Camtasia V8 Transitions

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1) Transitions now cover the end and beginning of the connecting items on the track. Do the transitions still add time between the items, or does it take from the end of the first and begging of the second item? Do I now need to record extra “dead” time to allow for the transition time?

2) Is there a way to easily add a transition across all the tracks at once?

3) Right-clicking a transition only displays the delete option. What happened to all the other options, primarily change transition and transition duration? Having to click and drag a transition instead of being able to enter the exact time is a but cumbersome.
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Andy

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Eddiebo

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Hello. . .

I used one for the first time yesterday and it worked like a champ. It didn't require any adjustments to timing at all. I just kind of sits on top of the end of one clip and the beginning of the next. The other thing that's pretty cool is you can just drag either side of the tranition to adjust the duration. Again, I'm no expert but it was easy to use and seemed to work well.

Hope this helps.
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Ryan Eash, Instructional Designer

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Hi Andy,

In addition to Eddiebo's response (Thanks, Eddiebo), here are a few additional tips that might help you with Transitions.

1. You can adjust the default duration of any new transition you add on your timeline by going to Tools > Options and looking under the Program Tab. http://screencast.com/t/wq5OyWDwBzkB

2. Click and select one, or multiple clips, on the timeline that you want to add transitions to...and press the "T" key on your keyboard. This will automatically add the last used transition to the beginning and end of all selected clips. **To select multiple clips on the timeline, hold down the Control Key and click each clip.

3. To add the same transition to all selected clips on the Timeline, you can also right click on a transition (within the Transitions Tab) and choose "Add to selected media". http://screencast.com/t/wZeSM8Fu

4. To change which transition you want to use, just drag a new one on top of the current transition on a clip and it will replace it.

5. To change the duration of a transition, hover over the edge until you see a double arrow. Click and drag to increase/decrease the duration.

Transitions no longer add additional time to your video, but instead overlay on top of your clips. This is a huge improvement from previous versions, in my opinion. I do agree with you that having the option to adjust transition duration within the right-click menu would be nice to have...and will hopefully make it back into a future minor release.

Hope this helps!
-Ryan
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alexis.anne.mcneill

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#4! Yes! I feel silly that I couldn't figure that out on my own but that was super helpful.
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Andy

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That does help. The only follow-up question is with the "Transitions no longer add additional time to your video, but instead overlay on top of your clips" statement, I now need to consider the transition time in my recording, editing the beginning and end of clips, or extend the last/first frame to cover the overlay time.

Thanks again.
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Eddiebo

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Technically yes. But in reality, not really. . . Unless you are talking or doing something at the VERY start or VERY end of the clip there's not issue. The default was 1 second and I didn't have to modify a thing. And if you wanted to, you could even cut that one second down. Shouldn't be a big issue.
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"5. To change the duration of a transition, hover over the edge until you see a double arrow. Click and drag to increase/decrease the duration. "

This appears to not work. I can get the double arrow, but clicking and dragging does nothing.
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maryatsurf

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Actually, let me qualify that: it won't work if the transition is at the end of a track. You have to stretch out the track itself -- then it works. So, my bad.
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So how do you cut the beginning or end of a clip with the transition sitting on top? I have not been able to do this. Most of my clips need a snip at the beginning or end and it seems impossible to do, unlike all previous versions.