Feature request - Video Cross Dissolve

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I would like to see a pretty standard video cross dissolve for Camtasia.   

Rather than having to use the fade in and fade out -- using two different layers -- which can get a bit messy when working on a complicated timeline -- a video cross dissolve (found in 99.9 video editing programs) is needed.

This is a pretty basic request, and I am sure surprises most new Camtasia users when they find that it is not included in a program that has been around so long.

Thanks
Rowby
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The Fade "Transition" is a cross dissolve transition.

You will need to place the media on the same track. Apply the transition and you're good to go.

Regards,Joe
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Here's an Example using images.

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Yes, Camtasia has been able to do a dissolve forever. The problem is that Camtasia calls it a “fade,” following Microsoft’s long-term incorrect usage in PowerPoint. As a 40-year media veteran, I taught my University students that a ‘fade’ involves black. You ‘fade to black’ or you ‘fade up from black.’ A dissolve - or cross-dissolve - fades one image out while fading the other image in. Camtasia and Microsoft can call it whatever they want. But it confuses people.
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Hi Michael

Yes, it's was confusing to me -- also a 40 year media veteran.  Even more confusing is the Camtasia "Dissolve' effect is troubling to say the least :)

Perhaps Camtasia will correct the wording in a future upgrade.  

Thanks!

Rowby
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That’s the same dumb-looking “dissolve” that PowerPoint uses, isn’t it? I think we’re learning where Camtasia got their inspiration.