Fade through white (FR)

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I know it's possible to do a fade through white by having a white background image (or perhaps also set the background color to white), but since there is already a Fade through black option, why not just include also a Fade through white? I use these a lot and I think Fade through white is about as common in movies as Fade through black.

Not a biggie, just an FR in case it's easy enough to add. :)

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Well, I think you'll probably be old and gray before it's added as a feature. "I voted for it anyway"

You could add a White Shape Callout to the library with Zero Opacity and Fade it in with an Animation.

Just drag it in where-ever you want to use it.

Regards,Joe  
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Thanks! I think it would not only be handy but also make the application more consistent. :)
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I absolutely agree. Go fade through white!
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I can't believe there's not a fade to ANY color, let alone fade to white. A big knock down for me. 
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If you want to fade to any color, you actually can. I believe that's why the Camtasia gods granted us the ability to choose the canvas color. When you fade media, it should fade to the canvas color.



Cheers... Rick :)
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Unfortunately,
One Big problem with that approach.

Transparent Titles would all have white backgrounds. PNG images would have white backgrounds. Icons, Symbols, Callouts, etc. White Backgrounds.

You would be constantly filling in the background with another callout.Just for a fade to white transition.

It's much easier to fade in a white callout.

Because Camtasia wont let you change the color of the background at will. It's always one color throughout the video production.

Regards,Joe
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hey Joe, my solution for changing background colors is to add a full screen sized callout, no text, on the bottom track; section off with splits; change its color as desired

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what did you say to aaronnewton1996 that set him off?
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Yeah, you can change and fight with the background color throughout  production. But just to accommodate a fade to white transition? Is a wasted effort. Fade in a white callout and be done with it.

Jumping through extra hoops to fade to white is pointless.

If you have a need to change the backgrounds color several times. Then you have a need to do so.You could add one callout to the entire video. Change colors through animations. Under most circumstances, the main video blocks the canvas area. So changing the callouts color behind the video through animation.Would go unnoticed. 

As far as aaronnewton1996 goes. I pointed out that he pirated Camtasia 8. Had been for quite some time.
That he was complaining that he purchased 2018 and it wasn't working correctly.I thought he gotten a great deal over time considering he stole Camtasia 8.Thought he needed to keep his thoughts to himself. Told him honest people payed more for the program over time.Something along that line.
Although, I was more rude in my wording.
Let him know that he had a valid software key now. And could seek  technical support as a result. He just purchased the program today.My guess is just wanted to get his hands on a valid key.He'll probably get his money back and use the key anyway. He just wants everything working correctly before he applies for the refund.

Then I decided he wasn't worth my time, I was pretty sure he would want to  battle me over my comments, so I deleted it. He went there anyway.

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OK, thanks for the aaronnewton199 response update
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just to clarify ...

Example Multiple Background Colors Project
https://www.screencast.com/t/NvljllHvE11

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From my perspective, you’ve created an uncommon fade effect. By making the media smaller than the canvas area. And adding a bright red background and a painful to the eyes red transition to boot.

So be it, I won’t be watching your photo videos. My eyes hurt already. LOL, just kidding.

I don't know why you can't get your fades to work in under 2 seconds combined.

However, if anyone wants to create that look for themselves and wants a one second transition. Just add a callout. Color it the same as the background. And fade it in and out by using animations. Like in this video.



And don’t invite me to watch yours, unless you use  muted colors.

Better yet, use the Ken burns effect. Animate the images fading in and moving around the canvas area. Slowly moving across the screen. And then fading out of existence.

 Your audience will appreciate it.

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Perhaps I should rephrase this FR to Remove Fade through black :D

Just kidding of course - I just think that the Fade through black option should be duplicated (can't take more than minutes to code! (hint: #FFFFFF)) and why not add an option Fade through color... 

Then we would have a higher degree of consistency and also we wouldn't need to mess around with callouts.

On a side note, I just created my so-far most advanced video in Camtasia, and it worked great! I was impressed with the ease of separating audio from video and make fade ins and outs of audio. This added a professional flair to the video, and also very suitable, since the theme for it was music software.
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Congrats on the new video. {:>)

If your using the effect. Fade to another color regularly. You could create a callout with an Opacity animation applied to it. Have that animation stretch from the first frame to the last.

The one in this image is one second in duration.

 

You can add it to the library. Drag it in almost as fast as a transition.

 If you need to change the color, change it in the properties panel. If you want to change the duration.

 Grab the left side of the callout and drag. If you try to do it adjust from the right, it requires extra steps. I don’t recommend it.


Camtasia is the only editor I’m aware of. That lets you change the background/canvas color by default.

You can’t export videos with a transparent background from Camtasia. Like text flying in on a transparent background using Behaviors.

 I’ve imported flaming text I created in After Effects for Camtasia videos in the past. Overlaid them onto videos.   

My point is, maybe “Fade to White” should be called “Change to Color” or something like that?

Other video editing programs don’t fade to another color. Because black is the only color there is to fade to. Unless there’s another color below, placed there by the editor.

Anyway, just my thoughts

Regards,Joe

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Many thanks for your comment! Yes, I know Camtasia has a few tricks up its sleeves. For our university, Camtasia is great because it's easier to use than Adobe Premiere. I just hope they have time to include more FRs in the application.

My number one wish would be auto-adding of markers for syncing of audio according to BPM, get an exact video clip length, and more, something I have written about in another FR (https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/add-markers-fr). Now I just need a gazillion up-votes for that idea. :D

Thanks again for the hint,

Petter
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How To Get Fade Thru Any Color By Splitting Transition And Changing One Sides Duration
https://www.screencast.com/t/dVCB5jgoGb

@ Joe, re "I don't know why you can't get your fades to work in under 2 seconds combined" above ...

a slight misunderstanding; the issue I mentioned in the example video involved transitions, not opacity changing animations; but I've discovered a solution that works with any duration, as long as the 2 half's have unequal durations [which I find to be weird; maybe a bug?]
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I understood completely. At the time, you were using 2 transitions and you couldn't get them to work correctly unless they were 1 second in duration or longer. You stated that in your video. And you were using 2 in succession.Adding up to 2 seconds.

I was simply pointing out the fact that your duration issue could be overcome with opacity animations.
Because theres more than one way to skin a cat.

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originally, what was happening was that when I split the transitions, and changed their durations, I was accidentally setting them to slightly different time values; I had started with 1 second values [which did not work because both halfs were exactly the same duration, then I changed to longer ones; but I did not pick my timing misstep; so sort of my bad

I reported this behavior to tech support as a possible bug?
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Sounds like a bug to me, I don't see any reason a completely separate transition should influence another.