Can I put the canvas on one monitor and the timeline on another?

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I am using Camtasia for Mac 2. I would like to put the Canvas on my Thunderbolt, and the Timeline on my laptop, so that I can make the Timeline as large as possible and the Canvas as large as possible. When I used Camtasia for Windows, this was possible. You could 'separate' them. I don't see how to do this in Camtasia for Mac. I like having the Timeline separated from the Canvas so I can really 'see' it as large as possible especially when I have many Timeline layers (Audio, multiple video and images and special effects, transitions, etc). It feels VERY crowded otherwise. Thanks so much!
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Tissa Richards

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Hi Tissa,

I also use Camtasia Mac on my Thunderbolt display. I do miss the capability Camtasia Studio for Windows gives to separate the Canvas from the timeline.

Here are a couple of tips:
  • Reduce the size of each track to the minimum height. 
  • Reduce the canvas to 75% or even 50%. The Thunderbolt resolution is so high that this is usually (not always) plenty. Actually, I just checked, my canvas is 1920x1080 scaled to 62% to allow me to view 10 minimum-height tracks. This is nearly always enough tracks for my productions!
Good luck!
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Jessica Brown

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I hope the Techsmith folks are looking to include this. It's a very basic function of all major video editing software. It really hampers productivity.

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