Is it possible to freeze the movie for some seconds in camtasia 9?

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I would like to freeze my Video in one Point to be able to describe more whats happening there.

Can't find a function for this. Already tried by spliting it but somehow can't make it work easily?

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Damian Wysocki

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Mike Shaw

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Select the frame you want to freeze, then press CTRL E or right click and select Extend Frame.  You'll get a box where you can enter the number of seconds you want that frame extended for.  IF the Extend Frame option is greyed out, it means that there is a clip further along the timeline that is preventing you from extending the frame - Camtasia won't automatically pus everything along on that timeline:  I guerss this is to prevent things getting out of sync with other timelines - it is up to you to create the required space on the timeline if necessary and keep things in sync while so doing.
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Naomi Skarzinski

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What you referring to is extending a frame. Place your playhead in the spot of the frame you want to "freeze" (proper term is extend). Then Shift + E to extend the frame.  Here's a great video by CookBookPlusman that he shared yesterday with a similar question.  It shows all the ways to properly use the extend the frame feature.
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If all this is a bit much for you.
Simply go to 
(From the Menu)
Share - Export Frame As...
Save the frame as a still.
Then import that frame into the media bin.
Drag the frame to your timeline, where you want the narration to be.
And you are done.

Good Luck.
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Thank you....the tutorial helped me alot