Increased playback speed in edit mode

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Can I increase the playback speed in edit mode? It would be immensely helpful when adding markers to my demo presentations which I share with my customers. As it is, I can press CTRL + right arrow to move frame by frame. I would like the same feature you have on a remote control for your DVD player - normal speed forward, 2 x speed, 4 x speed, etc.
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When working in CS8's editor, you can drag the playhead along timeline to get a fast playback effect
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It would be really great if this was implemented.
I understand that you can jump and drag through the playback.
However, so I can review the entire recording in its entirety faster it seems like it should be possible to have a 2x, playback speed.
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I agree - I'm editing the pauses and mis-speaks out of a series of lectures, so its mostly just listening. The process would be much faster and easier if I could play back at 1.25x or 1.5x normal speed while editing.
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This would save TREMENDOUS time, on the order of at least 50% when editing video
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have you tried applying clip speed adjustment to timeline clips?

a 200% value = timeline plays at 2x
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We don't want to adjust the clip itself, we just want to be able to play through while we review at a speed greater than 1x, is there some way this is doable with the same feature that actually alters the clip speed? This is all about speeding up the editing process, not speeding up the resulting video.
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changing clip speed [a right click option] is reversible

you can set = 200%; do your reviews; then reset clip speed to 100%

this works just fine for me

otherwise, I know of no way to speed up timeline play rate
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this works-ish of course, as dropping new call outs, each one has to be set to the same 200% and it's not easy to switch back and forth, I wish there were a toggle somewhere, maybe even keyboard short cut activated, there's just times where I can try to manually move the pointer to where I think I should focus next, but I also could just listen at 200%, cuz dragging the pointer is slower than 100% playback
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you can also preview timeline by dragging the slider at bottom of canvas area; that can go VERY FAST
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I need audio with the preview too and I need the precision of the slider in the tracks panel. Is there an option I'm missing to turn on sound with dragging in the player?
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My workflow involves recording audio and video separately, and then I line them up and as I go I add callouts. I need to quickly move between explanations to the points where I want to line up the next transition in my slides or demonstration, or the next point where I want to add a call out, all of which often requires me to listen as I go to everything and stop when something needs a call out or alignment, so it would just be nice to listen faster as demonstrations are recorded with a slow pace for viewers. This would save tremendous time in the editing process.
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no such option

clip speed adjustment is about as good as it gets at this point
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This feature would have to be carefully crafted for efficiency, or it would just waste time, I can see a need to jump between a fast and a slow setting that I can set so I can easily swap modes, and I'd like a keyboard shortcut to switch too. Also I'd want precision over the speed increase, not just 1x, 2x, but probably steps in between of 0.1x increments.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Preview Playback Speed Control.


I'd like to have a speed control for the preview playback. When I'm editing a longer video (say 30-45 minutes long), it would be nice to play it at 2x speed or more. The type of videos I'm editing only require a couple edits, so having to preview the whole thing at regular speed can sometimes be a waste of time.

Speeding up or slowing down video preview playback would be awesome.
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I concur with the most recent two comments; I'd like to see variable playback (both faster and slower) in the editor. Normal speed makes it really hard to edit out audio gaffes even when you're zoomed in to try to pluck them out from the wave form, and changing the clip speed isn't a viable option if you have 20 minutes worth of clips piled in on each other and have to edit something at minute 3, for instance.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Make a play/speed rate slider in Camtasia Studio.

Years later after similar proposals there is no satisfactory solution.

When editing lots of clips on different tracks, you sometimes want to review your content to see/hear if you made a mistake. That is why a speed rate slider in the Transport Bar would be very appreciated. Basically what it should do is to change the speed of play rate of all the content WITHOUT CHANGING ITS POSITION, so the project clips would stay in place.

As it is now, there is no actual solution. And I waste lots of time just for reviewing. Please, consider to make a similar slider.
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There is an option to speed up your clip but that might not work in the way you want it too. This would be a nice feature for some that would like to see it. So maybe TechSmith can make this a feature request and consider doing something if there is enough people/users who want this option. I would probably use it but I try to listen for my audio mistakes and just make a clap noise or use a dog clicker when I record the audio so I can look at the timeline to see where the mistake was and then I go back and edit out. This may or may not be the same for every user or what they are looking for but, it is just the way I do things.

Time will tell if this will be something implemented or not with the new version and it is a good idea. Thanks for posting and have a great day/night.
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I worked on the large project and there were lot moments i needed to cut out. It was a late night and I wasn't sure if I missed one, so I needed to relisten to almost 1 hour of material, which is quite boring. So even a 1.25 multiplier would do the job in my case.
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I can relate to that and I would hope TechSmith sees this and maybe can turn it into a feature request for a future version or upgrade. It would be convenient in your situation. One other thought if it is possible for you now would be to record your video and audio in smaller chunks of time and then combine them into one long video. Not sure if that would help for now or not and is just a suggestion.

kayakman may have a few suggestions as I know he has made a lot of long videos so he might have an idea of how to accomplish something like this or a different method for you to try if he sees this post. Thanks again for posting and have a great day/night.
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The video's not mine, and the guy does this - records small junks of video, that I combine including annotations. that is why it would be a pain in the butthole to accelerate each of the clip and then change it back.
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I can understand your feelings here but unfortunately for now until something like this is implemented we do not have much of a choice. Sorry for that and I know it is not what you wanted to hear. Have a great day/night.
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:-)
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vadymmykh [per Fred's suggestion ...]

if the last thing you need to do is cut stuff that might have been missed, but otherwise project work is finished, produce as AVI; in new project, with that AVI on timeline, apply speed adjustment [only 1 clip now], find, and make your final cuts

then remove speed adjustment

note: if your original project has interactive objects [TOC markers, hotspots, etc., this workaround gets more complicated, but will still work

personally, I'd break the multi clip project into single clip segments, and put each segment in library; then, edit each segment separately, making your final cuts [segments are shorter]; put each edited segment back in library

after all segments have been tweaked, build out a final, composite project, then produce

this will obviate need to address any interactive objects after the cuts since that stayed in place in each segment

let me know if you need tutorials on how to use Library
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Nah, I watched all the tutorials. Maybe it's just how I got used to work in audio production:

And I usually deal with just 2 clips (audio and video). I watch it and cut out everything that isn't needed (errors, mistakes). And only after that I start to build everything else (intro/outro clips, logos, annotations). One of my mates is quite good at giving classes, so I don't need to hear carefully about his mistakes - he notifies about them. So just for those situations I would benefit from x1.5 and x2 speed. Maybe clip speed is good enough for it, but it distorts the length and the voice timbre. And it needs to be applied to each (voice and video) clip in the submenus.

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