How do I insert a clip or graphic without having to move all the content

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I select everything after where I want to add and move it over lots. I insert the new stuff into that space. I select everything after and move it back to line up with the new clip. Is there an easier way? If I miss selecting something then it is out of place.
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ms

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No. It seems this functionality was removed in this version.

An earlier official post suggested this was removed because 'users' didn't like it!

Love to see those emails.
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Benjamin Day

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Wow. It was removed? Could you add it back please? Or at least give me a way to insert say 45 seconds in between clips and shift all my markers over at the same time.
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After moving and adding the inserted content, put playhead at beginning of content that needs to be moved back to left

Make a selection back to right end of newly inserted content

use ctl-X to cut out the blabk space between the contents

I find this faster and easier than selecting and dragging
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ms

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I don't.

Can the 'unwanted' function - that many here are asking for - be returned?
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Benjamin Day

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Kayakman,

I'm good with deleting empty space. What I want to do is to insert say 45 seconds of empty space between two existing clips. Basically, I want to shift everything to the right. It'd do-able if I select everything myself and then drag it to the right but it's kinda tedious to do it that way and there's no way to move my markers at the same time. That means that after I drag my clips to the right place, I need to then manually drag all my markers back to where they're supposed to be. It'd be a trillion times easier to just put the edit head at a location and then right-click and say "shift everything right by X seconds".

-Ben
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regardung the markers ...

when you add a marker, it goes on timeline as a timeline marker

you can change it to a media marker

then moving any media will move the marker[s] along with it

But, I agree; it would be easier if one could insert new content directly, or, at least be able to make a timeline selection, and send every thing to right of start point to the end of the selection [like a reverse of select/cut]
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Yes - it would be good if we had the functionality that was present in v7 that was removed in v8 without notice.
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I would like to add my voice to the number of people requesting that an "Insert" be put into Camtasia. I'm sure I speak not only for myself but for quite a number of users who would eagerly utilize this functionality. Many times, as editing progresses, there are countless callouts and clips that sit on the timeline. Depending on the length and complexity of your video, I'm sure you will agree that it is extremely tedious to have to select all the content and move it over to make room for the inserted material, only to have to move it all back again after the insert is in place. PLEASE, TechSmith, we ask that you give this request sincere consideration. Thank you. 
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if you put the new clip on timeline where you want it, then make a selection along the length of the new content, then right click the selection and use "insert time", you can insert without having to move over/back the other stuff
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You can also use a combination of the playhead and the shift key on your keyboard to move large chunks of time and media. I made a quick video (0:46):
http://www.screencast.com/t/DeiniIGa84Yb

Hope that helps,

-Josh 
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That works - much easier! Thank you.
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Oh, perfect thanks Josh - and for the video to demonstrate!
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i cannot find the right click option for insert time and when i select shift and drag that doesnt work either...i am using camtasia 8 ...what am i missing. Not sure why it is so difficult to move stuff over on the timeline, the video and audio keep getting wrecked and out of synch when I select it all what if i miss a box or a marker or a callout
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MaryAnne,

You need  to position the red and green handles of the timeline indicator. You select the entire area that you wish to insert time first. Then you can right click and insert time.

You must place the cursor over the Blue Area you have selected before right clicking to get the menu to appear.

See Image Below, Click to Enlarge.

Regards, Joe 

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hi Joe, Thank you for responding, I wish it helped but when I did as in your image the right click menu has the selections copy paste add to library etc but not insert time! so do you think it is in the updates or is there a way to enable it? that right click option insert time is not there when i highlight media on timeline Using the green and red arrowheads of the playhead..I tried help>updates but when I went thru the install wizard I needed admin username and password (govt computer admin) so that may take a week...it is Cam 8...
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You need to hover the cursor over the blue highlighted area as you right click.
Have you tried that?

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MaryAnne

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Hi Joe! thanks for the response. Yes. I have tried that exact thing. See my image below, it seems to me I don't have the option of Insert time on my right click menu in my version of Camtasia, which is 8.0.1 from 2012...

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Hi Kayakman! thanks for the screencast, I really like your work! still no luck with the right click menu...I am using Camtasia version 8.0.1 and there is no right click option of insert time, can you see the menu below? there are 7 options, they are cut, copy, paste, delete, add playhead selection to Library, Produce Selection as, Close selection and that's it! no insert time option...so I guess it is in one of the updates that I don't have...

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I see that the option is not there in your image

I don't remember when insert time was added

suggest you install the latest update [8.6.0]

you can always get and reinstall older versions ...

https://www.techsmith.com/download/oldversions 

but I don't see 8.0.1 listed?

maybe contact tech support?
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MaryAnne
I see they added Ripple moving and trimming with version 8.0.3. The definition of that is not defined. I suspect insert time is part of the package because it is a ripple insert of time. A ripple edit moves everything on the timeline for you when adding or subtracting media or open space to the timeline. See Image Below.

Because you need to jump through hoops to upgrade your government computer I would also recommend upgrading to 8.6. It will add a lot of features you don't currently have and take a little getting used to as a result. It's a great upgrade in my opinion but I just wanted to give you a heads up. 

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Thank you so much Joe, this is great. Exactly what I needed to support my case for upgrades!

Many thanks,

MaryAnne