move clip one frame on timeline

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Is there a hotkey to nudge a clip's position on the timeline?
It's hard and strenuous to be this precise with a mouse...
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If you zoom to maximum, on the timeline, it's easy to make single frame adjustments.  Put the playhead marker where you want the edge of the clip to be (using the step forward and step backward buttons) and then you can easily move the clip to that position.
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thanks for your help! That's what I do, but it's still hard for me to move the clips. I'm used to working with keystrokes. It's so much faster.
Also, for some reason my computer doesn't respond very quickly to the ctrl+ hotkey. especially if I use it rapidly. A couple of times after using it Camtesia shut down. Luckily the auto save is really good.
Another issue with zooming in the timeline is that sometimes I can't find the playhead and there's no keystroke for jumping to playhead :(
Do you know of an easy way to quickly locate the playhead without zooming back out?
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when you zoom in/out timeline, the playhead should stay in the center of the timeline

if it gets out of view, the little white line on the timeline's horizontal scroll bar will show where the playhead is
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Thanks!
It's usually centered and I guess that's the way it should be, but it doesn't always zoom in on the playhead. I'm not sure what you mean by the little white line. However, the issue isn't finding the playhead per se, it's moving to it quickly, without zooming out again. It would be nice to have a keystroke that takes you to the playhead.
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Hello arik,
There are 2  Keystrokes that will allow you to navigate directly to the playhead.

What you want to do is Press Either "Ctrl + Left Arrow" Or you can use " Ctrl + Right Arrow" .
The Timeline Slider is also shown in the Image Below, Click to Enlarge

Regards, Joe

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great answer! haven't thought of doing that... thanks!!
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Do you happen to have an answer to my original question of moving (or trimming) selected clips one frame with a keystroke?
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Hey arik,
There are no keystrokes for nudging a clip that I'm aware of. However, using the placement of the playhead as your guide.
You could use the left and right arrow keys to move the playhead one frame at a time. Then grab the clip and move it to the timeline indicator. The clip will snap to the playhead, so you can actually move the clip one frame precisely without needing to zoom into the timeline.
It's not ideal but it will work. I use this technique myself in other programs as well.

If you want to trim the clip. If the timeline indicator is positioned within the clip. You can grab either end of the clip. Then drag the end of the clip to the indicator. This will trim the clip and snap to the playhead as well. You can also stretch out and increase the duration of images and callouts to the playhead as well.

I'm not aware of any editing program that allows you to nudge a clip in the timeline.   

Regards, Joe
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Thanks! I'll do that.
FCP definitely has this function and I'm pretty sure that Avid and premier do too. Camtesia has really nice editing and animation features, it's just very slow and the workflow is cumbersome and not very good for your wrists. hotkeys can make all the difference.
If I were to say what is crucial to add for the next version, I'd say, don't add more features . Just improve the functionality of what you've got and add plenty of hotkeys. I hope someone who can make a difference is reading this :)
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Hi arik,
Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to post here.

Be assured the Camtasia team sees and reads these posts.

I can't say if this functionality will be included in a version of Camtasia, but I do know we plan to make the hotkeys more apparent in the next build of Camtasia.

You can also find a PDF guide with a list of all the current Camtasia Studio hotkeys, here:
http://assets.techsmith.com/docs/pdf-camtasiastudio/camtasia_studio_8_hotkeys.pdf

Thanks again!
Kelly
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Thanks so much. I'll gladly assemble a list of the missing, most needed , hotkeys. Thanks!
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That would be great! We would welcome you to do that to let us know what is missing so we can see if we can incorporate that into the next version.

Please send any feedback to k.mullins@techsmith.com

Thanks again!
Kelly

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