Crop Circle from Video / Rounded Corners

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Hello guys! Right now, we can crop videos with Camtasia which is wonderful. Coming from Screenflow, I liked their feature to add "rounded corners" which allowed me to crop a video into a circle. So you might wonder: Why is this useful? When recording your screen and adding your headshot in the right or left upper corner, a circle looks much nicer than a square or a rectangle and it also covers less space on the screen, which is wonderful :) I would be super happy, if Camtasia could add this feature!


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anja

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You can do this in Camtasia Mac.  You apply the mask effect.  Place and size it where you want on your video.  Then you have two options in the Mask Properties - oval or rectangle.  For rectangle, you can choose the corner radius although oval will likely work best for what you are asking for - you won't need to change the corner radius if you resize the mask.  Also with mask, there are additional options to allow you more creative control.  And just as with most effect parameters in Camtasia, these can be modified over time allowing you create some interesting animations.
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See, there you go again. Making me have Mac Envy and all! ;)
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anja

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Thank you!! Sounds complicated, but at least it's possible. But there is no way to do this with Windows?
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It's not complicated at all.  You jut drag the effect to the media you want it to affect and place it where you want it. But sorry, it is not yet available on Windows (although if you add the effect on mac, and export for Windows, it will render properly I believe).  Coming from Screenflow, my (bad) assumption was you have a MAC.
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That is awesome! I just tried it and it works great on Mac! Yes, I do have Mac, but my editor uses Windows, that's why I was wondering :) 
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anja

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Is this feature in the planning for Windows? 
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this works in Windows ...

How To Make A Circle Mask 2017-04-09
https://www.screencast.com/t/4Kfzg81ZcCH

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Great video, Kayakman! You show how to solve the problem using just Camtasia.

If you have another image editor (Photoshop or even PowerPoint), you can use that to create any shape mask as a PNG with transparency and use that, no need to remove a color in that case.
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Dave, thanks for the PowerPoint tip; I've also used Snagit to make free-hand-style mask shapes; will have to try the PowerPoin way