How can make intro like on this video

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How can make intro like on this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l3PtnzRsVs) on 0:07s 2 pictures make in one with movement?
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Not easily, and unless you're a gifted animator you probably won't get it looking as smooth as that in Camtasia. However you can try.

For the finger pressing the button you would have to record it using a video camera  in front of some form of green screen. Save that clip as an .mp4 and import it into the Media Bin, then add it to your timeline.

In the Visual Effects toolbar you would drag the "Remove A Colour" effect onto the clip and adjust the colour to remove. Make sure that you have the Properties open on the right. You'll need to adjust those (colour, tolerance, hue, etc) extensively. Camtasia's Remove A Colour effect isn't awful but it's not what I'd call "professional grade" either. It works best when you have one solid, consistent colour to remove, which is hard to achieve with a video clip unless the lighting is almost unrealistically even. The clip that you pointed to would almost certainly have been done in something like Adobe AfterEffects or Premiere Pro.

The shapes are slightly easier to work with. You could work with a combination of shapes from the Annotations panel and ones that you import to the Media Bin. If you have your own shapes (that you may have created in Illustrator, for example) they would need to be in .png format and have a transparent background.

You can then add them to the timeline. Place the shape where you want it to start, and adjust its rotation and position properties accordingly.

On the Animations panel you can drag a series of custom animations onto the shape. As each one goes on, the timeline should appear over the red dot at the end of it. At that point you can either adjust the properties or just drag the shape around. For example:


The annotation starts off partially off screen. Then I adjust a custom animation:

Which tells Camtasia that for the length of time covered by the green arrow, it should move the box to about the centre of the screen, reduce its opacity, and rotate it a few degrees.

You can adjust how fast or slow the animation is by adjusting the length of the arrow.

If you want to add a series of animations; say, to make the "button" "pop" into other shapes when pressed, you just add more animations.

It's not as powerful as keyframing in something like After Effects and it can be quite fiddly, but it will often get the job done. All of the shapes in the video that you pointed to would have been manipulated in that sort of way.
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There seem to be a plethora of different free and paid "Video Intro" sites these days. You may discover either a free or low cost way to create this intro on one of these sites or you may discover one you like even better.

You should consider perusing the great and mighty googler to see what you may find! It could save you lots of time and frustration trying to re-create the wheel using Camtasia.

Here's a link to get you started:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsiterQONAs

Cheers... Rick :)
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Or, if you just want pre-packaged cliché devoid of your own creativity, you can just go to the Library tab and select Motion Graphics - Intro clips.

It doesn't address your question of "how do I make something like this", but hey, it's cheap and it's free and it doesn't reinvent the wheel!
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When I first started video editing, was clueless and didn't know what I was getting into.

I thought templates, pre-packaged titles with effects,  automated this and automated that was the best. It's amazing how many effects and plugins some editing programs offer.

I realized later, it was pretty much offered to lure the clueless into purchasing the software.

 90+% of what you get is just like riding a roller coaster. The effects come screaming at you so fast, you want to throw up after 5 or 10 minutes.It's all just to much.It's mostly Crapware.
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I'm going to expand on what Mal Reynolds contributed,

Creating the animated intro you want. The way you envisioned it.  Will require some effort and time. That's just the way it is. Depending on your experience,time invested will vary.

That being said, here's an alternate technique for pushing the button animation. Film your hand in front of a solid colored background pushing an imaginary button. Have enough even lighting so there is no shadows cast behind you. Then add 2 shapes over the finger in Camtasia.



Then add lines the resemble the dashes like in the You tube video.When the button is pressed, transition to the lines. Animate them outward if desired. I didn't take it that far, I'm just giving you an example.

That squiggly animation in the you tube video. Is not recreate-able with  Camtasia tools.

I don't know how much video editing you've done. But learning how to do things like this can make you a better video editor.

Typing the name of your video into a template and letting a program do all the heavy lifting for you. Is a handy shortcut at times.

However,  it's also a habit that can keep you're editing skills at lower levels.

Regards,Joe 


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this thread made me curious, so I made a quick finger gesture click; took about 20 minutes in all ...

Example Finger Gesture Click
https://www.screencast.com/t/U5PjpV8B

hand is transparent free footage off internet; click is from animated circle callout, click sound is me clicking my tongue 

only did a quick search for the hand action; perhaps you can find one facing towards you?
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@Nikola OSt

In response to your question about the 0:07 mark of the video where the images come together.

This is pretty common in sports broadcasts.

It isn't that difficult to do. You just have the plan the proper layering and sequence of the images.

This is how I did it.

Track 1 
Would be a image that covered the full canvas but only has a design element on the left side.

Track 2  
Would be a full canvas image but has the left side transparent
I created my example in Camtasia and group the elements then exported it out as a image and brought it back into Camtasia
but you could make the image in any program you like.

Track 3
Would be your image of a person with a transparent background.


This is how you would layer them in the tracks

Click Images to enlarge;



I then add animations to track 2 and 3 so they come into the canvas from the sides and meet as a final
image.




This is the end result




Hope that helps

:)

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Thank you for all answers :)
@Dubie thank you very much, it's the main thing I want to know how to do... I will try that
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The Gif I posted here really doesn't do it Justus.
In a video it plays back smoothly and I would probably make the movement a bit faster.

I didn't spend alot of time on it.
It was just a example of how the sequence could be done in Camtasia.

In reality I use Powerpoint to make these kind of sequences and then bring them in to Camtasia and add them to the timeline as a video.

I have 3 or 4 different Powerpoint templates I created when I need these "sports" type of animations for a video or advertisement project.

Powerpoint gives me way more design and animation options.

:)
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How you insert that from Powerpoint in camtasia? You record that with screen recorder or some different way?
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You could use the Camtasia recorder and record your presentation while on the monitor screen but that would be a last resort for me.

The better way is to use the Camtasia add-in for Powerpoint.
If you had Powerpoint installed when you installed Camtasia you would have had a option to install the Powerpoint add-in as part of the Camtasia installation.

When you have your presentation ready for processing you click the Add-ins tab in the Powerpoint ribbon and use the Camtasia recorder and run through your presentation. It will create a .trec and you can have it go straight to Camtasia for editing when done.




Another way is to Export your presentation as a video (mp4) to your computer and then just bring that video in to Camtasia and drop it on a timeline.




One other thing you can do in Camtasia 9 and 2018 is import a pptx (Powerpoint Presentation) to the media bin.

That will add each Powerpoint slide as a image to the media bin.

The downside of this is any animation done in Powerpoint on a slide will be gone
and you lose any background transparency.





I seldom bring a Powerpoint in to Camtasia unless I need to add something to my video that I can't do in Powerpoint. For instance I use the 2016 MSI version (standalone) of Powerpoint and it can not add captions. The 2016 Office 365 can though.

Most of the time I just export my Powerpoint as a video and I'm good to go.

:)