Masking feature for revealing text or objects

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 I've been trying to recreate an effect that I've seen from After Effects where you can mask an object or text in the middle of the screen and then have it slide out as if it came out of a hole from within the footage. You can do this when working with solid colours but not with images or live footage in the background in Camtasia 9. It would be great to have something like this to produce engaging, modern-looking effects for explainer videos. It would take my demonstrations to the next level. https://youtu.be/2zQHUzhXHe8
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Paul Ulloa

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Rick Stone

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You can do this today. To a certain extent. Basically you would have the same video clip on two layers. And on the layer above, crop it so it occupies part of the screen. then between the two layers you would have the object or text you want to reveal.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi Rick, 
I can't believe I hadn't thought of that! I just tried what you said and it's exactly what I was looking for. Brilliant! Thank you.
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