How to use the Spinning Laptop animation asset

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I'm a big fan of the "Laptop Open" animation available on the assets page but I'm a little confused on how to use it properly. When I download it, it's just a video with 4 different clips.

What I want to do is use it as a transition, if it's possible to do the way I want. I like the third of the four clips where the laptop rotates in closed, opens, then zooms to the screen. What I would like is for the screen on the laptop to show the beginning of my screen recording as it first opens, then transition to my screen recording as the laptop zooms in. Is this too advanced for using this asset? I'm brand new to this so it's a little unclear to me.
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I think I get what you're trying to do. I tried to mimic your idea, and came up with this: http://www.screencast.com/t/FPC1JyJ5YzE

You can get my project files and see how I did it here: http://www.screencast.com/t/zDkUzA10qit
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eLearning Brothers has a ton of learning resources to help you become a rock star in Camtasia. You may want to look at these: http://elearningbrothers.com/camtasia-resources/

Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Thank you, I will definitely check that out!

Let's say I want to upload all of my videos on Youtube, does Camtasia have the ability to put in annotations with hyperlinks so I don't have to add them in Youtube later?
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No, all YouTube capabilities can be run only through YouTube.
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Last question before I hit up the tutorials. Let's say I want to use the "Page Roll" transition, but I want it to roll left to right instead of the default right to left. Is this possible?
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Currently TechSmith hasn't made transitions editable.
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Is it possible to flip the laptop/clip so that it can become an outro as well as the intro? Thanks!
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JamesRJatho ...is this what you're looking for?

http://www.screencast.com/t/8vvfDlHRPb 
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I mean kind of, I just want to take part of the spinning laptop intro and flip/reverse it so that it spins out and closes instead of opens.