Merging Video Clips

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Is there anyway to merge two video clips together (that are next to each other on the same track)? Also is the anyway to run an animation across 2 clips? Basically it's the same issue. For example, I have split a clip for editing purposes but that causes a break where I need to run an animation...any solutions?

Thanks.
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No I'm afraid there is not. I think that basically you need grouping in this case, so you may want to go "+1" that thread...
http://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmi...
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Ouch! I'm testing out Camtasia and liked it before this problem. We need to be able to run animation across clips. I've cut dead air from my video and with it in pieces, animation is impossible... Any suggestions beyond re-recording and attempting to do it in one take?
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One idea might be to first cut out all your dead air, and export that as a "first pass" of your video at full size. Then, bring that video back into your project to do the fancy editing (animation, etc). It's not fantastic, but it beats trying to make a new recording and get it right in one take.

We hear you, and know grouping would help. Please do go chime in on the grouping thread I noted above to add your voice. It helps us prioritize this against the many other possible features people would like next.
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I like that idea. Also, I was able to group and do everything I needed to do so I'm back to happy. There's a learning curve for sure but I'm getting it.
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Ah, you must be on the Windows version, which does have grouping, and will let you do what you need to do. With grouping, you can cut out what you need to, group the two clips together, and then animate you heart out. The Mac version does not yet have this feature. So, for other folks out there with this question, you may or may not be in luck on this issue ;)
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yes, smart focus doesn't work on my edited piece because the clips are all cut up. What's the solution TechSmith??
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Today, TechSmith released Camtasia for Mac v. 2.4, which includes a feature called Stitching. Stitching allows you to edit specific pieces of a clip and then automatically join together the adjacent clips of the same file, effects and all. You can learn more about our 2.4.0 release here: http://bit.ly/17Wtsxc