Motion Paths On Curves

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The Add animation feature allows for linear movement between key frames, but not along a curve. Consider adding the ability to animate media along user defined paths, using anchor points and control handles to create paths along Bezier curves.
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kellybellis

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Rick Stone

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+1,000,000 on the motion path idea!

I'm presently facing the situation where I have to record in AVI format because the mouse movements aren't recorded in TREC format for me with one application. If I could supply motion paths, I could easily overcome this by just animating the mouse pointer.

Love this idea!
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Joe Morgan

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Hello there @kellybellis,

First off, You are posting a lot of good ideas today. A lot of the functionality that you seek is built into high quality  video editing programs already. That being said.

Camtasia studio is primarily a high-quality screen recorder. It has the added functionality of adding quizzes as a teaching aid.

That's what sets Camtasia apart from other video editors or screen recorders.

They have added a lot of additional editing functionality. But if you really want to do a lot of high-quality special effects,  Camtasia probably shouldn't be on your list.

Don't chop my head off, this is just my take on what Camtasia is all about. It's grown a lot as a video editor. But it will never be like Sony Vegas, Premier Pro, or even Premier Elements for that matter. So if you truly need all the functionality that you are requesting, I wouldn't "wait for or expect" Camtasia to implement all these features.

Regards, Joe

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kellybellis

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Hey Joe, I wouldn't chop off your head and I hear what you're saying. Most of these ideas are stolen from other places like Adobe Flash, Premiere Elements, etc. where I've grown accustomed to utilize them frequently. Other aspects of video editing (including audio edits as well) would be nice great to see in Camtasia.

That said, I'm still growing quite fond of Camtasia, am impressed and happy using it for our training videos.
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Thanks, I like my head where it's at. I really like Camtasia as well.  I've got the entire Adobe CS6 suite which includes Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro and more.
I  create my special effects, titles, etc. using it and import them into Camtasia.
I do tutorials but I don't create quizzes. I'd be lost without the pan and zoom feature. You can do it using any program, but it involves a lot of extra steps. 
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Why can I not view this video, it say's it is private. I am logged into Techsmith with my account details. Confused?
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Rick Stone

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The video has been hosted on YouTube, not TechSmith. In the YouTube settings, the person owning the video decided to make it private.

FWIW, I get the same thing when trying to view it.

Cheers... Rick :)
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you can actually create complex motion paths, with animations, using Camtasia Studio

all it requires is a path template to follow [i.e., a "Yellow Brick Road"], and a little effort

adjusting animations will also allow for a simulation of depth perspective

here is a simple example that involves multiple grouped objects [the aircraft is a photo] ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/lXvRVv1qFB      20 sec

if any are interested in this issue, this tutorial may be helpful ...

http://www.cookbookplus.com/Temp/TechSmith/HowTo/HowToDoMotionPathAnimations/HowToDoMotionPathAnimations_player.html        7 min 14 sec