Efficient work flow for editing clip speed?

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I am using Camtasia Studio 8.6.0 on a Surface Pro with Windows10 .

I am making video lectures that have drawings and long equations. I want to speed up and silence the drawing / writing of the objects within the video. I can do it easily, but there are many, many times that I need to do this, and I would like to reduce the number of clicks and drags. Here is my current work flow:

1. Drag playhead to the left edge of the segment I wish to edit
2. Ctl-Shift-S to split all tracks
3. Drag playhead to the right edge of the segment (left-right order is important, else there are more steps between 10 and 11 below)
4. Ctl-Shift-S to split all tracks
5. Drag the mouse vertically through all tracks of the split segment (or click if only one track) to select them
6. Right-click
7. Select "Clip Speed"
8. Type the speed (I use 400 every time)
9. Click the box to silence the clip
10. Click on "OK" (or hit the "Enter" key)
11. Press and hold the "Shift" key
12. Click and drag the playhead to close the gap created by adjusting the clip speed

I'd like to drastically shorten this 12-step sequence. Ideally, I'd like something like the "Cut" process:

1. Drag playhead to the one edge of the segment I wish to edit
2. Drag the In or Out point to the other edge of the segment
3. Type a hot-key (like Ctl-X for the cut process), something like Ctl-Shift-P

To finish there, setting the new clip speed to the max 400% ahead of time as a default would be necessary, but I would not mind having to type it:

4. Type the speed (I use 400 every time)
5. Click on "OK" (or hit the "Enter" key)

The rest of the stuff would be done automatically (mute the clip-even for speeds less than 350%, and close the gap created). Keeping the segment stitched to the rest of the clip would be nice, but having splits is ok.

This would probably save hours for each video. I could just cut the clips and have the objects appear, or pause the recording while I draw them, but I think seeing the drawing or equation develop is pedagogically important. So, being able to keep it in is important, but watching it is actual speed would encourage minds to wander...

Suggestions for making this process more efficient are welcome.

Thanks!

Mike
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Version 9, takes away the need to play with values.
This is a video of it in action.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGGEO0bmKak

Version 9, has a LOT of cool features that help to speed up your productivity.
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Thanks. Looks like it could shave a click or two. Not sure it's worth the $100 upgrade though...
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Do like I did. Get the Subscription.
It is $9.99 a month.
This is a video I did on the process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f20CO8ggnCw