Cropping Video in Camtasia Studio 8

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I'm wondering if it is possible to crop a video inside CS8 - does anyone know?

I am able to crop the video inside powerpoint, and then record the screen with CS then import the cropped video that way into CS8, but it seems a little clunky.

My aim is to have a long skinny clip at the bottom of the screen and two smaller square clips running at the top simultaneously. So I'm looking at cropping.

Appreciate any help with this.
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Hi debz874,
Good News!
We added Crop in Camtasia Studio 8.1.0
The Crop tool removes unwanted outer areas of a video clip or an image.
1. Click the Crop icon to turn crop mode on. (Located at the top of the Canvas in the toolbar on the right next to the Pan button.)
2. On the canvas, drag the blue handles to remove desired area.
3. Click the Crop icon again to turn crop mode off.

You can also hold the alt key down to enable crop and then release alt when you are finished.

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.

I am not quite sure I understand what you wanted to do with your video but I think with a combo of Crop and scaling you can achieve what you want.

@ Trix your talking head will definitely be possible now. We also added Chroma Key in the 8.1.0 release.

Remove a Color (Green Screen or Chroma Key)
The Remove a Color feature, also called "Green Screen effect", or "Chroma Key effect" allows a color to be removed from a video or image. Typically this technique is used to remove a one-color background behind a video or image to allow another image or video to show through.
• You will find the Remove a Color option in the Visual Properties Tab
• Choose the color to remove from the dropdown menu or select the color from the media on the canvas.
• Use the Remove a Color options to adjust the tolerance of the color removal, the softness of the effect, the hue of the color palette, and more.

For more information, watch this video tutorial:

Thanks for using Camtasia Studio!