freeze region camtasia 8.x

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I am trying to do what I found in this old video... but in Camtasia version 8.0... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTssb... does this functionality still exist?
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Posted 9 months ago

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Joe Morgan

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Sorry, that's a Camtasia for Mac video.
That feature doesn't exist on Windows versions of Camtasia.

Regards,Joe
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Too bad.
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Joe is correct. Windows has the capability now to render a freeze region if there is one, but Camtasia for mac is the  one that has the ability to add a freeze region.  Sorry to say, there are several video effects that can render on Windows but currently cannot be added on Windows.
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I could be mistaken here, but couldn't that effect be very easily achieved in Windows by exporting a frame that contains the region needed, then adding the same frame back into the project and cropping it and timing it accordingly?
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a photo finish here ... :)
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Rick Stone

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LOL, yours is much purtier!
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Rick, you could closely simulate it manually in some cases.  The main difference is you can choose a rectangular or oval region and also blur the edges of that region. That may be harder to achieve in Windows since they also are missing the mask effect (which could simulate the blur edge treatment).  You could overlay blur callouts on the edges of a rectangular region to try and emulate it as well, but for the circular version I think you'd be out of luck. That being said, what you have pointed out may be exactly what Nguyễn Quý needs.
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Functionality beats workarounds every time {:>)
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Rick Stone

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The logical corollary to that statement is: Workarounds beat absent functionality. Every time. ;)
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this technique works in any Camtasia version that supports saved frame and cropping ...

How To Freeze Region In Camtasia Windows 2019-09-24
https://www.screencast.com/t/wEBHTtvUBCWh

this example done in Camtasia Studio 8

will this work?
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OMG Why isn't this available in the newest versions?!?! I've had to do this many times manually by copying out a few frames and cropping them to cover the specific area. It's not incredibly difficult but it's just one more thing to do...

I would love to see this in Camtasia 2020! 
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Exactly,
Workarounds require more time. Billing for this is difficult.Especially with all the overseas competition these days. 

A plug-in speeding workflow.Is usually more functional than the program you're using.
I'm all for well thought out workarounds/functionality.

However, I find them difficult to endorse in general.
If you have no schedule and infinite free time to work with.They might make sense for you?
Some workarounds just aren't worth the trouble. Some are. Just my perspective.
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I've used the described method thousands of times over the years; definitely not a time burden; and the jobs got done