December 2017 Camtasia Voting Roundup!

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Hello TechSmith Community!

Thank you all for the stellar turnout for the December 2017 voting!

The results are in!
Below are the results for the top suggestions for the second half of 2017 (July through December). We have updated each individual thread status and have provided a quick reply to all of them, so please be sure to visit the various Ideas to see our Official Reply on each topic. Again, thank you for your participation and stay tuned! Here are the December 2017 Voting Results for Camtasia:

Planned
  • At this time it is too early to tell if any suggestions will be planned for a future release.

Under Consideration


Not Planned


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Prior to launching this round up off, we would like to let everyone know that we will be updating those Ideas from June's roundups that we have information on, so keep an eye out on those. You can find our list of June's Camtasia roundup here and Snagit's roundup here. Any comments regarding past roundups will be moved to the appropriate location as this post is here to highlight new suggestions from the community.

The purpose of this Camtasia round-up, which will be active from today. Monday, December 18th, 2017 to January 2nd, 2017, is to take the top feature suggestions from July 1st, 2017 through to December 11th, 2017. "Top Ideas" are defined by the number of "Me Too's" that a thread has so make sure to click on that "Me Too" button on Ideas that you find would work for you. Please note that no ideas posted in the comments of this topic will be added to the current round up; if you have an Idea that you would like to submit for a roundup, please do so by creating a new thread and sharing it via your colleagues, social channels, and champaion its cause here in the TechSmith Community Forums. Though this may change, the next roundup is likely to be in/around June of 2018, so make sure you get out there and share your Ideas!



Again, thank you for your continued support and remember, if you are experiencing technical difficulties or would like to report a possible bug, please open a ticket.

-TechSmith

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Robert R., Online Community Admin

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mschiffm

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I would like to be able to put pictures in quizzes. That would be a great feature for educational institutions.
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JayReina

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I don't care about any of these .... I want to see a major change like, Live multi casting option for you tube recordings

Live is the way of the future everything is live these days
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Phil Bolton

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60fps
I can't believe it's not even on the list.
wtf!
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michel.gervais55

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A  major add on to Camtesia at least for me would be to add matching questions to quizzes and drag and drop activities.
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Rick Stone

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For those of you wanting a richer quizzing experience, have you investigated using Adobe Captivate? I believe Adobe offers a monthly subscription at a reasonable rate that you might consider. Use your Camtasia for the amazing  and simple screen recording bits, then you could point a hotspot in Camtasia to a quiz developed in Captivate.

Cheers... Rick :)
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andymena1

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What about stabilization? 
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AlX

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I love Camtasia - I think it's the best tool for my kind of work, but.... I would like a lot of things for the new year ;)
1. Some way to move all the clips together when you delete something in the middle of the project.
2. easier ways to put filters/change white balance etc - editing the colors on the movie clips
3. Some form of simple EQ
4. keyboard shortcuts to control the horizontal scrollbar to navigate the project .
5. Maybe being able to make simple animated drawings (making your own arrows, circles etc)
6. And I'm still not sure how to export something with decent color quality. Some colors become muted and dark and others turn into neon when I export in 60-75%. And with higher quality, the files become all too big! So if that is something that you could work on, I'd be grateful.
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Good feedback.  Thanks!

For #1, note that you can hold the Shift key as you drag to affect clips to the right of the one you're dragging.  This would let you close up a hole after you've deleted something in the middle.
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Lee Malkin

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For the most part Camtasia suits my needs however I would like to be able to completely separate the audio, edit it, then reattach to the existing video.
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kayakman, Champion

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you can do this now; you can separate audio from video; you can then edit the audio; you can reattach them either by grouping the audio and video, or producing to AVI, etc.
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Gary Smith

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More music - more intro clips! :)
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Tommy Turner

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So looking through it seems as though a full list of existing functionality with drill-down details on functionality as well as a list of popular external resources would be helpful
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I like to see a choose of use between Camtasia or Snagit , an drop down from Camtasia. or even interrogation.
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Rick Stone

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Interrogation?

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Cthonicus

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To have a reverse video function would be absolutely fantastic; audio and all included.
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anupam

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I just want the callout text to be editable without the layers being moved up and down. I create my own library items and if the text is in the lower layer, I have to bring it forward to edit. I can give example by sharing my screen if you so need. I know the library items already in the library are editable that way, I am talking about custom library items.
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are you referring to having to move a callout to the top track?

you don't need to

regardless where a callout is in the tracks, just select the callout on the timeline, or on the canvas, then double click the callout in the canvas to put its text in edit mode
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I am talking about editing a text layer in a custom library item. If the library item is at the lower layer, we have to bring it to top to edit it. I am ready to share the library item if you need to look at it...
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you need to first "select" the target item, then double click it to put the text in edit mode

How To Select Item And Edit Text In Stacked Library Asset
http://www.screencast.com/t/CxEuAlpEK
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My proposal:

easy add audio effects modes such as "chorus", "echo", "robot", "satanic"... and so on.
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Pat

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I'd settle for functioning noise cancellation. It's a pain in the stones to export audio, clean it, then re-insert it.
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Rick Stone

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No pain no gain. I didn't feel a thing! ;)
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pub

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Yes, I agree, all type of function to improve the audio quality would be great. And more important, which can be applied to a multi selection of clips.
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Jonathan Norrod

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"Hey customers - vote for the feature we've decided to work on while ignoring the features you're all asking for!"

At least give us a button to say we want something else... AKA 60FPS.  You've created this 'poll' to make it look like you care what we think - but quite plainly everyone's begging for an FPS boost.  Why don't you ACTUALLY listen?
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Have the ability to save edited/annotated files as another .trec video instead of having to just add it to the library. There is no place to store the library files if you need to move to another computer or re-install.
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best solution would be for you to save the edited work as a project file, and export that as a zip; you can store the zip anywhere you want
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It's almost as if Techsmith's top picks were hand-selected as the features that would require the least amount of engineering effort. LOL

But at least they opened the new features list up for debate. More than I can say about other companies like Android... and even worse, Apple.

I echo the other posters... 4K and faster bit rates but I'd like to add...
- Improved CODEC and compression control. When working on pure non-interactive video output, I find that Camtasia's .mp4 (et al) output is less than efficient for high-quality low size.
- Improved noise reduction. It's annoying that I must separate the audio track, import into the free Audacity for proper noise reduction, then import back into Camtasia.
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I completely agree.... I'm producing live stream of 3-4 hours that I'm editing with Camtasia or also tutorials which can have some parts which can be long as well and compression settings are "weak". You need to export without compression or camtasia codec to other compression tools to have a good compression result.
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Remove the markers, or at least make them optional.  Fix the bugs that makes it crash and/or freeze often. Being able to save media easier when you close a project would be helpful as well. 
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kayakman, Champion

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what do you mean by "remove the markers"?

since projects open in the Camtasia editor do not modify any source files, the best way to preserve a project along with all its associated media is to always export projects as a zip
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I have a simple request that I would very much appreciate being implemented.  If we could just get a standard color palette back like we had in previous versions of Camtasia and what exists in just about every other software, (for example see below); it would make life so much easier. All I want to do is choose a simple color for text, fill, and so on, and Camtasia 9 reduces the standard colors to just about 8 colors.  Please please consider this.  Thank you so much.

Joseph Kerski

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For years  I have used Iview (Irfanview), a freeware that's compatable with and superior to almost any windows graphic utility. Can that program and Windows MS Paint be easily linked to allow us to capture pieces of whatever we are woking on, take them out, and edit them, and put them back in?

Thanks,

Gary


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Camtasia needs the ability to center/align objects.

And accept video formats .wmv and .mov


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john

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Audio Scrubbing
Space bar recorded as a key stroke
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Horse

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I would be happy with some bug fixes. New features are always great but having the bugs (especially the ones that unexpectedly crash or freeze Camtasia causing you to restart the program and lose progress) ironed out would be wonderful as well!
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- Proxy editing (using lower quality but same dimensions videos to set edits and later swap in the higher quality videos for rendering).

- Optimizing the software so it's as quick to load large files as version 8 did. V9 takes 3 times as long to load and populate the audio graph than 8 does).

- Easier volume leveling (I like to have a near flat audio graph to avoid wild peaks leading me to rush for the TV remote control to quieten a loud scene and to raise volume when people are talking quietly).