Is there somewhere I can purchase transitions and/or animations?

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Dan Howard

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Brent Beckman, Business Development

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Hi Dan,

That is something we are taking a look at offering in the future.  In the meantime, here are a couple 3rd party providers that offer Camtasia specific animations and transitions.  

eLearningBrothers - http://elearningbrothers.com/camtasia-templates-1/

Callouts.com - http://callouts.com/

Also, many of the larger stock assets sites contain video/images that will work with Camtasia as well.   Hope that helps! 
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Hey Dan,

As Brent stated, there are some good 3rd-party options out there already; that said, we're always looking to get a better understanding of the types of content Camtasia users are creating. If you wouldn't mind giving a bit more detail around what you're hoping to achieve with transitions, animations, and other content, that would be fantastic feedback for us to hear.

Feel free to respond here, or Brent and I would be happy to jump on a call with you, if you're willing to do that as well!

Regards,

Kelly
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Dan Howard

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Let me start by saying I'm a total rook when it comes to this stuff. But what I'm attempting to do is more commonly used in After Effects. It's probably more of a callout now that I think of it. I've got a talking head and let's say it's you. At the bottom in most cases, I want to put a few shapes & colors together that create a "Kelly Rush, Associate Program Mgr" callout at the bottom. In some cases I want a matte transition between frames with some flash style transitions. I guess I could do it with the shape box, just figured it would be easier to purchase something stock.
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Ok, so I think you're looking at making something called a "lower-third". Are you aiming to do something like this?

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Dan Howard

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Brent, this is exactly what I needed. Going to get an annual subscription too. Whatever I used to query this in Google didn't bring it up in the call. 
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Dan Howard

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yeah, this is exactly the effect.
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Dan Howard

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One comment was towards Brent about callouts.com, Kelly the other was for you. Sorry.
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Bruce Rothwell

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videoblocks.com

Often, they offer a 7 day trial period where you download many of their catalog items (but have a daily limit 20 downloads, I think).

If you are concerned about scamming, don't use a regular credit card -- but use a Visa or Mastercard GIFT card instead.  I did, with a gift card that only a $1 or $2 left on it, and was still able to sign up.

Much of the stuff I downloaded came in MP4 or MOV, and works well.

Also, regarding the transitions I found, they are not "Camtasia-speciic", but you can just drop them on the timeline and adjust their position until the look good.

I found that once you find that "right position", you can split the transition clip where the underlying video clips meet, then you can easily copy and reuse..

NOTE:  They also have sister sites:  audioblocks.com and graphicstock.com
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Bruce Rothwell

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I mentioned videoblocks. com earlier -- they have lower-third graphics also.