Chapter markers into the video

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Once the video is taken, is it possible to create markers into the video to jump quickly between them? similar to chapters into a movie DVD?

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If you are using Camtasia, sure!

https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-ca...

Cheers... Rick :)
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Very helpful  'how to' video covering it all - thanks!  BTW - great feature!
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Yes if I am reading you correctly on this question. If you are using Camtasia 9 (Pc) Version then I would just add Markers where they are wanted for the TOC (Table of Contents) so users can click on that and jump to that section. You can rename the Markers by right clicking on them and choosing rename or by clicking on the marker on the Timeline you created and choosing the Properties Button and changing the text name of the Marker from there. Hope that makes sense.

You can also add Hotspots to have the video pause/stop and the user would have to click on the callout to continue or jump around from one area to another and back and forth on the video etc.

Then after completing all of your edits with the Markers where you want them do a Custom Production and choose The mp4 Smart Player (HTML5) Option and when you get to the TOC (Table of Contents) area in Production you can choose the Options you want and continue on. There is also a Preview button in the lower left corner that gives a short preview and playback by rendering just a portion temporarily for you to watch and if it looks good then you can continue on to Produce/Render your video.

Well, I hope this all makes sense and if not fee free to ask more questions here. Keep in mind that these type of videos with the steps I explained will not work to play on a DVD Player at home. That would take different Production to AVI and then another software application like Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. that is meant for creating DVD's.

Thanks for posting your question and I hope you find some of this explanation useful and like it. I look forward to hearing back from you and for other users to offer their way(s) of doing this too. Have a great day/night.

Best Regards ~ Fred.
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Rick thanks for posting that video. It is from TechSmith but is helpful and some of the things have changed from Version 8 to Version 9 in Camtasia like the Marker Thumbnails is no longer present and the renaming is a bit different, etc. but it is not to hard to figure out what the changes are and using the Help File will also help other users learn too. Thanks for sharing your input Rick and have a great day/night.

Regards ~ Fred.
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I am following these instructions, but when my mp4 video renders the table of contents is missing. When I previewed the video, the table of contents was present. Are there additional steps that need to be taken to include the TOC in the video?
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Note that you CANNOT just play the singular MP4 video file in order for this to work.

You MUST play the HTML page that contains the player and all the references to other files. 

For example, you will never be able to see the TOC if you just upload the MP4 to something like YouTube or Vimeo or Viddler or any other video hosting service except ScreenCast.com.

It's all the other files that make it work. Like a house of cards, you remove one element and it all collapses.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Perhaps this is a silly question then, but how do I share that with others? And where does the page "go" once the video is produced?
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If you host the video on your own web site, you upload the production file set to your server. 

If you don't have a server or web host to use and you want the TOC to work, you need to create a free TechSmith ScreenCast.com account and upload your video there. Then you can share the video to your users from there.

Cheers... Rick :)
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thank you Rick!