More video filters, color correction in Camtasia

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For now Camtasia Studio offers few video filters to users. I can't, for example, make my clip black & white using Camtasia Studio. So I hope more video filters will be available in further releases of Camtasia Studio.
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Can one color correct and white balance non-screen captured video in Camtasia? For example, video that came in from a camcorder or web cam?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Color corrections and white balance for imported video?.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Video filters in CamTasia (Windows).


How to apply filters and effects to a video, like 'black-and-white', 'sepia', 'glow' etc.

I noticed this is possible in the Mac version (http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-cam...), but is it in the Windows version?

Thanks in advance.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Can you special effects as Old Film, Night Vision, Thermo Vision and something like that?.


New filters / special effects. I would be grateful ;)
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I use my produced video in Adobe After Effects or Adobe Premiere Pro if I want to get effects like those but I would have to agree that it would be nice to have more video filters implemented in the software.
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Hi Fred,
I create tutorial videos for clients who use our systems. Unfortunately the videos I produce are repetitive and become boring after a while. How do you use Camtasia+Adobe to make videos more interesting. (Would it be incredibly rude to ask to watch one of the videos you produced....)
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Hi Adi and no it is not rude. Unfortunately I have none available at the current time as my old computer crashed and I replaced it with a new one. The old hard drive was trashed and I could not recover any of the information from it. I have not been recording any of these types of videos lately as I have been taking a little break for other reasons.

One thing you could do to spice them up in Camtasia Studio is to make some nice Intro Effects using the Camtasia Studio Libraries Effects and the free ones TechSmith has online. There are other free HD Video Effects for Intros and Outros that could be used (Purchased) but I like to try to keep my stuff original when I get that series of videos going that I want to be for me and my learners. Just a suggestion for you to give those a try from TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8.3 as they are free. Look them up on their website.

Thanks for asking and have a great day.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Colour Correction in Camtasia for Windows.


I began using Camtasia in its version 2, many years ago. originally I used it exclusively to capture screen presentations, but over the years, Camtasia has grown to a point where it has become my favourite video editing tool. It works wonderfully, but, alas, when I want to add camcorder footage to my videos, Camtasia has no colour correction tools and I still have to take it to my faithful old Final Cut Pro 6.0 on my Mac, and then transfer the product of that process over to my PC and into Camtasia. Are there any plans of adding a video colour correction tool to Camtasia in the near future? In my experience, the output of Camtasia 8.XX is biased toward the yellows, so I have to compensate for that in FCP6.
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Thank you for this suggestion! We appreciate the feedback. The devs keep an eye on this forum for future ideas, so please keep them coming!
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We use Camtasia in my agency to produce videos that show how to use field data collection software and hardware at rivers. A great way to do this is to show the application capturing the data with an inset video of the river conditions. To be able do adjust common video parameters... Contrast and Brightness as the most important, but also Hue, Saturation and Gamma would be great.
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This thread is marked as both Cam/Mac and Cam/Win.
I am a mac user -- I also want gamma adjust, not just brightness/contrast.

Basically, I want to keep the whites and blacks unchanged, and adjust the middles. Alternatively, think of .. I think it's called "flash-fill", where you adjust a picture that was taken too dark? (bad camera recording).
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That would be a nice feature and the feedback I am sure is appreciated by TechSmith. However on the other hand in my opinion which I know some disagree with and I can accept that. I feel that a lot of users are looking for pro video editing features that Camtasia Studio was not originally designed for and if those kind of features were implemented it would make the price even higher for users. Some of the feature requests I can relate to and would like to see more of too like for the Transitions, Animations, and 64 Bit where all cores of a Quadcore Procesor can be used and it would be nice to also be able to open two instances of the software but that would take a lot of resources and I can live without that feature. These are just my opinions and views and I am 100 percent others will have different ones and I respect that too.

Like I have said and will say again I have been using TechSmith Products for many years and it has allowed me to help others learn as it was designed to record your screen monitor activity with some basic but good video editing and audio editing functions which I still use Adobe Audition for my audio editing as it has more features and was built for the purpose of getting the effects etc. that I use it for when recording audio. But some features I do not expect to see in a new version as that would take away from what the initial purpose of the software was made to do for users.  I like to read and see the user(s) feedback and can relate to some of the requests but also would like to see more questions on how to use or accomplish something in the software if it can be done or not and if so how it is done. Just my feelings on that subject. Thank you all for posting and have a great day/night.
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I understand where your coming form Fred. I use Camtasia  for screen recording and creating tutorials.

However,
Techsmith opened this can of worms.
They introduced the ability to edit footage from camcorders and DSLR's and point and shoot cameras. 

Any and all Requests / Complaints seeking improved editing capability's. Are valid features to request.

 This applies to anyone with this type of editing in mind. Especially the ones who purchased the program to do just that.

I appreciate your opinion. However, I don't think you should be telling people to settle for  less, just because you see it that way. 

Regards, Joe
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Thanks Joe and I am not telling anyone to expect less just stating what the original purpose of the software was used for and in creating screen recordings and tutorials. I let the people choose and make their own decisions and they have to choose if they want to use the software or not which I am sure you would agree with me or not.

I do agree that TechSmith did open that can of worms but I think people have now blown it out of proportion on making it the all in one software for everything and that would be something other software companies have done also which can make or break them and determine the life of the software based on how many users stay with it or not.

For example Adobe Photoshop will allow me to import Video but I do not expect them to add a bunch of features as their software applications all work together and not done just by one stand alone software whether it be done for audio or video.

I think TechSmith was thinking that it would be helpful to allow users to use webcams for PIP etc. and edit videos but not for an all multi purpose video editing software. Then yes when they Introduced being able to import and use videos from DSLR's or other video camera video formats which most are not recognized as a webcam and can record some nice video that TechSmith was thinking users would have the ability to bring in an already edited video using another software application more dedicated towards video editing. Then the users could use that footage in their screen recordings and tutorials etc. That is something you and others should keep in mind before just blaming TechSmith 100 percent as you would say just because you feel that way about it.

I do not get upset with anyone's opinion or views and just state my 2 cents worth and feelings. Not supporting TechSmith or just being the do gooder and yes guy for them I am just trying to say there are other ways to think about things in life and maybe they should be more clear on what the purpose of adding these options in the software and what the purpose of it is to use the feature added as in the DSLR Videos etc.
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Hey Fred,

Where did you read or see any reference to this statement? >>>.

TechSmith was thinking users would have the ability to bring in an already edited video using another software application. Who would view that as an acceptable workflow. That would seem to suggest that TechSmith expects you to obtain another video editing program to take full advantage of Camtasia.

There are inexpensive video editors that can run circles around Camtasia. I don't believe additional features are terribly expensive to develop. I could be wrong.

I know what Camtasia was originally designed for as well as you. I never felt they needed to expand  into regular video editing. That's just my Myopic opinion.

 If you want to say that myself and others are placing 100% blame on TechSmith,  that's a bit overstated and smacks of taking a defensive posture for TechSmith. I think they can stand up for themselves.

However, if it isn't the software developers fault. Who's is it then, the customers? I don' t follow your rational on this at all.

 
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Joe,

 You stated: "Where did you read or see any reference to this statement? >>>.

TechSmith was thinking users would have the ability to bring in an already edited video using another software application. Who would view that as an acceptable workflow. That would seem to suggest that TechSmith expects you to obtain another video editing program to take full advantage of Camtasia.

There are inexpensive video editors that can run circles around Camtasia. I don't believe additional features are terribly expensive to develop. I could be wrong."

This was stated nowhere by TechSmith and it was used in a possible reference for what their thinking may have been. So please Joe do not put word in my mouth or try to change what I stated. Thanks. No one knows what they truly were thinking. And as far as TechSmith expecting users to obtain another software for video editing does not Adobe or others do the same thing that implement things but you have to use another one of their software applications to do what you want to do. Yes in my experience of using Adobe Products pending on what you are wanting to do.

You stated: "There are inexpensive video editors that can run circles around Camtasia. I don't believe additional features are terribly expensive to develop. I could be wrong."

Yes there are and they still do not offer some of the features requested that some users would like and I have stated myself in the past that I would like those options too but do not expect them just because I want them. As far as you stating that it would not be terribly expensive to develop can you develop them or offer that service or give some resources for the cost of having them implemented or developed Joe? For example I have ben doing audio work for many years with Recording Studio of bands and musicians etc. and know that I would love to have the ASIO feature but also know by a lot of research that it is costly to implement as there are royalty fees that would be placed on the company for every copy sold if implemented and that can get expensive. So if you know a cheaper way or can develop the video editing features that are not to expensive then I am open to having you do this with your opinions and experience. Sometimes things are not as easy or more complicated than what some think. I am not a developer so I cannot say how or what the cost(s) could end up being for these things.

As far as your statement: " If you want to say that myself and others  placing 100% blame on TechSmith,  that's a bit overstated and smacks of taking a defensive posture for TechSmith. I think they can stand up for themselves."

This has been apparent with some of the comments made from you and other users and not what I consider overstated or makes me a defensive person for TechSmith just says that I am looking at it from other views before making harsh decisions and pointing fingers to blame someone. It does not make me a full supporter of everything they do as I have had disagreements on some of their changes and decisions through the years myself.  And yes Joe I know they can stand up for themselves and I hope they do with some kind of explanation(s) just like I stand up for myself and anyone else should do for themselves.

You stated: "I know what Camtasia was originally designed for as well as you. I never felt they needed to expand  into regular video editing. That's just my Myopic opinion."

If you are not saying this by saying they opened the can of worms and they should be putting these options in for the users or to be more specific. Your comment from above:

"Techsmith opened this can of worms.
They introduced the ability to edit footage from camcorders and DSLR's and point and shoot cameras. 

Any and all Requests / Complaints seeking improved editing capability's. Are valid features to request.

 This applies to anyone with this type of editing in mind. Especially the ones who purchased the program to do just that."

Then I can say I have not said they are not valid features to request I just stated that they cannot expect all of these things to be implemented. The ones who did purchase have the rights and even the ones who have downloaded the trial have the right to request any feature they would like to. They should or at least for me if I am not sure if a software app does what I want it to do or do not see it in the description or unsure I always try a Trial first if offered and if not I contact the company with any concerns or questions before purchasing. To me that is how I work with this issue.

You stated: "However, if it isn't the software developers fault. Who's is it then, the customers? I don' t follow your rational on this at all."

I am not saying the company or the customers are to fault as that would be wrong. It is a decision the company chose to do and have to live with the users feelings and feedback. I am saying that you seem to have a lot of negative on the software here and I still respect that and your feelings and opinions without trying to argue or debate the issue(s).

You said: "I know what Camtasia was originally designed for as well as you. I never felt they needed to expand  into regular video editing. That's just my Myopic opinion."

Yes I agree we both know what Camtasia was originally designed for and they did expand into more video editing and video format options which could have been a good or bad decision as I stated. So time will tell on that issue. Or maybe they should consider going back to just being what it used to be to get rid of all the issues and posts or problems that have not been solved or some not even addressed here in the forum. It might or might not cause less arguing and complaints for them is all I am saying here and that is also Myopic Opinion Joe.

We both know we and others could go on forever on some of these issues but what is the point as TechSmith will make the final decision for what is done and implemented in their software so I bow out of any arguing on the subject. I will say however they do listen to the users but I can also say that not everything is getting heard or taken care of if they are listening to the users and the users still cannot expect everything to be done if there is not a majority of users who would use say one option added. Thanks for the debate and have a great day/night Joe.
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Keybounce was requesting a gamma adjustment feature. I didn't think that was asking for much. 

You've read far to much into my simple statements. My points are not as far reaching as your responses suggest. 

 Regards, Joe

You have a good night also.
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Could be Joe as you may have well read into my statements to far too. And yes I know what keybounce was requesting and I do not feel that is to much to request I am just saying I do not see TechSmith implementing it is all. This is more of a setting in a true video editing software like Sony Vegas, Premiere Pro, etc.

I understand TechSmith did open the can of worms and should address and explain to the users of what their intentions were when they added the video options and there is no arguments there. Time will tell what the users get and what they do not.

Regards, Fred.

Have a great day/night.

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