I use this for adding GIF animations to my videos.
Without this option, having CS8 is pointless.
PIP can be easily replaced with multi-track as Kayakman suggested, unfortunately what's missing is the GIF animation due to our backlog, so a GIF only renders as a static image on timeline (no animation). However, a workaround would be recapturing this GIF as an avi/MP4 or any other video formats that CS supports and use that instead.
Sorry for the confusion and hope you otherwise enjoy using CS 8.
Thanks for your input.
I'm well aware of the difference between animation and static, no confusion...
CS8 is all good so far except for the attributes and certain functions missing from the program itself, as adding animated GIFs to my videos is something of high importance.
I have a library of animated GIFs. Converting all of those GIFs to AVI/MP4 would be a mission.
Unfortunately having CS8 without these functions, becomes irrelevant, and seems like I'll have to revert back to CS7.
Can gifs be animated in the latest version of CS8 if I put the gif in the timeline?.
I would convert the gif into a MOV/MP4 but that defeats the purpose of a transparent background.
We want to thank you for your patience while we made Camtasia properly handle animated GIFs. We are pleased to announce that we have just released our newest, most powerful version of Camtasia yet. You can now place animated GIFs on the timeline, preview them, and produce them as you would expect, even if they have transparent backgrounds (example I made with a gif from the web).
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