Collapsing Images After Changing Duration

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Hello!

I found this thread but it was a year old without a solution so I thought I'd ask again to see if anyone has found a solution. 

In Camtasia 8, you could change the duration on a set of images and they would all collapse together - great for small animations. However, in Camtasia 9 (Windows), if I change the duration, the collapsing doesn't happen so I have to drag each one next to the other. This gets very time-consuming if working with sets of 10-25 images. Also, if I try to increase the duration when they are snug together, the clips won't expand out unless I give them some "growing room." Therefore, I have to be really sure how long I want the duration to be the first time.



Is there a fix to this that I'm missing? I have all the snapping enabled on my timeline. I can't change the clip speed (as mentioned in the previous thread), because these are all still images and not video files. I really loved that feature in Camtasia 8.

Thank you so much for any assistance! Truly appreciate it!

~Sarina


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Select all images at the same time. Apply clip speed and adjust duration.
Right click clip speed to apply clip speed to all selected images.

Regards,Joe




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Ahhh, I see. I need to use the properties panel to modify the actual clip speed. I was trying to right-click. Thanks, Joe!

I do wish they would revert back to the old duration method though. I liked being able to set how long I wanted each picture. If I have an audio segment 15 seconds long, I know I want my 30 frames to be exactly .5 seconds and then they would all collapse together. Using clip speed is more difficult to calculate. I have my 15 second audio...what's the clip speed needed to fit in my 60 pictures? 6x speed? 8x? It's a lot more math.

Secondly, I used to be able to group my pictures into orderly animation bundles. Now if I put my pictures in a group, I can't apply clip speed for some reason. Which means, I'm constantly zooming in to see which little image sliver belongs to each animated group. 

Finally, if I want to reduce clip speed, and there is not enough room in the timeline, I have to play "guess the gap size" when shifting everything over so that it has room to expand. Previously, it would just move everything out for me. 

I realize Camtasia isn't meant for animation, so that's the price I pay for trying to make it into an animation software. It's just that it USED to have these fantastic features so I know they are possible. Plus, I love the clean layout and user interface so much more than Adobe. It would be hard to move to another program. :)

Anyway, thanks again for the help! This will save me some time. 

~Sarina
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regarding "guess the gap", move the clip to an empty track, apply speed adjustment, use insert time to adjust for additional space needed on timeline

regarding clip speed and groups, best to un-group, apply, regroup
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