Option to display duration in minutes and seconds

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I've spent the last 5 years not knowing that the duration on the timeline was minutes:seconds:frames, and only recently have I come to understand that the final unit was frames, and not 60ths of a second.  I guess I have to question why the display is like this, because as a fairly regular use of Camtasia, I've found this confusing for the last 5 years.  Please either provide better in your face help or an option to display the timeline in a set of consistent units (mins:seconds:60th of a second etc..)  I know you only edit in 30fps and so that might cause an issue.
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Ben Howard

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At this point, most of my work in the corporate video world is still editing by frame, not by field -- so 30fps works for me (at least, for now).  In the near future we can expect that 60fps editing is likely to become commonplace, and as a result will end up working with that as a standard.

It's a bit like audio evolution in video; I still don't usually deal with a 48kHz sampling rate, even though DVDs use it.  When Camtasia 8 encounters a 48kHz sample rate and the audio is overmodulated, the program often worsens the artifacts resulting from overmodulation.  So I try to get people to provide 44.1 at the start, and work from there.  If they insist it must be 48, I have to switch to another program.