can't extend frame although there is enough room on the timeline

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Camtasia version 9.1.2 (build 3011) on a Windows 10 PC. Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?

I have a video track with lots of room after it. When I select Extend Frame in the right-click menu, I am told that there is not enough room, even before I can enter the duration of the extension.

In case it's not possible to extend the frame, is there a workaround? Such as exporting the frame to a picture, then inserting the picture?
The screenshots below show it well, I think. I only have three tracks, all visible in the screenshots, all with free space.

Screenshot 1 - opening the menu:


Screenshot 2 - getting the error:
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berndbausch

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Posted 4 months ago

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Jenm

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Things to maybe try:
  • Remove any clip speed
  • Close program and re-open
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Jenm

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There is an Export Frame As option in the Share menu, if you want an image to extend:
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kayakman, Champion

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How To Work With Frame Extensions
http://www.screencast.com/t/ssVv7GRY
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kevinohlson

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I've run into this, where sometimes you can extend the "last frame" on the timeline. Instead, split at one frame before the end, and start the "extend frame" edit from there. 
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kevinohlson

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/sorry meant to say "..cannot extend the 'last frame' ..."
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Thanks for the many suggestions. In my case, the clip speed was altered. Let's say that the error message is slightly misleading, and I haven't found documentation that says that clips with changed speed can't be extended.

I found this workaround: Copy the clip to a new, empty project, extend it there, then copy the result back to the original project.
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I'm glad you found a workaround.

I suggest you try exporting a frame instead like Jenm pointed out earlier. I think you'll find it's faster than creating another project. It will save you some steps as well.

Regards,Joe
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Another option: slice off the frame, remove the clip speed, extend the frame and place where needed.

No need to use a different project.

Or: Copy the clip, remove the clip speed, extend the frame and slice off the extended part. Place where needed.
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I see that there are many ways to go around this limitation. Thanks again for sharing!