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I filmed and edited a 12 minute video (Which required me to zoom in during the entire thing)... Once I completed it I realized I forgot something that's necessary.  So I recorded the additional video and placed it at the end of my original video.  I'd like to make the split between the two video as seamless as possible.  Right now it's pretty obvious that I had to splice in a second video... Is there any technique that can make this less obvious?
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Brent Beckman, Strategy Lead

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Hi Dungthanh072,

Have you tried applying a transition between the two clips?  You could either use the built in transitions within Camtasia, or see if any of the Alpha Transparency overlays on TechSmith Assets for Camtasia would work.  Those can be found with a search for "transition" in the Effects section of the service. 



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If you saved the project. You can right click the original video at the end of the clip and select "Copy Properties". Then right click and "Paste Properties" onto the other clip. It will scale to match the original.
If you didn't save the project.

And just having trouble lining up and matching one with the other.Place the new new footage in a track directly over the original.The first frame of the new footage should be directly over the last frame of original footage.Then, you can work the opacity slider in the properties panel. You'll need to keep turning down the opacity of the new footage so you can see whats below.Rescale and move your footage around. The footage will determine what level of opacity to use. So it's translucent. You need to see your target below and your work at the same time. You can shift opacity over to your work and back towards translucency as you work.I do this in Photoshop all the time. You can get a perfect match if you invest the time. Use Canvas zoom to assist you. 
You'll have to lock the track with the original video if you use Animation "Pan & Zoom" feature to adjust your new clip. Or Camtasia will apply pan and zoom to the original as well.
Regards,Joe