Easy Way To Play A Clip Backwards In Camtasia Studio

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I stumbled across this method only today; there have been numerous threads on this forum regarding the subject of playing a clip in reverse; my intention here is to supplant my previous suggestions with the following technique ...

with the clip you want to play backwards on timeline, use clip speed adjustment to set its duration to something like 1 minute

use ctl-F9 to zoom timeline so entire clip is in view

scale the canvas so it is as large as possible while still allowing the timeline w/playhead to stay in full view

launch Recorder; set capture area to grab the canvas area

send playhead to end of clip

start recording [to .trec], then scrub the playhead slowly and as smoothly as possible from right to left; the clip is displayed in reverse in the canvas

stop capture when left edge of clip is reached

in a new project, load the capture on timeline

use clip speed adjustment to set the clip's duration to desired value

produce as AVI

quick, crude, but mostly acceptable result

perhaps give it a try

much faster than my previous suggested method
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Posted 3 years ago

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That's pretty clever.
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Very clever! Thanks for sharing.

I really Really REALLY wish TechSmith would just build this into Camtasia though.
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me too
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My method is this:

1. cut out whatever you want to reverse.
2. export
3. upload to: https://ezgif.com/reverse-video
4. download
4. done

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