I need help to make something like this

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Example:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntIbUw09tws
I need help making something like the black boxes that display games.I need to be able to put a short clip of my game footage in the boxes ~ Thank you.
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Lori Doan

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Fred Grover, Champion

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Lori if the beginning of that video is what you were talking about I suppose it could be done with some graphics work and a lot of visual properties for doing the animations but it would take more than what I would even attempt to do inside of Camtasia Studio.

The video Intro that I seen was most likely created from an After Effects Template or someone who designed it in another software program. Camtasia could I guess like I stated above do this with the right combination of work and creative thinking but it is not really setup to do video creation like what you seen in that video. If you could find an mp4 or other format Camtasia Studio suports in a After Effects Template or something it could be edited and brought into the timeline to edit the rest of your video.

I know this is not what you probably wanted to here but you have to keep in mind that Camtasia Studio is actually more of a software for screen recording application with some abilities to add recorded video footage etc. but not a true video editing or video creation software for the effects you sen in the video link you provided. I hope this helps you a little and thanks for posting. Have a great day/night.
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So if I got After Affect I could make this?
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Fred Grover, Champion

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With a lot of training as it is a fairly complicated software to learn. Doing those kind of animations take awhile and just do not come automatically unless you can find similar After Effects Projects/Templates that are editable to use. If you have no experience using the software After Effects then yes I would say it would be pretty hard to accomplish this task. If you have experience then it would not be bad but lot of work so I would do the first suggestion and try to just find an After Effects Video already made and edit it to try it.

This is just my opinion and views/suggestion and others may feel differently or have other suggestions so do not just go on my opinion alone.

You can also go to this website link for Video Blocks and just check what they have on their site and you may find something you like their to use. It is not free but in my opinion you get what you pay for and there are other resources that have or offer free templates, backgrounds, etc. that are good. Just do a search for them.

Hope this helps answer your question and you like the response. Have a great day/night.
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Hi Lori,

You can sort of simulate that effect by creating an image mask and using that over top of your video.
Then, animate your video to begin rotated then swing into view.

Sort of like this:
http://www.screencast.com/t/210j2L3qkHBg

Just an idea.

Kelly
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