Is it possible to turn off Callouts from prodcution render without deleting them?

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Is it possible to have callouts not be included in one version of video, and then turn them on for another version of same video? - I.E. otherwise identical videos, but callouts disabled in one to facilitate some different localizations? - Iooking to turn the "callout" layers off for one render, on for another
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Shane Lovellette, Employee

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Thanks for your question Joe. It is not possible to turn off callouts during production within the same project. However, I recommend doing a save as of your project to create two different versions of the same project. In the second one, delete the callouts. If all the callouts are on the same track or tracks, you can right click on the track name and select remove track to delete that track and all its media quickly.

You can then either render each project individually, or you could batch produce them by going to the Tools Menu and choosing Batch Production. In the dialog that appears, click the Add files/projects button and select the two project files, the one with callouts and the one without. Then follow the steps in the Batch Production Wizard, and it will produce both projects.

I hope this helps!
Shane Lovellette
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Logan S.

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Hey Joe,

The best way I could see to do this is to group all your callouts together, right click them and select Add Asset to library. This will create a new library asset with your callouts. Than you can delete your callouts, produce the movie, and when you would like to produce it out with callouts, you can drag the library asset back onto the timeline. You may have to create a few different library assets if you have many callouts.

Hope that helps!
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Peter Gillberg

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In the future this could be solved by implementing the option of turning off tracks for rendering. This is common in many video editors and I am sure it will come to Camtasia soon :)

Best of luck with your ScreenCasting,
Peter Gillberg

PS. Check out Premium Camtasia Resources on Callouts!
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Just for the record, this feature was added to Camtasia Studio in version 8.4.0 which was released in May 2014.

So if your callouts are on the same track, you can turn them all off without deleting them by hiding that track.
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You could also lower the opacity of the single callout for one export and then raise it to 100 again for another export. it's still there, you just won't see it.
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As another process, you can move the callouts that are "special" to their own track so they can be turned off or on with just one click.

In this way, if you have certain callouts / annotations for one segment of viewers, you could put all of that media on one track and name the track for that segment. When you want to produce to another segment, just turn off the tracks that don't apply and turn on the ones that do apply.

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to add to what Kelly as offered, you can also select all the callouts, then use ctl-G to group them; that will stick them on a single track
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Great idea.

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