This one is for version 8 but may be helpful for version 9. Click here
Another approach. Click here
And yet another. Click here
Others have suggested using different software to accomplish it.
Cheers... Rick :)
I took a look over the program Filmora. It seems like a pretty nice program.
I would liken it to a program that is more geared towards film looks than anything else. Most people in the film industry equate the term film looks to a lot of the types of filters that Filmora has. The ones that change the hues, overall color tones, shading, etc. I see there are number of effects like mosaics, video wall, emboss and some of the other standard filters that most video editors offer. I see there’s a tab where you can spend more money and buy extra special-effects.
Here’s one thing I didn’t like about the program. The video quality in the playback window is horrendous. I even pre-rendered the timeline and the video quality didn’t improve. I cannot edit footage that looks that blurry and pixilated. It’s simply not in my DNA to tolerate that type of editing environment. It can actually aid in smoother timeline playback. But when the video is paused the image needs to be sharp. With Filmora, they don’t even give you a sharp image when paused.
And here’s Camtasia’s canvas area by comparison.
As far as Camtasia expanding into the everyday video editing market goes. I used to think very much like you do. However, in my opinion. It would be quite a leap to develop FX effects for Camtasia and film looks. Not if you’re talking about doing all of this within TechSmith’s walls. Meaning that they would have to rely on plug-ins to offer these effects. Finding plug-ins that mesh seamlessly with Camtasia would probably be quite a challenge. Odds are, I’m thinking there wouldn’t be any available. I use Adobe’s Premier Pro and After Effects with some pricey plug-ins. There pricey because they do work seamlessly and well within these programs. To Filmora’s credit, it appears they didn’t rely on any plug-ins to create their special-effects.
Corel video studio is a perfect example of what happens when you create a low price video editing program with a lot of special-effects. It is built virtually on the backs of plug-ins. Some of the plug-ins they offer are very nice.
However, because these are plug-ins that don’t mesh well with the program. Practically every applied effect opens a new preview window. Plus, these preview windows don’t know or display what’s occurring in the main video.
If you have more than one special-effect applied. These windows are oblivious to the effects applied by other pop up windows. In the example below I’m applying a 3D title filter to a video. The actual video appears on the left-hand side. There is a pan and zoom filter applied and a rain filter. If you look in the title preview window you won’t see any rain. Plus, you won’t see the zoom in effect that was applied either.
If you look in the main window you don’t see the title being applied. This leaves you having no idea what the title will actually look like until you apply it. Leaving you with a workflow that is counterproductive.
So here’s the title applied. Now you see the title is way too large due to the pan and zoom effect.
So this is an exaggeration of an error you would encounter. But this is what happens in smaller doses all the time. You have no idea what to expect from one pop up window to the next.
If you’re working with color filters applied to the video, it would be very difficult to get the color tones of the title to mesh with the color filter. If you’re only working with one filter Corel isn’t so bad. If your new to video editing, Corel can lull you into thinking you own one whale of a program. I started video editing with Ulead studio which became Corel video studio. It was a good place to start, a good place to get your feet wet. But it’s also one of those programs you have to unlearn as you advance in the video editing field. So it’s a double-edged sword.
With all the video editors out there. I’ve got to wonder how profitable it would be in the long run for Camtasia to expand into the every day video editing market. At the very least they would have to dump X amount of money into the program to bring it up to that next level. Then, what would the new price be? And would people really be attracted to Camtasia at this new higher price?