How can I slow down an intro that I downloaded from the Camtasia library? It's just to fast.

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Which Into? Need more details to advise.

Regards,Joe
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spinning computer
It doesn't have a speed setting in properties.  Maybe there is another way?  I'm a beginner at learning this software.
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Most of the TechSmith supplied Intros in the Library are custom built animations with multiple pieces, all individually timed and working together. Unfortunately, when you want to customize it, you need to be able to work with the items in the grouped Intro asset and adjust the timing of each one. Start by selecting the intro group on the timeline, right-clicking and ungrouping. From there on, it's all based on your knowledge of how the parts work together and how to change them to achieve what you want. 

See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4GvNJVmfmU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O3WSJv60vI

Good luck and have fun learning! Once you know animating in Camtasia, you'll be able to create some really cool effects yourself.
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thank you :)
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Another workaround would be to put the intro on a blank timeline and then produce it as a standalone video. Then bring that video into your project and insert it at the beginning of that timeline. Right-click the intro video and select Add Clip Speed. Here's what that looks like in action. Place your cursor over the end of the clip, over the little clock. Drag left-ward to speed it up, right-ward to slow it down.

This might be easier for you than doing a dissection.



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To change the speed of the complete intro

First right-click on the intro and Ungroup EACH group



Next make sure each piece of media is selected and go to the "Visual Effect"

Right-click on the Clip Speed option and click Add to selected media.



That will apply the clip speed to everything.

In the Preporties Panel, adjust the speed to your liking.
The smaller the number the slower the speed.
Play it to see the results.



If the speed is still to fast or to slow just click the Undo icon and try a different percent number.



When satisfied with the speed group it all again.

You don't have to have seperate groups like it originally was.
Just one group is fine.

Save it the library if you need it for use again

Dubie:)
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The technique you describe has a faster approach than the one I just posted below. So I like it and that it is time-saving but it is also flawed.
When I tried it with spinning computers



the text callout which has clip speed applied did not increase in duration on its own.



So you have to extend the duration of the text callout manually. Which is still a faster way of going about it in the way I described below I believe? I don't have time to experiment with this and figure it out at this time.
But I wanted to pass this along to the user{:>)
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Maybe you might not have had the text callout selected.

I just tried it and the callout adjusted to the clip speed I applied.
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thank you so much!  I will review this soon!  
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Actually Dubie, clip speed is applied.
In this screen shot the clip speed applied reads .50 the speed I slowed it down to.
It's a 9.5 second intro now 19:20 on the timeline.


It has a behaviour applied to it. So clip speed is over ridden or blocked by the behaviour.
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Okay, I see what's happening now. Its applying clip speed.But you have to move it to the proper location.
Heres the speed applied, but it doesn't line up properly with the opening and closing of the laptop.


It belongs here
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so, the first thing you want to do is right-click on the spinning computer intro, then select ungroup.



then, you will have two pieces of media showing stacked on top of each other. You have to select the lower group and ungroup it as well.



This will leave you with two clips side-by-side that were grouped together, now Un-grouped and appearing as 2 separate videos. But together form the entire video of the laptop spinning.
I would apply clip speed to the first clip on the timeline. Right-click and select add clip speed.



you will need to drag the second clip to the right to make room for the clip you will be slowing down.



with clip speed applied you can drag the first video to the right to increase its duration. Playback the video and see if it is playing at the speed of your liking. If not increase or decrease the duration to taste.



Being satisfied with the duration, you want to drag the text callout to the right so it's duration matches the duration of the slowed down video.



then you would slide the second video back into position next to the first video. If you want to slow down that portion of the video as well, you could apply clip speed to it at this time.
once completely satisfied with the intro. You going to want to select all the media and group.



once you've done that, you can edit the text as normal to anything you wish. If you save this newly created intro to your library. Right-click and select add to library.



Once it's in your library, you can add it to any project you wish and you won't have to go through all the steps again. Changing the text to taste To coincide with other videos.

This is the most complex way to go about it, but it puts you in a position to reuse it at will.
Regards, Joe
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thank you sooo much!