Has anyone worked with GettyImages videos with text?

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Getty Images has some fun stock vdeos-- I found an animated roadmap that seems to have "text fields" that say "Add your title here."  Seems like it ought to be quick and easy, right?  when I import the file into Camtasia,   I can't fure out how to "Add my title....there."   (I could add a layer over, and make the call out the same color....)

Has anyone anyone worked with this clips?

Thanks,
Giles Brown
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Can you provide a link to one of the videos?
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Hmmm, well, that link was pretty munged. I think I finally found the correct link.

https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/1957819/Webinar%20Assets/GettyImages-458163606.mov

This seemed to be provided as part of a webinar? May I ask what the webinar was about?

From what I see, this is a simple MOV file. To the best of my knowledge, a MOV file is kind of similar to an MP4 file you would create with Camtasia. In Camtasia, you have all kinds of layers and animations and whatnot that you apply to video content using the Camtasia editor. Then you "render" or "produce" the content and all those layers and animations are sort of flattened and combined into that final MP4 (or MOV, or AVI or other container).

The bottom line here is that I don't believe it's possible to have something like an MOV that you plop into Camtasia and poof! You may now edit the places seemingly indicated in that video. You need a different file format. My guess is that when you purchase this file from Getty Images, you actually receive a different file that would be used in that editing process.

That's my best guess anyway. Hopefully someone that has actually traversed the Getty Images template path will see this thread and reply.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi Rick,

I was interpreting the instructions on Getty much as you have..... Plop it into Camtasia, and Magic!   That the file is a flattened image makes perfect sense...but hope, as we know, springs eternal!

Thanks for looking at it!.
Giles
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LOL, you seemed to have skipped over my question about the webinar.

Why do I think you watched a webinar? Well, that link has the term "webinar assets" in it.

I was curious about that because in my mind's eye, it seems that possibly there was some webinar discussing using the Getty Images and pointing to this asset as an example of what can be achieved. And it would seem only logical that perhaps in such a webinar, the facilitator would have demonstrated that aspect of customizing the video. And if that's the case, you might have better luck by contacting the facilitator of the webinar.

And it's also entirely possible that you didn't watch a webinar, but somehow managed to find the link to the asset on your own or by someone else pointing you to it.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Sorry about that.  Nope, no webinar.  I did indeed purchase the file from Getty.  The easiest  way to share the file was to upload it to hubspot, and share the link.  Webinar Assets is the name of the folder that I placed it in. ( I manage our webinar program, and knew that it wouldn't be in anyone's way. )

In term of "how to" I haven't been able to find anything on Getty that explains how to edit ...other than "Place in your preferred editor"
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Hello again

I communicated with Getty about that specific video. Here's what they had to say:

"Thank you for reaching out. You would need 3rd party software like Adobe Premium or Final Cut in order to edit the video. The second half of the video provides a clean version so you add your text to the video in the editing software."

I believe what they are saying is that you simply overlay your own content using that "clean" section. But that's kind of what you stated in your initial post.

Cheers... Rick :)