Free Transform Resized Video

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Unless I'm missing something... I don't see any way to use free transform to quickly position a resized video from one corner.

Let's say I have an image of a girl holding an ipad and she is sitting at an angle to the camera. I would like to be able to quickly resize my video and make it fit in the ipad device as she is holding it etc. I know I can use the available controls to rotate and manipulate the perspective etc. However, I don't see any way for me to shift and grab the corner points and drag them to the precise placement I want in the cutout screen of the device. In Photoshop this is called Free Transform and it allows me to easily and quickly manipulate the image. It would be great to be able to do this with video in Camtasia as it would allow tremendous creativity with making my own custom overlays which mimic to some degree the Device Frames.
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Mal Reynolds

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That would be a cool effect. I've faked something similar in the past but it's been a lot of work, and with the current toolset it rarely works well when it requires a skew as you're describing. I don't think it's a massively high priority improvement that would benefit huge numbers of people, but it's something I'd like to see too. My vote has been added, for what it's worth.
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Modified post,

This is the program I wanted to endorse for this effect. It's free and the effect is under Warp and its called Quad warp. I looked and couldn't find it. I didn't know what it was called.

Hit Film Express is a trimmed down version of the Pro version but it does a lot of the things Camtasia will probably never do.
It's a good solid editor without the UI quirkiness of Premier Elements.
Hit Film is not that complicated to get a handle on and the software manufactures make a lot You tube tutorials.
I only pinned one video as an example. The controls and interface were very smooth and responsive.