Extend Frame laughs at me

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There it is in front of me: the frame
A nice frame and I want more of it
Unfortunately, I cannot confess my love to the frame directly, but I have my qualifications, and I can work my way through the menu.

The "Extend Frame..." option seems very promising, but it is in a shameful grey.
Please, please, please... what I am supposed to do to get my chance for a click?

Both my mouse and my keyboard "E" don't get through.
If I play with my clip long enough so I can't recall all the steps anymore, the grey may show up in it's boldest glory. Yessssss!!!!!! What a relief!

What lovely widget on my timeline!
My mouse approaches in anticipation, starting the joyful click... uuuuuuhhhhhh
it's gone!

why did you leave me?

wait, I still have my connections...

I know how I get you... "Extend Frame..." is the magic word... buuutttttt.... it's grey again... 
leaving me behind in deep sorrow...

Is there any hope for me and my frame?
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  • deep sorrow

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kayakman, Champion

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the clip that contains the frame must be selected on timeline?

the playhead must be over the frame location so it shows in the canvas previewer?

it must be a video clip [does not work on images]?
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1der1

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thank you, your help is much appreciated.
It's just a Camtasia bug:
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/issues-with-extend-frame
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Have you tried restarting your computer???It's sounds like something is amiss in the program. You can only get to the Extend Frame option through a video clip.

Extend frame becomes available when a video is highlighted on the timeline and you either Right Click while hovering the cursor directly over the video on the timeline. OR use the shortcut key "E".

You cannot extend a frame twice. If you were to select a frame that has already been extended. Then right click it you would be greeted with a "Grayed Out" extend frame feature.

Regards,Joe
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thank you, your help is much appreciated.
It's just a Camtasia bug:
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/issues-with-extend-frame
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to add to what Joe said re trying to extend a frame a 2nd time, you can usually select the end of it and drag it our for more duration
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thank you, your help is much appreciated.
It's just a Camtasia bug:
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/issues-with-extend-frame

I tried everything. I am a programmer for forty years and I know what a bug is ;-)
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I've had this happen to me a few times, the only way I got around it was to split the track, copy the end of it, paste it back in and extend that
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thank you very much for the work around tip!
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to change an existing frame extension's duration, un-stitch it from its source media, then drag out either end [it will behave like an image clip]; here's how ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/rL8DTZoZ
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1der1

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Thank you very much again! excellent video!

I hope Camtasia will fix the bug soon. The timing of the timeline is just fundamental. It should be in the right click menu of frame picture to add time to the current frame.

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here is another way to do it [faster, fewer steps] ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/2OnsuJhDH
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In Camtasia 9 the developers may make it to work without any tricks like those above: just drag the edge of the extended clip to the right, that's it!
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To use Extend frame, simply:
  • Place your timeline cursor at the end of the clip part you want to extend.
  • Select the clip.
  • Tap e on your keyboard.
  • When the prompt appears, choose the default 1 second and hit OK.
  • Now you can pull the end of the clip to however much extra time you need to extend the frame.
"But I just did that and messed up the rest of my movie because when I added the extend frame crap, it botched the sync of the rest of my timeline!!!!!!"

Here's how to fix that too. Just from now on make sure you start from left to right/begin to end adding extends as you go so you don't need this fix again.

At the gap where you wish to add an extend frame but do not wish your clips beyond this point to shift, simply:

  • Add a new track just above your main timeline track.
  • Place your timeline cursor a few microns before where you want an extend frame to happen.
  • Tap s on your keyboard to slice the clip there.
  • Highlight the new clip slice and copy/paste it to the exact same timeline location, but on the above track.
  • Perform the extend frame procedure and adjust the frame to the begin of the next clip part in your main timeline.

This is a very smooth way to add back those crucial extend frame areas you FORGOT TO ADD, but not mess up your subsequent timeline AND HAVE TO RE-SYNC THE REST OF THE MOVIE WITH ITS AUDIO.

Hope that helps someone.

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