More transitions are needed in Camtasia for Mac to be on par with ScreenFlow

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I am a long time ScreenFlow user but have just purchased Camtasia for Mac as part of the MacLife bundle. I am suggesting that Camtasia step up the game in the transitions area, ScreenFlow has quite a few more useful transitions that I miss greatly in Camtasia for Mac, Specifically the Cube transition is excellent, as is the Page Curl, In fact, I find practically all the ScreenFlow transitions helpful when used appropriately. Camtasia is sorely lacking this richness of choice.

Please add more transitions.
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Michael Erb

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Doug Troxell, Senior Software Engineer, Snagit:Mac

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Thanks for the feedback Michael. We're listening.
How about everyone else, how important are transitions to you?
(Hit +1 if you agree.)
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becca argenbright

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I agree wholeheartedly! I use Camtasia for Mac for most of my recordings, but every now and then I use Camtasia Studio 8 for Windows... and I am always blown away / disappointed at how many more fun callouts and transitions there are there compared to in Camtasia for Mac, because many of them would be more appropriate for my training videos than just fading, rotating, sliding, flying or zooming. I want to flip and fold! :)
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Michael Erb

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My solution was to switch completely to Screenflow. Love that program. It is so powerful and lets me do everything and more that Camtasia for Mac did ( and sometimes did not... like transition effects), The user interface is easier to use and understand and actions are so much easier. No looking back for me.
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Marina Michaels

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Michael, can you capture just a portion of the screen with ScreenFlow? From reviews, it sounds like it doesn't have that capability, and that's a higher priority for my sweetie than transitions (though he'd like more of those too! but he can always import the Camtasia for Mac into iMovie and add transitions there). Also, how is ScreenFlow's tech support? I've always only had good luck with Techsmith's tech support. Thanks!
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Michael Erb

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ScreenFlow captures the entire screen and you can then zoom in to whatever part you want without losing any quality. I do it all the time and it's awesome. In fact I can't imagine doing it any other way. I can't even use Camtasia anymore due to how much I prefer ScreenFlow. I hate to be saying that on this board, but that's my opinion.
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Marina Michaels

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Can you add more types of transitions to Camtasia for Mac? I.e., like with Snagit, where you can add stamps, are there additional transitions available to add? Because the program doesn't seem to have very many.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Can you add more types of transitions to Camtasia for Mac?.
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Marina Michaels

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Thanks for moving this to a feature request thread!

I am asking on behalf of my sweetie, who is working on a degree in game design. His school laptop is a Macbook, and he's been creating videos using iMovie. On the strength of my love for Snagit (for Windows), which I've been using since 1998, I recommended Camtasia for Mac to him. He likes it a lot, especially the ability to capture just an area of the desktop and all the audio options, but he misses some of the transitions in iMovie. In particular, he likes iMovie's cross zoom transition.

regards,

Marina
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Conan Heiselt, Employee

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For those of you looking for more transitions, I created a walk-through of how I use the existing ones as well as how I use animations to create my own custom transitions:

http://blogs.techsmith.com/tips-how-t...
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becca argenbright

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Very helpful video! It would still be nice to have more built-in transitions like what's available in Camtasia Studio, but these tips will help in the meantime.
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Brad Walker

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
camtasia mac transitions - add checkerboard.


There are very few transitions available in Camtasia for Mac, not sure why. Please consider adding a checkerboard transition.
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Brad Walker

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
camtasia mac transitions - add checkerboard.


There are very few transitions available in Camtasia for Mac, not sure why. Please consider adding a checkerboard transition.
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Hi Brad! Thank you so much for this suggestion. In the meantime, please see this tutorial for how you can create your own custom transitions:
http://blogs.techsmith.com/tips-how-tos/make-your-own-transitions-in-camtasia-for-mac
Please keep the feedback coming; our developers keep an eye on this site to figure out what to work on next.
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Eddy Kindermans

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Why bother? After 2 years (!) begging for new transitions this sums it up: make your own!
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paulbrogden2007

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why on earth would you use a screen capture software package instead of a editing package like final cut pro or premiere ? to edit your recording it sounds like using a 20 year old camera to record a modern film. I understand the need for capturing your screen and sound thats fine but use a proper editing package for transitions.
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1. i'm trying to help my wife do some easy things and only have a 20 year old camera.  2. i don't have the money to keep buying high-end software. I understand I could "find" the software somewhere, but choose not to 3. My wife just needs more transitions and then she's fine with it. We are not professionals. 4. I would say most video programs come with a good set of transitions. The PC version has more. I understand that the PC version has been around longer, but at this point, that answer doesn't really work here. 5. If I were a designer and had the time, I would create a ton of transitions and share with everyone freely, but I am not and don't have that kind of time. And if someone wants to donate Premiere with transitions and plugins to me, I won't get mad.
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paulbrogden2007

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please contact me directly i have a option for you paulbrogden2007@hotmail.co.uk
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Hi Somps,
I'm sorry we don't have what you need.

We are in the process of looking at some different transitions for Camtasia for Mac, however, they probably won't be super new - more like adding some from the Camtasia Studio side so there can be some parity in the production look on both platform sides. However, that won't be for a while yet - certainly not this year.

Sorry again.

Kelly
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my question is regarding quick time which can record your desktop its not ideal if you want to record computer audio and your mic at the same time. my quick time has a habit of crashing after recording about 20 mins of video. When i try to record star trek online I tried using snagit but when i recorded game footage on my pc it would not record the graphics very well with flashing graphics. as for quick time i suspect it would be ok for recording your desktop but not usable for games. so my choice is either screenflow , camtasia or a elcato device this is a small box shaped like a hard drive  which you connect between your monitor and computer through a hdmi cable. Their are similar capture devices so it seems to me an external capture card might be a better way to go as its hardware limiting possible lag and dropped frames. as for transitions you really need a video editing package consider premiere elements its cheap I use final cut pro and premiere pro their great programs but cost alot although you can get final cut pro x for about £200. I also know how to get other these programs through other means but softwre piracy is some thing i don't support at all. my software came with my mac when i bought it i assume it is legal as it came from a design company selling off old gear.
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paulbrogden2007

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hello maybe you guys can help please I am unable to install the system audio recorder patchin camtasia 2 the error message on my imac says the following system extension can not be used the system extension/ system/library/extension cdsdaudio capture support text was installed improperly. any ideas? good thing i tested this screenflow has no such problem.

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