How can I change transition duration in Camtasia Studio 8?

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In CS 7 I can choose the trasation duration. Where is that option in CS 8?
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Cláudio Marques

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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Hi Cláudio,

Drag your media onto the timeline, then drag your transition onto the media. You should be able to see a rectangle that represents the transition you added. If you mouse over the end of the transition, you should be able to drag the transition and make it longer.

The first part of this 45 second video illustrates what I'm talking about:
http://www.screencast.com/t/sTt524yO

-Glenn
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Cláudio Marques

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Thanks, Glenn. At Start it wasn't intuitive. Now that I know, it look's very easy... :)
Regards.
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Rob

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Is there a way to type in the time you want? When I'm dragging the time goes from 1.29 seconds and then jumps to 2.00. I just want to type in 1.5. Also, for some reason instead of 1.29 it's 01;29 (for example). Is that supposed to be a semicolon?
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Yes, the semicolon = # of frames

Do your dragging at high timeline zoom; you'll be more accurate

From what you describe, I'd zoom max in by using ctl-F11
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Josh Holnagel, Employee

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Hi All.

To elaborate on what Kayakman said:

The reason the numbers are jumping from 1;29 to 2;00 is because the 1;29 should be read as "one second; twenty-nine frames". Each second has 30 frames, hence the jump. So, if you are looking for a transition that spans 1.5 seconds, you should be dragging that duration to 1;15.

Hope this helps! Let us know if we can try to clear anything else up.

Josh Holnagel
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Rob

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Thanks guys. It answers my question. No, you can't manually type in how many seconds you want your transition to be" ; ) It's not that big of a deal. I just thought I was missing something. Thanks.
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You can also change the default duration of newly added transitions in the "Tools -> Options..." menu.



This might save you some time if you are constantly adjusting your transition length by dragging. This will apply to any transitions added afterwards if they can accommodate the duration. While not the best solution if you are doing a custom length for each transition, it might help if the default duration wasn't good enough.

-Steven
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Rob

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Thanks for the tip Steve!

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