Change to annotation font in 9.1; has anyone else noticed?

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I'm not sure whether to classify this as a genuine "problem" or not.
It's an irritation if you actually care about what your videos look like but hey, join the party of those.

My standard annotation is a Bold style blue text box using Source Sans Pro regular (size 70), with fade in and fade out transitions.

Of course the font size is largely irrelevant since the type resizes itself to fit the text box meaning that you don't so much have "consistent look and feel" as a "ransom note cut out of newspapers" effect, but that's a separate issue.

I added this combined object to my library.

This is what the text looks like for an annotation that was added in 9.0:


I created another one in 9.1 using exactly the same text. The font style is still regular, the size is identical, and neither box has been resized:



Yes, chunky text. Looks bold, isn't bold. I actually don't have a problem with the font looking like that save for the fact that short of going through and redoing every annotation in the first 30 minutes of this film I'm going to have the second half of it looking rather different to the first half.

I'm more curious about whether anyone else has picked up on this since 9.1 came out.

(And no, I didn't have the option of waiting until I finished the film before upgrading to 9.1; 9.0 took it upon itself to stop showing me the recorder control panel until I brought it into the screen using Windows + arrow key, and then it would disappear again as soon as I started recording until I brought it back again with Windows+Arrow.. 9.1 at least resolved that issue.)
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  • A state of resigned frustration at this point, sigh.

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I'm not sure if I follow your problem, it appears to me you don't have "Bold" font checked in the font drop down menu.

I don't use the bold callouts so I'm not familiar with their behavior.

It seems that you could select all your callouts at the same time and change them to bold if need be.

Regards,Joe
  
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Also, for clarity, when I said "Bold" I said that it was the style, not the font weight that you've highlighted. That is, this collection:
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I used a Bold Callout.Bold callouts have Square corners,there the only ones that do.

I recognized the font appearing in your original callouts as a bug actually.It's not Source Sans Pro at all.It's probably the type of font.OTF or TTF  I'm not sure what one.But Camtasia defaults to that skinny font you posted when it can't decode a font correctly.
I didn't get into that and didn't realize you can't update the other ones.

Here's Source Sans Pro in Photoshop as Proof.

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So basically,Camtasia 9.1 corrected what was wrong with 9.0 and it looks like you got burnt as a result.

Regards,Joe
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> But Camtasia defaults to that skinny font you posted when it can't decode a font correctly.

Now THAT is most interesting. I haven't used that font anywhere else (like in Word or whatever) so it's not one that I already knew, but I thought that the font looked OK for my purposes so I just went with it.

> So basically,Camtasia 9.1 corrected what was wrong with 9.0 and it looks like you got burnt as a result.

Weeelll, yes and no. Now that I know what it is I can finish this current video by copying the 9.0 callouts from the front part of the film (which is the majority of it) rather than inserting new 9.1 ones from the library. It means that the next episode will look a bit different to this one but at least this episode can be finished with as-consistent-a-look-as-Camtasia-ever-allows.

Thanks for the advice.
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I was curious what font it was.Wouldn't you know it was at the bottom of the list.LOL

Anyway it's Yu Gothic Light if you want to keep using it.