Old device frames

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I have been working on some new mobile app videos, I gave the new device frames a go, however, they are very limited. This mainly applies to the phone frame, as having the ability to position it to the sides of the screen creating space for annotations etc is very helpful. Also embedding background video that relates to the context of the video playing in the device frame is a lot more helpful. So I would like to request the old device frames are maintained. 
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davidjdick

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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Hi Davidjdick,

Thanks a lot for the feedback, it definitely helps us as we continue to improve features!

I'd love to hear more about what you're trying to do, so we can take that into consideration as we continue to make new Device Frames available for Camtasia users. Specifically:

1. Describe a bit more about what you hope to position on the sides of the device; you mentioned annotations, what is the content/subject of those annotations? Are those annotations static, or do they have any motion? Do they always appear to one side, or can they be in either spot? Only on the sides, or possibly above/below?

2. Regarding background footage, what types of backgrounds would most accurately align to the type of content/message that you are trying to create with your video? Most of the backgrounds in this first set were sort of office/startup scenes, what else could you envision utilizing?

Thanks again for your insights!

Cheers,

Kelly
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Hi Kelly,

Here is an example of how I have used the old device frame to create a video for the transport industry. https://youtu.be/HA4ctUZTSqw

Here is another one where I have ended up not using the device frame but it shows the annotations aside the video. https://youtu.be/QRDAqwVUy5E

 I think the flexibility to move the device frame around over a tailored background and thus allowing annotations, bullets or the like to be placed either side, above and below provides the ultimate flexibility.  

For me the device frame helps create context, especially for videos like the transport sector, helping the view understand that they are viewing the application via a mobile phone interface. 

I am interested as to why there is demand to have background videos attached to these device frames and why having one static location for the frame on the page is beneficial. I am sure I am just missing something :).

Kind regards,

David
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Hey David,

Awesome, thanks so much for sharing your content, great insight for us! I can definitely see why you could take advantage of a transparent Device Frame in Camtasia, allowing you to re-position it within the frame.

For a bit of insight as to why we have background videos + a static location, we approached this first round of Device Frame content with marketing video content especially in mind. The thought was that the frames would be great for making short intro videos for mobile application marketing content, as interstitials between sections of content, etc. I think perhaps that's where the disconnect is for your example video, because you're aiming at more of a training style of content, and for a specific industry that doesn't quite align with the footage we have.

More than anything, we were approaching Device Frames with the mindset that this would be a good place for us to start, to give creative folks like yourself something to play with, and give us feedback on how to continue to grow the feature going forward. That's why I'm extremely appreciative to hear how you're using it or hoping to use it for the future!

Cheers,

Kelly 
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That is fantastic Kelly, thanks for sharing the details. I look forward to seeing where it goes. 

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