Clip-Speed control, where?

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How can I accelerate a playback of a part of the recorded footage, or an entire video?
I haven't found a Clip-Speed area to adjust, so if someone could point me to it, I'd be delighted.
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Asragin Vån Kyron

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Asragin which version of Camtasia Studio are you using? Let us know and maybe I can help. Thanks for posting and have a great day!
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Sara

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In Camtasia Studio 6, 7 and 8 you can right click on the video (that has been added to the timeline) to find clip speed, as well as, in the edit drop down menu at the top to find it (I'm positive about 7&8, but I don't have 6 to confirm this). This will edit the clip speed of an entire clip. To edit part of a footage you have to use the split tool to remove that section from the rest of the video to speed it up.
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Thanks Sara.  I'm brand new to Studio and trying to make a song longer by loading it twice to the time track and splicing it seamlessly but the Playhead would move too fast.  Your answer allows perfect cuts and saved me. 
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Love what you're  here guys, keep it up!..


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I will add that if you are using Camtasia for Mac 2.1 or later, Clipspeed is a video FX you can drag and drop onto a clip on the timeline. You can then open the effect drawer for that clip, and drag the end of the clip left to speed it up or right to slow it down.

Once you add Clipspeed in Camtasia Studio 8 (PC), you can adjust it by dragging directly on the timeline as well. Once added, open the effect drawer of the clip, and you will see a green bar across it that says Clipspeed. Simply drag the end of that bar left to speed up a clip, or right to slow it down.

Hope this helps!

Thanks,
Shane Lovellette
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Yes, but clipspeed doesn't work the same in the PC and Mac versions of Camtasia (unfortunately), the Mac video FX allows the audio to keep it's original pitch. Will that function be available for PC clipspeed?
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How do I add Clipspeed to Camtasia Studio 7 (PC)?
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If you look at the post below bu Shane Lovellette you will see his answer. Can you be more specific of what you are trying to do and where you got your video from ?

For example is this a video you recorded of your screen using Camtasia Studio 7 (PC) or is it a video you have imported and if so what format is it in. I do know that I have imported .mp4 videos from other sources and when I followed his instructions it did not give me the option to adjust the clip speed as all video is not the same. Let us know and thanks for posting. Have a nice day/night.
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I'm using CS7. Thanks Sara, you helped muchey :)
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Camtasia Studio 6,7,8 does not allow for speeding UP clips - only for speeding down a clip to a max of 50% of the original clip's speed. For speeding up a clip I recommend using the following method:
1: Export audio and edit in audacity - use the "change tempo" feature under the effects menu - the scaling is measured in percentage from 100%
2: Save the new audio
3: Export the whole video and open the clip in Windows (live) Movie Maker (comes free with windows) - this may take a while for rendering
4: use the edit menu to speed up: the scaling is different. 5% faster = 1,05x the clip's speed.
5: Save the movie. Unfortunately the shady people from Microsoft built in a very cumbersome format chooser. I prefer mp4 720p for my instructional clips, so I use "ipad" as the preset.
6: Bring the two clips together in camtasia. Slience the audio from the video clip and align.
Yes - this is cumbersome. I do not understand why the Mac version of camtasia is so much more laden with features than the windows version. I surely hope that all this will be solved in a future version soon.
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Actually, you can speed clips up in Camtasia Studio as well. Right click on the clip you wish to speed up, and select Clip speed.... A Clip Speed dialog will appear. In the dialog, type the percentage of speed you want for the clip. To speed up a clip, type in 150% to play the clip 1.5 times as fast, or 200% to play it twice as fast.
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True - however: Multiple selections will not be speed up when they are in the same track - overlaps on the same track are not allowed - you would need to give each section its own track or speed up clip-by-clip. I forgot to mention, narrated audio will be pitched up - pitch preservation is a camtasia-for-mac feature, but I can't seem to find that in Camtasia Studio 8 (for Win). The solution for that is given above.
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In Camtasia 8 - On the timeline, clip the section of video you want to speed up and then right click.You'll find 'Clip Speed" which can be adjusted up to 400. Easy PeasyAlthough the original clip speed was more visible.
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to add to what Nobby has provided ...

be sure the clip section you want to add clip speed to is defined by splits

also, if you separate audio from video, you can apply speed adjustments greater than 400%

you can also apply speed adjustments less than 100% to make a clip play longer
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Topu Ghosh

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I'm using camtasia 8.1.2 and can't find clip speed ,why?
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Rick Stone

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Try right clicking the clip and you should see it on the context menu. (assuming it's a video clip).

Cheers... Rick :)