OpenFX Plugins & Zoom Transitions

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I wann message you about a suggestion that would improve Camtasia enourmously and make it easily compete with all the major editing software just as Premiere, Final Cut, Vegas (& Davinci Resolve + Hitfilm). What they all have in common are that they are viable for OpenFX plugins. Make this possible for Camtasia and there wouldn't be any reason for any editor to switch to another software. I bought Camtasia myself and I love the software. It's very easy and fast to use to make basic cuts. Especially I love the timeline and the lag free environment. Having video & audio tracks combined is way more cleary laid out than what you see on software that I mentioned just earlier. Currently I have to look for other software to use because I need zoom transitions for my videos. Even if OpenFX plugins aren't viable for Camtasia in the future, having the possibility to use clean zoom transitions would make videos way more professional.

Let's show you an example (Automatic zoom transition plugin for Final Cut Pro X): 
Another example would be the plugin Red Giant Universe 2 (Swish Pan Transition) :

Making this possible in Camtasia even without the use of plugins would be such a huge step and I am sure everyone would love it. My suggestion would be to add this into the transition column as a second block or into the animation/zoom section.

Either way though OpenFX plugin or even built in smooth zoom transitions, this software would become a masterpiece. I wouldn't have a reason to look for more advanced software and would happily upgrade Camtasia for years to come.

Looking forward to your reply TechSmith Team.
I literally beg you to implement one of my two suggestions.
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This post has to get more attention. I feel the same way.

Open fx plugins would make the software so much better.
And the good thing is that most of the work is getting outsourced,
so the Techsmith team isn't really getting stressed too much.

Zoom transitions are something I would like to use as well.