I really wish you'd make the Extend Frame function more intuitive.

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I really wish you'd make the Extend Frame function more intuitive. I've cut out a section of a video recording and want to extend the part I want to keep but to no avail.  The extended part keeps the deleted section.  This is driving me crazy and is wasting my time. https://www.screencast.com/t/eCcnf81p4OG

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LOL, you are using Camtasia, but used Jing to record your issue and Jing uses Flash. So all you get in the browser is that flash is required.
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Yes, I'm aware of that.  Jing is much easier to work with.  I used Jing to record the Camtasia interface. 
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If you want to extend a frame, place the playhead over the frame you want to extend.

Right click and select Extend frame.

I had no problem viewing your video.
Flash is an inconvenient format for those that don't know what to do with it.

Regards,Joe 
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Theses an easier way to make room for the frame extension.
With the play head positioned, hold shift and slide all the media to the right.



Extend the frame.

Place the playhead back on  the moved media. Hold shift and slide it back.

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Thanks for your comment.  I'm having no problems moving the clips.  My problem is understanding why the deleted bit is still appearing in the clip after I extend the clip.
https://www.screencast.com/t/glNToxa9Oej

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This is what a frame extension looks like when holding down alt.



What your doing is simply dragging the end of the video clip, which replaces what you've deleted.

Extend frame is a separate function.

Here is a TechSmith video covering the process.

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That worked!  Thanks so much for the clarification!
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just to be clear, the alt method extends the frame; it replaces the video [part cut off] with the equivalent of a image [like a saved frame; if you later revisit the extension , you can change it by just grabbing/trimming/extending more [alt not required]; but you'll be working with a fixed frame, not the video
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to add to Joe's suggestion ...

you can alternatively hover the mouse over the clip end, hold down alt key, you'll see a small square, then, keeping alt down, grab/drag the clip end to create the extension


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Thanks, that's very helpful, although it doesn't solve the problem.  Here's another Jing video with narrative that perhaps clarifies it better.  https://www.screencast.com/t/glNToxa9Oej
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some more tutorials about working with frame extensions ...

Playlist
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