How to separate callouts, audio, and transitions so they are each on their own track?

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When I create a new project in Camtasia 8, it puts the transitions, callouts, and audio all on their own tracks automatically.

However, when I open a project created with Camtasia 7.1 into my Camtasia 8, the recording, callouts, transition, and audio are all on the same track.

I was able to get the audio on a separate track from the recording but can't figure out how to put the callouts and transitions on separate tracks. The callouts and transitions work when I play the project, but I can see them on the track to move them or edit them. They are there and working but I can see them on the track or figure out how to put them on separate tracks where I can see them and edit them.

What am I missing?

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Rudy

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Steven Garske, Employee

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Hi Rudy,

It might be easier to understand the problem if you could take a screen capture of what your timeline looks like.

But if I had to guess, I think what you're seeing is your media, callouts, and transitions are being brought in as Groups on the timeline.

Here's a screenshot showing some options you have to see the media inside: http://screencast.com/t/JtOZAUk8VOtx

Transitions are drawn on top of media in Camtasia Studio 8 and will not have their own tracks, but will share the tracks of the media they overlap.

Hope this helps! Thanks for using Camtasia Studio 8!

-Steven
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Rudy

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I don't have the little (+) plus sign for the group. When I right click on the track, the "group" and "ungroup" are greyed out.

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Steven Garske, Employee

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It looks like you produced your timeline in Camtasia Studio 7.1 using the Production Wizard to create an MP4 format video and that's what you're bringing into Camtasia Studio 8. If that's the case, your callouts and transitions will be "baked-in" to that video and you won't be able to edit them.

To upgrade a Camtasia Studio 7 project to edit it in 8, you need to open the .camproj file or import the zipped project file that you can export from 7.

Here's a quick video showing how you can migrate your project using import/export zipped library to use in 8 (no audio):
http://screencast.com/t/VoS0dKdAFF6

Hopefully, I'm understanding the problem correctly now. Let me know if that makes sense.

-Steven

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