Motion Tracking

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Hi Everyone. Thanks for your help in advance. I'm using Camtasia Studio V8.5.2

So in a nutshell, here are my questions:
1. Can I export a file that features just the cursor? Blacking out my recorded screen footage and leaving just the cursor movements.
2. if not, can I customize the cursor to be a motion tracking point ( a custom cursor) and still be able to edit the cursor effects (namely viability) in Camtasia Studio? 

If you want to know why I'm doing this, here is the explication:

I am about to make a fake 'whiteboard animation'. an animation where a hand enters the screen and draws an image. Oddly enough, the best way to do this is to fake it and do it digitally. Where I use screen capture software to record me drawing it in photoshop. Then use the cursor position to add a hand in post production. I would like to use Camtasia to do the following:

Replace the cursor with a tracking point that my cpu can find using motion tracking. (This isn't 100% necessary but would help) .

Then export 2 versions of my recording. version 1 would be my screen recording without the cursor. This seems really straight forward. The hard part is that I want to export another version with just the cursor and none of the screen recordings. That was I can use the cursor over a black or single coloured screen as a motion tracker later. I've seen this done using other software like ScreenFlow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rudheih3YNM


I've tried to add the custom cursor but when I do it I have to change the recording type from .trec to .avi which automatically burns the cursor into the file. It seems like I can't have a custom cursor that I can also edit, even thoug htere appears to be a checkbox to achieve just this.




Thanks again!
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Hi George,

If understand correctly from your question your looking for an hand drawing option with motion tracking.
I found this software to be excellent for those kind of projects.
What am I doing is exporting the videos from the software and importing it to Camtasia.
Here is the software that I'm using to create those kind of videos you mentions 
http://bit.ly/hand-drawing-software
You have different style of hands - very simple to use.

Let me know if you have any questions

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