New Transitions in Camtasia 9

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Come on guys, same transitions? Add more options

Behaviours are okay, but we need more advanced transitions. These ones are old
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Paul Irvine

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There are new transitions in there...
The older ones are the classics anyway, remind me of the original Star Wars movies lol :)
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Rick Stone

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I just compared and see no new transitions. Then again, I never tend to use anything but Dissolve or Fade.
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Actually you're right, it's the order that's changed LOL
Think this is my brain telling me "It's Friday night...and you've had enough" :D
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No worries Paul. 

All transition effects remain functionally & visually the same, at least from my testing thus far.  I'm with the OP, we definitely need new transitions.  The only upgrade in the transitions menu is a slight name change. 

"Barn" is now called... (wait for it...)

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"Barn Door"

To the OP:  I'll share a couple tricks, they're a little corny but they work...

I 'green-screen' colorize and record power-point slide transitions (the cool ones) and 'remove color' as needed - makes for some nifty-slick effects in a pinch.  You can set your timings in PP and fine tune the speed and stretch to fit as needed in CS.  PP Even works for some great text animations; the fonts are clean and without the jaggies.   I'll be testing the onboard CS9 text effects here soon - glad CS9 made some changes in the department for certain. 

That's the beauty of CS screen record really...(aside from the obnoxious file sizes) the sky (and copyrights) are the limit.  =P 

So tons of 'free' you-tube green screen content out there, give this technique a try sometime.  I just wish I had it all onboard with my Camtasia.  (hint) 

Here's a quick example below done in CS8... Looks good in motion for a poor mans FX.  I layered some lens flare over the top of one side, green screen remove color on the other revealing the text... and finally, brought it some text animation typewriter style once the transition completes.  (via screen record of predetermined PP text animation, not shown in images, it occurs after) 














Kinda fun.

Have a great weekend, all.

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That Dissolve transition is awful. MovieMaker has better transitions
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Trev

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Dissolve not my fave either - and yes on MM.

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I already feel as though I wasted my money upgrading Snagit... version 12 may have had some problems but at least it was great for quick and dirty screen captures. Version 13's workflow was horrible! For example: auto expanding work space that I can't seem to turn off, the new menu is a mess with no option to go back to the traditional and more efficient menu, the default pointer that I can't seem to set on crop mode (my most used function), cropping mode blurs an image until the crop is flattened, etc.

I tried to get used to the new interface but after a few months, I had to go back to v12. Wasted money! :(

Now, I am afraid to upgrade my Camtasia for fear that I would be trading a few annoyances for a whole lot of new annoyances and little to no actual improvements.

This time, I will first download the demo before committing money.
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I think when people is asking about transitions, they are asking about  A GOOD PACKAGE OF TRANSATIONS, you know, we see those packages coming from NewBlue FX or Boris... with 100 different transitions... and finding just 3 or 4 new transitions is something that... no... no way :D people want more...

This is like the hamburger, in the picture is always better, but later on... in the dish... is always smaller... well I think it's time to give the customers a big hamburger, full of cool stuff inside, and transitions are the ketchup and mustard in life...

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schteck

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The fact is, that the old ones suck. I use Fade and Gradient and sometimes Glow, Radiant, Flip and Slide. I can't find implementation for the rest. The video will look amateur if you use transitions such as Dissolve, Chessboard, Wheel, Stips, Zig Zag or Blinds
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I would tend to agree with that. But sometimes you have clients that demand it. Regardless of how amateurish they look. And as they say, the customer is always right. (Especially since they hold the purse strings)
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How about a few zoom transition options, like I do pan and zoom in a lot of my videos and a zoom transition fits PERFECTLY to begin and end a pan and zoom clip. I just got a refund back from Pinnacle Studio (that program is crap and tech support is a joke) but their features are amazing (if you could actually produce the finished product), I would expect a program like camtasia to have far more features and put the cheaper programs to shame, but I can't find auto tracking or multi camera sync or even a decent selection of transitions, I am dissapointed
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

Zoom is there in Camtasia. But it's not a transition. It's a separate feature you specifically apply. This is because you often need to zoom in and reveal close up detail when performing actions.

There is a good reason you don't see the things you mentioned (multi-camera sync, tracking, and more transitions). That reason is because Camtasia began life as a simple Screen Recording application. And you typically don't see any need for these features when recording screen activity on a computer.

I do note that TechSmith does seem to be positioning Camtasia to be advertised as more of a general video tool than a screen recording tool, so who knows. Those features may be added at some future point.

Just note that it was never created from the onset to compete with tools such as Pinnacle Studio, Premiere Pro and suchlike. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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