Manually add cursor effects to non-camrec files

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Camtasia Studio 8 - I'm creating a tutorial video of a tablet app. (I did this by recording my monitor screen as the tablet image was relayed using Reflector.) I'm actually using a camrec file, but since obviously Camtasia has no way of knowing where the touchscreen input is occurring in the video.

I want to add cursor effects (like rings) to show where to tap on the UI, since there is no cursor on the tablet to direct viewers' attention.

I can't find a way to add cursor effects manually, like I would add a Callout. It seems like cursor effects are stuck in "smart mode," and they only show up when the program detects an actual click. This seems convenient enough, but it's unnecessarily limiting a very useful feature.
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kayakman, Champion

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is this what you are looking for ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/ewaAEHnV
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J

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Yeah, that would do it.
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OK

down load this ...
http://cookbookplus.com/Download/FingerClickSimulation.zip

change file extension from .zip to .libzip

double click to add as an asset to Camtasia Library

use in any project where captures show touch screen action; crop, scale, and position as appropriate

you can change properties by selecting the asset on timeline and modify in cursor effects tab

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Thanks for posting this, Bob.

Just an FYI for anyone else seeing this problem, the download link posted above by our good friend Kayakman isn't officially a TechSmith fix.
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I followed those instructions, but I don't see where to access the FingerClickSimulator. When I double-click the .libzip file Camtasia opens, but I don't see effect in the Library.
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the installed asset is actually called "leftmouseclick"
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All I see in the root of the Library are Transparent Hotspot and Title Clip Main.
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after you double clicked the libzip, did you get the prompt to import?

I just tried and all is working
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J

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No, it just opened Camtasia, but no prompt.
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Did you change the downloaded file to .libzip without extracting the contents?
Because it worked for me.
 If you extract the content and click the .libpkg inside it will open Camtasia like you described but you won't be prompted to import. 
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No, I extracted it and then changed, so that answers that.

I tried changing it without extracting, but nothing changed. When I double-clicked, it just opened my zip application to extract it. 
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so is all OK now?
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Yeah, that resolved it. 

I had to un-hide file extensions in the folder for it to accept the change from .zip to .libzip without extracting, though. Otherwise it let me rename it .libzip but still maintained the .zip extension.
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Is there a similar option for Camtasia Mac 2? I'm trying to add cursor effects for a screencast I created using QuickTime + plugged in iPhone, which doesn't capture taps on my iPhone as clicks. I'd really like to be able to manually add a left-click-warp effect to part of the screencast. Please help.
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Sorry. Got here through a search - just realized this is specific to Studio.

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