Group/Ungroup objects in Camtasia timeline

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I find it difficult to work with multiple objects on the timeline in Camtasia for Mac. I would like to be able to group/ungroup objects, making it easier to move them up and down or left and right on the timeline.
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Alan Lepofsky

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Posted 9 years ago

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David M. Converse

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Thanks for the suggestion Alan, this is an excellent idea. I use grouping all the time when doing print and graphic design work.

You can currently select multiple objects and change their properties at one time in the Properties pane, but that doesn't change positioning on the Timeline.
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Daniel

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The amount of time im spiting up tracks and moving them to find the audio of other tracks have not moved with them, this group feature or link tracks would save a great deal of time.
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pgoski

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I want this for the PC version too.
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Christian MacNevin

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Yeah, merging or grouping clips so that clip speed can be set for the whole project or part of it would be ideal.
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acidjazz

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I can't believe this feature doesn't already exist.
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Kieran Sullivan

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Grouping would also be great for keeping "callouts-with-logos" in place when you need to zoom in during tutorials.
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Dominic Martin

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As of Camtasia version 8, this feature has been implemented. Surprised that it isn't marked as such.
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Alan Lepofsky

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Dominic, please re-read the original post. We're talking about Camtasia for Mac, where this has not been implemented.
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Dominic Martin

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Sorry, you're right. My mistake. It's very annoying the way these products are supposed to be the same but differ in feature sets quite dramatically. You wonder if the Mac version should have been called something different and then renamed when they were both more aligned.
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Gabriel Barrandeguy

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i have been using camtasia 8 for many month in windows 7.
now i got a mac mini and i dont see the same option
win version i can group and ungroup all objects i want and move them , here it is a pain

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
camtasia 2 how to group objects like camtasia for windows?.
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Steffan Klein

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Very cool to know it is in the Windows version though - I was just about to give up trying to add an extra image to a video with lots of different audio clips. No way could I move all the different audio-clips along the time line one at a time. Hope this works - downloading now. If at least shift-click to select multiple audio clips on the same track works, I will be happy. Been trying this for ages just now in Camtasia 7 without success - even though it is supposed to work according to some document from 2009: http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-cam...
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Dave O'Rourke, Senior Software Engineer

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Steffan,

Camtasia Studio 7 and 8 both support a chain move operation. While holding down Shift, click and drag the leftmost clip you'd like to move. All the clips to the right of that clip on the same track will move along with it.

If you have Camtasia Studio 7, please make sure you update to the latest maintenance version, which was version 7.1.1, which is available from our archived downloads page here: http://www.techsmith.com/download/old...

Hope this helps.
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I have to say it's very finicky and frustrating. often the click unselects rather than moves/drags, sometimes when you click to drag, all the rest get unselected except the one you are clicking on and then it gets dragged by itself. finding the sweet spot is VERY VERY time consuming. it would be better to just allow clips to be grouped/joined like final cut.
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Poder Klabo

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I split my video and need to put it back together. I am past "undo".
How do I combine the split segments?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
combine split sections.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
I really want to group shapes in Camtasia Mac.


The more I work with the shapes and annotations in Camtasia, the more I want to group items together into one "thing" on the timeline. It would make it so much easier and let me reduce the clutter of items on the timeline. I would love to have a bunch of shapes, animate them into an interesting sequence, group the shapes as one item and then animate the grouped item.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why can't I group items on timeline on Camtasia Mac like we can do on Camtaisa fo....
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Putting in another request for Grouping for Camtasia for Mac. This is probably the only missing feature that makes me hesitant to switch from ScreenFlow. Any plans to add this? Stitching is not enough. I want to be able to link audio that was separately recorded from the screen recording.
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Bump. Please!

Can we get an update? Is this under consideration? On the backlog?
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davemillman

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Another request for grouping arbitrary tracks. 
  1. When I've completed a scene that consists of many clips on may tracks precisely layered and composited together, it would be great to be able to group them and easily move them. Otherwise, it is all too common to miss a few clips when selecting all the clips to move them on timeline.
  2. Very often i create precise timing of multiple audio clips on a single track. It would be great to be able to create groups on one track and move them all with the precise timings intact. Otherwise, as above, it is too easy to miss one when selecting all the clips.
The image below illustrates scenario #1 above.
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Sadriabi

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+1 for grouping clips feature for Camtasia for Mac. How can one live without this feature? Make sure you can group different types of clips pls.
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Julian Mather

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I've just moved over from PC to mac and changed over my Camtasia. I am so surprised to find that I cannot group clips???? sort of speechless really
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E-SCALE

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+1
Camtasia for Mac is really far behind and should not be presented as an equal alternative to Camtasia for PC :-(
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techsmith

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I am with @Julian Mather.
How is one to easily manage moving lots of content for large productions if you can not group content as one object.

Based on this post, it has been a request for 3+ years.  What is taking so long?
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I think it's pretty clear that TechSmith doesn't care and the capability does not exist. I am truly underwhelmed with this company and Camtasia.
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Robin Lundén

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This feature is a dealbreaker! I have large projects with tons of clips and cropped videos overlapped, captured in glorious 5K on my iMac. In the final step i want to do the pans and zooms to focus, for a fullHD final result. I can pan, but as soon  as I zoom all relative positions of overlaid clips are lost! This is driving me crazy!
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davemillman

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Robin,
Ouch! As a work around, render at full resolution and no compression, then import the rendered movie back in to do your zooms. This is kind of like flattening in Photoshop. Not pleasant, creates a huge intermediate file, but it works. Good luck!
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webauthor

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Please add the ability to Group objects (media) within the timeline.
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Stephen Wagner, Employee

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Hello,

We are excited to announce that we have just released our latest and post powerful version of Camtasia yet.  Camtasia 3.0 on the Mac includes grouping, plus a large number of other features to bring it up to par with Camtasia on the Windows platform.  You can buy Camtasia here http://shop.techsmith.com/ or download the trial here https://www.techsmith.com/download/camtasia/.
 
Please feel free to post your feedback and feature requests here in our Community forums https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith and remember, all technical support-related inquiries should be directed to our dedicated Technical Support team at https://support.techsmith.com/ 

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