Change the video background to white

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I'm using camtasia studio for Lectora. I want the video I'm producing to ahve a white background instead of the standard black. How can I do this? Thanks.
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I recommend you below an other site about How to get a white background
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http://www.gowallaby.com/how-to-get-a-white-background-in-video

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Thank you this link is also quite helpful.

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Thanks that helped me out. It still doesn't do quite what I want, because whne I put in a transition between two clips (I'm flipping from one page to another to show its a two sided document), the canvas ends up black again during the flip. But thank you fro the information.
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John S. Richards

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I have seen no method to change the screen backdrop canvas color at the moment.
If you want all white, transitions, try a fade to a white title or similar etc., and do not use page flip or cube rotate transitions which show the rear canvas.
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Hello!

I know you are using the special version of Camtasia Studio 7 that is packaged with Lectora. But I wanted to let you know that Camtasia Studio 8 has just been released and now supports change the background color of the editing canvas.

The background color can be changed through the “Editing Dimensions” dialog. This is the color that will show during any blank space on your timeline, behind partially transparent clips, and behind some of the transitions. I would encourage you to give it a try!

The 30-day trial is fully functional and can be installed alongside existing versions of Camtasia Studio. You can learn more about the new version here:

http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-wha...

I don’t have any details on when the Lectora integration will be updated to the latest version. So if that is a requirement for you, I guess we will have to ask for a little patience.

Thanks!
Randy
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in CS8, it is over top the upper left corner of the canvas area; click on the left button; there must be a clip on timeline to access the dialog
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Aaah, right. Thanks. That's pretty hidden. And a rather incongruous place to hide the background colour setting, I would say. Especially since I normally want to configure those types of settings before I start. Have you considered putting that in the Visual Properties section, or at least in the Tools -> Options somewhere? That was where I was hunting for them. Anyway, thanks very much for your help!
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I do not work for TechSmith, but, if it was up to me, I would make the video background color control a separate, color coded, button next to the current editing dimensions button [which would benefit from a pop up that says what it is]

what ever was set for video background color would be the button's color; that way you'd always know
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HI Randy!
Ha ha - sorry, I thought that "Employee" under your name in your avatar meant that you were a TechSmith employee! Oops.
Yes, I think your solution would be even better. Hmmm... well, I'll put that on my list of whinges to email to them :)
Thanks again!
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I (Randy) am an employee :-)

Kayakman, the responder to your comment, is one of our long-time Camtasia power users.

The formatting on this site can make it a little confusing sometimes to figure out who is saying what. Sorry about that!

But, by all means, don't hesitate to send your feedback our way. Honest customer input is crucial to delivering the best experience we can.
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I have a similar problem. I'm producing a Camtasia file for the web. I've tried to change the video background using the method presented above but I still get a black background. I have to go into the html file and change the background color manually. Is this a known bug?
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there are 2 different backgrounds; video background, and embedded video background

you need to edit html to change the embedded background [so not a bug]
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Thanks for you response.
I never had this problem in version 6, only in version7. If not a bug, why all of a sudden is this happening in ver7?
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I believe ability to change video background color in editing dimensions dialog was new in CS7

changing color of embed HTML has always required manual editing of HTML except when using Camtasia Theater tool
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Upper left hand corner of the screen: Editing Dimensions. You can change background color to whatever you wish.

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