Confused about zoom & pan in V8

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I'm a little confused about how Zoom & Pan works in v8 versus v7. In v7, it seems like I could apply zoom & pan to a clip, and Camtasia would automatically apply a transition effect to go from, say, no zoom & pan to the new zoom & pan settings.

In v8, when I apply zoom & pan to a clip, there is no transition. The screen just jumps abruptly from no zoom & pan to the new settings. Am I supposed to now manually apply a transition on top of the zoom & pan? (if so, bleh)

Also FWIW some feedback for the Camtasia team -- in V7 it was really easy for me to keep track of zoom & pan settings on the timeline. In V8 I have no idea what is going on...applying zoom & pan adds some Cursor & Visual Animations lines to the timeline but clicking on those lines does nothing...doesn't take me to the zoom & pan settings...not clear to me what to do with that. I realize this is a training issue on my part but in contrast in V7 I was able to successfully use zoom & pan with zero training and now in V8 I am totally confused.
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Wendy Hunter

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Kevin Liu, Staff Software Engineer

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Hi Wendy,

We just announced the release of Camtasia Studio 8.1 which adds this feature you might find helpful (eg: animation to span multiple clips).

If you "cut" sections of your video or audio media, stitching will now join the pieces together eliminating gaps on the timeline.
Animations will automatically span across any stitched media clips. You can also manually stitch and unstitch clips.

To Manually Stitch Clips
Right-click between two clips on the timeline and choose Stitch Media from the menu.

To Unstitch Clips
Right-click on a stitched media clip and choose Unstitch.

To Change the Default Action for Stitching:
Select Camtasia Studio > Tools > Option > Program tab > Enable auto-stitching

For more information, watch this video tutorial:

If you have Camtasia Studio 8 installed (trial or licensed version), you can update to the new version by clicking Help > Check for Updates or by downloading and installing here.


Kevin L.