How to magnify an element of footage whilst the clip is still playing.

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Unfortunately I unable to provide a screen shot however will provide a link to the clip that we are raising the question about. We are using Camtasia 2018 and would like to know if the following techniques are possible within this program and if so how we can achieve this.

The clip is:

https://youtu.be/EzQb3BTpIvY

Please note within the CCTV element of the video you will notice that the footage is being played always in the background but at points certain elements of the footage is boxed off and is then drawn to the front of the screen enlarging as it gets pulled out whilst the original footage is continuing in the back ground (still in sync) after it is shown it then zooms back to the original footage. Examples of this within this clip is the clock being drawn down to emphasise the time, the point where the man is sat in the front drivers door of the car and the bit where someone is seen to enter the car on the passenger side. This technique if possible would be of great benefit for the work I am doing.

I also like the slow drawing of the boxes at certain points to highlight points of interest within the video you will see this happens when the indicator lights flash. Is this also possible on Camtasia 2018.

Look forward to any help on this thanks

Granville

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Hi Granville,

both techniques should be possible in Camtasia 2018.

The latter is the simpler of the two: Camtasia features so called Sketch Motion Callouts that you simply drag & drop onto the canvas/ timeline and adjust as desired.

The first technique needs a little more work, but not too much. I don't know if there might be a faster/ easier approach, but what I would do to replicate the clock example, is to
1. create a copy of exactly the part of the video I want to magnify,
2. crop the clip so it only shows the clock,
3 apply a custom animation on the cropped video part to make it bigger and move towards the middle of the canvas.

When the magnified view isn't needed anymore, I would apply another animation to shrink the cropped video part and make it move back to its original position

Unfortunately I don't have Camtasia on the PC I'm using right now, otherwise I'd create a screencast and show you how to do it.  Maybe somebody else might be able to do it instead (maybe even with a faster/easier method than the one I described).
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this brief tutorial shows the zooming technique described by Daniela ...

How To Zoom In To A Framed PIP 2017-04-09
http://www.screencast.com/t/FwRMSVlRMU

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Thanks, kayakman!
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That's great thanks. I will give this a go.
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granville.marriott

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I have had a go at this and I have it working just practising on how to utilise this. thanks for your help on this one