Need to have image pinned to zooming video

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Hi everyone - hopefully you can help me out (which would be a lifesaver!)  I have a video file that I need to insert a still image into the moving video.  The trick, is that I need this image to essentially be "pinned" to the video in that location.  So as zooms and such happen in the video, I need the image to remain to scale and not move with the zoom.  Is there an easy way/effect to accomplish this?  Anything helps!  Thanks!
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If you add the image as a new track above the track you're zooming, then it will stay in that position.
For example, many people do this in the corner to 'watermark' their video.
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Thanks so much for your reply!!  If we're looking at the full resolution of my video, let's say there is a still image in the upper left hand corner of the screen.  If the video then zooms into the upper right hand corner, I want that image to not go with with zoom (so essentially, after the video zooms, the image wouldn't be in the shot - it would've stayed in upper left of the full screen in the full shot, but not shown in the zoomed in.  Does that make sense?
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Ah ok you want the opposite of that, you want the image 'burned in' to the source, much like the clock in the menubar would be.

If that's the case, it gets complicated.

ultimately what you want to do is take your recording, add the image, then render that.
Next, bring in the rendered recording and remove the original.

Now do your edits on the rendered recording, it will have the image burned in so if you zoom/pan away from were the image is, that'll move out of frame.

The complicated part is that when you render, you loose things like Camtasia knowing when you clicked, what you typed, etc, so if you need to use any of those features, you need to do those steps first, then render, then finally do your edits and zooms.
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They've added "Grouping" to Camtasia for MAC.
11 October, 2016: Camtasia (Mac) 3.0.0
  • New Behaviors as way to quickly animate images, video, or text
  • New callouts
  • New Recorder UI
  • New grouping of images and videos
  • New Voice narration
  • Quizzing (SCORM, per question feedback)
  • UI updates (more similarities with Windows)
  • Ability to share projects with Windows
So what you want to do is place your still image where you want it. Then, Group the video track and image track together.
On windows you highlight both tracks, right click and select "Group" Mac may be different but you get the drift.


 
Once grouped, the image will stay put during zooms.Same thing applies to Callouts, Picture in Picture  video, etc.

Windows has a superior Zoom feature.  You can still see my Calvin and Hobbs image in the Zoom Controls Window. Plus, you can see it's missing from the video on the canvas.

Regards,Joe