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First of all, I make videos with no voice narration. I use callouts instead of voice (text boxes explaining things). For longer explanations, I usually "stop" the video by extending frames.
FIRST PROBLEM with Camtasia 8 is, if I need to extend an already extended frame later on, I first need to select all the callouts, video, animations and everything on the timeline and move them away and only after that I can extend the frame.
In Camtasia 7 this all happened automatically: if I needed to make a change to an existing extended frame, I just extended it either by dragging via mouse or by typing a new value. Other material in the timeline moved away automatically.
(Also, why the feature to TYPE the extended frame value has been removed?)
SECOND PROBLEM: if I need to add a new extended frame to the video, all the existing callouts that comes after that in the timeline gets out of sync because adding extended frame pushes only the VIDEO away, but NOT the callouts. To fix things, I need to select all the callouts and sync them by hand.
In Camtasia 7 this wasn't an issue as adding a new extended frame AUTOMATICALLY moved the rest of the material away (including the callouts) and everything stayed in sync.
THIRD PROBLEM: why I can't copy/paste zoom animations anymore? There's only an option to delete it now. If I want to use an exact copy of a zoom-n-pan animation/position I have earlier made, I need to open it's animation edit window, copy the scale and position settings, create a new zoom, open it's edit window and type the values.
In Camtasia 7 I could copy and paste them where-ever I wanted in the timeline, either using CTRL+C and CTRL+V or via mouse.
FOURTH PROBLEM: the timeline is a MESS now. Why on earth audio, video, zoom animations and transitions are placed on a SAME track?
In Camtasia 7, every element was clearly on it's own separate track: callouts, zoom animation, audio, video.
Sorry, but In my opinion, Camtasia 8 is MAJOR stepback compared to 7 and personally I don't see a point using it as it makes creating video tutorials a pain compared to 7 so I'm going to stick with the 7.