insert video in timeline

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Maybe I'm making this too hard but I can't figure out how to add the video to the timeline. It plays from the canvas but when I produce and save, there is no video. The existing tutorials are very good but there's a step missing for me, how do you add the video to the timeline?
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Dave O'Rourke, Senior Software Engineer

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Drag a clip from the clip bin down to the timeline at the bottom.  Or, you can right-click on a clip and choose Add to Timeline from the context menu.

Hope this helps.
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Looks like you beat me to in while I was in Photoshop. Oh well, good job!
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Joe Morgan

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I did not even read the question carefully. Looks like it's time for sleep!
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I have a similar issue but when I select the clip and do "add to timeline" it adds the clip ontop of the existing video and I want it inserted in front of what I have in my timeline already.  Any ideas?? 
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I'm only guessing that what you are calling the canvas is the preview window and your video is not even in the timeline. Click on Image for larger view.

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Thanks, that is exactly what I needed. You're right, the video was not in the timeline, the audio was for some reason, not sure how it got in there.  I will practice with a short video, I really need to learn this now (isn't it always about learning on the fly) so I can get some videos done for a program I'm teaching. 
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Well, a teacher. Great!
So you understand the Importance of a well structured lesson.
If you open the Help Tab in Camtasia and click on Tutorials. It takes you to their website.
Or just go to the website. Being in Camtasia is not required. 
Their Tutorials are quite good. Lesson 5---Explore the Editor---- it covers this particular issue and shows me that Camtasia calls the Preview window a (CANVAS).
LOL, You were right, it's a Canvas!
So my point would be that even though I consider myself fairly proficient with Camtasia.
I'm going to go ahead and Watch their Tutorials again to refresh my memory.
Plus I'm sure there are features I've completely forgotten about by now.
There's around 2 hours of short videos. Most under 5 min.
 This is time well Spent!
They can really Skyrocket your understanding of the Program.
My guess is most people under utilize these tutorials.
Good Luck to you. I use Camtasia for Tutorials as well. Take Care!
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Thanks Joe, I did watch all of the tutorials and never saw the part which indicates 'how to put the video in the timeline', thus my question. I'm a technical writer and I write in a very detailed, step by step way, which is what I needed in this documentation and didn't find. I will review the tutorials again, especially the one you referenced. While I remember the 'Explore the Editor' one, I don't remember ever seeing an explanation of how the video winds up in the timeline. In the tutorial it's already in there, but the user is never shown how that happens. Magic, perhaps? It didn't work for me.
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@Jennifer:  Thanks so much for your question.  You're definitely not the first to get stuck at this point.  I've passed this thread on to our product designers and user assistance team.  We will definitely consider your feedback as we create and evolve the product and help content that supports the product.

@Joe:  Thanks for the screenshot.  You bested me for sure :)
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Thanks Dave, I think it needs its own video, to be honest, so that users learn how to get both the video and audio portions inserted properly, so they're all set up to do the editing. I thought I was editing the video, but I was editing the audio and I couldn't figure out how to get the video in there. Of course, I needed to do it right away because I had a video to process, which made the lack of clear instruction all the most frustrating. I appreciate the quick reply and attention to this issue that I have received from TechSmith, it's very helpful.
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Hi Jennifer,

Make sure you check out our tutorials, they're pretty handy for getting started:
http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia.html

-Glenn
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I did Glenn but could not find it in the videos. It is in one of them, but if you blink you miss it, literally. Every video shows the video in the timeline, not one of them explains how to put it in there with clear, step by step, instructions.
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right click a clip in clip bin, select add to timeline at playhead

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