Nested Clips in Camtasia

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Does Camtasia 9 offer the ability to create "nested clips" in the timeline (see: http://telestream.net/screenflow/feat...). When I was on a Mac, I had both Camtasia and ScreenFlow, and ScreenFlow's "nested clips" feature is handy, but I like Camtasia's integration with academic environments better, plus I've moved off a Mac onto a Windows PC, so it's Camtasia all the way for me now.
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I use nested clips with Premier Pro often.

Camtasia has a similar capability.
You can select anything on the timeline,footage,callouts,titles,etc.Once selected you can right click one of the items and select "Group" That will group them all together and you can apply animations to the group as a whole. You right click the group and select open group to alter the contents individually.
It's not as easy to work with as it is in Premiere but it still works pretty well.

Regards,Joe
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If I see "nested clips" right, this would be "grouping" in Camtasia.

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Lotsa lick with moving to Camtasia 9.  There are MANY, MANY problems with Camtasia 9.  Once such problem is that you can no longer create an MP3 file with Camtasia 9.  If you can get along with using the M4A format, then that's great.  But I have too many customers for whom M4A is not an option.  In Camtasia 8.6 and all previous versions, it was a snap to create an MP3.  God only knows why they took that away from us.

Do you use large MTS files?  I just tried loading a 1.9 GB MTS file in Camtasia 9.  Oh, the file loads OK, but the audio and video components are way out of synch and there does not appear any way to fix this other than to go back to using Adobe Premier Pro CC.

Do you like a black background with dark gray printing on it?  I hope that you do because unlike so many other products, Premier Pro CC to name but one, allow you to switch to a more pleasing format with but 1 or 2 clicks of your mouse.  I have read that people like the background because it "looks professional".  That's fine and I will go along with that when my customers care about how "professional" the interface looks on the product that I'm using to produce products for them.

If you have a copy of Camtasia Studio 8.6 I would hold onto it and keep it installed on my machine if I were you or contact Adobe and buy a subscription to Adobe Create Suite...you are going to need it.
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You know Tim, if it doesn't work for you, that's fine but there are MANY, MANY people it does work for. I can understand how you would be frustrated with the few issues identified but there are plenty of things that do work well and you will find that decisions such as eliminating MP3 were made for a reason, not just because. Others have said they are not happy as well but...not much else to say about that

As a former Adobe Community Professional for almost 10 years, I can tell you that Adobe products are not flawless and Adobe frequently makes decisions to drop features / functionality all the time which does not make their customers happy but we move on. My point is, this happens with every software upgrade...not just Camtasia.

I can appreciate you wanting to let us know about your issues but have you contacted Tech Support to make sure there is nothing that can be done with the MTS file import issue? I don't care much for the black background either but everyone is doing it nowadays.

There will always be "things" that a software needs...we just have to decide if it is for us or not. I use Camtasia to do some great projects but I don't use MTS videos and rarely need to export my audio so I don't have the issues you have.

I hope Tech Support can help and that you can get Camtasia working better for you.
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Thanks everyone for the info. Seems Camtasia can do what I was referring to. In terms of moving to Camtasia 9, here's the situation: 1. I've been a Mac user for about ten years and just recently moved back to using Windows full time. On the Mac, I used Camtasia for Mac, although it was a little limited, so I also had ScreenFlow as a backup. 2. On Windows, I have access to both a Camtasia 8 and 9 license, as I bought Camtasia on version 8, but then my first PC had major hardware issues, forcing me to replace it with a new one. Version 9 hit around the time I replaced my PC, so I decided to install version 9. I can use either, but I haven't spent enough time with Camtasia for Windows on either version where I can comfortably adapt to either version as I haven't fleshed out my workflow yet on Windows. 3. I also have Premiere Pro CC and plan to install itm on this machine as well for a more full-featured video editing program, something I'll have to learn to use as well, as embarrassingly on the Mac I only had iMovie.
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Have you checked out lynda.com for Premiere Pro training? There is a cost (they have a 10 day free trial) but they've got some great stuff.

HTH
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Hey Nathan...just got this email...a free week of learning from LinkedIn:

https://learning.linkedin.com/blog/whats-new/starting-this-monday--a-100--free-week-of-learning--for...

I think LinkedIn bought Lynda.com so it is probably videos from there. I went to the link and did a search on Premiere Pro and there was training.

There is also Camtasia training as well. Camtasia 9 is here:

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/camtasia-9-for-windows-essential-training

HTH
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I've heard of it. There's also a good app for iOS on my iPhone from Adobe loaded with free training videos. I need to watch the Premiere ones. I used it extensively when switching to Lightroom from Aperture. Some great content on there.