhead instead of the timeline.

Details: http://bit.ly/RThqbl

I hope this proves to be a boost to your editing efficiency!
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Michael Maardt

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HI Daniel, excellent, thanks. I will try it now. I see "Improved memory usage and performance on the timeline", that was a problem for me often, my pc had to work for many seconds to get back on track so to speak.

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