How to see the duration time of the video in Camtasia 9

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Hello Camtasia Gurus
As Titlle I need to know how long time is the whole video, no where is shown
how can i know the duration of the entire video before renderi t in camtasia studio 9?

As you can see from this image from the older version CS8 was displayìid the time but now nt anymore
Thank you for your help
GerryZ


 
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Until they change it, the only way to know is to position the playhead at the end of the video and note the time that is presented in the bar the playhead sits on.

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Thank you Rick, veru helpfull, I hope they change it soon Bye
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yes I need the same thing! please fix quickly! I am completing instructional videos and need to make sure they are 5 minutes or less. It is time consuming to toggle back and forth to the end of the clip in the timeline.
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One way you could easily accomplish your goal would be to insert a track as the bottom most track and have an object on it timed at precisely five minutes. Then lock that track and hide it. I might consider that would provide a nice visual reference point to use.

Note that I'm in no way suggesting that this would absolve TechSmith from making the desired changes. Heck, I might consider that even if we all had the timeline reference as desired, for what you are doing it might just be something to consider adding to the workflow!

Cheers... Rick :)
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Rick's idea is a good one

another option is to stick a [temporary] callout at the 5 minute point; you'll easily see that

delete the callout when finished editing

another option would be to create a 5 minute line timer, put it on its own track, lock that track, then you'd see how much time you have left as you edit

http://www.screencast.com/t/cBMJefx6xH

or, make a video of a [online] stop watch that runs 5 minutes; put that video in Library, then use in any project [locked track]; deleting when finished
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Hello Camtasia Friends
I belive some of you guy that are very close with techsmith, you need to talk t them and try to fix the issue, is serius thing, before in camtasia 8 there was not this problem, please do somethings
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Gerry
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returning the project time display [in CS9] has been formally suggested numerous times to TechSmith [see Ideas in this forum]
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Camtasia 9.04 (Windows) and Camtasia 3.0.5 (Mac) were released today.  The total duration of your current project is now displayed just to the right of the playhead controls.

-Stephen
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Excellent, thank you so much