How to Zoom n Pan in Camtasia 3

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I have migrated from PC to Mac and use Camtasia 3. There is no Zoom n pan feature. Can any Camtasia 3 Mac users advise their way of zooming and panning in the new version, please?
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graham

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Bill.Wandersleben

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Just posted a reply to the same question! have a look the reply I sent to Alvaras. There is a Tutorial that will help as well by Camtasia, I think is the third one.

I do this will still photos and Panoramas and it seems to work well.
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ryan.humphreys

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I have the same issue as graham and trying to find what you're referring to is really difficult. It would have been lovely if you had linked any of the things you referenced
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Rick Mansfield

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Yes, I'm trying to find the answer to this, too. Bill.Wandersleen, please add a link!
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ryan.humphreys

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I've kind of figured it out. You can add a zoom by dragging a "Custom" animation onto your clip, then at the end point of the arrow you rearrange the CLIP properties, by default it wanted to edit the cursor properties which is dumb. Then when you want to go back to normal size you add in a scale to fit(assuming you're naturally at 100%). 

To make it more annoying I wanted to have a zoom in last over 2 clips. so i had to separate and put them on separate tracks, extend the second track "behind" the first, and then zoom that in. So the first arrow is the custom, the second arrow is a pasted version of the first, and the third is a scale to fit.
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Bang on advice, worked a treat! Cheers, Gareth
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Steps: 1.Find what section of your video you wish to zoom in on.
As your video plays in the Camtasia editor, you may notice that there is a section of that recording that you would like to zoom in on. As soon as you notice this, pause the video playback.


2.Select Zoom-n-Pan from Camtasia's Tool
After pausing the video playback where you would like to zoom, select the Zoom-n-Pan tool from the Camtasia tool pan. You will notice another video pane pops up in the top left corner of the screen.


3.Zoom in using the Zoom-n-Pan Selection box
As you can see in the top left corner of the screen, there is another pane showing your video. This pane has circular adjustment tabs around it. Use these tabs to close in on the portion of the screen that you would like to focus on. As you do so, you will notice that the main video pane will reflect your changes in real time.


4.Pan out
Once you zoom in on a portion of the screen, that zoom level will remain until you pan out. Panning is completed using the same tool as zooming but is done in reverse. Instead of closing in using the adjustment tabs, you expand out to encompass more of the screen. There is also an auto-expand button (shown below) that will automatically pan out the selection to encompass the entire recorded area.

5.Repeat as needed
You may repeat these steps as often as needed and Camtasia automatically tracks these changes on the timeline by placing a blue marker. Select a blue marker and you can make adjustments to any zoom or pan effect that you have added to this point.


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I believe you are MAC users stuck doing it the hard way.
The pan and zoom feature for Windows is great, it's the primary reason I use Camtasia.   

This is a video created by kurrykid, Champion .

 How to Pan and Zoom in Camtasia 2. I hate to say it. I'm sure the same technique still applies.Well, a similar approach anyway.
Good Luck
 http://www.screencast.com/t/iEEIEzK7v


Regards,Joe
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robert.pierazek

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Thanks, Joe.  But the whole point to asking the question is that what exists in Camtasia 2 doesn't exist in Camtasia 3 (believe it or not).  Thus, the question.  I was always under the impression that Macs were great for graphic and video editing, but I guess that's not the case here.  Thanks again.
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"Zoom and Pan" works the same way in Camtasia 3 as it did in Camtasia 2.  That is old, and some of the names have changed.  The "Blank" animation was renamed to "Custom" a couple of years ago.  Otherwise the tutorial is accurate, and shows you how to zoom and pan with Camtasia on the Mac.

-Stephen
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Hi there,

I use a german version of Camtasia 3 for Mac, and I am wondering what a blanc animation in german is. https://www.screencast.com/t/wjS2u3L3R
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I see! It's custom or "benutzerdefiniert". 
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