Custom frame device

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It would be great to be able to upload custom frame devices and expand on the ones already available. This will save us a lot of time rather than having to edit our video in after effects first.
This will mimic the plugin described here: https://wistia.com/blog/template-for-screencast-videos
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abrebion

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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Hey abrebion, thanks a lot for sharing your idea! I can see the example you posted, looks great.

Tell me a bit more about what you're hoping to do here, if you don't mind sharing. What type(s) of content are you hoping to use this feature to make? What does your workflow in After Effects look like right now? What type(s) of devices would you hope to feature in your videos?

Thanks again!
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abrebion

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Basically, I'd like to use my own pictures, ones that could include a custom background to reinforce branding in support/explainer videos. The default ones are not  "branded" enough and I'd like to avoid using affer effects and keep the easy of use of camtasia. It should be device agnostic, so maybe some configuration will be necessary (depending on the image/composition, the position and size of the screen will obviously differ).

NB: the macbook device could be updated (it's seems very thick, an old model?
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Good feedback, thanks! I definitely hear what you're saying about updating the included model, it's getting a bit long in the tooth...

Can you give me a bit more detail about how you are envisioning branding appearing in the device frame? Is it a physical object that's included in the shot? An overlaid graphic? Something else?
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proportal

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For me the branding wouldnt appear in the device frame but rather outside - therefore leaving the content as recorded to play un-encumbered within the frame - custom frames would help with htis.
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Definitely @proportal. I can see why that would be ideal.

Also, we kept @abrebion 's example in mind when working on the current Camtasia Device Frames, which you might be able to appreciate by looking at the angles we used. You can definitely use the jump-cut effect employed in this video with Camtasia's Device Frames, and get a pretty similar result.

Would love to hear feedback about the current Device Frames, how you intend to use them, and thoughts on what else you'd like to see from them in the future!

Cheers,

Kelly
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Lon Naylor

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I create custom "Device Frames" all the time using online video tools like DropMock.

Here's a webinar excerpt with some of the tricks I use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpabZtJ9iso

This was done in CS 8 but works for CS 9 also. DropMock now also has Video Mockups that work the same way as the image mockups in this tutorial...

NOTE: I tried to create my own custom Device Frames and add them into the CS 9.0.1 directory (C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Camtasia 9\Media\Studio\Camtasia-DeviceFrames) but that doesn't work...

- Lon Naylor
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Nice video Lon...thanks for sharing!