Flaoting or undocking Panels

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I know this has been requested in the past but it is surprising it is not there now. It is the basic expectation in most applications to be able to dock or undock panels to make use of multiple monitors. It is crucial for me to be able to have the video preview in one monitor and the timeline in another. When you have dozens of layers in the timeline is gets very frustrating scrolling up and down or having to reduce the size of the video preview window to get more timeline layers into view.
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darren.mcneill

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Rick Stone

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Hi there

This would appear to be a trend among some application development folks. Either that, or it's maybe a limitation of the tools they use to develop the applications.

Adobe Captivate is sometimes compared to Camtasia. And it has the same issue with undockable or unfloatable panels.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I would never compare Captivate with Camtasia Studio, different apps. From 8am until 6pm I would have open Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Audition, Maya, Captivate, Storyline Camtasia Studio etc. Camtasia is used to put everything together quickly when required and is the tool of choice in the company for non experts in video production. So it is easier to share projects easily.
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Indeed I'm well aware they are different apps. Totally different editing paradigms. I often say that Captivate is like "PowerPoint on steroids".

But in the end, you generally end up with what many call a "video". And hoo boy is that term subjective. Because Captivate can actually record the screen in much the same manner as Camtasia does. And you end up with one long video file in much the same way Camtasia creates one.  But most likely you end up with a bunch of HTML and JavaScript and all kinds of image files and whatnot.

I think the key with each is to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each and know when to use the tools appropriately. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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Are you aware that you can detach the canvas and move it to a separate monitor? That's the way I work with it most of the time.
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Ed Covney

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But I told the wife I needed a 4K monitor. (and it worked!)
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I told my wife the same thing. 

She said 0K. ;)