Captions under video in Camtasia Studio 8

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I recently upgraded to CS8 but find I still have to use CS7 for certain functions.

The one function is for captions. Although CS8 has an option to Show Captions or Hide them (which is nice), CS7 has an option to place Captions under a video as well as on top of a video. CS8 seems to only have an option to view captions on top of a video. Is there any reason why this function was removed?

I often use this function when showing a Powerpoint slide in English and then the caption in another language beneath it. This avoids the caption from interfering with any text on the slide. With CS8 I'm unable to do this now and so I find myself having to render a project in CS8, then importing the production back into CS7 so that I can use this old caption functionality and then re-render the project with the captions where I want them

Could you please reinstate this function from CS7 in CS8?
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Elan Ressel

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Official Response
Hi all - I'm happy to pass along the news that our development team made some changes in the new Camtasia Studio 8.0.3 to bring back under-video captions! It is a free update for anyone who owns Camtasia Studio; just open Camtasia and click Help > Check for Updates.

A couple of details...

You won't see the placement of the captions reflected in the preview window but when you produce to or the Flash/HTML5 player you have the option to place the captions below the video in the final, produced file.

This video from Camtasia product manager Shane Lovellette includes a section showing how the new caption placement works (see 14:35).