Can't put animated GIF on Camtasia Studio timeline

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PIP (Picture in picture) option missing in CS8

I use this for adding GIF animations to my videos.
Without this option, having CS8 is pointless.

Please fix/patch

Thanks
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Muhammad

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kayakman, Champion

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You can do PIPs in CS8

Make your GIF, then add it to your master project on a track that is higher up [over top] than your main video
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Muhammad

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I tried that before thanks, but it doesn't animate
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Kevin Liu, Lead Software Engineer - Camtasia Windows

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Hi Muhammad,

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,

Kevin L.
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Ray

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The whole point of using the gif is so there is no background. Like for example Snow falling. How would we recapture it as an avi or mp4 and clip the background to show just the snow falling over the video? rather than just white or a black background with snow falling?? Is there a way? I Think camtasia should just support Gifs..
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letsplaynintendoita

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well you could put a white background and chroma key it?
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tamer shetewy

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I think the only way fo do this (and if you have the frames of GIF picture as separated PNG - transparent background), we can import these pictures in new track and make its duration time 0.03 second
so the camtasia view these pictures as GIF picture
i know it is difficult but .....
i hope camtasia team work to support GIF in V. 8.
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Muhammad

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Hi Kevin
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.
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Axel

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I'm, too facing this same problem. Please add animated GIF support to Camtasia Studio.
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hatteras donor

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same problem here
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Rogelio Canto

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im new using this, cs7 support add gif?
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Timmy Sullivan

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Please add animated GIF support to the program, that would be amazing to say the least, thanks :D
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Jeffrey Herrera

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Is this still not resolved? It's 2013 - I just purchased and I'm very disappointed about this.
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jimykx

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So if I want to add an animated gif with a transparent background it will not animate during the video? :(
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noone

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i want to add an animated gif with a transparent background.like an animated logo which is overlayed to a video. it would look ugly if you convert that gif into avi or mp4 coz the output of the gif would have a black or white background.
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Dan Nguyen

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
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.
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Scott Schmerer, Senior Software Engineer

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Hi Everyone!

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).


You can buy Camtasia here or download the trial here.

Please feel free to post your feedback and feature requests here in our Community forums and remember, all technical support-related inquiries should be directed to our dedicated Technical Support team at https://support.techsmith.com/

 

Thanks again!

Scott Schmerer

Senior Software Engineer, Camtasia Windows

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letsplaynintendoita

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really? paid upgrade to 9.0? can't make a patch? sure
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letsplaynintendoita

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DO NOT UPGRADE TO 9.0 DO NOT
bad update
avi files (recorded from fraps) NOT SUPPORTED. Do not update
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Ray

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it's okay, I've been using Adobe Premiere pro for a few years now. 1000000x better of a program, much cheaper and i can actually export video at 60fps plus a million more features than this program has. Camtasia is editing for babies but costs 300$. No thanks. You just FINALLY put gif support... really? a little late.
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Axel

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Adobe Premiere Pro ... cheaper than Camtasia Studio? Really?? Where do you buy?
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Ray

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19$ a month. still cheaper after a year of use PLUS i get every other adobe product and all my files get stored into a cloud so i can edit on multiple PC's and yeah sure after a while it gets more expensive but i don't have to drop 300$ right away to use a lackluster program.
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Ray

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however that's the facts of the price (for me) and also my opinion. To each their own of course. I gave this program a solid chance. If it wasn't for the price it'd be a entry level editing software for all youtubers which I am btw that's what I use my editing software for, this is great for businesses i'm sure especially if the employee has no experience in video editing.